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Duchessic Ale - Birra Del Borgo

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

280 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 53
Gots: 41 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sort of "collaboration beer" with the famous Belgian brewery Brasserie Cantillon: an interesting experiment on the world of spontaneous fermentation. Our classic Duchess - Spelt beer - is was cut with a 20% of Cantillon lambic aged one year. The result is a unique beer that blends in an extraordinary way the characteristic acidity and roughness of lambic with delicate and gentle notes of the Duchess.

(Beer added by: ATPete on 11-01-2009)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a saison with a low abv and a complex flavor that is a rather good study of grain. The better of the two i had that day. Said to be brewed on buckwheat... or was it spelt? Pour is cloudy golden with a nice white head that doesn't have as much stick as a bipa. Nose is saison funk wheat with sweet hints. Wheaty and mineral notes but not husky. Light clay marzipan... Light grass citrus. Interesting ester undertones that wouldn't be likely in something so low abv. Great summer sipper or gulper.

had it again about 2 weeks later at the birch bar in norfolk VA and it was even better. the best saison i've had this year. head on looked like dough and caulk. well sustained and creamy but not yeast and overwhelming.

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Duchessic Ale from Birra Del Borgo
91 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.