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My Antonia - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,621 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,621
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 97
Gots: 159 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
My Antonia (named after the Willa Cather read), is a continually-hopped imperial pilsner. This lager for ale lovers is citrusy, sweet and refined.

My Antonia started out as a collaboration beer when Sam brewed it at Birra del Borgo (hope you can read Italian) outside Rome, Italy, with owner/brewer Leonardo DiVencenzo in October 2008. In 2010, we began brewing My Antonia here in Delaware for U.S. distribution.

(Beer added by: dasenebler on 07-15-2010)
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Birdmarg741

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a frosted dimpled mug

A: cloudy light yellow. Nothing particularly special

S: smells of olives and unsalted bread. Lightly of ascorbic acid and melon.

T: sweet and spicy upfront, but bitter oily tastes if olive creep in quickly with swallow. Spiciness hits the roof of the mouth hard- while sweetness of fruit - melon or peach- distracts the top and tip of the tongue at the same time. With swallow, the taste of yeast and bread comes first, followed by an aftertaste of olives with red pepper spice. After abut 60 seconds, the taste of yeast gently returns. - gently. Though with a bitterness that is slightly annoying.

M: quite spicy- a characteristic that builds with each second in the mouth. Fuller bodied than its appearance would lead one to expect, with a punch of carbonation that adds to the spiciness.

O: I am not generally much of a pilsner drinker, so I don't fully trust my ability to compare this to others of its type. However, as an ipa lover, this beer is very nice. Aggressive upfront with hops, but balanced and smooth in its finish and aftertaste. Unless my prior knowledge of the beer's origins has taken over my ability to ignore this fact- this brew smells and tastes incredibly Italian, and seems as though it would pair beautifully with this food- and playful enough to fully play the part.
Absolutely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 00:55:47 | More by Birdmarg741
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My Antonia from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,621 ratings.