fiammanghilla (335) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 33cl bevuta direttamente da birraland.
Chiara con molta schiuma persistente.
Ben amaricata, citrica, beverina da morire.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
biereflaneuse (22) - Certaldo, ITALY - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In modernist times I believe this might be an Italian "classic"; Lùmina was originally an anniversary brew, but has since grown in the heart of fans and in the national craft beer world; currently, this is one of the best, least pretentious American pale ales brewed in the country, and that’s what makes it a classic. Birrificio Civale also tries to keep a low profile, situated in a small village in the Padan area. This is surely dry-hopped with simcoe, maybe also cascade. A pretty tasty one.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
Lovely aroma on pouring, citrussty and tropical fruits. Unsurprisingly, in the glass it’s just as aromasome. Peachy colour, large tight off-white head. Full, but very uplifting palate. Tons of hoppy retronasals fill the nose - packed full of grassy citrussy hops. Lovely balance, a nice sweet graininess doesn’t let the hops completely dominate. But they do try, they’re all over the mouth. A beatuful little resiny drying tingle. And what great attenuation too. Possibly one of the best "APA"s I’ve had, I’d never put a work of art like this in that category, which is normally the home of fat flabby sweet stodgy messes.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@HBF2013. (Thanks to Rauno, I recall). Slightly hazy orangeish amber colour with a small white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral, grassy and some mild caramel and bready malts. Flavour is fruity and floral with a quite crispy bready and caramelly maltyness. Balanced, and quite nicely bodied APA.
SperkeleForce (337) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 33 cl @ HBF 2013. Pours murky hazy golden. Really fruity taste. Notes of citrus and fruits. Light body and finish.
RexTalionis (1980) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pale golden in color with a small whitish head. Fruity citrus, some lemon juicyness, it’s a very smooth aroma. Very fruity indeed. Lemon juicyness with some grapefruit bitterness in taste. Very refreshing. I do like the fruity citrus in aftertaste.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje, thanks Sebastian! The 33cl bottle pours with a clear gold body supporting a tall off white head of foam. The aroma is tart and citrusy and a little yeasty with tangelo, lemon and apple. The taste is hoppy and refreshing. I get a mix of malt sweetened tangerine and clementine with a fair amount of bitter hops. To midway the hop bitterness increases some until the malt sweetness catches up making for a nice citrus hop flavor finish. This is light crisp and refreshing as well as packed with flavorful hops. Very nice Pale.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, BB 20/10/2013, lot# LU01012.
Dorée trouble, col blanc.
Arôme présente un superbe bouquet houblonné tropical et herbacé alternant sur des notes de mangue fraîches, ananas.
Palais est superbement bien balancé, fruité bien tropical, mangue, purée abricot, fruits passion avec un rappel à la pelure de mandarine. Possible note d’houblons zélandais. Note de feuille de thé, amertume sèche, qcq notes herbacées pour une belle effervescence. Le palais est soyeux
A seulement 5.6% c’est léger, rafraichissant et on en boirait des litres.
Fabietto (8) - ALESSANDRIA, ITALY - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Il profumo è di luppolo fresco e di frutta esotica. Uno dei punti di forza del birrificio Civale(qui bisogna dirlo ne VALE proprio la pena assaggiarla). Se cominci una serata con questa è dura cambiare. FRESCHISSIMA!!! UN PLAUSO AL MASTRO BIRRAIO
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of mango, peach and grass. Sweet with fruity and herbal hop flavour, and a nice bitter finish