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Caos - Birra Del Borgo

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86
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

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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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.

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"50% Malvasia grapes, 50% malted barley, and primary fermentation with Champagne yeast"

Grape is way out front. I guess the easy way to make a grape beer work is to make the beer super non-assertive. That way you don't have to blend the flavors. The Malvasian grapes are an interesting flavor, but not something I'd want in my face for multiple glasses. 

Finishes on a nice herbal note. Is it grape skin tannins, or is it hops? I think hops. So maybe there's some beer flavor in there after all.

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