Re Ale - Birra Del Borgo

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86
very good

30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 84
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Crosling on 06-09-2008

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Photo of Nickls
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a nice half-finger of slightly off-white, bubbly head; decent enough retention and only touches of residual lacing. Faintly hazy burnt orange hue with yellowy hints.

Aroma is very light all-round, faint citrusy hops come through; sweet fruitiness; hints of caramel. Nothing bad, but nothing outstanding here. The sweetness is what really strikes me about the flavor; lots of caramel; candy; a bit of a flowery hop presence but even that is muted; faint hint of citrus. Not sugary, but damn sweet and cloying. MF is not bad, a bit heavier than I usually associate with the style. Light, soft carbonation and a bit viscous. OK drinking once you get past the sweetness and some of the faint hoppiness comes in. However, not a great brew overall. Was looking for a more pronounced hop presence and less of a malt bill. (827 characters)

Photo of MattsLilBeerLuvr
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Max's on three separate occasions... within the same week. :-)

Listed here as an APA, Max's has it down as an Italian Saison/IPA... hmm

Served in a challice. Dark amber, almost reddish color. Thick head, left nice lacing on the glass.

Smells like a basket of the world's most delicious fruit. Oh yes.

Taste- Awesome. Sweet, very smooth. Tastes like fruit and honey, with a little bitterness.

Verrry drinkable. Wasn't too carbonated, but I don't think it needed any more. Bartender says he's got a case of this stuff at home. I might have to rob him. (573 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is nice orange-golden color with a fine white head. Despite care in the pour, there's a surprising amount of 'floaties' in the beer. The smell is all about hops. Fresh, herbal and citric Cascades....quite nice...it's an Italian American Pale Ale! There's a bit of fruit...apples and berries, as well as some caramel malt smells. The taste is sweet, with a solid backbone of bitterness. Fairly light in body, the beer is easy to drink and relatively smooth. It's nothing spectacular, but it is a solidly good beer. Fairly low in carbonation, which makes the beer not only smooth, but also a little flabby. I think that a little more CO2 wouldn't have hurt. The beer is decent, if not exceptional. (705 characters)

Photo of bark
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The liquid is deep amber; the liquid is hazy. The finger thick head is warm beige.

The smell is very strong and hoppy - lots of citric oily flavours (grapefruits, yoghurt), some light hints of tar and smoky whisky. Sweet notes of raspberries and wine gums. It is a little heavy.

The taste is hoppy, too. But the body is surprisingly weak for a well hopped beer at 6.4%? Lots of try fruity candy-like notes of green apples, orange peels, apricots, red berries. There are some wine-like dry flavours, some sweetness and a touch of honey. The aftertaste is rather mild concerning all the flavours I found firstly. Bitter-sweet hoppy flavours, some tart hints, honey and a touch of olive oil; it is very balanced and elegant.

The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles small. The liquid is semi-smooth.

It is said that the main strength of the Italian microbreweries is the lack of beer traditions: They can do exactly what they feel like without any limitations. An APA with a mild lambic-like sourness? Hell yeah! (1,021 characters)

Photo of Crosling
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draught, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome, Italy. This is not the extra, just plain Re Ale. Golden color. Full head. Hop accented nose with lots of other character, malt and yeast derived smells, fruit. Flavor is hoppy, lots of yeast character. Lots of taste and character. Drinkable, unique, big for its size. A great IPA. (322 characters)

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Re Ale from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.