L'Equilibrista - Birra Del Borgo

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L'EquilibristaL'Equilibrista

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BA SCORE
88
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gobigvt7 on 10-25-2011)
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4.72/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brewed in 2009. 750ml bottle from Grape And Gourmet (Virginia Beach, VA) into champagne flute

golden with a tinge of amber, wildly effervescent, huge lacy white head, rapidly dissipating a la champagne, no legs at all

white wine, champagne, grapes

wow, this is awesome. Finally a "grapey" grape beer. My mind constantly wavers from thinking about it as a big, fruity champagne and a semi-sweet interesting beer. The warmer it gets, the more grapes come to the party. Very subdued malt bill and even fewer hops. Hiding this 10.5%abv exceptionally well.

surprisingly light bodied for such a big beer. not too sticky. massive carbonation level dries out the palate nicely at the finish.

this beer is phenomenal, and if it weren't for the rarity and pricetag (26.99), I'd keep this in stock. A great special occasion beer. A lot of beers are made with grapes, but very few actually deliver on their promise of flavor, let alone so well.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

By the glass at Max's today.

The beer pours an orange amber color with fairly good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is pretty complex, with light honey, white wine, a hint of vanilla and considerable spice. On the palate this beer is amazing. Never have I encountered a beer that blends the concept of beer with champagne the way this one does. There's plenty of dry grape and grape skin, but the champagne yeast keeps on making me think I'm drinking champagne. Also, there's sort of a roundness to the flavor profile that I typically associate with a good bottle of champgne, and not with any beer I've ever encountered. Anyway, the considerable tropical fruit is all incredibly dry in this beer, yet the beer retains its richness. Extraordinary. Alcohol is a complete afterthought in this beer, though I can tell it's a bit on the high side.

Stunning... like nothing else I've ever tried before in a beer. Bravo!!!

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awesome beer. great nose of grapes and nutty cheese.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been looking forwards to this since they started importing here as i knew we see it eventually and this is a style i like,it pours a clear peach efferescent hue which leaves a fast vanishing one finger and a rim of lacing,the smell is a mix of rose champagne,apples,boozy alcohol,sweet cherries and dark grapes,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,sessionable and suits the style nicely and has tastes of cherries,rose champagne,candy apples,strawberries,kiwi fruit and finished with a white grape bittersweetness and overall this is a nice easy drinking Biere brut but my only complaint is that the wine takes over a little bit as it finishes a little sweet and would love to see it a little more balanced but apart from that def the perfect brew to swing the wine drinkers over and very easy to knock back.

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L'Equilibrista from Birra Del Borgo
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.