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Caos - Birra Del Borgo

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54 Ratings

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 01-18-2013

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”.
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 15
Photo of Duffman79
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very bubbly champaign head fades quickly. Aroma of sour apples.

Photo of dwagner003
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I mean, it tastes good.. But it's not all that sour and I taste a ton of sweet grape juice. Very faint wine characteristics saved this beer for me. Nice and musty.

Photo of BTHU
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Krey213
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft in Asheville, NC. Excellent overall beer for those who enjoy venturing outside the beaten path

Photo of Fieldzy27
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy gold with a rocky white head that dies quickly. Little champagne bubbles in the first pour but sits still after.

Aroma is green apple , lemon, grass, wet hay, slight musty funk.

Taste, crisp tardiness and mild sweetness. High in fruit esters and green apple and citrus notes.

Mouthfeel is extraordinary. Tingles like champagne and refreshed the pallet beautifully.

A very fun interesting beer. I will seek out again for sure.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

no love for this beer from the people? come on, i know every single imported italian brewer seems obsessed with grape beers, but this one is next level, a curious white varietal adds a ton of tannic fruitiness to this, and although i might not call it a wild ale on the yeast front, i would certainly call the champagne yeast it is fermented with "wild" in that its wildly delicious. i should also mention that this is perhaps the most beautiful packaging i have ever seen, bottle and label both, stunning, and with a ten dollar mark down at argonaut, i had to pick it up, especially given my strange obsession with the italians. a nice musty funk on the nose, not much head at all, or what little is there, white and lazy, fades fast. murky golden color, the wine has attacked carbonation it seems, so much grape in nose and taste. i wish for more bubbles, but the combination of cedar closet, champagne yeast, white grape sharpness, and lingering tangy citrus, i have to hold this among the best italian beers i have ever had. the price is prohibitive i realize, but there is something special about this one, and i would call it as good of a beer/wine hybrid as exists currently. i need more of this!!!

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pete_IV
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draught 8oz pour. Head disappeared immediately leaving a golden clear brew. Smells and tastes like apple juice. Slightly tart on the finish but mostly apples. Slight carbonation feel in the mouth. An alright beer, glad for the 8oz pour.

Photo of Ralphs66
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taospowder
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of dar482
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of Beeridizer
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of SLeffler27
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Caos from Birra Del Borgo
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