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San Martino La Ego (Ego Nomen Omen)

Brewed by Birrificio Ticinese (Ticino Brewing Company)
Style: Barley Wine
Stabio, Switzerland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Birra spumante. Prodotta una volta all’anno in edizione limitata, questa birra prevede l’utilizzo di mosto di uva non fermentato preso dalle cantine vinicole della regione del Mendrisiotto.

Il risultato è una birra che è la via di mezzo tra la birra e il prosecco, in cui la dolcezza dell’uva si mischia agli aromi del malto e dei luppoli, con una schiuma sottile e ricca di bollicine.

Ideale abbinata con:
- Aperitivi e finger food
- Dolci al cucchiaio
- Formaggi maturi

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -Trade with CH-303 (thanks Asbjorn!) as La Ego. Unclear golden coloured, medium sized white head, alcohol with some fruity touch in the nose. Sweet malty, alcohol, grapes and apples with cheap sparkling wine notes. Also mild nutty notes in the finish. So-so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (4418) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2015
Thanks Ogi! Darker golden/amber, slightly misty body, small white head. Smells like, well, wine, cheaper wine, white more than black. Vaguely caramelly too. Fizzy, meaty, bit appley. It’s OK enough, again, cheap wine. Well, if you want beer that tastes like very very cheap homemade wine, this is your pick. Mind you, this is quite unique in its own way and I’m damn glad to have tried it. A vague fruitiness, an even more vague tartness save it from utter mediocrity. It’s still not a particularly good beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bastarda (258) - Freiburg, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
A whole bunch of aromas - canned tangerine, lemon marmelade, white grapes, when warming dark grapejuice morphing into raisin, dried dark fruits and sherry notes - narrowed down to a taste of diluted dry sherry and some alcoholic whiffs on a sourdoughy lemonish fizz. Must gain its abv from a whole lot of sugar and shouldn’t be characterized as barley wine. Unique brew nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2015
At Craft Bier Festival Rapperswil. Pink-red color with white head. Aroma of bananas, dough, yeasty. Taste is more bananas, some grapes maybe, silky mouthfeel. It’s okay, but nothing special. Very balanced. Reminds me of a Hefeweizen a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (531) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Tap at CBF. Banana and yeast aromas, very smooth and dry. And you don’t feel the high booze at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (976) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Yellow-amber color, aroma wine, plum (yellow plum), champagne, candy, a little perfume. Taste: malt and fruity, sweet, pears, strawberries, white wine, maple syrup or honey, apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crlnts (390) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Definitely not a barley wine. Mix between a vin de dessert and a home-brew, but more on the wine side. Soft carbonation. Golden hazy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zztopt5 (11) - fonzaso, ITALY - SEP 1, 2014
L insieme è particolare ma il risultato non è al livello di altre birre prodotte da questo birrificio. L acidità è gradevole ma manca di persistenza nei profumi e nei sapori.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sissio (976) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 28, 2014
Slightly hazy pale golden, minimal cream head. Alcohol, a mixture of prosecco and mature apple, sweetish with a hoppy note. Quite hollow taste, light malts, yeast, a hint of passito wine and wine-like sparkling. Strange and left somewhere in the middle of something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottled. Very drinkable. No carbonation. Reminiscence of white wine and home brew. Wort? Apricot. Interesting.

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