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L'Equilibrista - Birra Del Borgo

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very good

36 Ratings
no score

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gobigvt7 on 10-25-2011)
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3.95/5  rDev 0%

Pours a burnished red colour with disappointing rim of lace. Small bubbles, a bit flat overall with not much head or lace. Nice colour though.

Smells quite tart and funky. Earthy, barnyard kind of aroma with some notes of cinnamon, orange and some green apple notes. Slight acidity but mostly fruit, spice, yeah pretty decent.

Taste is quite funky - Belgian spice with organic barnyard character. Berries with some orange peel, cinnamon sticks and clove. Notes of barnyard funk, with horsey flavour, some fermented honey notes and some mild tart berry notes over the top. But yeah, mostly funk. Classic funky notes in fact, which I'm grateful for, because there's a feel that they might have tried to do too much with this, and the classic, subtly organic flavours win out overall.

Nice texture, bitty and quite dry on the back.

Yeah, not quite what I expected, but nice interesting complexities and classic in style. Really back to basics but with a bit of punky edge to it too.

laituegonflable, Aug 04, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

very strange beer here, regal packaging, and a hefty price tag of nearly 30 bucks. the pour on this is lovely, a slightly hazy pinkish color, more rose than pink maybe, with a ton of tiny bubbles champagne style, but not much retention. its made with chianti grapes and yeast, as well as champagne yeast, and these elements are on display all the way through. it smells like a wine hybrid for sure, with sweet and tannic grape features. it smells and tastes a lot like kids table wine, you know, the nonalcoholic sparkling grape juice. I don't get any hops at all from this, and any malted barley used is super light. its a beer about yeast, and the yeasts in this are lovely. light and bright, a little funky, and a lot active. tons of bubbles in this, it really pops on the tongue. the fruit gives it a little more sweetness than I like, but it covers up the alcoholic strength very effectively. this is a new years eve toast kind of beer, hard for me to think of any other occasion for it really. a strange brew to say the least, and definitely a bottle to share. one of the better beer wine hybrids ive had, but the price tag is prohibitive. the Italian scene is making a splash in the usa now, and birra del borgo is helping to lead the way.

StonedTrippin, Dec 09, 2013
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L'Equilibrista from Birra Del Borgo
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.