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Birrificio Italiano Scires

Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Brewed by way of single step infusion. Bottom fermenting yeast is added to induce fermentation at 10°C (48°F). When attenuation reaches 50 %, it is blended with a combination of old and young sour beer that were fermented with lactic acid bacteria, wild yeast and black sweet cherries. The fermentation continues and the natural sugars from the malt and cherries are converted to alcohol. At the end of primay fermentation, fresh beer wort and top fermenting Saccharomyces Cerevisiae yeast are added. The beer is then bottled and sent to refermentation in a cold room at around 7°C (42°F). The refermentation lasts about 4 months.

Editor’s note: Alcohol content varies from batch to batch, and has ranged from 6% up to the 7.5% of the most recent batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (902) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 23, 2015
Spina @ Eurhop 2015. Rossa sangue con bella schiuma. Acidula, ciliegia elegante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
30 May 2015, tap at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival. Ruby. Nose is cherry juice. Thin body and faintly fizzy. Cherry juice and bitter. Nice. Too heavy to be refreshing but very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fedexs (22) - ITALY - OCT 12, 2014
(Year 2009) dark red with no foam. Aroma has cerry notes and wood is present in the nose (it comes from cerry pit). Aged in steel barrels coming from low fermentation beer. Drinking it you can feel fruits and vanilla while it leave a persistant sour taste at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Smell is tart black cherry. Low carbonation. Light sour cherry taste and aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Cloudy amber pour, off white head. Light sourness, some sweetness, artificial cherries, malty. Just ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cooterbridge (10) - - DEC 10, 2013
Light and wispy body with a clean finish. Mild tartness with slight acidity. Sweetness does not linger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
A hazed burgundy red ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, corky cherry malt with light lactic and funky character. In mouth, a tart cherry ale with light corky notes, tannins, a bit harsh. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
pours a murky/ruddy brown with a thin tan head...bottle exploded. aroma has funky leather and light cherry...very band aidy. flavor is a medicine cabinet...band aids and cherry cough syrup with notable funk. mouthfeel is light and lively with a funky band aid finish that needs to go away sooner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8201) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100917.
Pours red color with a small pink head. Aroma of sour fruits and some berries, mild grassy malts. Flavor of fruits, berries, hay and yeast. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Vinoteca Piemonte. Rated on 17.09.2010
Somewhat light aroma with slightly sweet cherries and hints of earthy notes. Flavour has sweet and somewhat tart cherries, some earthy and woody notes. Way too low on sourness to be a nice Sour Ale – and too low on sweetness to be a dessert beer.

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