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Caos - Birra Del Borgo

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BA SCORE
86
very good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-11-2014 13:03:48 | More by Slatetank
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Dello

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-07-2014 02:42:33 | More by Dello
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akang

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-05-2014 03:46:29 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-29-2014 16:56:51 | More by SocalKicks
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Roze

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-21-2014 20:08:47 | More by Roze
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-17-2014 02:47:16 | More by Todd
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-14-2014 19:29:23 | More by DrBier
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magictacosinus

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-10-2014 02:01:04 | More by magictacosinus
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pcarney8

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.5%

06-11-2014 21:50:27 | More by pcarney8
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JimLeff

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Tasted at "Super Kegs" at The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

"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.

04-11-2014 19:17:48 | More by JimLeff
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TR0219

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2014 02:48:35 | More by TR0219
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2014 00:43:11 | More by PeteRiz
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-30-2014 16:26:09 | More by YobroitsJoe
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-25-2013 02:50:59 | More by WanderingFool
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gueuzegossage

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-04-2013 03:04:16 | More by gueuzegossage
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-15-2013 00:56:30 | More by JAHMUR
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-28-2013 02:54:36 | More by Scott_McCool
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Kooz

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Arrived a bland, dull yellow with no head. Very average. It also had no discernible smell. Tastes warm with a cidery finish. It had an apple hint that was nice and unexpected. There was no bite despite a relatively high ABV, and though there's not a lot of body, the warm aftertaste kicked it up to a 3.5. Overall, the taste was so good that it more than made up for some of the weaker features, and I'd certainly get it again.

04-06-2013 02:07:42 | More by Kooz
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. No head, at all, can't even stimulate one. Clear, oily lacing. Body is clear golden with a touch of copper. Aroma includes green apples, cinnamon, some flowers (lavender?), cardamon, green grapes and candi sugar. Taste closely follows the aromas and is slightly tart, slightly sweet, a touch medicinal, slightly mead like. I think this one is unique and flavorful, but I wouldn't go into it with any particular taste expectations. Don't go by whatever style the beer will be listed as because this one can not neatly be placed into ANY particular beer category.

02-18-2013 07:20:22 | More by KickbacksSteve
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chakadrum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-15-2013 04:31:30 | More by chakadrum
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.09/5  rDev -20.6%

On draft at Rustico in Alexandria.

The beer is transparent,still and bright orange. The aroma offers grape juice, grape skins. A distant hint of funky yeast far in the background. Notes of white wine. Fairly sweet with only a brief glimpse of tartness. Light in body with low carbonation. Smooth on the palate. This was ok, but is pretty one dimensional, lacking a sense of adventure.

01-18-2013 23:45:08 | More by Huhzubendah
Caos from Birra Del Borgo
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.