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Rubus | Birra Del Borgo

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3.86/5
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247 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 06-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,655
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
247
pDev:
11.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Photo of patre_tim
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper with a pinkish tinge, cloudy with no visible carbonation, and topped with 1 finger of off white head.

Smells of funky acidity, like Cantillon's brewery, and its really floral and fruity. Its kind of like a kid's pink candy, or ice cream. I get raspberries in there as well.

Highly acidic, relatively dry with a hint of sweetness, and really floral as it was on the nose. There's also a strange bitterness as well, perhaps from the excess yeast that poured in. There's a funk as well and a woody, barrel quality.

Medium, crisp body, with a light, almost fiery carbonation.

Got from Bangkok, drinking in Chiang Mai Nov 5th, 2017. Excellent, quality European brew that reminds me of some of the best Lambics.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.12/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Premo88
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz. bottle poured into wide-mouthed stick

L: red, clear, pushes up thick head of pink-tinged offwhite foam at least 2 fingers tall that dissipates quickly; a little sticking off the head; keeps an almost full skin of pinkish foam with thick collar; clarity isn't 100%, but the slight mistiness is still easy to see through

S: sharp, sweet fingernail polish; sweet fruit, sweet raspberries mixed with lemon juice; musty barn and old oak wood in background; the musty barn aroma begins taking over relatively quickly

T: yeasty sweet/sour raspberries ... almost a raspberry/lemon candy flavor; bitter, earthy flavor eats into sweetness; fingernail polish/remover; bitter floral flavor coats the mouth in the aftertaste, like licking an air freshener; something is mixed in with the fingernail polish flavor I've not encountered ... it's fruity and floral and somehow artificial, like the way burning plastic smells; as it warms, a musty barn flavor starts taking over, an earthy dirt flavor that isn't overly bitter

F: very full from good amount of carbonation yet lightweight

O: very hard to score overall because it has some fantastic "sour" notes and a couple notes I don't like; very yeasty tasting brew with a couple of unique things about it that do make it quite interesting, even if one of those unique notes is the flavor of burning plastic (?); a one-off for me but worth the trouble

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Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Slack
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A somewhat hazy deep maroon in color with about a ΒΌ inch of head. Some lacing present.

Sour fruit dominates the nose - raspberries, citrus, maybe cherry. Funk and acid also present.

Taste is sour/tart raspberries mixed with citrus.

Mouthful is medium to light with medium to light carbonation. Finish is clean and dry.

A smooth ale with wine like qualities that make it enjoyable but the flavors could be more pronounced and the carbonation a bit higher.

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

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maich
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Domvan
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mytu420
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 773-F-I-B
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, ruby-red beer with a offwhite, one finger high head.

Nose: Blackcurrant, apple, gooseberry, raspberry and citrus. Tart.
Taste: Raspberry, citrus, orange, grapefruit, caramel and apple.
Body: Medium to light body. Medium to high carbonation. Bitter finish.

Very refreshing!

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 247 ratings
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