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Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Barley Wine
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Affinata 12 mesi in barrique. con lieviti da champagne. 16 degrees.

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4.6
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Wow. Pours a dark muddy brown with a heavy carbonated white head. Nose is port, raisin, brandy, yeast and cocoa. The taste and palate of this beer is very complex. Each taste is different. What a treat! One of the highlights of my beer drinking life! Cheers!


3.5
BlazerT (1087) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
Mnie nie powala - mokre drzewne aromaty połączone ze słodyczą typową dla BW, przeplatane gdzieś tam w tle z wytrawnością i lekką kwaskowatością. Na pewno inne i oryginalne, ale mnie takie połączenie nie podchodzi.

3.8
Iznogud (3710) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2016
On tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Coffee and roasted malts, caramel, dried fruit, licorice, wood. Bit sourish vinous. Sweet. Warming and complex. Full bodied.

4.2
melush (3964) - SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle 33cl @ Slainte, Salamanca, Spain. A: Dark brown. T: Malt, sweet, raisins, Port Wine.

3.7
NordicV (2332) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
Disig brun öl med ett mycket lätt beige skum. Doften är vinös och kryddig med inslag av trä och läder. I smaken tillkommer russin och karamell.

4.1
mzaar (3389) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
Flaska. Dimmigt mörkbrun med ett litet smutsvitt skum. Dofter av rödvin, läder, karamell, russin och sura bär. Smakinslag av läder, trä, rödvin och torkad frukt. Medelstor kropp. Alkoholen väl dold i smaken. Mjuk munkänsla.

4.3
dansaz (5) - - JUL 17, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 On tap @Open Baladin (Rome) Barley wine molto complessa grazie anche alla maturazione in botte, con un finale giustamente alcolico. Bassa carbonazione. Colore scuro e un po opaco, che ricorda un bicchiere di vino rosso.

4
OminouSC2 (648) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Wonderful. I love this one. No carbonation at all, which feels a bit strange since I’m not used to it. But the taste compensates. A whole lot of dried fruits, plums, raisins. A bit of a sour taste but not overpowering. The sweetness and alcoholic feel from Barley Wine is still very much present, and the champagne yeast add another dimension that I can’t quite describe. A long, warming, almost dry finish. Reminds me a lot of Samuel Adams Utopias - but for a much better price!

3.9
bytemesis (8236) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle from K&L. Pours dark murky mahogany, flat, no head or lacing. Aroma is roasty, hints of tart red grapes, vinous, dark fruits, raisins, plums, hints of Brett. Flavor is fairly sweet, lightly bitter, hugely vinous, dark fruits and some dark sugars abound. Fruitcake. Medium body, soft rich mouthfeel, no carbonation.

2.9
luttonm (6169) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
1st Edition in Rome. Thanks Mortlach! Light root beer brown, mostly clear. A few soapy bubbles, wax, earthy resin. Flat stale root beer. A little thin, completely oxidized. A little vanilla, body is a disappointment. Touch molasses, fizzy. A miss due to age.

3.5
alkolas510 (1382) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2016
Kolsvart utan något skum. 0 kolsyra... Doftar och smakar russin, körsbär, ek, portvin och något syrlig/sur. Ingen barley wine.. kolsyra hade höjt den..


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