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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Birra Del Borgo

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jgasparine on 10-17-2009

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 GrumD
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From XXXII. In Teku glass. Reviewing CHTP10. Too much fruits here for my liking. Like a multifruits juice. Avg 2.

2 March 2017. In Teku glass. Playing Tehnobabylon. Much better than I remembered.This isnt the disgusting multifruits juice of the first time but a pleasant fruity hoppy brew. Dont seem a lager at all but an ipa.

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Photo of stevoj
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Although I really enjoyed the Dogfish brew, this one has its own merits. Malty, as is the norm for the style, without being overly grainy or sweet. Nice body without the chalky dryness of the usual Italian hard water.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy yellow body with big foamy white head
Sawdust and slight muted citrus aroma
Quite an unusual flavour very woody then pine
more an oddfish than a dogfish
really worth a try tho

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Photo of OF001
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

pours golden to dull mango yellow with thick white micro head, light on-lasting lacing. fairly cloudy but not too thick or over abundant with sediment/lees, although some clumping towards the end of the pour.

rich nose, slight but noticeable appearance of increased ABV. herbal and floral notes with leafy hop tones on the top. sweet overtones with sweet yeasty quality lingering a little long for my taste, especially for a pils...clingy I guess, but not lasting...thick maybe.

sweet malty undercurrents with a light floral heavy leafy hops on top. pushy pils yeast.
bready depth up front with sharpish leafy hops to the end; with medicinal quality.

long clingy dry finish. leafy and

medium body. long dry finis.

nice over all but big, thick and clingy for a pils, imperil or not.
well balanced and rounded but lacks a crispness and cleanness I would prefer from a pils(comparative clean).

worth it for a late season lighter colourd beer for those in company who are not of the abby persuasion

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Photo of drmeto
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

-pours a hazy golden-orange with a medium to big,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-lemon,oranges,tangerines,mango,papaya,sulfur,slight pineapple
-Follows the nose
-medium,lingering bitterniss
-low to medium carbonation
-medium body
-slight alcohol noticeable
Has nothing in common with a Pilsener.It's just a great hoppy Lager

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Photo of collk22
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange, like a wheat beer. Sweet aroma; fruit, grass, hops...
Great hop flavor all the way through. Surprisingly not bitter.

Excellent beer; really enjoyed this one!

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Photo of qrazvan
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The colour is a similar to a a wheat beer. Extraordinary hops aroma that catches you from the from the beginning. Really good and refreshing taste. Highly recommended!

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

33cl bottle. Pale yellow with a fine-grained white head with good retention and a bit of floating white sedimentation. Smells like citrus, passion fruit, honey, elderflowers, grapefruit and floral hops. The taste follows the same notes, bitter-sweet and well balanced. Medium to light body, medium carbonation and a spicy bitter-sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy yellow body with a half inch of pure white head. Lemon, fruity esters, spicy hops, alcohol. Aggressively bitter finish. Medium plus body. Sweet and even a tad syrupy. Heavy grassy and floral notes. Could use more subtlety and nuance.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released in Sweden 3 october 2014.

Amore Mio!

Hazy dark orange beer with a two finger high, fluffy head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Caramel malt, herbs, grass and grain.
Taste: Soft, creamy tast of grass, orange, sweet malt, passion fruit, citrus and bread.
Body: Medium body with a soft yet complex structure. Light carbonation. Chewy taste.

Great pilsner! Of course that's what you could expect with a collaboration of Birra Del Borgo and Dogfish Head...

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Photo of napdynmite
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy pilsner. While it makes for a nice pilsner, the difference is that it has a slight bitter hop bite. Grassy with a nice malt profile. This is a really nice beer.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Is that a pils?
Interesting beer, of an ocher color and a thick whitey head.
Smell is malty, hoppy and full with fruity notes of passion fruit, citrus and atemoya.
Taste is more difficult to detail; definetely malty and fruity.
Hoppiness and bitterness levels are a bit disappointing, body and carbonation are at nice level.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pilsner glass pour, this appears golden, slightly hazy, with plenty if visible carbonation. Head is white and lacing is rung around the glass's walls.
Smells complex. Earthy hops, grass, herb/ mint, grain.
Tastes grassy and grainy, with floral notes and some added citrus (orange zest). Sweetness like corn from the pilsner malts, background biscuit, some spice. Lots here.
Feels chewy and smooth, with a slightly bitter finish.
This is a terrific imperial pilsner, and I grab one nearly everytime I see it on the store shelf.

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Photo of devilben02
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My in-laws always like to bring me new beer from their travels, and this one is from one of their trips to NYC. It pours from the bottle with a cloudy, muted, orange-yellow color and is topped by a giant, dense, foamy head. The aroma has a decent yeast presence, some dull, earthy/leafy hops, a little bit of bready sweetness, and a tiny hint of alcohol. The flavor has a nice contrast of dense, woodsy bitterness against a chewy, yeasty breadiness. The light carbonation allows a mouth-filling, resinous texture to develop. Overall, this one is a bit hefty, with a rustic and bold flavor profile that is quite satisfying.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 2/2015.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, grass, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and grass flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a lot of fairly assertive hop characteristics all around even though this one is nearing its best by date.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Big herbal, spicy, earthy noble hop nose over light grains. Pours slightly hazy gold under a 3" off-white, persistent pillowy foam cap. Noble hop spice and earthiness are more noticeable in the head then in the body while the rich Moravian malts shine more brightly in the body but the two blend in the mouth giving the beer an enjoyable parfait quality. The beer has big malt and hops but everything is perfectly balanced. Medium body and very fine, soft carbonation.

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