Re Ale | Birra Del Borgo

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Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Crosling on 06-09-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
102
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
17.88%
 
 
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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured in a chalice.

Delicious American beer made in Italy.

A: Absolutely beautiful presentation. Nice bottle with the brewery logo stamped in the glass. Nice label and format too. The beer itself is also a charm. Pours a orange almost amber color with a medium nice beige head which dissipates quickly leaving many lacings. Carbonation and some particles make it a bit cloudy: Small bubbles are formed in the bottom of the glass
S: Pure perfume of hops. Smells like an IPA. Caramel malts and yeasts. A bit watery, I would dare
T: Follows the nose. Some caramel malts but in overall, dominated by hops. Strong and delicious hop citrus bitterness. Very grassy
M: Light body I would dare to say. Considerable carbonation
D: Puro piacere! Troppo buona birra! :)

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Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought online from MyBreweryTap.com

Poured an amber colour. Light tan head poured quite loose and faded quickly to almost nothing... barely any carbonation and very little lacing...

Aroma - Grassy and piney hops, good caramel maltiness, faint nuttiness, some light buttery traces, ground pepper, floral honey notes, some herbal hints, some saltiness, grapefruit and citrus fruitiness...

Taste - Quite malty first then the piney and grassy hops come to the fore... some sweet honey traces, grapefruit and orange fruitiness, toasted bread traces, quite floral, some saltiness, the faintest of metallic notes..

M&D - Quite crisp and dry... light / medium bodied... Very refreshing and drinkable and pretty sessionable...

Overall - A pretty decent APA - nothing groundbreaking just a good, clean well made APA... recommended...

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a slightly burnt orange color. Maybe I should just give the nod to UT and say that it pours a light burnt umber. Slight off white head without much lacing.

Nose brings a fairly good dose of citrus and floral hops with a bit of a caramel undertone. The hops are the feature focus, and interact with the malt quite well. Taste is a bit different as the hops are toned down in relation to the doughy caramel malt, and not much bitterness comes through. Feel is a bit light with moderate carbonation. A pretty good job getting at the American style and glad I got to try this.

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Photo of drpimento
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer! Poured with a huge, thick, foamy, frothy, sudsy, off white head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is hops, toffee, fruit, malt, yeast. Flavor's like nose with perfect sweet - bitter balance for this style. Ditto the body & carbonation. Finish is a little sweet at first with a long tapering bitterness. No hint of alcohol except perhaps a teeny bit at the very end. Session beer for sure if you can afford it.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask at Bir & Fud in Rome.

Pours a hazy copper color with a thick one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with good amounts of citrus and earthy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malt flavors augmented by hints of deeper caramel malts kick things off. Shortly thereafter heavy citrus - mostly grapefruit - flavors work their way into things, carrying through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this was a solid pale with nice levels of hops that were showcased nicely in cask form. Worth a shot.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a 3 Philosophers snifter. Aroma is very unusual...in a positive way. Style is listed as an American pale ale, it isn't. There isn't a style for what this beer is. Aroma is faint in hops and prominent in sweet malts. The malt aromas actually reminds me of the sweetness you get in an aged barleywine of sorts. Taste is also curious, again in a delicious sort of way. Sweet, but not over the top. Mildly hoppy, slightly spicy and very smooth and delicious. Hard to describe to a certain degree. I get the feeling that this one may be just a warm up for My Antonia. Can't wait to try that one soon.

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Photo of Nickls
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a nice half-finger of slightly off-white, bubbly head; decent enough retention and only touches of residual lacing. Faintly hazy burnt orange hue with yellowy hints.

Aroma is very light all-round, faint citrusy hops come through; sweet fruitiness; hints of caramel. Nothing bad, but nothing outstanding here. The sweetness is what really strikes me about the flavor; lots of caramel; candy; a bit of a flowery hop presence but even that is muted; faint hint of citrus. Not sugary, but damn sweet and cloying. MF is not bad, a bit heavier than I usually associate with the style. Light, soft carbonation and a bit viscous. OK drinking once you get past the sweetness and some of the faint hoppiness comes in. However, not a great brew overall. Was looking for a more pronounced hop presence and less of a malt bill.

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Photo of MattsLilBeerLuvr
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Max's on three separate occasions... within the same week. :-)

Listed here as an APA, Max's has it down as an Italian Saison/IPA... hmm

Served in a challice. Dark amber, almost reddish color. Thick head, left nice lacing on the glass.

Smells like a basket of the world's most delicious fruit. Oh yes.

Taste- Awesome. Sweet, very smooth. Tastes like fruit and honey, with a little bitterness.

Verrry drinkable. Wasn't too carbonated, but I don't think it needed any more. Bartender says he's got a case of this stuff at home. I might have to rob him.

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Photo of Suds
3.22/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is nice orange-golden color with a fine white head. Despite care in the pour, there's a surprising amount of 'floaties' in the beer. The smell is all about hops. Fresh, herbal and citric Cascades....quite nice...it's an Italian American Pale Ale! There's a bit of fruit...apples and berries, as well as some caramel malt smells. The taste is sweet, with a solid backbone of bitterness. Fairly light in body, the beer is easy to drink and relatively smooth. It's nothing spectacular, but it is a solidly good beer. Fairly low in carbonation, which makes the beer not only smooth, but also a little flabby. I think that a little more CO2 wouldn't have hurt. The beer is decent, if not exceptional.

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Photo of bark
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The liquid is deep amber; the liquid is hazy. The finger thick head is warm beige.

The smell is very strong and hoppy - lots of citric oily flavours (grapefruits, yoghurt), some light hints of tar and smoky whisky. Sweet notes of raspberries and wine gums. It is a little heavy.

The taste is hoppy, too. But the body is surprisingly weak for a well hopped beer at 6.4%? Lots of try fruity candy-like notes of green apples, orange peels, apricots, red berries. There are some wine-like dry flavours, some sweetness and a touch of honey. The aftertaste is rather mild concerning all the flavours I found firstly. Bitter-sweet hoppy flavours, some tart hints, honey and a touch of olive oil; it is very balanced and elegant.

The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles small. The liquid is semi-smooth.

It is said that the main strength of the Italian microbreweries is the lack of beer traditions: They can do exactly what they feel like without any limitations. An APA with a mild lambic-like sourness? Hell yeah!

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Photo of Crosling
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draught, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome, Italy. This is not the extra, just plain Re Ale. Golden color. Full head. Hop accented nose with lots of other character, malt and yeast derived smells, fruit. Flavor is hoppy, lots of yeast character. Lots of taste and character. Drinkable, unique, big for its size. A great IPA.

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