Etrusca - Birra Del Borgo
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
3.66/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml squat brown Birra del Borgo bottle, purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. I've actually had this beer once before thanks to Red Duck brewed Scott Wilson-Browne, but at the time didn't review it. And now, it's giving me flashbacks to Red Duck's excellent Ra series.
Pours a a pale, hazed yellow-gold with almost no head, just the finest ring of pale white around the edge. Body is fluid but thick. It looks decent enough without being terribly exciting.
Nose is very strange. Sour and sharp, but with a slightly smoky, meaty character running through it. Some sulphur comes through, along, with a dusty, dirty earthiness, which is perhaps the most unique character. It's certainly very different, and that's worth a lot.
Taste is quite sour, more than I expected from the nose, perhaps. Quite a tart entry, that maintains that same earthiness which makes if very different at the same time. Slight spicy characters towards the back, giving up a little myrrh and orange peel notes. Finish is relatively refreshing.
Feel has an attack from the acidity on the palate, but is quite light and refreshing otherwise.
Overall. This is pretty decent. It's probably a bit weird to drink frequently, but it was certainly an interesting beer to sample.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 06:20:53 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.96/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light golden clear hue with no head or hardly any lacing and yeah it looks more wine than beer,the smell is very tart with hints of sour apples,raisins,honey and pomegranates and to be quite honest it's unique yet inviting,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately carbonated and suits perfectly and the tastes of honey,raisins,dried fruits and pomegranates works perfectly together finished with a vinous white grape sweetness and overall I had this in my fridge for a long time finding the right moment for cracking this and I'm glad I did on thus summery day like today cheers.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2013 04:22:39 | More by ADZA
Etrusca from Birra Del Borgo
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.