Genziana | Birra Del Borgo

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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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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of TheDoorman
2.71/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy-orange/yellow, with a quickly dissipating white head. Effervescent. Scent of a Heineken at first, but when sufficiently swirled the scent faded to a more grassy, but light aroma. Subtle flavor profile. Light and refreshing. Touch of hops at the finish.

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Photo of bylerteck
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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 shleepy
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from bottle (bought at K&L in Redwood City, CA) into wine glasses.

A: Orange / light amber; very hay and full of sediment; medium white head.

S: Herby, spicy, floral, sweet.

T: Herby bitterness mixed with decent amount of caramel sweetness. Pretty interesting, but I wish it was drier. Sweetness stays in aftertaste.

M: Low-ish carbonation, medium body.

O: As usual with very "heavily spiced" beers, it's moderately complex and interesting, but not the kind of experience that I'd want to often repeat.

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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 Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out looking much like a pilsner or a pale lager, it's got a clear yellowish color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer is a little floral and herbal, with that grassy pilsner aroma in there too. The taste of the beer is grainy and has a light amount of herbal spice in there. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with a dry feeling in the background. Overall this brew is decent in my opinion. I struggle to find anything really impressive with this brew.

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Photo of trbergman
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a Hennepin flute. Jesus! As soon as I cracked it open the bottle started spewing foam and wouldn't stop. I think I lost about a third of the bottle.

Appearance - Cloudy and amber in color with a speckled tan head that starts off huge and slowly settles down to about a finger. Chunky, with a lot of sediment.

Smell - Lavender, violets, lemon zest.

Taste - Gentle and sweet, balanced by herbal zestiness.

Mouthfeel - Soft and creamy. This could be because of the aforementioned spewing.

Drinkability - Not something I really want to drink much of.

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

Photo of hopdog
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared courtesy of Josh.

Poured a medium yellow color with a small sized white head. Lots of suspended floaters. Aromas of floralness, a bar of soap, minty, and bready. Tastes of herbalness, green tea, soap, and floral. To sum this one up - different.

Notes from 4/16/08

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Photo of avalon07
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. OK lacing.

S: Had a very herbal smell, with strong dose of malt as well.

T: There was a slight herbal quality to the flavor, though it was mild and not overly medicinal. There was also a big malty presence, but after that it was a bit on the thin side. Not a very dynamic flavor.

M: A well carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

D: Not an undrinkable beer, but not very memorable either.

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

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottle 375mL

A: apricot orange color. effervescent. creamy head.
S: flowery aroma. pollen sweetness. spicy saison notes. bitter herbalness.
T: honey sweetness. caramel.
M: medium bodied. low carbonation.
O: Flowery and caramel flavors kind of off-putting.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows floral, herbal and soft fruity notes (apples, pears). Underneath is very faint honey and bready malt.
Very floral flavours too, with what is presumably the gentian taking centre stage. Underneath is bready malt, honey and spicy hops.
Carbonation is nicely high.

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Photo of John_M
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and considerable lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, but what's there is atractive enough. In this case, I get light honey, some ice tea flavor and maybe some light sour. The flavor profile is a bit better, but basically replicates the nose. There's some intial light sweetness, but the finish is fairly dry. Mouthfeel is fairly light, though the beer delivers a fair amount of flavor, and it finishes well. Alcohol is pretty much unnoticeable.

Mehhh... this is an OK beer, but there's nothing about it that would make me want to order it again.

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Photo of nick76
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is floral, malty, citrusy, and spicy. The appearance is orange gold with a huge head! The flavor is like the aroma with a touch of sourness. The palate is a little thin but smooth. Overall I like it but its unusual. This is just one of those that defies typical classification.

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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 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 clayrock81
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light gold with good head on light smell beer; airy hops with minor spices and very little malts. A lighter-bodied, smooth beer that is sweet with some spice and mellow hops. Balance between mellow sweet malt and some grainy, citric hops and spice. Finishes easy and is a good summer beer.

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Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Dether
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
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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