Brewed by Birrificio del Forte
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Pietrasanta (LU), Italy
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
15 cl. draft @ Brassigaume 2013. Hazy dark amber with a white head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, hoppy, sweet malts, toffee, jammy. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, toffee, jam, syrupy coupled with some slightly floral & fruity hops. Syrupy, thick. Not bad, liked it more than the score on RB would suggest prior.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
2012-11-16, cask at Pazzeria, Milan, 6-4-7-4-15=36
Cloudy amber color, generous head. The aroma is a bit yeasty. Good and soft malt flavor, soft body, with correct bitterness, Some yeast, light orange peel.
Very good cask ale, truly British.

2012-08-20, bottle courtesy of Jesper; batch L12018 11/12, 5-4-6-3-12=30
Cloudy amber color; generous head. The aroma is quite yeasty. Sweetish malt flavor, with low bitterness, and too much yeast.
It should be filtered better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 16, 2011
oheo una bitter inglese mica male, si difende questo birrificio del Forte mi danno gli scapaccioni aiuto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
cloudy brown, small fluttfy offwhite head. mild malty, sort of caramelly aroma. sweet. flavor is sweet malty, balanced by lots of uk bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - MAY 17, 2013
Ben fatta e molto gradevole. Rotonda e beverina. Un po’ di lievito in eccesso tra note maltatar e biscottate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
Draft @ Brassigaume ’13. Orangée, col crémeux beige. Arôme est houblonné, citronné, malté et caramel, fruité moyen, fleuri léger. Palais est légèrement houblonné, malt moyen sur une note épicée. Malt garde ce côté farineux, pain le tout relevé par un malt pâle et caramel. Effervescence moyenne sur des pointes de citronné. Le tout garde ce caractère bien belge qui fait la signature de Forte. Houblons restent dans un style euro - noble. Se termine sur une note levure accompagnée de ce houblonné citronné.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - MAR 29, 2014
Comprata in birrificio, bottiglia da 750cc. Bellissimo cappello di schiuma pannosa e mediamente fine, abbastanza persistente, colore ambrato molto opalescente, aroma di biscotti freschi e di scorza di pompelmo, al palato corpo leggero e buona carbonazione, si avvertono inizialmente note maltate, toffee, ancora biscotti come da aroma e poi prevalgono le note amaricanti con in evidenza scorza di pompelmo e comunque note agrumate. Direi che si fa bere volentieri ma che più di una bitter a me pare abbia le caratteristiche di un Apa e di quelle più luppolate. Non male comunque.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with a huge and frothy beige head with good retention. Nose has a little caramel and nuts. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, nuts and caramel with a subtle whiff of smoke. Dry and lightly bitter finish even with no real hop character. Pretty close to a British ESB. 200812

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14385) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, malt, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37073) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Light unclear medium orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, light to modrate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, caramel, yeasty, caramelized malt, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120914]

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