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Enkir - Birra Del Borgo

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very good

30 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 05-01-2009)
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4.24/5  rDev +10.1%

enelson, Thursday at 01:10 AM
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

PatB1987, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber colour with no head. Disappointing.

Spicy phenolic nose. Coriander and pepper. Stonefruit and banana. Good.

Delightfully light and fruity. No bitterness. Quite sweet.

Pretty flat. Lacking the carbonation that would give this lift. Medium body.

The flavour profiles are nice but the lack of carbonation severely lets this down. It needs something to cut the sweetness.

dgilks, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Poupae, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Vanz, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Profchaos20
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Profchaos20, May 26, 2013
Photo of Blanco
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Blanco, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high dense white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grainy malts in the nose along with some hints of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the fruity flavors are a little more prevalent (including bananas and oranges) and there are also some notes of wheat and hints of coriander towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth and creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good summer beer that has the drinkability of a saison but a different flavor profile. I found the creamy and smooth mouthfeel to be its most unique characteristic.

metter98, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

afksports, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Deuce_Wingo
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Deuce_Wingo, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured at a good temperature with a medium sized, off-white head that soon settled down and no lace. Color is a amber with several very tiny bubble trails. Aroma is beery, yeast, spice, wine, bit of malt. Flavor is like nose with carbonic tang briefly right in front then some cloying sweetness, followed by some more tang, bitter, honey, pears. Body is a little weird - soft yet a slight edge from good carbonation. Finish is like flavor, long, and a bit too sweet for me.

drpimento, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of spicelab
2.85/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

With thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor.

Pours a moderately hazed orange with a rapidly diminishing two finger white head. Been seen time since I've seen a head fall so rapidly to virtually nix.

Immediate sharp burnt plastic phenolics. There's clearly an abundance of estery sweetness behind it and plenty of grassy spice, but I hardly care at this point because the plastic is so objectionable.

Less plastic action makes for better flavours. Rather sweet, with tonnes of woody honey, cinnamon, floral spice, pear, apple and banana. Plenty of candied citrus and a dash of citrus peel to temper the sweet barrage. Better, but not overly exciting.

Medium, nicely creamy body. Light spritzy carbonation cuts through it a little. Maybe a hint of tartness.

Even correcting for my heightened senstivity to plastic phenols, this still doesn't impress as a particularly well made or noteworthy Belgian Pale.

spicelab, May 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ILiveOffHops, May 20, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacingleft behind.

Slightly musty, earthy aroma with farmhouse funk, zesty spice, bready yeast and sweeter fruit notes. Hints of grass and straw along with bread, pepper, coriander and orange peel.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a nice balance of zesty spice, funky saison yeast and sweet fruit notes. Peppery spice up front with the coriander very prominent. This is countered by some bready yeast and slight, earthy funk before finishing with sweet fruit notes. The bread flavor gives fullness to the palate while countering the heavy spice presence. Finishes sweet with hints of apple, tangerine and orange. Well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink. Another nice beer from Del Borgo.

corby112, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tbeckett, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

demgoth, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

fistfight, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

miamichael2, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out as a hazy looking orange gold color. The head was a pretty good size but fizzes away after a little while. The smell of the beer from the bottle smelled a little tart. Once it was in the glass it seemed to be a little more of the soft smelling side and it had just a bit of citrus on the nose too. The taste of the beer reminded me of a slightly hoppy wheat beer. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and had a creamy sort of texture to it. Overall I thought that this brew was pretty good.

Knapp85, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Congregation,

A: Pours a bright orange with a medium white head, good lace.

S: Estery orange and pear. Lots of white pepper, fennel like at times.

T: On the first taste it certainly reminded me of toothpaste. But it comes around as it warms leavy a very estery direct flavourful brew. Mountains of oranges, sweet spice and fermentation flavours. Punch like at times, I loved it.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth and creamy. Vibrant and crisp carbonation.

O: This is a very good and unique tasting beer. Another reason why Borgo is one of the best in Italy.

Halcyondays, Sep 22, 2011
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Enkir from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.