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Birra del Borgo My Antonia

Birra del Borgo My Antonia

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Brewed by Birra del Borgo

Borgorose, Italy

Style:  Imperial Pilsener

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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10-28-2008 was a great day for me... Sam Calagione, from Dogfish Head Brewery, one of the most well-known American brewers, came to Borgorose to create and brew a special beer in collaboration with us. We chose a style: a Pilsner. But obviously not a regular one... we designed a something stronger, around 7 % ABV and of course it had to be hoppy! We choose the malt: Pilsner and Cara-Pils. Easy! Sam chooses two hops, Simcoe and Warrior, I choose the third one: Saaz. Traditional and new ingredients together. We start the mash, then we lauter and start the boil, the crowning moment. Before the boil started Sam mixed the hops creating a wonderfully perfumed potion. Once the mix was ready we started hopping. A fistful of hops was added every minute for 60 minutes... The result? An intriguing beer, extremely perfumed, where floral and resiny notes mix together. The mouth feel is explosive but balanced at the same time. The honey notes form the malts and the peppery ones from the hops mix in a very elegant and precise finish. I can't stop drinking it, it's my new favorite....

ID: 47071 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank2277
Overall Percentile95.7
Style Rank6 of 101
Style Percentile94.1
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.850
Weighted Score3.567
Standard Deviation0.105

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RAINMAN 892 reviews
rated 4.0 10 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

AWESOME. Pretty impressive. It's HUGE, smooth...light....grassy....I am amazed at how well this came out this is great I wish I could get another ...wow...

  • SIGMUND 6506 reviews
    rated 3.7 1 year ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Hazy golden colour, large white head. Strong sweetish aroma of American hops and carapilsener malts, notes of citrus fruit / orange marmalade. Soft mouthfeel. Sweet flavour with distinct and fruity American hops throughout. A tasty and enjoyable beer, the alcohol is not well hidden though. Medium bitter finish. Tastes more or less like an American IPA, not much "pilsener" about this one.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    AWESOME. Pretty impressive. It's HUGE, smooth...light....grassy....I am amazed at how well this came out this is great I wish I could get another ...wow...

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    it's been too long since i had the other to compare this to the DFH version. This one was more expensive, and likely not as fresh. Still pretty hoppy, especially in the nose. Pleasant soft citrus and yeasty. Flavor rolls across the tongue. Sharp hops but not aggressive. I'd drink this often if it were cheaper.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Darker yellow with decent lasting snowy white foam head. Aroma is decent hoppy, taste is nice bitter hops with some fruit tone, tickling in mouth. Nice bitter aftertaste, lasting. (Catania 201212)

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Italian version . big bottle .. . deep gold .. a bit cloudy .. great foam, lacing is impressive too .. . smooth and light, flowery and touches of yeast .. . enjoyable stuff .. . . i lost a needle..

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Light, crisp and extremely fruity. A very soft pilsner that masks the strong alcohol content. Passion fruits and a fruity yeast are set on top of a big grass and biscuit malt content. Effervescent pour of a golden yellow hue producing a billowing white head and ample lacing. Nicely executed.

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