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My Antonia - Dogfish Head Brewery

My AntoniaMy Antonia

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Ratings: 1522
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%


Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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mdcrouser

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A solid golden-orange with a strong, fluffy white head, resulting in on-going stacks of lace. Continuous carbonation bubbles from below. Mildly cloudy - not as much as a wheat, but getting there.

Fresh, cool, citrus on the nose. Just a bit of malt at the end.

Smooth and lightly hopped, with hints of citrus and some pine. The buttery malt is surprisingly well-balanced, but comes through late, hanging around to continue filling the mouth.

The maltiness is drying, still leaving the mouth just a bit sticky. The carbonation closes quickly, resounding with malts and hops for minutes afterwards.

Nothing mind-blowing here, but a solid beer, and enjoyable drink - well-suited for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 01:53:37 | More by mdcrouser
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Virginia

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Australia

4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat hazy golden colour with a big, foamy head. Great lacing and nice head retention.

Sweet malt but with a big orangey, spicey hop aroma. Really interesting and complex.

Yum. Sweet malt with a slight nuttiness. Great bitterness that cleanses the palate and good fruitiness that drives this beer home.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Solid.

Excellent beer. Really clean, crisp and complex. Delightful.

Serving type: bottle

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1pt 9.4 oz bomber bottled in 2012. properly cellared since then in refrigerator. poured into a sam adams noble pils glass.

A - pours a dark yellow almost blond color. uncommon for a pils. this is my first time having an imperial pils. let alone a 2 year old vintage. 2 1/2 finger tight billowy foam that sticks around.

S - yeasty funk and i pick up a green apple scent. almost like a goose island sophie. i guess its due to the pilsner malts and saaz hops. very sweet smelling sugary, earthy note. very belgian like.

T - same as the nose. slight yeast funk, pear, greenapple, earthy malts and spicy hops. like a amped up czech pils. the aftertaste is very similar to thier piercing pils offering.

M - more full bodied than a standard pils. almost viscous. good carbonation though.

O - Not a bad introduction to an imperial pilsner. i'll seek it out to try it fresh. overall not that bad....cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

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My Antonia from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,522 ratings.