Rubus - Birra Del Borgo

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very good

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: John_M on 06-27-2009)
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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11 point something ounce bottle into a teku.

Creamy off-colored head almost a finger thick. Persists well. Carbonation is healthy in the plum skin colored body. 4.5

Huge fruity nose. Raspberry, earthiness and some Brett-y yeast. Slight hints of acidity on the nose. 4

Pretty lemony on the flavor initially before taking an earthy, saison-like yeast. Mid-palate emerges the tart raspberry that then gives way to a bit of funk. There's a peppery quality that adds some character to the already interesting mix of flavors. 4

It's sour and acidic and funky and yeasty. It drinks very cleanly despite the mouth-puckering sourness. 4

This is good. Acidity is high and quite lemony but the fruit shines and there are plenty of flavors playing around here.

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tectactoe
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BrAdequate
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of itracy63
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of markgugs
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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.

Photo of Johnct
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Nuggetz
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Liberatiscioli
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jonada
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle poured into a teku glass

Appearance: Pours a dark golden color with 1 finger of a white soapy head. Body is hazy but transparent with some light suspended sediment and visible carbonation.

Smell: Fresh raspberries, funk, lacto and hay.

Taste: Same as the aroma. Raspberries dominate the flavor, followed by some mild funk and slight oak character. Pretty straightforward, but nice. Sourness is medium.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and somewhat watery mouthfeel. Carbonation on the lower end of medium.

Overall: Nice sour ale that makes good use of the added fruit. Not terribly complex, but worth a try.

Photo of gfg0020
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Scott414
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Photo of gtermi
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
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

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of amex_platypus
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Photo of Josephjp
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of macrosmatic
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 11.1 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Pours a pinkish copper, moderately hazy. Forms a thin white head with low visible carbonation. 3.25/5

S: Fruity raspberry, lactic tartness, acidic, and modestly funky. There's a light malt presence in the background as well. 16.5/20

T: Follows the nose - funky lactic tart, underripe raspberries, acetic undertones, a delicate light malt and what seems like wheat as well. There's a bit of funky barnyard with a touch of feet to it. Tartness lasts into the hang. 34.5/45

M: Medium body, very low alcohol presence. Carbonation sensation a bit on the low side. 8/10

O: I found this to be enjoyable. Doesn't compete at all with some of the best fruited sours, but a serviceable change of pace. The balance of between sourness and complexity left something to be desired. 16/20

Estimated final score: 4.07
Calculated final score: 78.25/100
Old BA score: 3.91

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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.