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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
88
very good

294 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 294
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Evil_Pidde, Wednesday at 04:59 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Mattias, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

I like this one better then the American brewed version.

themind, Oct 23, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%

Johnct, Oct 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

aztraz, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ariceclemson, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.1 oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap. Was told by an employee that the store received this bottle in Oct of 2013. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with two fingers of head. Fluffy and incredible lacing, downright perfect

Smell: Faint grassiness and floral hops

Taste: Complex hop profile with a lot of floral and spicy characteristics

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp in the finish, lingering bitterness

Overall: Wow, this is a year old, and still has a lot of the hop character. The nose has really dulled out but the flavor is still strong. Im impressed it held up this well.

Tuck_leepulin, Oct 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

TheBrk, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

wvdfh120fan, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

zestar, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A hazy light gold with a 1" head of foam that shrinks reluctantly. Lacing is very good.

That's a very spicy hop nose I smell. One of the if not the strongest hop smells I've ever encountered in a Pils, double or otherwise.

The taste is of that strong hoppy goodness. Very spicy, very herbal. There's a biscuit like malt in the background that, to be honest, does very little to balance this beer. Oh well, I do get a significant amount of sweetness the more I sip but the balance I mentioned, I think, is not needed.

Medium bodied, same for the carbonation. Nice.

A very pleasant surprise as I usually don not favour Double Pils brews, $8.88 for the 11.1 ounce fancy assed bottles is a bit much though.

Bitterbill, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bcoyle, Sep 26, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%

TheAnk, Sep 24, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +13.2%

beoirific, Sep 20, 2014
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, Sep 19, 2014
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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
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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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) from Birra Del Borgo
88 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.