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Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Fruit Beer
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
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RATINGS: 171   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13927) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2153) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Not the best, not the worst. At least it wasn’t a gusher like many of the other recent Italians I’ve tried. Poured with a lively tan head that quickly settled down almost none. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is malty, cassis, and a hint of the bacteria. Flavor’s similar to nose; not too complex. Body is a little thin and carbonation a bit sharp. Finish is like a slightly washed out flavor with alcohol and medium in length. Not worth the price at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a hazed golden orange with a medium sized white head. Soft fruit and malt, light plastic. Medium bodied, fruity but light, soft and gently sweet. Really subtle, very fine carbonation. Gentle fruit and tang on the finish. Nice, and much better than I had anticipated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle shared at Glouglouburps after Mondial tasting 2010. Possible old stale bottle. Opens with a nice pop but low on the gushing unlike the cerise. Pours a dull slight pinkish violet with dull brown hint - foamy cobwebby head diminishes slightly and a lively carbonations. Aroma of old stale fruits, old tomato-like cassis/red currant, soy oxidation with paper and cherry pit. Flavor is earthy, oxidation, light caramel, toast, slight acetic acid bite, mineral and pitty currants, red skins turn a bit astringent and more green leafy astringency and tomato leaf/pulp like and vegetal matter in the end- spicy minty almost black licorice hint in the end as well. Finish is lively but a bit astringent with a slight tart hint.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Rciesla and/or Dickinsonbeer.
Appearance : Hazy peach.
Aroma : Some oxidation, fruity sour notes. A bit tart.
Taste : Some oxidation, a bit tart with some fruits. Finish is woody with some oxidation.
Overall : I don’t know the age of this bottle but I bet it was a bit old.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2010
750ml bottle thanks to jleblanc, much appreciated. For some reason I expected the color to be dark but it was a hazy orange-ish color with a super foamy head. The smell was weird, grains and such. The flavor was also weird, not tart and yet not sweet. Berries and stuff but also grains like the aroma. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-29-2010 17:28:43

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle@Home. Typical aroma, do I detect Brett? Well it’s smells like it. Tasting it is a complete different world. Sweet, full, fruity but luckily not too much Cassis, well hopped. Nice balance and out of the ordinary fruit beer. Good stuff.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 8, 2010
Purtroppo era infetta...povero me, speriamo bene di riuscire a riprovarla in forma. +1

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2006 vintage 750ml bottle. effervescent sparkling gold, slightly cloudy. naturally carbonated, billowy tall head. slightly oxidized nose of black currant and grape jolly rancher, moderately sweet with heavy floral yeast present. floral spices up front turns more to semi-sweet grape and green apple jolly rancher (green apple?). delicate and soft carbonation joins with a dry and pillowy malt texture, finishing with a quiet note of apple spice and cassis. works really well when chilled but develops some flavors (mostly yeast) that don’t work so well when warmer. treat it like white wine, keep chilled.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29049) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of vinegar and malt. The flavor is both sweet and sour and dominated by malt.


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