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


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Beer brewed with green tea leaves.

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Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Pour is lightly hazed golden with thin white head and some white chunks...smell is very very grassy and herbal and really smells like wort...taste is sweet and light with a hint of tea flavoring and dryness in the finish...

redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Floral, artichokes, olives, tea in the aroma. Pours cloudy blonde with a white head. Funky, tea, floral, slightly hoppy, with a slight tartness, green tea aftertaste. Very unique.

JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours light gold, small head. Subtle head, citrus, a bit of funk. Light, delicate, very reserved. Some citrus zest, coriander, but cloaked in earthy, organic herbalness. Definite earthy green tea on the back end. Refreshing. Green tea is hinted at rather than a primary flavor note.

JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Courtesy PhillyBeer2112. Pours an interesting looking dark yellow color with bits of whitish head. Aroma of green olive/caper brine, which I didn’t dig at all. Got less appealing as I drank on. Light carbonation, moderately thick body for the ABV. Mild taste - slightly sweet, a tad funky, a bit of citrus. The finish yields some hints of what is in the aroma - a little saltiness and vinegar. An odd and not entirely pleasant brew.

Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Courtesy PhillyBeer2112. Pours a cloudy, light, golden-straw color. A small, frothy, off-white head leaves traces of lines and spots behind. The aroma is as strange as they come, with notes of green olives, herbal tea, vinegar, and even hints of tomato. Flavors were quite different, as the vinegar component was replaced with citrus and coriander. There is a lemony zing to this one that adds to its refreshing nature. Lighter bodied and easy drinking, it finishes with a fresh, clean herbal feeling. This is a strange animal, for sure. I’m glad I got to try it.

DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle shared with Phillybeer at Redlight, thanx guys.Pours a cloudy yellow color with a nice thin lacing that stuck around for the whole ride.The nose is of citrus, olives and some funk.Flavor was thin, citrus, herbs and olives with a slight hint of artichoke.Definately worth revisiting.The finish was light and refreshing.I would say this is one of the more stranger beers I have had.Solid.

PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle @ redlight. Big herbal aroma with hints of dark calamata olives, slightly vegetal with hints of canned artichoke hearts, thyme and lemon verbena. Cloudy yellow color. Mildly tart. Clean herbal finish. Mild spiciness. Smooth and zesty, very refreshing, a great warm weather beer. Quite nice and unique.

KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle in bologna. I guess you have to try everything once? Some tea here, perhaps, but not in any way a balanced beer. A sort of weiss would be the closest realtive, there is some citrus here. If they crack the code, they could make light green tea weissens and imperial tea breafast stouts. Or cream tea ales.....

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Opaque, but very, very pale yellow. Tiny white head. Very well extracted tea flavour immediately escapes the bottle once it’s opened. Fresh, herbal., leafy… even more pronounced in mouth. Zesty, lemony, fresh acidity. Sweetness kept under control. Excellent small-bubbled carbonation constantly regenerates the tastebuds. Marvellous acidity all throughout. Refreshing wheat profile. Very light, but still excellent beer.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
In short: A nice refreshing Hefe-weizen-ish beer
How: Post Montreal’s Flaveurs, Bières and Caprice Festival 2007 tasting. Bottle taken out by Rastacouere/Cathschlag.
The look: Cloudy blonde-yellow body with a small white head
In long: Hay, lemon, freshly cut grass, light bananas and citrus fruits. Rather yeasty. Tart and surprisingly dry for that type of fruity hefe-ish beer. Smooth and fluffy body. I tried but I didn’t find any of the tea flavours that were supposed to be the main attractions. It’s either extremely well integrated or in very small quantity. Could also be that this is a type of tea I’m not familiar with since I try to stay away from non-alcoholic beverages outside mandatory bodily requirements.

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