Stelle & Strisce | Birra Del Borgo

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Birra Del Borgo

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by CrazyDavros on 10-15-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 16
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Murky yellow color with white head. Slightly dank hops on the aroma, a bit of onion and grass, also some slightly fermented fruit. Taste starts hoppy, fruity, really balanced. Some bitterness on the finish, lingers also in the aftertaste. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Easy drinking and quite tasty for the low ABV.

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Photo of FLima
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with a huge thick off-white head with great retention and leaving laces
Citrusy aroma with notes of grapefruit, oxidized pineapple juice, lemongrass and pine. For some reason there is a mild tart background.
Flavor with predominant notes of pine, fresh cut grass and grapefruit with hints of spices, chalked yeast, a bit of funky tartness, pears and nectarine. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering pine-grassy note.
Light towards medium body with a slight fizzy carbonation.
This is a mix of Belgian IPA, APA and Golden Ale. Something seems disconnect here though (I would guess the yeast, maybe their own), but it is sure not a bad beer. It has insistent hop notes with tropical juice flavors.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drinking blind before I checked style, I was unsure if APA, Biere de Garde, or stale sharp bitter hoppy beer in general.
Quite sharp, astringent, hoppy. And earthy.
Not exactly integrated flavours nor smooth.
Ok drop, tho

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Photo of baumaxx1
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance -
A pale, cloudy golden colour, pouring a thick cloudy head. Leaves a little bit of lacing. Lively carbonation.

Smell -
Strong aromas - floral, peaches, tropical fruit, hops, pine, pineapple, wheat, caramel.

Taste -
Sweet, peachy, an almost wheat-beer taste until the hops kick in and the bitter grapefruit flavours take over. Cut grass aftertaste.

Mouthfeel -
A bit of a fizz and tingle, plenty of carbonation but not difficult to swallow. Light body, but a bit creamy rather than watery, crisp and refreshing,

Overall -
A good brew. Standard ale fare for the most part, and dominated by biter hop flavours, but the tropical fruit hints are a bit of a point of difference.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a small fading head.
Big, hoppy aroma. Lots of spicy, piny, floral and grapefruit hops. Also some soft clean malt.
Similar hoppy flavours. More spicy, piny and almost herbal hops. Not much going on underneath.
Body feels a little watery. Highly over-carbonated.

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Stelle & Strisce from Birra Del Borgo
3.7 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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