Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Fruit Beer
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3713) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Stemware sample at local beer seminar. Poured a cloudy, orange/amber, with an off white, foamy head, and clingy lacing. Aroma was tangy, dark fruit and black currants. Flavor was tart fruit etc. as the nose. Medium body with high carbonation. Seems like it would be a nice dessert pairing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5679) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Nice amber coloured body with an orangish tint and a super-large off-white head. Aroma of black currants, malt, coriander seed, wheat and a ton of yeast. Medium-bodied; Sweet taste up front with some malt and black currant flavours roaming through. Aftertaste shows a sweet finish with the currant flavour roaming throughout. Overall, a decent beer - nothing horrible at all and some good flavours going through. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 06-January-2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9268) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
courtesy of Tony @ OTH. On tap, pours amber with white head. Aroma / taste, fruity (cassis), light hops and sugars. It does leave the light tart mouthfeel of the berry-cassis. The cassis was really faint in taste, noticeable and made this brew a very enjoyable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle purchased at Bir & Fud, Roma. The colour is glowing orange with a huge off-white head. Prunes aroma, but other dark fruit, especially prums, as well. Vinous. The taste is sweet and fruity, yet still very well-balanced with vinous flavours. Blends well with caramel maltiness. Some raisiny traits towards the finish. Well-carbonated. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
75 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours dark orange with a white head. Solid butterish aroma. Light spiced and wineous fruity flavoured. Towards dry and spiced into the finish. Sad aroma, decent flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a very cloudy amber golden with a rough, dense, off-white head. Distinct butter aroma. Medium body with some sweet fruitiness. No bitterness. 311008

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting session @ Papsoe, 31-10-2008] Huge creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Muddy golden color. Aroma of dusty grain, yeast, light fruit. Over the palate came sour raisins, wheat like notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet and acidic flavor. Light sour fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle. Nose is sweet with light sour notes, light musk. Cloudy orange with huge white head, loads of carbonation and nice lacing. Flavor is sweet/sour, more grape and plum than current. The sour notes are in great compliment to the sweetness. This bottle might have spent a few years in a cellar, and is showing great balance. High carbonation but generally drinkable palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Tasting - Perfect Pour. Dark hazed gold, creamy white head. Soft aromas of sour berry and black currants throughout. Sweet fruity black currant flavors balance on hints of dried red grape and citrus. Light bodied with zesty carbonation. Decent, but nothing to write home about...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2008
bottle, deep orange color, head is light, nose of sour fruit, flavor is grape nehi, sour lemon and pez, finish is dry

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