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

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Ranking:
#6,881
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
396
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
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28
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65
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Photo of flyingpig
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£4.20):
Light, clear amber with a 0.5cm, creamy looking head that is a white & holds well, leaving some nice lacing and stopping short of going patchy on the surface.

Citrus, orange peel and some spices, the beer is quite hoppy for a lager and some pine and bitterness comes through early on. Malty base with faint biscuit & sweetness rounding things off.

Grassy hops with some citrus & pine with a malt base & some sweetness making an appearance alongside some biscuit & spice. Orange, pineapple & tropical fruits all come through as well.

Thicker than I expected, coming around just past medium bodied & it seems fairly well carbonated with a pleasant citrus tang and a crisp, dry finish. The alcohol content is very well hidden throughout with a sharp feel that goes down well.

A nice beer with a good malt and citrus base, some pleasant fruits and a good balance between flavours. The alcohol content was very well hidden and the beer was a good, highly drinkable one.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: an awesome brown 330mL bottle with a super-long neck and a squat little embossed body. A very stylish label too - a great-looking package.

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with extremely fine, sporadic carbonation. A one-and-a-half finger white head rises up and hangs about, slowly dropping to a thick cap. Absolutely amazing lacing across the entire glass - some of the best I have ever seen. A great looking beer.

Aroma: a bit disappointing after the appearance to be honest - very light aromas of citrus and particularly tropical fruits. Pineapple and grapefruit take the fore. Update: once the beer has warmed some more (from initial taste at 6-degrees to 9-degrees) there is a stronger aroma with additional sweet sugar.

Taste: lemon citrus and tropical fruits up front, with a sweet malt backbone. Some spices also.

Aftertaste: the sweetness drops away a little, to be replaced with some hop bitterness and more spice.

Mouth feel: a moderate feel with fine carbonation, quite dry on the finish. Pretty decent.

Overall: this is the first Dogfish Head collaboration beer I have ever had, and it doesn't disappoint. Plenty of citrus hops and tropical fruits, with spice and malt. I still don't think it's worth AU$120 a case of 24 x 330mL, but one every now and then definitely won't hurt.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eric5bellies
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Ciney tulip

A - Pours a cloudy orange colour. Two fingered White head that retains well

S - Big aromas of citrus, sugars pineapple and hop. Nice.

T - Plenty of hop and citrus and a little herb. The finish is nicely rounded bitterness.

M -Medium to full body with medium carbonation

T - impressive beer that is recommended.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of scotv
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of plsmanx
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Glass: Odell's Rastal Tulip.

Appearance: Huge, dense head with fine bubbles. Quite hazy. Very pretty! Excellent rings of lacking.

Smell: Aroma consists of spicy hops with a bit of a floral note.

Taste: Similar to smell, with lemon, perfume, floral notes, and a sweet malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Dry finish, though slightly sticky.

Overall: Tastes like a slightly old 60-minute IPA, but with the spicy lemon hop bill of a pils. Not refreshing enough, nor flavorful enough.

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Photo of Norwegianbrewer
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours clear light amber with a creamy white foam. Aroma has lots of floral hops, with pine and grass. The hop aroma is sharp and a reminder that this beer is continuosly hopped. The first thing that hits when tasting is the agressive hops, the body is light to medium and despite the hops it is easy to drink.

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

Poured into a tulip glass.
A nice golden color with a brilliant white foam head.
A light nose with slight hints of fruit.
A crisp mouth feel with tiny light bubbles. A touch of bitterness around mid palette.
A light hoppy grassy flavor, summery.
Over all an enjoyable experience.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) from Birra Del Borgo
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 396 ratings