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BdbBi(G)Bodyibu | Birra Del Borgo

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Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo
Italy
birradelborgo.it

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 06-10-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Photo of leitmotif
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It felt strange to pop the cap because of the name.
Pours dark orange with lots of sediments. Homebrew look. The smell doesn't do much. A bit of caramel, some honey, a bit of resinous hops. Medium body with nice carb. Taste is very citrusy. A bit of orange and orange peel. Nice hoppy finish. A very nice try from del Borgo.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with off-white head. Aroma has some fruity hops, even a bit of fruity tartness. There is also a light caramel malt undertone. Taste is also slightly tart and fruity, hoppy, slightly bitter on the finish. Medium to light body, good amount of carbonation. Quite good overall, just the tartness is a bit weird for the style.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Birch in Norfolk, VA.

This one pours clear red, with a small head, and a small amount of lacing.

Smells like pine, caramel malt, toasted malt, and some citrus.

This is a fairly solid hoppy red. It's not super hoppy, some pine and citrus, with very little bitterness, that's balanced pretty strongly a typical red ale backbone, some toasted bread, caramel malt, a little bit of sweet grain. Goes down well for sure.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and moderate level of carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Interesting to be able to try this beer, a pretty well done red ale.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a red colour, steady bead. Head is huge, fluffy and generous, beige in colour with great lacing left behind. Wonderful.

Hoppy, but a good malty base. Caramel, toffee with resiny pine notes, some nutty and spicy characters as well. Pleasant red ale aroma.

Tastes fairly malty, grainy mostly. Barley with some caramel, toffee, and toasted quinoa. Touch of roast on the back, with resiny hop oils. Could use more fresh flavour, dry hopping or late citric hopping. Decent balance overall, but feels a bit flat and flavourless late. I'd like a fresher finish.

Smooth mouthfeel, quite pleasant. Bit dry on the back.

Decent red ale, but doesn't leave me feeling too happy. Freshen up the back and you've got a deadset winner.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't blame me. That's it's name according to the bottle—on both the front and the back...

Pours with a massive head, almost stupidly big, that collapses to a foamy rocky landscape above a deep amber-orange body. Solid heft to the body, although perhaps not as big as it could have been. Surprisingly little visible carbonation in the body, as though all of its effort went in one enormous thrust into making the head. Not bad though.

Nose is brightly hoppy, in a clean, clear generic American IPA way, lending citrus rind and pine needle, with a whiff of pepper and spice. It's really quite clean and bright and fresh; a very solid example of the style.

Taste is very pleasant. All the classic hoppy resinous characters, but with restrained bitterness, and no harshness or astringency. Solid nutty malt character gives some backbone, while the fragrant pine and resin dance across the top. It's clean and fresh and very solid work.

Feel is light, but weighty enough to support what it needs to.

Really good brew: my first outing with Birra del Borgo, besides their My Antonia collab with DFH. I like what I see.

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BdbBi(G)Bodyibu from Birra Del Borgo
3.81 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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