Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Saison
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Golden Ale. Come una dama d’altri tempi, la Cortigiana usa le sottili armi della seduzione per conquistare ogni palato. Dapprima irretisce con la sua disarmante freschezza, per poi rivelare un carattere appena più deciso, che conduce senza indugi al secondo sorso. Difficile resistere al suo aroma ammaliante, in cui i profumi agrumati e floreali dati dal luppolo si sposano alle note mielate del malto, con una intrigante nota speziata nel finale che aggiunge quel "nonsoche" ad una birra decisamente beverina. Potrete tradirla, ma mai abbandonarla!

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fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Unclear hazy medium yellow color with a large, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate yeasty, soap. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (020808)

yespr (48968) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
75 cL bottle, thanks to Thomas_E. Pours hazy yellow with a lacing white head. Mouldy slight off aroma. Slight sulphorish too. Thin mouthfeel. Slight citric into the finish which ends with a slight fruityness.

Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of lactose and lemon grass. The flavor is sweet malty with primary notes of lemon grass, leading to a dry and slightly bitter finish.

joergen (29625) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus and spices. Flavour of fruits, citrus, spices and hops. Hoppy finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, yeast and spices along with some mild wooden and quite light vanillaish notes. Flavour is vanilla, fruits, yeast and some nectary and spicy notes.

madmitch76 (26467) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
6th January 2014
Euston Tap. Keg. 5.0% abv. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light floralness and mild tangy citrus. Mild pine. Crispy minerally finish. Not much yeast here, which I don’t have a problem with that. It’s also pretty drinkable. But why so damn expensive?

cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... light hazy yellow ... big white head ... soft dry floral ...light salty nose ... juicy fruits ... big salty orange peel.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Thomas_E. Pours a very unclear, pale golden - almost milky white - with a small, white head. Tart, citrusy nose. Fairly light in body with a vague tartness, spicy Saison-like notes. Slightly astringent finish. 280907

Theydon_Bois (21516) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma, 21/06/13. Clear pale golden with a thin off white head, good lacing ensues. Nose is citrus, pale malts, orange rind, light spice. Taste comprises grass, light farmy notes, touch of hops, bitter orange, citrus. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish. Adequate saison.

harrisoni (19559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Piccadilly. I concur with everything EdKing said in his review, except I didn’t get the funk or barley husk. It’s an excellent pale ale though. Yeast and orange citrus fruits on the aroma. Sherberty hops in a firmish pale malt palate. Good bitterness on the finish balanced by an orange sweetness. Taut, dry and austere. I mean I love it. It’s like the homebrew I wish I could brew. My kind of pale ale, yeast character, citrus fruits, and dry austerity. Wonderful. A definite rebuy.

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