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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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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 19
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Jasonchair, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ystazi, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

groleau, Jun 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Andy_Luft, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

MPSTARR, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.34/5  rDev +8%

appearance: Clear medium Golden. Huge billowy head with loads of messy lacing that stick to the glass forever. Quite a looker.
smell: Rather subtle but getting some bread, some leafy, grassy notes, some citrus and a bit of peppery spice.
taste: Much like the nose. nicely melded flavors, with that hint of spice in the finish.
overall: very drinkable, creamy brew.

cindyjeffsmith, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

CraigTravor, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
Photo of vitALEity
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%

A: 2" of hazy burnt orange liquid with about 14" of thick white head. This might be the most overcarbonated beer I've ever poured. After it finally settles it reveals a glass full of hazy orange beer with a nice retained head and lace.

S: Complex interplay of sweet orange ,lemon, pine, nutmeg, clove, caramel, yeasty esters.

T: Wow. Really nice flavors of citrus hops, some pine, some tropical fruit, light nuttiness, caramel. Very yeasty as well.

M: Much more full bodied than any pilsner I've had before. Its creamy and light. Doesnt have a carbonated feel at at all. Not nearly as crisp and dry as most pilsners but I like this mouth feel a lot more.

O: Amazing pilsner. Only one Ive had that I like more is Humulus by The Bruery and its very close.

vitALEity, May 06, 2014
Photo of jamiecoppin
4/5  rDev -0.5%

jamiecoppin, May 03, 2014
Photo of flyingpig
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.20):
Light, clear amber with a 0.5cm, creamy looking head that is a white & holds well, leaving some nice lacing and stopping short of going patchy on the surface.

Citrus, orange peel and some spices, the beer is quite hoppy for a lager and some pine and bitterness comes through early on. Malty base with faint biscuit & sweetness rounding things off.

Grassy hops with some citrus & pine with a malt base & some sweetness making an appearance alongside some biscuit & spice. Orange, pineapple & tropical fruits all come through as well.

Thicker than I expected, coming around just past medium bodied & it seems fairly well carbonated with a pleasant citrus tang and a crisp, dry finish. The alcohol content is very well hidden throughout with a sharp feel that goes down well.

A nice beer with a good malt and citrus base, some pleasant fruits and a good balance between flavours. The alcohol content was very well hidden and the beer was a good, highly drinkable one.

flyingpig, Apr 28, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%

Bottle: an awesome brown 330mL bottle with a super-long neck and a squat little embossed body. A very stylish label too - a great-looking package.

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with extremely fine, sporadic carbonation. A one-and-a-half finger white head rises up and hangs about, slowly dropping to a thick cap. Absolutely amazing lacing across the entire glass - some of the best I have ever seen. A great looking beer.

Aroma: a bit disappointing after the appearance to be honest - very light aromas of citrus and particularly tropical fruits. Pineapple and grapefruit take the fore. Update: once the beer has warmed some more (from initial taste at 6-degrees to 9-degrees) there is a stronger aroma with additional sweet sugar.

Taste: lemon citrus and tropical fruits up front, with a sweet malt backbone. Some spices also.

Aftertaste: the sweetness drops away a little, to be replaced with some hop bitterness and more spice.

Mouth feel: a moderate feel with fine carbonation, quite dry on the finish. Pretty decent.

Overall: this is the first Dogfish Head collaboration beer I have ever had, and it doesn't disappoint. Plenty of citrus hops and tropical fruits, with spice and malt. I still don't think it's worth AU$120 a case of 24 x 330mL, but one every now and then definitely won't hurt.

SmashPants, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

OnryAndMean, Apr 03, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Drank from my Ciney tulip

A - Pours a cloudy orange colour. Two fingered White head that retains well

S - Big aromas of citrus, sugars pineapple and hop. Nice.

T - Plenty of hop and citrus and a little herb. The finish is nicely rounded bitterness.

M -Medium to full body with medium carbonation

T - impressive beer that is recommended.

eric5bellies, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

SharkNado, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bmwats, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

scotv, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

plsmanx, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jak, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Sludgeman, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Rift, Mar 04, 2014
My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) from Birra Del Borgo
90 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.