Duchessic Ale - Birra Del Borgo
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Reviews by seaoflament:
3.78/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to Shane for sharing this interesting beer this past weekend.
The beer poured a light amber hue with a few bubbles on top. Not much of a head to speak of but it's understandable with the young lambic that is used in this blend.
Nice tropical aroma upfront with notes of apricots, peaches, papaya, mango, and orange make up the first line of fruits. There is a leathery presence but it's a low profile. A bit of oak and vanilla with some citrus fruits make up the end half of the aroma. Tangy wheat later on and a bit of spices. It certainly has a presence of a cross/blend between a saison and lambic.
On first taste I get spices, wheat, and a dry brett flavor. The saison seems to have a stronger presence with a bit of funk in the background. Still feels like it's young in the bottle and could use some more time. Hardly any carbonation, quite still and somewhat thick at times but quite easy to drink
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2009 03:02:07 | More by seaoflament
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4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375mL bottle poured into a tulip.
(A)- Pours a hazy golden apricot color. Produced some solid white froth with great retention and lacing.
(S)- An insanely inviting aroma of acidic oak funk meets dry lemon peel and apple. Its very very dry, but very very awesome. Subtle Brett bits.
(T)- Again, a Brett-like funky dryness meets subtle acidity with lemon. Finishes slightly yeasty with bits of ever so slight sweet apple.
(M)- A lively carbonation level. This has a great balance of dry funky oak, acidic lemon, and a subtle yeasty sweet finish.
(O)- The lambic influence in this is obvious, but it really adds a dynamic layer of funk and acidity to the base overall. Fantastic beer. This bottle has obviously had some time on it at the time of purchase due to how faded the label appeared.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 13:11:26 | More by sweemzander
Duchessic Ale from Birra Del Borgo
93 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.