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Enkir - Birra Del Borgo

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EnkirEnkir

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BA SCORE
86
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

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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3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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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.

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3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Australia

2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

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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.

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

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Enjoyed at DeCicco's Brewster location. Nice to see the incredible tap (and bottle) selection they have, at least in part because of a great BA (who will remain nameless as I don't have permission). Thanks man!!

A nice finger of barely off-white head sticks around, some patchy lace clings. It is a clear amber beauty of a beer.

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Enkir from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.