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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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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 19
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009

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Big herbal, spicy, earthy noble hop nose over light grains. Pours slightly hazy gold under a 3" off-white, persistent pillowy foam cap. Noble hop spice and earthiness are more noticeable in the head then in the body while the rich Moravian malts shine more brightly in the body but the two blend in the mouth giving the beer an enjoyable parfait quality. The beer has big malt and hops but everything is perfectly balanced. Medium body and very fine, soft carbonation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) from Birra Del Borgo
90 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.