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Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Fleurette has an amazingly unsual character and complexity despite its very little 3.8% alc/vol.

Ingredients:
- Malts: pilsner and rye
- Hops: Kent Goldings
- Yeast: Saccharomyces Cerevistiae
- Whole Roses & Violets
- Citrus Bee Honey
- Elderberry
- Black Pepper



3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Strange, strange, strange. I have come to expect nothing less from this new wave of funky Italian brews. Pours a cloudy tangerine gold with a foamy, off-white head. Virtually no lacing noted. The nose shows a funky vinegar base, with an odd, briny note of green olives. Aromas of herbal tea sweetened with a touch of honey emerge, with a light dusting of cracked black pepper adding a dry spiciness. Flavors are primarily the same, bordering on a salty feel from the olive notes. The pepper content is a highlight, spicy but not overpowering, serving as a nice counterpart to the sweet herbal tea. Light bodied and very dry, it goes down easy but leaves the mouth slightly parched. Weird little brew, but interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Thanks John. The beer pours to a murky orange body with a frothy white head. The aroma is huge. Violets, roses, sour something, sweat. The flavor is delicate flowers, sweet/sour funk. Pineapple. The palate is tart, nice feeling. This is a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
One big bottle, split with the spouse. Medium orangish color, nice head. Aroma a nice mix of floral, yeast, and dark fruits, quite complex. The flavor is highly intricate, much like the nose, with a definite thick floral bouquet thing going on, with a honey note coming through as well. Just a touch reminiscent of the Avery Saison. A bit of spice on the end cleans things up at the finish. I rather liked it, although it wasn’t an easy drinker by any means due to the complexity I was finding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
33.8 oz bottle 4/24/09 (Discount Liquor-Milwaukee)-A darker hazy amber body with some floaties stuck in time. Aroma of floral with some citrus and yeast. Taste of everything listed with a little sourness. This light bodied brew is very intricate and different. Quite tasty and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
1L bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a cloudy grapefruit appearance; off-white head with good lacing. Tart citrus and grapefruit; spice and floral notes in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: tart grapefruit and citrus; mild, zesty acidity; yeasty notes. Medium, tart finish, showing grapefruit and some dough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Pre-GTMW tasting @ 1FastSTi’s place. Hazy pale with off-white head. Light horse, bread and cookie dough aroma. The flavor with lightly tart, lemon and peach. The mouthfeel is light with soft carbonation and slightly thin. 8/4/8/3/14

rerated based on sample from argo0 Much more funky this time around with an improved mouthfeel.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Aroma:vinegar,citric... Appearance:hazy gold,ligh head.. Flavor:vinegar"infected"

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Pre-Great Taste sampling at 1FastSti’s house


Thanks to JPDIPSO for bringing this - it was the start of a nonstop barrage of excellent beers that flowed for the rest of the night. I enjoyed this one. The combination of funkiness and fruitiness made it fun to drink.

Aroma / Appearance - The murky peachy body fizzed up to a height of one-finger at its highest. When it subsided, it left behind the smells of a musty barn, sour peaches and smoked bacon. Hiding in the background was a bit of spiciness waiting to be unleashed.

Flavor / Palate - A strong peachy impression floated through my mouth. The mouthfeel was spicy and hoppy with a background of cherry, caramelized sugar and a base earthiness. The aftertaste was slightly sweet and funky, reminding me most of raspberries. It was very mild - I could drink many of these on a warm day just to cool down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Honey-golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is very floral - lots of rose, clover and honey. Flavour is light, with similar floral notes to the flavour but more subdued. Fairly simple, but a nice & unique beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Poured a golden color with hints of amber, thin initial head, and weak lacing. The aroma was wheaty, floral, spicy (ginger?). The flavor was wheaty, dry, spiced with some pepper and light ginger, pretty odd spicing going on, I liked Berts live "dill pickle" descriptor. Mouthfeel was dry and thin, somewhat acidic. A light but not so enjoyable beer. Good thing this was only 3.8%, as Bert had to down more than half of this on his own after I took off. Thanks, Bert!


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