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Rubus - Birra Del Borgo

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86
very good

193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

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Photo of timtim
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"wild" ales are all the rage right now, but not totally sure that is where this one fits, seeing as the brettanomyces are introduced from adding wild raspberries. whatever... this is an interesting, very well made and refreshingly unique beer. pours a remarkable pink-amber with a white(ish) head that holds forever and leaves big lace. very pretty. nose is big, pure, beautiful, sweet, fresh raspberry with a hint of cherry pie crust and earth (and brett... or is the pie crust/earth the brett?) wrapping it up. taste is raspberry mainly, but it never seems contrived or artificial. just seems like the natural character of the whole raspberry patch has been preserved. earth, fresh air, fruit. wonderful. the natural balance of sweet and tart is there, and a hint of graham cracker maltiness seems to come out a bit in the finish. fruit all the way, and this may be the only beery showcase of fruit i have ever tried that fully preserves the beauty of the adjunct. refreshing and different. i want to savor and schwill at the same time. on the palate, this one never gets sticky, even as it warms up a good bit. it stays crisp, clean and light-medium with a sparkly finish and no aftertastes. fantastic. going in to this expecting an American style wild may cause disappointment for lack of funk and sourness, but an open mind is sure to find a lovely lovely beer. classy and elegant, this is what fruit should do to beer.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle from Bir & Fud bottle shop in Rome, May, 2011. Freshness date is 3/2013. Lot LS35. Poured into a Bruery chalice.

Bottle opened with a resounding pop. Body has a bright orange color, hazily translucent. Poured with some force, it produced a 3/4 inch head that within 5 minutes turns to a cap and ring.

Nose is all raspberry fruit, and very fresh smelling real raspberries. There is some light maltiness as well. Smells just like a tub of raspberries.

Tastes of fresh, tart raspberries with a light malt backbone. Contrary to some posts, this tastes more like beer than wine, but the malt is very light. Per website, the base is the spelt beer, Duchessa, but the label says it is brewed with barley. OK.

There is a nice berry tartness on the tongue and just a little funk, but overall, a very clean and bright presentation of fresh raspberries. There is just a hint of hop bitterness in the finish, which is also a bit dry. Also just a little hint of mint. Tastes simple and to the point, it is not complicated.

Body is medium and carbonation is fizzy, giving this a refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall, I think this is a delightful beer that really exudes fresh raspberry taste. Good to drink on its own, I think it would really go with some sticky dark chocolate confection. Some may desire more complexity or sourness, but this simple expression is working just fine for me. Fresh raspberries are the main ingredient (can't make out the percentage on the label, maybe 11%; the website says 100 grams of fresh raspberries per liter were used). Some raspberry extract is used as well (label says 10% raspberry infusion). But overall, this seems to be a beer of honest simplicity.

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4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 bottle

A: amber color. almost clear. no head or vidible carbomation
S: raspberry jam. raspberry vine grasiness. never had a fruit beer so close to the actual berry. tomato juice present as well.
T: no bitterness. some tannins in aftertaste.
M: no carbonation. fairly thin. mich like unblended lambic.
O: pure raspberries. doesnt get much closer in liquid form.

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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

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look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A: Pours a pink orange with a very mild head, almost flat looking.

S: Raspberry heaven, light acid, reminds me a lot of Raspberry Tart.

T: True raspberry flavour mixed with a lot of lemon and acid, good flavour.

M: Medium acidity, very light carbonation, but a good full body in this beer.

O: This is a wonderful tasty fruit sour with true fruit flavour. If you see this available, a must try.

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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.