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My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) - Birra Del Borgo

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My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

281 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 281
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 19
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009)
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4.55/5  rDev +13.2%

beoirific, Yesterday at 12:31 AM
Photo of SABERG
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Deep golden color, billowing white cap, stunning gentle lacing makes its way to the top.
S - Apricot, ripe peach, passion fruit. The tropical smells are blended so well. The nose is very complex.
Warm grains and some grilled white bread.
T - Fruits of the field, deep rich malty body, a slight bite of complex hops. The taste lingers as softer elements come forward.
Lemon reduction, white burgundy, some touches of hop oils. A little bit of Alcohol resonates.
F - A large body, gentle and relentless carbonation. A smooth coating of the palate no intention of letting go any time soon.
O - A big approach to a pilsner, the hop profile is dense and only one part of a very complex and very enjoyable beer.

SABERG, Friday at 09:19 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

maddog1495, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

duceswild, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

aabuhanna, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of baumaxx1
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Bottled beer served in a glass.

Appearance -
Pours a thick, white and fluffy head, that dissipates slowly to a thin 5mm layer. Leaves plenty of lacing. A hazy yellow/gold colour, no sediment but not clear. Moderate carbonation.

Smell -
Pineapple, rockmelon, peaches, passionfruit, honey, pine, floral, citrus, lemon, lime - a lot more fruit on the nose compared to some beers which are very much dominated by hops and citrus. Very strong aroma - could smell it before I even poured it from the bottle.

Taste -
First up a bit of honey, wheat, rockmelon, pineapple. After the first sip you get a good hit of hops and those passionfruit, peach, caramel and strong grapefruit flavours. Grapefruit peel after-taste.

Mouthfeel -
Very creamy, full bodied, and a very light carbonation tingle. Smooth and refreshing and a hint of stickiness.

Overall -
A very full flavoured and unique brew - full of rich fruity flavours. Very enjoyable, unique and refreshing. Hard to fault and well balanced.

baumaxx1, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

gory4d, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Igormatos, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jbriggs7, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

sammyg832, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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drpimento, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

pghalliday, Jul 22, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holy Braumeister! A collaboration between Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head (two of my favourite brewers). Yes "Don't get excited by Dogfish Head, you've only tried one of their brews" I hear you saying but what a beer that was! [technically it was a Sahti, not a beer Dok] Anyway, let's talk about this amazing collaboration between these world class brewers - Birra Del Borgo are already my firm favourite for Italian brewer of the year (every year running) and Dogfish Head are renowned for mixing the shit (pronounced in this sense "SHI-yat") up. So fingers are crossed, except for my left index - I broke it just then.

Poured from a Birra Del Borgo stylised (fat bodied with a tall neck) 330ml bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: This hazy light orange/golden bodied beer with a light white lacing on top is already pushing all the right buttons on the beer receptors in my brain (yes I have beer receptors in my brain, don't you?).

S: The aroma is melon/tropical from the go. Honeydew intermingles with guava, lychee and sweet honeyed malts (no doubt that signature Birra Del Borgo Senatore Cappeli wheat)... my tongue salivates with the taste odyssey that awaits.

T: Flavour hits you in the face like a soft wet cat skin gauntlet (yes I went specific on that metaphor) before you notice a big meaty hop bite, which is where Dogfish Head come in to this collaboration - the hops! This is one well-crafted craft brew - starts off with a sweet honeyed malt, then it leads in to the tropical fruit noted above, and then BZAM! Hops - not your typical American pine/citrus hop overload but enough to make you realise that this partnership between Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head is kismet. Beer-heaven as opposed to beer-heavin' (which one gets from drinking VB).

M: Medium bodied with a smooth and dense carbonation - if I'm giving out arbitrary points, which I am, ten points here.

D: This beer takes the best of Birra Del Borgo (their malt/wheat and yeast profile) and mixes it with the best of what an American brewer like Dogfish Head has to offer (hops of course, silly rabbit). What this produces is a beer that is easily an equal measure of what Belgium has to offer - I do not say this lightly. A wonderful mix of both the new & old world here.

Food match: This is a brew that would feel at home with a Thai noodle salad or light BBQ fare - grilled chicken, sausages, minute steaks, potato salad and coleslaw - a veritable everymeal beer.

doktorhops, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) from Birra Del Borgo
90 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.