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My Antonia - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,685 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,685
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 110
Gots: 180 | FT: 3
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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2/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Executive Summary:
too sweet
over-hopped
doesn't taste like a pilsner - more like a pale ale

Simply adding "Imperial" or "Double" to the name of your style doesn't make up for defects.

This beer is neither clean nor crisp like a lager should be, and the drinker is presented with a sickening fruity sweetness.

It is not light in body or flavor, and the sledgehammer hops make this beer an overall unpleasant experience.

The flavors do not blend, and the heat of the alcohol sticks out like a sore thumb.

Dogfish makes wonderful ales of all sorts, but their first lager offering leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, literally and figuratively. Why not try something a little simpler, and work your way up to the "extreme" pilsner when you get that mastered?

ambiguator, Feb 25, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a generic beer glass in Trastavere, Rome. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of soft cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent yellow.

Sm: Musty hops, fringe esters, and light amber hops. Aroma is of moderate strength.

T: Cream, amber hops, and unwelcome bittering hops. I hate the IPA-ish bittering hops, but leave it to Dogfish Head to throw them in there. It's alright, but the balance is off and the build is awful for a pils.

Mf: Coarse, fairly dry, and a bit too thick. Wretchedly done for the style.

Dr: This is an outright perversion of the style. The price is high (this was in Rome), and the quality is rather limited. I'll try it in bottle form back in the states, but it's far from high on me list.

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My Antonia from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,685 ratings.