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Rubus - Birra Del Borgo

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very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.10% 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 shleepy:
Photo of shleepy


3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

375 bottle shared by a couple of people. Served in snifter glasses. Writing based on ~3-week-old notes.

A: No head; slightly lighter than amber, mostly clear.

S: Raspberries and tomato juice.

T: Slight sourness, and lots of raspberry flavor (which, in turn, combines with the sourness for the tomato-ish flavor). Very interesting.

M: Thin/watery, highly drinkable. No carbonation.

O: Unique. Should be a treat for raspberry fans.

04-29-2012 04:04:08 | More by shleepy
More User Reviews:
Photo of daveytheformer


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-07-2012 19:12:27 | More by daveytheformer
Photo of glid02


4.22/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

07-26-2011 00:01:12 | More by glid02
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-07-2012 19:03:06 | More by acurtis
Photo of Loot


3.81/5  rDev -0.3%

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...

12-06-2013 18:48:59 | More by Loot
Photo of Griffith


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-08-2014 22:54:49 | More by Griffith
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

05-03-2013 11:27:22 | More by Sammy
Photo of Gonzoillini


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-20-2013 01:17:12 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of bkeller04


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-11-2014 01:04:17 | More by bkeller04
Photo of zonker17


4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2014 03:40:38 | More by zonker17
Photo of ajz132


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-31-2012 00:53:21 | More by ajz132
Photo of BKotch


4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2014 08:06:27 | More by BKotch
Photo of GRG1313


4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-25-2011 21:10:22 | More by GRG1313
Photo of bccocx


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-09-2014 00:49:56 | More by bccocx
Photo of bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2011 21:04:43 | More by bonbini26
Photo of CrazyDavros


4.13/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

04-09-2013 02:29:51 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of n2185

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-05-2014 23:55:23 | More by n2185
Photo of JohnGalt1


3.51/5  rDev -8.1%

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.


06-20-2014 05:31:22 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of Beer-A-Lot


4.21/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

03-04-2014 00:23:57 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Photo of jmilo64


2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

06-28-2013 00:50:11 | More by jmilo64
Photo of sammy806


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2013 14:30:59 | More by sammy806
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2014 19:31:03 | More by DrBier
Photo of metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

A: The beer is clear light yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short head consisting of large bubbles that gradually died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of raspberries are present in the nose along with some notes of sourness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is mostly filled with flavors of sour raspberries. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer did a really good job of balancing the tartness and sweetness of raspberries with the sourness. The raspberry aromas and flavors become a little more dominant as the beer warms up, but it still remains very drinkable.

02-23-2013 02:56:47 | More by metter98
Photo of JGlitz87


3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-13-2014 04:36:17 | More by JGlitz87
Photo of wedgie9


4.1/5  rDev +7.3%

Review from notes. Tasted from bottle at Lush West Town. Pours peach orange with a fluffy and long-lasting tan head. Nose is fresh, tart raspberry with a hint of chewable vitamins and some funk and sweet syrup. The flavor is sweet and tart raspberry with a sour and funky note and solid acidity. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long tart finish.

12-14-2010 22:04:08 | More by wedgie9
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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.