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Rubus - Birra Del Borgo

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BA SCORE
86
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

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 vmdominguez:
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

vmdominguez, Mar 29, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of amex_platypus
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

amex_platypus, Saturday at 03:16 PM
Photo of daveytheformer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

daveytheformer, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%

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 -2.1%

acurtis, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Loot
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%

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 -8.6%

Griffith, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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 -2.1%

Gonzoillini, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bkeller04, May 11, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +4.4%

zonker17, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of ajz132
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ajz132, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BKotch, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

GRG1313, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bccocx, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bonbini26, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%

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 n2185
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

n2185, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

JohnGalt1, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%

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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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

jmilo64, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

sammy806, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev 0%

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.

metter98, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JGlitz87, Apr 13, 2014
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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.