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Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Fruit Beer
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Double amber malt produced by way of decoction, with approximately 6.5% alcohol by volume (17 Plato degrees). A small amount of Cassis syrup is added at the beginning of the fermentation with S. carlsbergensis. It is prematurely bottled to obtain high gas saturation, and matured for at least six months at a temperature of approximately 6-7 °C. As in the case of Amber Shock, this is not re-fermentation, but an exclusive procedure adopted by "Birrificio Italiano®" of Lurago Marinone .
Cassissona®" has been produced since 1999. It is made during the summer and served in wide-mouthed glasses with the appropriate dessert.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750 ml. bottle shared with Poisoneddwarf, thanks, bottled in 2006- Pours cloudy orange with lots of sediment, it has a huge head, my beer was 90% foam, and great lacework. The aroma is very funky, but it smells like overripe almost rotten fruit. The flavor is the same overripe fruit, plums or prunes. The body is medium, carbonation is high, finish is dry. Didn’t like this too much, it might be because it’s five years old, not sure if it’s meant to be aged.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
poisoneddwarf (1622) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2011
750 ml bottle, shared with brenn79. 6.4 % ABV. Bottled on January 2, 2006. I don’t know if this is meant to be aged or not. Found it on the discount shelf at my local beer shop. Pours a cloudy orange with a giant long-retaining cream-colored pillowy head. Aroma is funky, overripe fruit. Taste is sweet and lightly tart. A bit simplistic. Too many bubbles in the mouth. Tastes old. I hope I didn’t do the beer an injustice by rating an expired bottle. Couldn’t finish it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1012) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Dried fruit, slightly honeyed aroma. Highly carbonated, with a mouthfeel not unlike a prosecco. Some sour fruit, slightly cloying. Not bad-this could happily get crushed at a porch party on a warm summer’s eve.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Bottled@The 2nd ES/CS Beer Tasting. (thanks MM!). Hazy orangeish golden colour with small fluffy head. Aroma is sour berries, some wood and mild notes of yeast. Flavour is quite similar with also some grains and fruity notes. Actually gets a bit better once warming up a bit. Pleasant fruit/berry beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Tasted on 3/20/11 from a 750mL bottle at Lush West Town, a bit of a gusher. Pours murky orange-brown with a massive, smooth white head that slowly recedes to uneven lacing with a thin collar. The nose is along the lines of an amber ale with caramel, nuttiness, and just a light hint of sweet blackberry underlying. The flavor is more tart with a good amount of cassis as the focus along with the somewhat sweet caramel malt acting as a solid backbone for the beer. The body is medium with sparkling carbonation and a long blackberry and caramel malt finish, and a good amount of drying tannin as well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle shared with Sigmund and Abemorsten, thanks Sigmund. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is a bit acidic, some fruit and yeast as well. Taste is fresh sour fuity, almost barnyard. Light bodied, easy drinkable fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2492) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2011
Shared bottle courtesy of sigmund. Pours hazy golden-orange with a white film. Berries, sweat, barnyard, plums and ripe peach in the aroma. Fruity, bitter and alcoholic in the mouth. Dry. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2010
1 pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle - you do the math. Almost a gusher, but just missed. Muddy brown with giant chunks and floaties. Massive beige head that never settles. Aroma of hay, mud, fruit. Taste is very slightly sour, raspberry, fruitcake. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2010
750ml Bottle: GUSHER! Aroma of Belgian yeast, cassis, currant, and Sprite. Poured a muddy brown in color with a large, loose, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and light to medium tart. Tastes of currant, grapes, slight Belgian yeast, malt, caramel, slight tart fruit, and some berry. Medium body. Very tingly, then lightly dry texture. Lively carbonation. Medium to heavily sweet, slightly tart, grape, cassis, currant, light caramel, and slight Belgian yeast finish is dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2010
bottle from de molen shop ... amber ... big foam white head .... blackcurrant light barnyard funk nose ... sweet fruits ... little black currant ... little lemon ... soft fruits ... little toffee in background ... quite pleasant ... tad over fizzy


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