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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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.

Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Sampled during Stub & Herbs March Tasting in Minneapolis, MN and shared by deliriumfest. Pours a hazy golden brew with particle chunks and a thin white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of citrus and perfume hops, brown autumn leaves, and some white bread dough. Taste is medium bodied, floral and light bread malt flavor with a touch of lemon zest. Finish is a tad watery, crisp with some great tea aftertaste.

thornecb (6062) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2008
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head quickly recedes to skim surface and hug rim. Very large carbonation bubbles. Malt and lager aromas. Sweet malt upfront with a heavily carbonated middle and a sour tea finish.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2008
I should’ve stopped my pour sooner, because I ended up with a bunch of sludge at the bottom of the glass and many a partcle flaoating about. No head to speak of, just a few clusters of bubbles. It smelled of overly honeyed green tea with butter and some cabbage in it. That pretty well describes the flavor, alas, as well. Dry finish. The best part. The finish.

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BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle: Pours a golden yellow color with a light white head. The nose is grassy with some light wood and toasty pale malts, some mild yeast esters and a touch of green hops. The flavor is slightly astringent reminiscent of tea along with pear and some hop bitterness. Grassy, fruity and floral towards the end. Fairly timid yet it’s interesting for the whole glass.

mar (5443) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. very pale yellow with a thin white head. smooth scent of spices, honey and earth. very light on the palate with a clean flavor of spices and fruit.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
Hazy golden yellow with off-white small head. Fresh, spritzy, slightly citrus hop. Soft mouthfeel. Flavors are slightly sweet, with herbal and orange overtones. Pilsner-like at times. Not pulling a lot of tea from it but it’s a nice brew and I don’t drink tea.

nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2009
The aroma is sour and funky like a wild fermentation. There is also herbs and flowers in there as well but not much tea. The appearance is almost flat looking cloudy gold. The flavor is like the aroma but the tea taste comes through. The palate is thin from low carbonation. Overall its interesting.

drpimento (3760) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Not bad, not bad. Poured with a small, cream colored head that quickly faded and no lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber with some particulates. Aroma is malt, hop, tea, yeast. Flavor is like aroma plus some surprising tartness up front. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and tartness fades to sweet before a bit of tart bittersweetmess at the very end. Long finish. Nice drinking beer. Could have some more of this.

Beerlando (3343) - 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.

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