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Rubus - Birra Del Borgo

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86
very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 06-27-2009

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Photo of goochpunch
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out copper with pink tinge. Hardly no head. Smells of raspberry, brett, spicy yeast. Tastes sour with mild berries. Dry and bretty. Light body with tiny prickly bubbles. Solid fruit sour.

Photo of guido19
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TruePerception
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Birra Del Borgo's Rubus, ale brewed with raspberries. 5.8% ABV.

A: Red-orange, moving to slightly lighter orange on the outsides of the glass. Faintly-yellow white in the dimple. Less than half a finger of head; dissipates to a thin ring. Tiny bubbles slide nicely along the inside of the glass as the beer is tipped. Slight sheeting. Lacing holds nicely, but is slightly light.

S: Nice, floral raspberry syrup aroma, up front. Lemon acidity, with a touch of lemon oil or lemon candy. Slight raspberry seed. Faint rose petal.

T/MF: Very crisp feel in the mouth. Light raspberry taste, but mostly clean. A hint of lemon peel and pith. Raspberry seed bitterness when swallowed, with a light lemon acidity.

I'm not nearly as impressed with this as the My Blueberry Nightmare. It's not bad, but fairly bland.

Photo of parris
4.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark orange color, sour funky aroma. Spot on flavor for a wild ale, tart up front and lingers, raspberries definitely come through, hint of bitter on the finish.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

the italians just keep coming, and they keep impressing me. i used to think it was because i would buy one of these beers for some ungodly price, and almost wait to be impressed, so i was more receptive to it. now, i just know the quality associated with these handful of breweries, and being impressed is almost a given. this one is awesome in both flavor and price point. i think this was under ten bucks, maybe even under nine. its not as heavy on the raspberry as others, certainly than an atrial, but its really fresh and fruit forward, with a musty italian yeast, which i am now used to, and a very light malt base. still really cloudy, and only a little colored from the fruit. doesnt hold much head either in my glass. the nose is nice, fruit and funk, but this isnt real sour, just a little pucker to the nose, and some acidity to the feel, but there is grain tannins in here too, and a fruit tartness along with its juicy ripeness. vibrant but also mature, a cool combination of flavors and textures and sensations, i would buy this again, but it makes me really keen for the cherry one. i havent loved all of the beers from these guys, but i have admired them in their uniqueness and quality. stoked to have this available in denver right now.

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ken_P
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leeds_xx
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Enochase04
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11 point something ounce bottle into a teku.

Creamy off-colored head almost a finger thick. Persists well. Carbonation is healthy in the plum skin colored body. 4.5

Huge fruity nose. Raspberry, earthiness and some Brett-y yeast. Slight hints of acidity on the nose. 4

Pretty lemony on the flavor initially before taking an earthy, saison-like yeast. Mid-palate emerges the tart raspberry that then gives way to a bit of funk. There's a peppery quality that adds some character to the already interesting mix of flavors. 4

It's sour and acidic and funky and yeasty. It drinks very cleanly despite the mouth-puckering sourness. 4

This is good. Acidity is high and quite lemony but the fruit shines and there are plenty of flavors playing around here.

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tectactoe
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of BrAdequate
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of itracy63
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of markgugs
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Very good raspberry wild beer! It's one of the few beers of this type that gets and maintains any kind of a head. It has a clear medium amber color. Aroma is it first mainly yeast, but then Mellows out into malt and raspberry. Flavor is Like aroma with a true natural raspberry taste soft bitterness and acid are all well balanced. Body is perfect. This is just a superb beer of its type.

Photo of Johnct
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.