Duchessa | Birra Del Borgo

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bishopdc0 on 08-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Fabianno
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyS
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wally_IPA
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tonyrocknroll
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cant get enough of the italian stuff right now, even if it is stupidly expensive. this stuff is cool, a slightly funky spelt based beer that has a lot of body for how low the abv is, finishes a little sweet, and has a very unique old world sort of yeast profile. cloudy and viscous for a lighter beer, honey colored, rich looking, although the white lace head cant stand up for more than a minute or two. the nose has a lot of funk, almost wine yeast or something tangy and mildly acidic in this, but its no where near sour, or even approaching the level of duchessic in that regard. the spelt adds a sweet and spicy complexion to the finish, like a rounder bolder rye flavor, really nice in such a well carbonated and yeast driven beer. i have not had nearly enough beers from these guys, but every single one i try is unique and impressive. i think i like the duchessic better, just a little more going on there, but this one is subtle genius.

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Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of cuy50
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BKotch
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another new beer at Liquor Shed.

A big foamer, once it settles down, I see a slightly hazy golden brew.

The smell has all sorts of things going on. Tropical fruit, banana, almost a barnyard aroma. Can I say sweet and sour?

It tastes like it smells. Tropical fruit both sweet and sour, earthy, and now peppery. So different but I like.

Medium body and carbonation.

As Sargeant Schultz would say, very interesting.

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Photo of factoide
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%

Italian saison made with farro (something similar to wheat).
It has a dim, hazy and a bit dark ocher color and a nice whitey foam that makes big bubbles.
Smell and taste are extremely malty with some sourness, combined with bitterness, in the end. Some fruit tones are present, specially peach. I also could feel some plum.
Earthy and spicy tones (some cloves, for example - and the easiest to distinguish) are present and gives a saison tone to the beer. Some wheat tones, combined to the spicy ones also gives a witbier sensation, I think that's really nice.
About the mouthfeel.. body and carbonation are at high level, there's a really small efervescence.
Yeah, this beer is nice. But I expected more...

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Photo of chogm54
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

700ml bottle, poured into flute glass.

A- golden, pours a foamy white head about 1cm thick. Clear, but with many fine particles that remain suspended.

S- sweet malts with a hint of lemon.

T- earthy, grassy flavours and sweet malts with a sour tinge apparent the whole way through. There are strong sour citrus flavours coming in halfway through. More lime than lemon.


M- feels more heavy than it looks, lively carbonation, acidic finish.

O- zesty lively beer that would be great with food. It does feel a bit heavy though.

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Photo of Johnct
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dcguitar
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a golden-orange color with two fingers of thick white head. Light lacing left behind.

Aroma of lemon, herbal notes, fruit, yeast, and fresh earth.

Tasted of lemon, banana, black pepper, herbal notes, earth, and Belgian yeast.

Medium bodied and crisp with a moderate carbonation.

A very nice Saison from an unexpected place. Italy.

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Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 ml. bottle. Pours an amber peachy colour, with a standard head that doesn't hold for too long and leaves some lace. Smell of fruits, citrus, honey and herbs. Medium body, sticky and creamy palate. Taste of honey, fruits, sweet. Bought in Gourmet Cervezas.

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Photo of Vanz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Duchessa from Birra Del Borgo
3.67 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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