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Rubus - Birra Del Borgo

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BA SCORE
86
very good

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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facundoCNB

New Jersey

1.85/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - poured a deep clear red, looks like red wine. slight hint of bubbles

S - smells like wine. grapes mostly. no smell of raspberries.

T - this tastes like wine. i do not drink wine mainly because of the taste. needless to say, this is not a pleasant experience.

M - slightly bubbly, light bodied. i guess kind of like a champagne.

O - this is not what i was expecting AT ALL. was hoping for an ale brewed with raspberries. this just tastes like wine.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 13:33:59 | More by facundoCNB
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Paul68

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -47.6%

01-29-2012 03:48:18 | More by Paul68
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jmilo64

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

06-28-2013 00:50:11 | More by jmilo64
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had a pizzaria paradiso a while ago...Would call this a fruit beer over a wild ale.

A: Like a sparkling rose (wine) in color, no head but pretty.

S: Tons of raspberry seed, pure fruit and butter essence. No tartness or malt to speak of, but interesting and amazingly fresh fruit aromas.

T: Taste is like raspberry soda. Too sweet without any leveling tartness or malt to contradict.

M: Very carbonated like draft soda. Too much for sure.

O: It's ok but I would avoid this.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 17:02:25 | More by Dreadnaught33
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-16-2011 04:11:30 | More by HopStoopid120
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-23-2011 22:58:35 | More by jophish17
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Perrumpo

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

One word: RASPBERRY!

A nice red-amber color to this beer with a bit of a white head. Smells of the fruit with tartness. The taste is sour up-front, which was quite enjoyable, but you are soon smacked with the sweet raspberry that is pure, strong raspberry and nothing but! Too sweet and fruity to drink much of. I felt like I was drinking raspberry juice, not beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2010 16:47:28 | More by Perrumpo
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured out as a pinkish color with a thin fizzy white head. Some bubbles rose to the top of the glass while drinking it but it mostly had a flat look to it. It has a good clarity to it with just a little sediment in the bottom of the bottle. The smell of the beer had a decent funkiness to it. The smell also had a pretty nice aroma of tart raspberries too. The taste was a little sweet upfront but faded into a slightly tart and not very complex aftertaste. The mouthfeel at first has a nice touch of carbonation to it but by mid glass it has escaped into the open air. The feel is a little watery and flat by the end... Not enough body to this one for me. Overall I was disappointed, I really enjoy trying these Italian brews for some reason but sometimes they just don't really hit home. For me this one wasn't the greatest.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 00:55:11 | More by Knapp85
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-10-2013 05:00:43 | More by WanderingFool
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-06-2012 01:38:07 | More by Archemedies
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-19-2012 23:50:09 | More by kjkinsey
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-21-2013 00:54:45 | More by LambicKing
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-27-2013 00:27:05 | More by huysmans
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nsheehan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-08-2014 15:08:32 | More by nsheehan
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

12-31-2012 04:20:58 | More by ckeegan04
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-11-2013 18:05:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-23-2012 02:52:19 | More by t0rin0
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
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
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a golden-amber body with a scraggy smattering of bubbles.

Smell: Chiefly berries in the nose with the wild raspberries but with a thin trace of basement-living phenols.

Taste: Very mild, ill-defined maltiness, and only ever very lightly sweet. Plucked puckering raspberries with a touch of impartial phenols creeping around. Fairly reserved tartness. Lightly fruity on the near-flat finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Very low, very light carbonation.

Overall: Fairly mild in just about all of its aspects. As I sit here typing up my notes, I'm noticing the carbonation is being reported as either quite high or very low. Hmm, same goes for the level of sweetness detected. That's how it usually goes with Italian beers for me (and why I generally don't go for them), they're inconsistent, they never 'wow' me, and they're always pricey.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 14:50:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-08-2014 22:54:49 | More by Griffith
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bccocx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-09-2014 00:49:56 | More by bccocx
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n2185

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-05-2014 23:55:23 | More by n2185
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-22-2012 17:35:51 | More by pperez38
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-03-2012 08:45:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-10-2014 04:42:55 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
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