Genziana | Birra Del Borgo

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85
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63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paulthebeerguru on 04-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a pretty tasty beer. It's super floral, grassy and with a great balance between sweetness and the floral bitterness. Lots of bitter greens on the nose and taste. Extremely drinkable!

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of YvesB
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of andpit
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On the "1001", this was an odd beer. I probably won't buy it again and review it.

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Photo of SafeBet
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fabianno
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with creamy, white head. Aroma is grassy, herbal, like a herbal tea with camomile. Taste has very nice saison notes along the herbal component. Slightly sweet but overall really drinkable. Body is really soft and has medium to low carbonation. Really tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catalin90
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geofort78
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mush
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i continue to just love exploring all the crazy italian beer out there, even though i hate the prices. borgo is up and down for me, but i like this one a whole lot. pale ale type brewed with gentian root or gentian flower, which i am not overly familiar with, but its definitely woody and earthy, and i know it has some cool healing powers. cloudy and pretty dull looking golden greenish beige color. the head is upbeat though, carbonation like champagne apparently, and a very cool nose. lots of little meadow flowers i get, little buttercups and queen ann's lace and that sort of thing, not overly floral in a perfume way, but definitely blooming and pollenated and all of that. i get an almost ginger spice to it too, more mellow, more galangal root or something, subtle but distinct. the flavor has all of that too. its weirdly hoppy, like bitter but stale or fading or something, not sure how much time is on this bottle. the herbal part of it, the gentian, is a major success, its delicious, but the hops aspect is strange, and the yeast that usually flatters these beers seems intrusive and not delicate enough for what else is happening. fun beer, cool idea, probably better on draft, hope to one day find out. worth buying even for the steep price

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Photo of lillitnn92
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SteeleWright
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RISeth
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of proctah
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Genziana from Birra Del Borgo
3.83 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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