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Duchessic Ale | Birra Del Borgo

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4.15/5
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344 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sort of "collaboration beer" with the famous Belgian brewery Brasserie Cantillon: an interesting experiment on the world of spontaneous fermentation. Our classic Duchess - Spelt beer - is was cut with a 20% of Cantillon lambic aged one year. The result is a unique beer that blends in an extraordinary way the characteristic acidity and roughness of lambic with delicate and gentle notes of the Duchess.

Added by ATPete on 11-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,922
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
344
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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A- Opens with a loud hiss but not gushing. Pours a clear golden color with a 4-5 finger white frothy head that doesn't recede (4)

S- Definitely get the spelt and lambic which blend nicely together with the lambic adding just a touch of funkiness to the spelt. Backround aromas of clean saison yeast, light spices that blend with the spelt, and a clean profile. Nicely done (4.25)

T- Spelt and lambic again intertwine nicely. Flavors of spelt, hints of peppercorn, light lambic funk, saison yeast, and clean profile come out. The lambic blends nicely, a little bit of age might not hurt to let it come out a bit more too (4)

M- Very fizzy and highly carbonated, light and very drinkable, finishes a bit on the dry side. I suggest letting this sit for about 10-15 minutes to let the fizziness settle a bit (3.5)

O- This was a nice beer that I'm glad I picked up a bottle of. My only complaint was that it was a little bit overcarbonated, but that was solved by letting it sit for 10-15 minutes to settle. Might be worth aging this for a bit to let the lambic come out a little bit more, but it's drinking fairly well right now (4)

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Duchessic Ale from Birra Del Borgo
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 344 ratings
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