My Antonia
Birra Del Borgo

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From:
Birra Del Borgo
 
Italy
Style:
Imperial Pilsner
Ranked #3
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,556
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.47%
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
245
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 03, 2022
Added:
Oct 17, 2009
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  67
SCORE
90
Outstanding
My AntoniaMy Antonia
Notes: Collaboration with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Hazy golden colour, large white head. Strong sweetish aroma of American hops and carapilsener malts, notes of citrus fruit / orange marmalade. Soft mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with distinct and fruity American hops throughout. A tasty and enjoyable beer, the alcohol is not well hidden though. Medium bitter finish. Tastes more or less like an American IPA, not much "pilsener" about this one.
Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.6 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had this in Rome. Pours fizzy, slightly hazy gold colour. Light head and solid lacing. Citrus hops flavor and aroma. Elevated bitterness. Not too carbonated. Very smooth. Overall very good and enjoyable.
Mar 03, 2020
 
Rated: 2.32 by Macamah from England

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by Giangio from Italy

Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by igl from Russian Federation

Aug 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by stephenlee from England

May 04, 2018
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Reviewed by herrklemann from Austria

4.21/5  rDev +5%
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.
Mar 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Oct 11, 2017
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Reviewed by SSS from Canada (QC)

4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
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!!
Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Jul 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Jun 04, 2017
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Reviewed by cfalls from New York

4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
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
Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
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
Feb 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by Foley67 from Scotland

Feb 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota

Jan 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
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.
Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.64 by StrangerBrews from California

Dec 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
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.
Nov 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by mindfuldave from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Andrewharemza from Australia

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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.
Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by MrDell from Switzerland

Jul 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by SweetwaterTuonker from Minnesota

Jul 11, 2016
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
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.
Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by Fabianno from Brazil

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
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.
May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.81 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by DispyDnb from England

Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.37/5  rDev +9%
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.
Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.47 by SafeBet from Italy

Apr 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by BAsbill from California

Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by msondel from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.88 by Walbert_Neto from Brazil

Mar 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by chivermac from New York

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.34 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Jan 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.58 by toinoucos from France

Jan 15, 2016
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Reviewed by GrumD from Japan

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A quirky but moorish beer with a hazy yet inviting appearance and a decent thickish head. The initial taste has an intriguing balance of peppery and citrusy hops alongside rye bread. The hop bitterness comes through well, but there is a background finish that alludes to herbs.
Jan 11, 2016
My Antonia from Birra Del Borgo
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 403 ratings