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25 Dodici - Birra Del Borgo

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerIsland on 02-18-2009

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this rarity at a total wine in Florida, and boy am I glad I did. To be fair, I am obsessed with the Italian craft beers right now, but this is a rad brew, like a Belgian quad with orange peel and a crazy yeast strain. It pour crimson hued dark brown, some yeasty haze and a tall milky frothy tan head that craters up but holds its height. The nose is citrus cutting sweet dense layered malts that moves from dried fruit to candy sugar and bran muffins in smell. The taste is equally dynamic, with the grain leading the way. Dried plums and figs, winter spices, baked goods, it's thick and rich, but only sweet for a second. The yeast comes in wild, funky, a little Belgian, fruity and sharp, somewhere between Belgian ale, Brett, and wine yeast. Super dry but still creamy in the finish, rich and elegant, but the booze is well hidden and this again just feels like extremely special beer. Hard to put it into a style category neatly, because it crosses so many lines, but it's just outstanding and continues to build my interest in beers from these guys and the other Italians, elite level brew, and our whole crew agreed. A must is you stumble on one

Photo of gollem
2.65/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Second time I buy this, second time it's DOA.

Photo of Zach122
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Braz
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice beer. Good hint of orange peel gives it a festive feel. Wish it wasn't so expensive, I'd enjoy more of it this time of year.

Photo of TheOldMachines
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sdiamond808
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ronricorossi
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks a chestnut colour, small bit of foam that's gone quickly.

The smell is nice. Fruity with hints of a mild tartness.

The taste is of the orange peel that's kinda bitter, again a hint of tartness. The most surprising thing is how well the abv is hidden.

Light bodied with light carbonation.

Pretty average brew at way above average price.

Photo of wollefdoogylloj
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Another Very interesting beer By these guys. Appearance is a huge sick light tan head that settles down but doesn't go away, A little lace and a cloudy brown color. Aroma is very complex with balsamic vinegar, fruit, yeast malt, perfume and each time I smell it other things. Flavor is similar to aroma but not quite as complex interesting interplay between bitter sweet and tartness and has a nice dry roasted malt finish. Great body. This would be a great lunch beer.

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of djtomain
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear dark red in color and has some brownish hues along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sourness and oak are present in the nose along with hints of vanilla.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has a lot of flavors of toasted oak and vanilla along with a light amount of sourness. I didn't really get much in the way of malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit tart on the palate with a low amount of carbonation. No warming is perceptible.
O: The sourness and tartness seemed to make this beer resemble a Flanders Red Ale a little more than it did a Winter Warmer. In any event, this beer hides its alcohol remarkably well and is therefore very easy to drink considering its strength.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gpblackgt
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of vgarneth
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tneenan1
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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25 Dodici from Birra Del Borgo
83 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.