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)
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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 Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jgasparine on 10-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,039
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
397
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
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28
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65
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of herrklemann
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle at home. Pours a hazy, amberish gold with a big, creamy white head. Aroma of apricots, slightly tropical, grains, light peppery yeast, light caramel, citrus, thyme, wheat, lightly flowery,. Taste is light to medium sweet at first, lightly tart, turns bitter. Full, creamy body with lively, medium carbonation and a lightly tart, lightly bitter finish.
Liked this way better than the first time around. Not missing the bitterness, just a very balanced, fruity Pils - but also a little as if it was on the verge to being a Saison. Slightly tart, herbal and very fruity.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of SSS
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Hazy yellow with a thick white head that is velvety and creamy
S-Notes of lemon citrus and earthy musty dank hop aromas
M-Medium mouthfeel and perfect medium carbonation
T-Sweet upfront with a perfect balance of bitter hop flavour at the back end and finishes smooth, rich and resinous
O-This is a wonderful beer, fantastic collaboration! Last day of trip...figures this is when I find something I could drink!!

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NightINgale
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cfalls
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
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
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | 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
Better some months later, nice carbonation

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Photo of Foley67
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
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 StrangerBrews
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.26/5  rDev +6%
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 mindfuldave
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.1/5  rDev +2%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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 -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 397 ratings