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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 2, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Lemongrass and various citrus fruit gleefully scent this juicy, tart and dry summer quencher. An eclectic number which does not recall any sort of tea most people have ever had.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim film of foam covers the light yellow.
-Our program said this was brewed by Chinese black tea, not green tea...
-The spicy citrus component is dominant and combined with the nearly anemic body makes this extremely easy to down.
-A light weizen yeast character roams in the background.
-A drop of milk in your tea, sir? Uh, sure.

Bottle; best before April 2009.

DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Aroma -the aroma is light and it’s probably supposed to be. It is sort of the only thing going on at all. It has a little floral, honey, barnyard yeast about it. Appearance - the body color is a orange-yellowish color, the liquid very cloudy with bits of sediment present. There was no real head to speak of, and the little bit there is a super tiny halo (white) Taste - the taste is slightly sour, very light at that. There is a slight tang to it. Palate - the body is light, the texture thin, the carbonation is average in the mouth, and the finish short sort of tanginess. This beer was a real let down. Nothing going on here, wish I could report more, just wasn’t there.

Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, nice herbaceous malt with light honey and green tea, little lemon touches. In mouth, a nice smooth beer with grainy and honey malt and smooth tea character, decent. 2.99$ at Total Wine Summerlin, 1 month after buying.

BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Zero taste. Expensive. Not worth the price. Tastyes like flat budweiser infused with leaves. Cool bottle though

jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours apricot. Nose of peel, flowers, tea and yeast. Taste of faint orange peel, tea, lemongrass and yeast. Lightish body.

drpimento (3634) - 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.

jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Trys to pour a white head but it doesn’t so there is no lace. Hazy light amber/orange color, looks like yeast is settling in glass. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Orange, grassy nose. Flavor is tea, grass and sour orange. Weird beer. Expensive at $8.79 for a 375ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
pours a cloudy yellow color. tea flavors don’t really show up until the end and by the point it isn’t strong enough. very syrupy and sweet. could use some extra carbonation or tartness.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2010
[email protected] 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks MMM!). Slightly hazy honeyish golden colour with not too much head. Aroma is fruity, a bit wooden and also quite malty. Flavour is slightly fruity, some malts, mild grassyness as well. Some slight dryness. I had waited for something more dry with a tealeaf beer, but this works surprisingly refreshing.

bhensonb (15193) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours hazy peach with some coarse white bubbles. Something of an apricot/peach aroma. Medium body with mild, very mild, carbonation. Flavor is smooth mild malt, lightly fruity with a decent bittering. Could be tea. Could be a grassy hop. Very subdued, but rather tasty. Interesting.

VillageBeerVin (17) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Tall bottle from Village Beer Merchant. Poured a hazy, bright, golden straw color with thick white chunks of yeast sediment. Little to no head. Mellow aroma of fruity, herbal hop with light, sweet malt. Mouthfeel: Not too lively as far as carbonation goes, but by no means flat. A bit chalky, perhaps from the yeast. Taste: Reminds me of morning at camp....Foresty herbal/flower flavor from the hops, musty and sour, finishes with the sweetness and bitterness of green tea. Tastes like a french blonde or saison meets german pilsner and a cup of green tea Overall: My first bottle of this last year seemed to have a bit more carbonation, but was still an intriguing brew, especially for a tea fanatic. If only the pricetag was a bit lower....

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