Rubus | Birra Del Borgo

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244 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:
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Added by John_M on 06-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
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8
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18
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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOREDOGDALLAS
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection in a sour

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Photo of RPM3334
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wcu80
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cnwillis31
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Teodor
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Schoeni
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is a bright red-raspberry, looks like a "Fanta Berries". Nice little Head, not too much foam, Is it really a beer? Yes it is - but you have to open your mind, and get rid of that Black and White thinking. There is more than a "Lager", "Weizen" and "IPA". Aroma: Dark fruits, dark currant, Sour Cherries, little bit of ripe strawberries. Let's taste. Mhhyeah good mouthfeel, very fruity, sour, and indeed lively. I like that perfume and the bitterness at the end. The finish is really a excellent style intepretation of a Belgian Sour, because it is recognizable that this is indeed sth. that has been BREWED...yess.. Flavour is smoothe, with that hoppy fruity yeasty backend. Nice bitterness at the end. It is a good beer of this style.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidHume
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lateralundertow
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep reddish purple with a pinkish head. Nice clarity. The aroma has raspberries and sour must. Oak and dry wheat arise heavily in the nose. Mildly sour with good raspberry notes and plenty of damp hay. Solid body. Wine like and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of kitch
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A unique bottle shape (different to the one shown above... wide short body, with long neck) and raspberries practically sold itself to me. A 330ml bottle poured into a La Chouffe tulip glass. Label on the back says best before October 2016.

Appearance: Poured a pinkish copper (rosa according to their own website), small amount of haze and very light head

Smell: First thought was apple juice, then lots of tart raspberries

Taste: Definitely sour, acidic, tart raspberries and strawberry

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, light body, light carbonation but a bit sticky at the end

Overall: Went down easy like drinking juice. I like the sour tart raspberry flavour but would have preferred more carbonation

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Photo of goochpunch
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out copper with pink tinge. Hardly no head. Smells of raspberry, brett, spicy yeast. Tastes sour with mild berries. Dry and bretty. Light body with tiny prickly bubbles. Solid fruit sour.

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Photo of guido19
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TruePerception
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Birra Del Borgo's Rubus, ale brewed with raspberries. 5.8% ABV.

A: Red-orange, moving to slightly lighter orange on the outsides of the glass. Faintly-yellow white in the dimple. Less than half a finger of head; dissipates to a thin ring. Tiny bubbles slide nicely along the inside of the glass as the beer is tipped. Slight sheeting. Lacing holds nicely, but is slightly light.

S: Nice, floral raspberry syrup aroma, up front. Lemon acidity, with a touch of lemon oil or lemon candy. Slight raspberry seed. Faint rose petal.

T/MF: Very crisp feel in the mouth. Light raspberry taste, but mostly clean. A hint of lemon peel and pith. Raspberry seed bitterness when swallowed, with a light lemon acidity.

I'm not nearly as impressed with this as the My Blueberry Nightmare. It's not bad, but fairly bland.

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Rubus from Birra Del Borgo
3.87 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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