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Rubus - Birra Del Borgo

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very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 06-27-2009)
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Reviews by Fcolle2:
Photo of Fcolle2
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a faded pink hue and a moderate amount of cloudiness. Head is a thin film and fizzy .

Smell has tons of cider vinager aromas with a mild tart raspberry finish. Malt is light and cracker like and adds a nice balance to the sour aromas.

Taste is sour forward in a very plesent crisp cider like tartness that fades quickly into a lot of funk mixed in with some oak flavors. More tart raspberries and some more funk in te finish.

Mouthfeel is good. Light but sticky from the vinager and cut with a high amount of carbonation. A mild metallic finish however not off putting at all.

Fcolle2, Mar 19, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Scott414
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

On tap at minder lambic. Enjoyed this framboise just not as much as the Cantillon

Scott414, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of amex_platypus
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Bought at Eataly Milan. Moderate acid, substantial body, a little salty.

amex_platypus, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of daveytheformer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

daveytheformer, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy copper color with a cream-colored head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of grainy medium malts with good amounts of mildly tart raspberries and smaller amounts of grassy funk.

Tastes more complex than it smells. Moderately dry medium malts up front are joined quickly by solid amounts of lightly tart raspberries. Midway through hints of breadiness come through before being pushed aside by wet hay and grassy funk. The funk fades out into a crisp and mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this was an interesting beer that is very well balanced in the flavor profile. Worth a shot.

glid02, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

acurtis, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Loot
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

first hits the noise with raspberry, juicy fruit and leather.... followed by minty, floral, Olive notes. finishes Olive strong. with fuzzy white pillowy head that dissipates quickly...

taste it's raspberry sour sweet....with leather and malt, followed by again olives... very much like the nose.

mouthfeel is very medium , medium light.... slight sweetness, but finishes dry... very drinkable...

overall a well done beer... delivers a classic sour character...with a raspberry twist...

Loot, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Griffith, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Monk. Pours pinkish with a wisp on head. Sour aroma with a drop of brett. A full mouthfeel is striking from the first sip until the palate gets used to the frontal attack of the raspberries, malt, and enzmes. Very nicely drinkable, a deep taste of raspberry thoroughness and fruit sugar. This is the real thing.

Sammy, May 03, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Gonzoillini, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of bkeller04
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bkeller04, May 11, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

zonker17, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of ajz132
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ajz132, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +4.2%

BKotch, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +4.2%

GRG1313, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of bccocx
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

bccocx, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +4.2%

bonbini26, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows raspberry, soft funk, light clean malt. Delectable.
More raspberry as a flavour, along with a fair bit of acidity. Well balanced though with some light malt underneath.
Could use more carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

blue-dream, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of n2185
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

n2185, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of itracy63
4/5  rDev +4.2%

itracy63, Friday at 08:37 AM
Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev +4.2%

ArtZan, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Bittercreek's 2014 Funkfest... Hefty pour into a large goblet... orangish with a definite pinkish tinge... fairly long lasting white head... nice lacing.

Nose is big bretty funk.. damp basement and wet hay/wet leather... fruit is tart and emerges more toward the end.

Flavor is dank funk with a pretty bracing sourness that is punctuated by fermented out raspberry tartness and a bit of fruit tannins.

A lot of stuff going on in this one... I enjoyed it, but doubt I would buy it again.


JohnGalt1, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of gtermi
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a dark orange body with a thin white head that quickly fades away. The smell is of tart raspberries, lactobacillus and a tiny bit of sweetness. Tart raspberries that quickly fades into a malt sweetness. The beer has a nice tart tingle on the back of the throat and on the tongue. A very delicious beer

gtermi, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What an interesting, funky, tasty beer. It starts out enjoyable but only gets better as it warms. The sourness is prevalent but not overdone. And the same can be said for the funkiness. Lots of strawberry and raspberry flavors, some maltiness,, and a smooth mouthfeel and aftertaste. Really cool and fun. Will definitely drink more of this when I get a chance.

Beer-A-Lot, Mar 04, 2014
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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.