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)

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Birra Del Borgo

Style: American 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow orange with 2 finger white head

smell: citrus, hops, sweet, malts,

taste: citrus, hops, malts, bready

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: totally different beer then the dogfish head version. so glad I finally got to try it.


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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

a - poured a one-finger thick eggshell-colored head into a tulip glass that settled to a thin ring of lace. the body was a slightly cloudy amber color.
s - sweet fruits, some citrus with a lot of piney hops.
t - caramel and toffee sweetness with big pine flavors.
m - creamy and slick. really coats the tongue nicely.
o - a very good beer but not quite as good as the DFH version.

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

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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours hazy golden raisin color with a tight, 1/2 inch brilliant white head. Leaves intermittent, soapy lacing down the glass.

S-Bittersweet citric hop and pineapple aromas weave their way through the simple yet elegant malt profile. Dry and grainy, with a hint of burnt white sugar.

T/M-Waves of hop flavor cascade down the palate, each layer seeming to wash over the last. Big notes of pineapple give way to red grape, then orange peel. A thin dry hop bitterness crescendoes from the tip of the tongue to fill out the back end. Despite having the hoppiness of a solid west coast IPA, the body has the balanced malty simplicity you'd exect from a classic pilsner.

O-Impressed with this one. I could see it going great with a greek salad, or a fresh turkey sandwich with pickled red onions.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mini-growler from DeCicco's, Ardsley.

Pours shining gold with lacey head. Deep honey whiskey barrel nose. Deep caramel, honeycomb, hay and butter malts with stinging noble hops that sneak up and get spicy with grass, bitter lemon and anise at the end. Some lactic bite. Long linger, full body, sticky feel.

Just about the biggest pilsner ever. Too big to be very sippable, but impressive.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"New" batch just released in 2013.

A: A deep reddish-amber. Enormous fluffy white head. Head fades very slowly, leaving a nice island behind. Moderate splotchy lacing to boot.

S: Nice mellow and dry grapefruit aroma. A bit grassy. Kinda has a sharp, crackery malt aroma to it too. A bit soapy which is odd. Not sure what I'm picking up there.

T: Again, mellow dry grapefruit front. A little grassy - okay quite grassy through the middle and into the finish. The middle has some dry saltine-like malt. There is an overall light soapy aspect to it - not exactly soapy but that's the best word I can use to describe it. Not as bad as the aroma and not exactly unpleasant either. Taste throughout is mellow, smooth and well integrated but has a nice crisp and dry finish too (like a typical good pilsner)

M: Medium bodied, mellow (there's that word again) and smooth.

O: Very interesting beer. Definitely an "americanized" pilsner. Quite hoppy BUT it's not anything approaching your average big name IPA or even APA. It's just hoppy...for a pilsner. The smoothness of flavors and their great integration really sets this beer apart in my opinion. All lot of pilsners are super sharp and crisp, to the point of their detriment sometimes. Great work on this one.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although I may be a skeptic of the style when a good beer is made of any style I get it love,this was quite good.Poured into a pokal a clear light to medium golden with a large frothy white crown,alot of tiny bubbles.Big bready pilsner malt aromas along with a big shot of leafy/spicy noble hops,the citric west coast hops bring a citrusy edge as well.Flavors have light honey-like sweetness along with mild white grape like some maibocks I have had,a real sharp peppery hop bite hits along with some overripe citrus fruit.A real nice lager beer,not to heavy with alot of things going on.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24.5 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/amber color with a couple inch frothy white head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like grassy and spicy hops, bready malt, and some light citrusy hops (lemon and orange peel). It tastes like grassy, herbal and spicy hops, bready malt, lemon peel and some apples. There's a nice light bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy, has soft carbonation and it's easy enough to drink. I think it's a good brew, but at $14.99 a bottle I'm not sure if I'd buy it again at that price. With that being said, it's certainly worth trying.

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My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) from Birra Del Borgo
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 397 ratings