Brewed by Tenute Collesi
Style: Bière de Garde
Apecchio (PU), Italy
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brigadier (3540) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Even at $1.79 this might have been a mistake. If it weren’t for being required to buy six to get an additional discount I would have gone right past on it the shelf. I cannot imagine paying full prices (about $8.49) for this. Skip unless you get a great deal.

Aroma / Appearance - The long clear legs and bubbly carbonation are OK until the head fades away to nothingness. Cereal or oatmeal topped with a handful of dried cherries makes it difficult to pin down the brewer’s intent. Whatever it was they failed.

Flavor / Palate - Apple juice from a child’s sippy cup has the same texture and flavor as this dud. The only difference is the alcohol that begins to peek through after the second or third sip. About half the bottle was a drain pour. If it unclogged something at least I got some value for my money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
Bottle from Supermarco Ello, Copenhagen. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, caramel, malt and spicy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours to a glowing amber body with a starch white head. Aroma is apples and must. Grainy. Flavor is sweet and musty. Very much a biere de garde. Medium body, sweet, and creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Golden dark pour small white head. Grainy pale lagerish smell in it. A bit musty. Well carbonated palate. Not much flavor grainy sweetness then some mmore sugars and yeah I don’t like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Bottled. Amber ale. Unclear. Small light beige head. Aroma . Berries, sweetness, vague caramel. Flavour. Caramel, fruits, marzipan, berries. Medium bodied. Sweet and vaguely and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2nd October 2011
Cloudy brown beer, good off white head. Palate start soft from the head but then is very crisp in the body of the beer. Good carbonated sting. Minerally fresh malt with mild lactose. Tiny bit of orange hop. Sharp carbonated finish with a trace of banana. Refreshing if somewhat ephemeral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3505) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Botella 500 ml. Brown in color, no head. Sweet darker fruits as raisins and dadels in aroma mostly. Taste is quite similar, some darker fruits that is. Sweet maltyness too. A bit too much of the sweet stuff on the whole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Amber, light haze. Sweetish malts on nose. Some alc. Dried fruits, some raisins, old malts. Body is med, slick. A bit of port, dades.

-- bb/h

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2013
A random find at Inoue’s near Kyoto station(980 yen) which was odd as they specialize in Belgian beer. They seem to be imported to Japan by wine importers which is why I never seem them at beer stores I guess. A beautiful looking bottle makes it great to bring somewhere for dinner - classy. It gushed when opened and seemed fairly carbonated. A nice amber ale with a great color & a light white head of foam that quickly dissipated. It had a malty flavor with some bitter/smokiness. Quite smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Color ambrato limpido con sedimento e schiuma bianco sporco di medio spessore e persistenza. Mediamente profumata con sentori di frutta passita, albicocca, caramello e luppolo; gusto introdotto da una piacevole componente luppolata che lascia spazio ad un dolciastro di media intensità. Corpo fin troppo lieve, struttura acquosa ma finale tutto sommato ben bilanciato. Non è una birra cattiva, ma nemmeno merita grandi attenzioni.

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