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Birra Del Borgo
Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a red colour, steady bead. Head is huge, fluffy and generous, beige in colour with great lacing left behind. Wonderful.
Hoppy, but a good malty base. Caramel, toffee with resiny pine notes, some nutty and spicy characters as well. Pleasant red ale aroma.
Tastes fairly malty, grainy mostly. Barley with some caramel, toffee, and toasted quinoa. Touch of roast on the back, with resiny hop oils. Could use more fresh flavour, dry hopping or late citric hopping. Decent balance overall, but feels a bit flat and flavourless late. I'd like a fresher finish.
Smooth mouthfeel, quite pleasant. Bit dry on the back.
Decent red ale, but doesn't leave me feeling too happy. Freshen up the back and you've got a deadset winner.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2013 06:24:18 |
More by laituegonflable
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Don't blame me. That's it's name according to the bottle—on both the front and the back...
Pours with a massive head, almost stupidly big, that collapses to a foamy rocky landscape above a deep amber-orange body. Solid heft to the body, although perhaps not as big as it could have been. Surprisingly little visible carbonation in the body, as though all of its effort went in one enormous thrust into making the head. Not bad though.
Nose is brightly hoppy, in a clean, clear generic American IPA way, lending citrus rind and pine needle, with a whiff of pepper and spice. It's really quite clean and bright and fresh; a very solid example of the style.
Taste is very pleasant. All the classic hoppy resinous characters, but with restrained bitterness, and no harshness or astringency. Solid nutty malt character gives some backbone, while the fragrant pine and resin dance across the top. It's clean and fresh and very solid work.
Feel is light, but weighty enough to support what it needs to.
Really good brew: my first outing with Birra del Borgo, besides their My Antonia collab with DFH. I like what I see.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2012 06:51:38 |
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