L'Equilibrista | Birra Del Borgo

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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)

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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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4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brewed in 2009. 750ml bottle from Grape And Gourmet (Virginia Beach, VA) into champagne flute

golden with a tinge of amber, wildly effervescent, huge lacy white head, rapidly dissipating a la champagne, no legs at all

white wine, champagne, grapes

wow, this is awesome. Finally a "grapey" grape beer. My mind constantly wavers from thinking about it as a big, fruity champagne and a semi-sweet interesting beer. The warmer it gets, the more grapes come to the party. Very subdued malt bill and even fewer hops. Hiding this 10.5%abv exceptionally well.

surprisingly light bodied for such a big beer. not too sticky. massive carbonation level dries out the palate nicely at the finish.

this beer is phenomenal, and if it weren't for the rarity and pricetag (26.99), I'd keep this in stock. A great special occasion beer. A lot of beers are made with grapes, but very few actually deliver on their promise of flavor, let alone so well.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

By the glass at Max's today.

The beer pours an orange amber color with fairly good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is pretty complex, with light honey, white wine, a hint of vanilla and considerable spice. On the palate this beer is amazing. Never have I encountered a beer that blends the concept of beer with champagne the way this one does. There's plenty of dry grape and grape skin, but the champagne yeast keeps on making me think I'm drinking champagne. Also, there's sort of a roundness to the flavor profile that I typically associate with a good bottle of champgne, and not with any beer I've ever encountered. Anyway, the considerable tropical fruit is all incredibly dry in this beer, yet the beer retains its richness. Extraordinary. Alcohol is a complete afterthought in this beer, though I can tell it's a bit on the high side.

Stunning... like nothing else I've ever tried before in a beer. Bravo!!!

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awesome beer. great nose of grapes and nutty cheese.

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