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Forstner Brew-Secco

Brewed by Handbrauerei Forstner
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Kalsdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
ieses extravagante Helle Starkbier ist nach belgischer Art gebraut. Seine starke perlage entsteht durch die Flaschengärung der zugesetzten Champagnerhefe. Bis es von uns händisch gefüllt wird erhält unser Brewsecco insgesamt 3 verschiede Hopfensorten aus mehreren Kontinenten und einige Verschiedene Hefestämme. Wenn unser Brewsecco fertig gereift ist bringen wir ihn in die schöne Südsteiermark, zur Sektkellerei Harkamp wo er degorgiert wird. Damit er trotz Flaschengärung kaum Bodensatz hat. Es ist ein fruchtig, trockenes Biererlebnis, welches am besten sehr gut gekühlt in Sektgläser serviert wird. Stammwürze: 23,0° Alk. 10,5% voL. Glasempfehlung: Langstieliges Sektglas.

Note: Initially 8.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3128) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2015
0,75l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours cloudy amber with a medium everlasting head. Aroma is malts and hoppy fruits. Flavor is bitter malts with alcohol and hops. Palate is like a champagne. Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehhr malzig fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack malzig, würzig, hefig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle, jahrgang 2012, gift from my daugther, many thanks. Hazy orange golden color with thick white head. Aroma of oranges, malt, yeast, orange zest. Fruity (oranges), malty taste with some spices, yeast, light hoppy bitterness. Light fruit acidity. Tasty, would be interesting age it for some years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (13628) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 14, 2013
Süßer Antrunk, trocken hefig. Minimaler Alkohol, vollmundig werdend. Die Süße lässt nach, spritzig, erstaunlich gut. 12/9/10/11/9/9

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
Drunk in a snifter at BrauKunstLive! 2013 Festival. I tried their Brew Secco, and 8.5% Starkbier that they say was modeled after a Belguim style and fermented with Champagne yeast (Proseco is a popular, cheap northern Italian Champagne.) I loved it. Boy did it ever have foam! After they poured the glass, I waited 3 or 4 minutes while talking to the staff in the stand and a man came up and said, "You got the Brew Secco, only champagne yeast make foam that strong." I finally had to slurp through the foam to get to the beer, tickling my nose in the process. The taste was dry, champagne-like brut, but beery too, for it was thick and malty to match a really lemony flavor. A WOW beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma with yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2011
75cl bottle. Pour is orangey gold with a massive white head that fades to a thick film. Nose is spicy, funky, winey, with banana and orange peel. Taste is sweet-ish with notes of Belgian ester, light fruit and some sugar. Finish is strangely earthy & funky. Really interesting little beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3767) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle (vintage 2008): Light winey aroma with fruity notes of white wine, grapes, citrus peel. Also some malty notes and some sweetness. Huge foamy head, hazy golden color. Flavor is quite sourish, winey, notes of grapes. Also some candy notes and a pleasant hop bitterness. Realy a beer champagne!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle (Vintage 2009). Hazy golden with a large frothy white head that slowly collapsed. Patchy lacing around the glass. Nose of spice, banana, passionfruit, citrus peel and sulphur notes. The flavour is bread, spice, dried banana, passionfruit and zesty citrus. Highly carbonated. Attenuation is not great. Dry and peppery finish - slight acidity as well. Not a bad crack at the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle - Vintage 2009. Pours a hazy deep golden colour with a large frothy white head which collapses slowly. Aroma is vinous and of fruit, banana, citrus and spicy with a nice funky note in the nose. Sweet fruit, banana, slightly acidic and peppery flavour with hints of passionfruit in the aftertaste. Bitter hop presence quite noticeable. Quite a fresh mouthfeel with is nice and prickly on the tongue. Interesting and not bad at all.

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