Rubus - Birra Del Borgo
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750ml classically odd-shaped BdB bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.
Pours a full pinkish amber colour, with the pink washing out and disappearing when held to the the light. Head forms a fine film, but dissipates to a ring of white after a brief period. Some streaks of fine lace. Carbonation is also very fine, and abundant when tilted. Looks pretty decent.
Nose is powerfully flavoured with raspberries, with the fruitiness coming through really very strongly. Under this is a suggestion of funky acidity, and perhaps a faint wet grain character, but there's no question: the "lamponi" provide the bulk of the aroma here.
Taste is not so straight, but doesn't really intrigue me with its complexities. Instead, we get more of that slight wet grain character, and more of the real funk, both of which obscure and confuse the purpose of the beer a bit. There's some true tartness on the back, but by then the grainy character has come forward, meaning that instead of the fresh citric bite that might have accompanied it, the tartness accentuates a harshness.
Feel is clear and crisp, and with a pleasant bite at least.
Overall, this is fair enough, but I've had better from BdB. This feels a bit slapdash—like adding raspberries to a beer that was disappointing as a straight wild ale was going to mask the fact that it was disappointing.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2012 06:11:52 | More by lacqueredmouse
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2014 00:23:57 | More by Beer-A-Lot
3.91/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Bight bright red-pink. It's got a bubbly white head, too. I don't know what to expect as I have never had a beer that looks like this before.
S: Tart raspberry or strawberry, citrus, lemon.
T: Just like the nose but way more prominent. Tart raspberries and/or strawberries, lemon, kind of a funky bitterness, yeast. Oddly enough, I'm getting some sort of 'seedy' taste- like sesame seeds. Not bad, but I'm not blown away.
M: Light and crisp, but not completely. It's a little too light for my tastes, but it's not bad. It does take away from the beer though.
O: This was nice, because I've never had a wild ale before. I don't know if all of them are around the same level of sourness, but I was pleasantly surprised. It didn't blow me away, though.
Serving type: on-tap
12-30-2013 04:46:49 | More by titty_mcbitty
Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.