My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) | Birra Del Borgo

My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)
392 Ratings
My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head)

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo

Style: American Double / 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of russpowell
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent amber/apricot with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Insane lacing & head retention, slight hazyness

S: Bready, some pears not much else

T: Big time breadyness, orange peel, grapefruit & tangerine up front. More grapefruit, plus pineapple as this warms, pears as well as this warms, slight aspirin bitterness as well, hints of white grape in the background. Finishes with white grapes, pears & much grapefruit, plus plenty of pine apple

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, lovely balance

Probably the best beer of this style I've had. Wish it were cheaper. Super drinkabiity

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: dull orange, murky, two finger head, white, fluffy, lacy.

Aroma: saltine crackers, grass, flowery, white pepper, sweet toast.

Taste: lemongrass, wheat, crackers, sweet fruits, yeast esters, floral hops, spicy pepper.

Mouthfeel: medium body, slighty sticky, slight elevated carbonation.

***Overall, its a nice imperial pilsner. Nice floral notes and pale malt sweetness, with a fruity finish.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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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%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet grainy and pilsner malts, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, pine, floral hops, lager yeast.

T - Sweet grainy and pilsner malts, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, pine, grassy hops, resiny bitterness, lager yeast esters.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Great balanced and hoppy imperial pilsner.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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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%

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
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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5/5  rDev +24.4%

My Antonia (Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head) from Birra Del Borgo
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 392 ratings
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