MrJoller (9) - ITALY - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 The category is herb but this best suit as a strong ale/belgian strong ale.
Dark amber, cloudy with a fast vanishing head, lots of clumpy yeast floating around and wonít dissolve easily. Medium body and balanced carbonation, good mouthfeel. This beer has a really white wine character to it, present in the aroma but even more at taste.
I really donít know what gentian root taste like so i really canít comment on its flavor.
Aftertaste is really sweet, yeasty, slightly fruity.
The winey character in my opinion is a bit too present and the alcohol is not very well hidden although the beer is only 7.2% abv, i wonder if they used champagne yeast in bottle conditioning.
Final note: i found this at 9.99Ä per 75cl, i think it is a bit overpriced and other people i read on this site feel the same way
JoshuaStranger (136) - - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep orange with thin white head. Aroma of sweet wine,oranges,peaches,yeast. Taste is sweet bread,yeast,oranges,some alcohol.
birraiolo (196) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottiglia da 33cl. Colore ambrato quasi arancione con poca schiuma bianca di scaraa tenuta. Al naso sentori mielosi e agrumati cge si riflettono al palato con un inizio dolcino, sulffinale lascia la bocca come dopo aver mangiato una caramella molto dolce alla frutta.
ColaKid (50) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was expecting more from this distant Italian beauty. An interesting spicy malty taste which could have had more of a hops presence. Smooth but lacking something. An interesting drop but didnít quite hot the mark.
jesperhammer (2838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09-NOV-2013, bottle @Hotel Metropolitan, Bologna, from Eataly.
Pours nice hazy orange with lasting lacing off-white head.
Aroma is fruit, yeast, malt, orange peel, spice.
Taste the same. Very yeasty fruity. Also nice creamy bready malt with dried fruit.
Creamy, soft carbonation. Long fruity aftertaste. Hint of alcohol but very fine drink.
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Del Posto. Pours kinda ugly muddy orange brown. Nose is of sweet malts and fruit stripes gum. Tastes of honey, malt, toffee, artificial fruit flavoring, and some wood. Creamy on palate. Sweet aftertaste.
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle shared by Scott! Pours a burnt orange color with almost no head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and earthy hops. Taste of apricot, sweet citrus, caramel, and metallic.
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle of overpriced Italian garbage shared by Scott during the goodbye jcwatts tasting. Poured a muddy ugly orange/brown with tons of floaties. Aroma is sweet, wort, caramel and molasses with raisnin bread dough. Flavor is "amber", notes of caramel, wet toast, nuts, almonds, old citrus and some card board. Palate has average to fizzy carbonation over a medium mouthfeel. Meh, this is why I hate Italian beers.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown body with small lace. Belgian yeast, light spices, red fruits, cake yet crisp and not very rich. Light sweet buy thin, low alcohol yet apparent. Sticky ending, fizzy. No its not my kind of beer. (Classy 33cl bottle from Eataly Torino)
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DOC. Aromas of caramel, nuts, apricot. Taste is sweet, with sour notes, average length.