My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) | Birra Del Borgo

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My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jgasparine on 10-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
389
Reviews:
153
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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Photo of NightINgale
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cfalls
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - hazy yellow/orange, white head fades to a thin layer, lots of haze

S - floral, nutty (?), yeast, lemon, pineapple

T - nice balance of sweet and bitter, some lemon, malts in the background

F - average level of carbonation and thickness, nice and creamy

O - interesting, sort of in the NE IPA vein, but more lemon peel than fleshy fruit, and an almost savory sort of character to the yeast and malt background

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Flat both in look and mouthfeel. Other than that it's nice with a big hop presence a lot on the pineapple, the pine and a bit on the tangerine. Nice pils malt balance. Some white wine notes.
Good stuff but too bad it's a bit flat

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Photo of Foley67
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Hazy golden orange in color, it tops with one finger of frothy white head that retains itself with decent retention before collapsing to a long-lasting bubble film on the surface and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

So juicy, spice, and piney resin in the aroma, its fruitiness part reminds me of citrus, lemon, mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. It is also very spicy and peppery from the use of Saaz together with some floral and slight herbal. Malt is there in the undertone with its biscuit and caramel profile.

The taste is led by underlying malt grounded as a base of the flavor structure with its biscuit, bread, and some grain profile, thereafter, hop awakes and stimulates the taste buds with the wide varieties of flavor ranging from citrus, lemon, mango, pineapple, pine, herbal, spice, earthy, and persistent resiny bitterness that is also quite lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium body with some bold touch through the palate, the mouthfeel is quite smooth with moderate carbonation to generate some lively crisp and refreshing feel, dry finish.

Intense and hop forwards Pils, it is very hoppy while not being compromised on the malt bill. The result is well balance brew. Alcohol is also perfectly concealed making it so drinkable.

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Photo of INSTACAM85
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Orange body, fully cloudy, with a off white persistent sticky head, thick lacing.

S - The dry hops come in full of citrus and juice, but the spicy pils core comes through, along with a definite malt hit of cracker and toast.

T - The open is very much in line, grapefruit juice and lemon tang, a bit of orange peel, and underneath a biscuit malt, hints of pepper, and a strong bitter close.

M - A fairly light body, easily drinkable, with some drying in the close. There is a hint of chewiness, a bit of a build that becomes more taxing as the beer warms.

O - The unique bottle drew my eye. I'd heard good things, so I picked this one up when I saw it in a gourmet food shop in Houston. Glad I did. The drinking experience is quite solid, and the hop profile is not standard DFH, so I can definitely see the collaborating efforts of both breweries.

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Photo of Hessian257
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a hazey golden colour with a big fluffy egg shell coloured head.
Aroma citrus, lemon, honey, floral.
Taste pretty much follows the same as the nose. Not to bad.

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Photo of MrDell
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crystal white gold color with finger of pristine white fluff. Settles at a healthy film some lace.
Aroma is mainly soapy hard water. Flavor is a big rich pilsner with a soapy and slightly herbal hop dryness and a layered toasty malt base. Dry and velvety puffy mouthfeel with a clean finish. Very nice. Would have again.

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Photo of Fabianno
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of October 2016 and poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a two finger slightly off white head that had great retention and left thick sticky lacing.

Aroma: Citrus lemon and orange, some pineapple and a hint of grass and herbs.

Taste: Sweet honey, lemon and orange with a hint of grapefruit and herbal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light carbonation.

Overall: This was a great and refreshing Pilsner. Aromas were a bit weak but it looks and tastes good.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NilocRellim
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold/marigold colour. Light, crisp aromas of honey, and floral hops. Tastes crisp, quite light-bodied, honey, sweet, floral hops, citrus hops, refreshing even at a higher ABV.

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Photo of SafeBet
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chivermac
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toinoucos
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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