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Caos - Birra Del Borgo

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45 Ratings

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
After the Equilibrista, our beer inspired by the Champagne world, here it is a new experiment on the “wine meets beer” theme. This time, though, we tipped the scales in favour of beer, adding to the Duchessa wort only a 25% of wine must: in this case we used Malvasia (coming from our friends of Tenuta di Bibbiano, as usual), a white, aromatic grape variety which gives the beer a gentle and nice sharpness and an inusual, fruity nose. The beer is bottle-fermentd using Champagne-yeasts, and it has a quite intense “perlage” (bubbles) that makes it perfect as an aperitif or even for the whole meal. The “chaotic” label was designed by Valentina De Luca, an Art student at the Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore Antonio Cederna of Velletri (Rome), who won our contest “Etichette Bizzarre”.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 01-18-2013)
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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of dar482
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

The beer comes in a light and clear orange yellow.

In general, the beer has sweet and tea like flavors. A touch of honey, without much tart or sour qualities to speak of. A good amount of this green grape action.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a golden yellow, very light, entirely clear, with no head or lacing, essentially still.

Smells like white wine, predominantly, some light funk too.

This is as close to wine as beer can get, luckily, it does taste pretty good. Big lemony white wine flavor, grapes, some funk, a bit of barrel woodiness, small amount of vanilla, green apple, and must.

This is very light bodied, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a wine-like mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

This is one of the more unique beers I've ever had, but doesn't feel a whole lot like beer to me.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

I have no beer wine to compare this to. it is really nice almost like a shandy.

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4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught in a small tulip, Caos is lightly hazed golden straw with a thin white head.

The aroma is sweet, some apple, clearly similar to white wine.

The champagne inspiration is obvious. Light sourness.

Light body well carbonated, with light alcohol.

I am finding may enjoyable craft beers from Italy. This is a welcome change from my collegiate days of insipid Italian beer. I am sooo glad to have an open mind, that leads me away from snap judgment and prejudice.

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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Hunger N Thirst, enjoyed chilled in a snifter.

the color is golden with light hazed appearance with small ring of beads with visible carbonation. The smell has a light lemon quality with vinous aroma and slight woody scent with gentle yeast aspect giving a slight sour smell. The feel is tangy and fruity with light carbonation and carries a yeast quality with mild malt in the feel and subtle spice perhaps a tannin with very dry finish.

The taste is very foood with wine accent from the barrel noticeable up front

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Caos from Birra Del Borgo
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.