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Etrusca - Birra Del Borgo

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BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: samEBC on 10-20-2013)
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PaintedSaint

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

07-23-2014 22:53:43 | More by PaintedSaint
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.1 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oaf snifter (LS228/12, 032015)

I remark on the entire Etrusca series in the Overall section.

A: Hazy deep copper color with just a few bubbles on the collar, that aren't the same color as the beer, not a different color with most carbonation. This was probably only from the pour.

S: Sour funkiness. I don't know particular souring agent smells quite yet, but I want to say it is lacto.

T: Nice even tartness. Delicious brew that isn't quite puckering, but just rises in sourness then evens out before becoming too sour (not that there is such a thing).

M: No carbonation felt, but quite smooth with the puckering tartness.

O: Excellent beer. The last of the Etrusca series for me. I had DFH's one so long ago, back when I was just going through their portfolio, but I remember liking it a lot. Baladin's is my favorite (just a damn good beer that was crazy fizzy, effervescent and flavorful with a more piquant tartness). This one was more of a flat even sour funk, that was delicious in its own way. The DFH one was the most fresh, but these were all aged under different circumstances and situations (also, the Baladin one is still brewed it seems), so who knows. The DFH one was good, but seemed like a different beer with a more herbal feel to it and closer to a normal herbed beer (lack of funk and tartness).

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 04:21:24 | More by gillagorilla
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Spiderpig

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-10-2014 23:42:18 | More by Spiderpig
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DudMan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-20-2014 03:23:24 | More by DudMan
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Leiting

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

01-17-2014 20:04:59 | More by Leiting
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-12-2014 13:03:09 | More by mikeincharleston
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-08-2014 03:27:51 | More by shigg85
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
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
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-26-2013 03:28:39 | More by ygtbsm94
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ADZA

Australia

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
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
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-27-2013 18:57:05 | More by iL0VEbeer
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-26-2013 01:28:16 | More by pathman
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev -4.5%

10-20-2013 18:59:30 | More by samEBC
Etrusca from Birra Del Borgo
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.