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Croce di Malto Magnus

Croce di Malto Magnus
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Brewed by Croce di Malto
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Trecate (NO), Italy


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kosmokrator (516) - ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
Scuro color bruno con riflessi rossastri e un pannoso velo di schiuma beige mediamente persistente. Sentori di zucchero caramellato, frutta cotta e liquirizia; gusto dolciastro con note di uvetta, albicocca, malto e caramello ed un finale amarognolo e leggerissimamente abbrustolito. Corpo medio, effervescenza debole, struttura "appiccicosa"; birra discreta ma pasticciata.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. unclear light brown pour, orange tint, with a nice slightly creamy beige-orange cap, some retention and lacing. burnt caramel, sweet toasted malts, booze - fusel too, some fruitiness - plain raisins, fairly spicy too, sweetness - brown sugar, cola and wort, iron traces. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, short grassy-spicy finish. unconvincing dubbel or belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Nutmeg and star anise surge atop this Christmas-y brew, as fruity undertones and prickly effervescence enhance the festive approach.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the purplish brown.
-The yeast character is overthrown by the spiciness.
-Malts do contribute some raisin-y sugars.
-This is a very professional brew, but it is too spice-laden for my tastes in Dubbels.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimE (3340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2014
Brown color. Funky yeasty nose with some chocolate notes, but overall lacked balanced, complexity and had some off flavors which weren’t very enjoyable. I just could not finish a glass of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
Draft @ Fiera della Birra di Ferrara, Nov 2013. Grazie Federico for the sample. Brune foncée, col café au lait. Arôme offre une belle pointe de levure, malt caramel, fruité noir rappelant les dates avec un rétro-nasal centré sur le sucre candy et petite douceur mielleuse. Houblonné reste ici plus subtil. Palais présente un malté profond et complexe. Je note ici aussi un fruité noir entre date et prune. Le tout est relevé par un petit côté réglisse qui se marie parfaitement à un malt grillé-caramel. Fini garde l’essence d’une base belge de par la levure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15239) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle at Birrivico, Como; bb 31.01.2014 12412512, 7.3% ABV
Dark brown color with small head. Strong aroma of sweet caramel. Good body strength, lean mouthfeel; sweet caramel flavor, with something that feels like oxidisation; relatively low bitterness; the alcohol provides a pleasant warmth.
Nice, but uncomplicated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sblsimone85 (293) - USA - JUL 31, 2013
Buona ale scura artigianale italiana buon equilibrio e abbastanza corposa, al naso note fruttate. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2013
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki) (6+:4:6+:4:13=3.3++)
Nice brune - very dark, and a tight cappucino head. Nice estery aroma - juicy and sweet, but beneath that there’s a nice dark toasty roast - wholemeal grains. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Lots of sweet esters in the retronasals. Full toasty taste. Some dry fatty walnut paper noble hop finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottled@HBF2013. Deep ambery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is citrus, alcohol, mild glue and some spices. Flavour is citrus, glue, spices, alcohol and some yeastyness. A bit too much gluelike sweetness, otherwise quite close to a good BSA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1475) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle @ HBF2013. Pours dark brown, a very small, yellowish-brown ring of bubbles. Aroma is strong and sweet yellow apples, caramel is strong as well, some pear as well as light ethanol. Taste is caramel as well as the sweet, fresh yellow apples again, some pear flavor as well. Palate is medium with some carbonation.

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