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Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.

Una delle “birre del territorio” del birrificio. In questo caso l’ingrediente principe sono le radici di genziana che provengono dalla cooperativa Micillo di Consigliano. Le radici sono utilizzate in un’infusione della durata di 2 minuti durante le ultime fasi della bollitura. La birra al naso è dominata da sentori pepati, di sottobosco e floreali. In bocca il primo impatto è mieloso, seguito da sentori di radici, pepe e frutta a polpa gialla. Il retrogusto è delicato ma molto persistente.

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2.7
Buongiorgio00 (951) - - FEB 8, 2014
Niente di stupefacente. Nonostante le pretese profumate della genziana, che infonde alla birra note floreali e lievemente erbacee, il gusto risulta solo superficialmente caratterizzato. Come extra si può godere di una sfumatura amara e di un retrogusto maltato-panoso, come di marzapane dolce.

3.5
Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium sized white to off white foamy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of soap, sweet malts, some orange fruits, apricot, orange, some spices and herbs. Flavours of flowers, herbs, leaves, sweets, soap, bitters, marsipan, fruit, apricot, barley malts. Aftertaste is bitter, leaf and malt bitters, porridge, hay and some sweets (flowers an fruit). Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture.

3
larsga (7676) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear yellow body. Herbal spicy aroma with mealy fruity notes. Dry-sweetish, with faintly acidic background, herbal fruity taste with persimmon notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel with faint heat at the end. Dryish herbal persimmon aftertaste with gingery notes. The taste is not very complex, but it’s still a pleasant, harmonic and enjoyable beer. (0.75l bottle, wine monopoly web order.)

3.7
RuneStumo (2734) - Haugesund, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
15.12.2013. 0,75l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Golden yellow colour with white head. Unclear. Sweet malty aroma with clear sweet floral hoppiness. Very fresh and summer sweet, almost like a limonade. Citrus notes togerher with mild notes of spruce. Very crisp and fresh. Good beer!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Martinus (4737) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Dark golden colour, white head. Aroma of candy, yeast, banana, slight herbal hint. Sweet flavour, malts, candy, hint of candied gentian root. Sweet finish, candy. The gentian does work at a certain level, it is an enjoyable brew, but the beer became a bit too candy-like for my taste.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

2.7
ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Zzt’13, dankzij benzai. Oranje en niet helder. Witte schuimkraag. Ruikt kruidig, bloemen. Smaakg zoet en kruidig.

3
Benzai (16923) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT 8. Hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is herbs, the others say it’s coriander. Taste lightly malts, slightly a flowery touch, some herbs. Average to medium body and carbonation. Hmm average.

3.4
DutchDrebus (6327) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to Benzaiana. Very hazy orange colour with a small white head. Smells lavender, soapy, perfume, herbs, toilet refresher. Tastes soapy, perfume, lots of herbs, fresh. Thin body, nice carbo.

3.6
Abijen (2572) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
thabks to benzai. Pours an orange beer with a cloudy white head. Smells floral and fruity. Tastes the same. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.

3.4
daje (4548) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden, low white head. Herbal aroma with citrus zest, coriander, clove. taste is moderate flowery hops, cardamom and clove, with a dry palate. Pleasant bitterness, with a finish of spice and orange.


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