L'Equilibrista | Birra Del Borgo

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86
very good
45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gobigvt7 on 10-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of NilocRellim
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, vibrant orange. Smells mostly of white grape/sauv blanc grapes. Tastes like it smells, heavy white grapes, fruity, light/medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdgogiants
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

OK who bottled sparkling wine in this beer bottle? Look: rose with som haze, smell: pretty awesome city's, Apple, maybe cranberry, taste: is it bine or weer or what. Tastes on a wheat laced sparkling rose scheme. I've had some fruited JKs that are similar (Figlet). Feel: Again a bit confused that it's supposed to be beer, but as a sparkling beverage, overall good. Overall: my sense is an overload of grape / Chianti And champagne techniques rendered a hybrid. Not worth $30, but another interesting product.

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Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CampusCrew
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Jwale73
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Bright carbonation, grape must and slightly medicinal.

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Photo of jFRIDAY4
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

awesome beer. great nose of grapes and nutty cheese.

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Photo of PeteRiz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished red colour with disappointing rim of lace. Small bubbles, a bit flat overall with not much head or lace. Nice colour though.

Smells quite tart and funky. Earthy, barnyard kind of aroma with some notes of cinnamon, orange and some green apple notes. Slight acidity but mostly fruit, spice, yeah pretty decent.

Taste is quite funky - Belgian spice with organic barnyard character. Berries with some orange peel, cinnamon sticks and clove. Notes of barnyard funk, with horsey flavour, some fermented honey notes and some mild tart berry notes over the top. But yeah, mostly funk. Classic funky notes in fact, which I'm grateful for, because there's a feel that they might have tried to do too much with this, and the classic, subtly organic flavours win out overall.

Nice texture, bitty and quite dry on the back.

Yeah, not quite what I expected, but nice interesting complexities and classic in style. Really back to basics but with a bit of punky edge to it too.

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Photo of WTKeene
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MPSTARR
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SteeleWright
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ThreeFishes
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

very strange beer here, regal packaging, and a hefty price tag of nearly 30 bucks. the pour on this is lovely, a slightly hazy pinkish color, more rose than pink maybe, with a ton of tiny bubbles champagne style, but not much retention. its made with chianti grapes and yeast, as well as champagne yeast, and these elements are on display all the way through. it smells like a wine hybrid for sure, with sweet and tannic grape features. it smells and tastes a lot like kids table wine, you know, the nonalcoholic sparkling grape juice. I don't get any hops at all from this, and any malted barley used is super light. its a beer about yeast, and the yeasts in this are lovely. light and bright, a little funky, and a lot active. tons of bubbles in this, it really pops on the tongue. the fruit gives it a little more sweetness than I like, but it covers up the alcoholic strength very effectively. this is a new years eve toast kind of beer, hard for me to think of any other occasion for it really. a strange brew to say the least, and definitely a bottle to share. one of the better beer wine hybrids ive had, but the price tag is prohibitive. the Italian scene is making a splash in the usa now, and birra del borgo is helping to lead the way.

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Photo of ldhughes3
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Atomicskis5
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BartMcStout
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Timmy13T
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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L'Equilibrista from Birra Del Borgo
3.94 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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