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93
64
style
Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Duchessa" Saison with fresh strawberries - " Dopo le sorelle Rubus e Prunus è arrivato il momento della Fragus! La base è sempre la nostra amata Duchessa dove aggiungiamo 100gr./litro di fragole fresche appena raccolte. La freschezza, ma anche l’acidità, delle fragole si ritrova sia al naso che al gusto conferendo alla birra un carattere unico. "

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3.7
Wendigo (573) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2017
0.33l bottle. Malty and yeasty aroma, strawberry, wine notes. Hazy amber color, white head. Malty and yeasty taste, strawberries, wine notes, light sweet, medium sour, light to medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation and malty and strawberry sour finish. Good.

3.4
karpik (1280) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Funky, some berries, lemon, vinegar in nose. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Taste is moderately sour with mild sweetness. Flavours of lemon, some strawberries, funky notes, vinegar, some tropical fruits as well. Tart finish, average carbonation. Overall good, interesting.

4
superspak (5781) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2017
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/17/2015. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, tangy strawberry, pineapple, apricot, green apple, mango, melon, orange peel, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of acetone, vinegar, band aid, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, strawberries, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, tangy strawberry, pineapple, apricot, green apple, mango, melon, orange peel, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, wheat, and cracker; with light notes of acetone, vinegar, band aid, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, peppery yeast spiciness, and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, tangy strawberry, pineapple, apricot, green apple, mango, melon, orange peel, white wine, peppercorn, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, wheat, cracker, light acetone/vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, strawberries, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sour/spiciness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from sourness/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderate crisp, grainy/acidic, and tangy/tannic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.8%. Overall this is an excellent fruited sour/wild saison style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, strawberries, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly lactic/sour/tangy/spicy finish. Really outstanding funky Brett complexity and solid lacto presence; with plenty of strawberry fruit character. Strawberries are well known to throw out some off flavors into fermentation; but but thankfully the Band aid/acetone was well restrained, and not offensive to the overall character of the beer. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez Spruce Creek Provisions (Kittery, ME) au coût de 8,00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de fraises avec une pointe fromagée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût fruité et sûrette avec une pointe de lactose. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement sûrette. (Rating #7304)

3.5
Grima (2491) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle from Mi Orge Mi Houblon, Arlon, Belgium!
Pours pale yellow wirh a nice white head. Aroma is gose’ish and fruity. Taste is acidic with lots of lovely strawberry. Dry fruity sourish finish.

3.6
zvikar (6263) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Yellow, nice head, mushroom aroma, brett, funky, fun, fresh, sourish flavor, funky, bretty, mild, floral, mushrooms, medium bodied.

3.2
MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Lactic and acetic acid dominate the strawberries and their pear juice allusions(?!), leading to grapefruity edges and plenty of sourness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy pale blond.
-White wine vinegar appears in the finish.
-Yogurt notes dominate the actual fruitiness of the strawberries.
-The sour splash in the end is not my cup of tea.

Bottle.

3
Florya (2025) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : hazy orange with a minimal white head. Aroma : way to perfumey, some strawberry jam and honey in the back. Palate : light body, average carbonation.

3
kerenmk (4860) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 2, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks troubles. Hazy amber. Lactic, then rotten, moldy cheese, with some petrol and berries in the nose. Very sour taste with a hint of phenol. Medium body, phenolic finish.

3.8
Travlr (25486) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Draft. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma of cheesy strawberry, dank funk. Taste is sour peppery berries. Tasty.


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