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Brewed by 32 Via dei Birrai
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Onigo di Pederobba (TV), Italy

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong, spiced, top-fermented ale, bottle conditioned.
Appearance:
white, compact, fine and persistent head; pale straw yellow colour; fine perlage.
Bouquet:
hints of citrus fruit, warm yellow flowers (dandelion, camomile), almond and peach in syrup.
Flavour:
an astringent citrussy sensation attacks the tip of the tongue, while any bitter sensation is released on the mid palate. Highly quaffable, typical Belgian watery ale.
Excellent with:
rich food but without greasy sauces, smoked or savoury dishes since the ale has little hoppiness.
Serving temperature: 10-12 C


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle at DOC Melbourne. Great yeasty beer, well balanced. Aromas of caramel, honey, citrus, bread. Taste is sweet, sour, and bitter; well balanced, and very long. Palate is creamy, full bodied. Yellow, cloudy, with a frothy head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2012
750ml bottle - shared by Mirjukka and Janne - thanks!
Hazy, pale, brief head - fizzy but self supporting. Massive estery vapours, clearly alcoholic, but actual alcohol taste is hidden behind the banana. Slightly bready light grains, pretty yeasty, dry papery hop finish. Some zet too, perhaps orangy, but I only say that as curacao was already vocalised elsewhere round the table. A little raw. Finish quite fruity - fair bit of apple. Perhaps too alcoholic. With more yeast it doesnt change too much except to become very cloudy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2012
bottle 750 ml bought depatment store Milan BB #344 30/07/12 hazy yellow tiny white head bit floral aroma , esters, spices. fruits in aftertaste Tasty on its own way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle at Taste Firenze. Dry, mineral nose with pears and apricots. Fruity flavor with stewed peaches and a dry finish. Tasty, but Atra was better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
27th January 2012
Bottle shared by the Kernel crew - cheers guys! Light haze on this gold beer. Little white head. Light palate, a little soft. Fine carbonation. A little brandy like alcohol but overall well hidden. Tiny bit of orange hop. Semi dry finish. Mild minerals.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idiosynkrasie (6407) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2011
750ml bottle. Hazy golden colour with white head. Sweet and fruity, but a bit displeasing in a way. Nothing Id need to have a second time.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2011
No, no, no. NOT a belgian strong ale. Light on colour, light on head, light on aroma (except the funk). Not a great beer!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2011
bottle. Hazy golden colour, large white head. Fruity nose. Full-bodied, syrupy malty base with hints of fruit (orange zest), slightly citrusy. Grassy hop flavours in the background.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2010
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... big white head ... soft light yeast ... little candi sugers ... light fizz ... bitter front ... little herbal .. light yeast ... soft fruits ... ok ... but not special

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23430) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2009
Bottled. Hazy golden, small head. Grainy honey aroma. Mid-sweet and medium-full bodied. Grainy andhoneyish with mild warmng alcohol. No bitternss. Solid Belgian style offering, though a bit sweet.


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