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Brewed by Birrificio Grado Plato
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Chieri (TO), Italy

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Birra di castagne, stagionale, ambrata, prodotta a bassa fermentazione (Alc. 8.% circa). Il sapore e l'aroma di castagne sono il tratto distintivo di questa birra originale. Si accompagna ai cibi mediamente saporiti della cucina autunno-invernale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Appearance: Pours a medium amber-brown body with a fizzy, off-white head. Smell: Caramel maltiness and sun-dried fruits with the scent of chestnuts tucked away in the background. Taste: Caramel malts and sugar-coated nuts. Fairly fruity. The chestnut character is present, but is never overbearing. Earthy bitterness. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability: How about that snazzy bottle, huh? Oh, the beer? Well, it’s okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Draft... Cloudy amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Nutty, earthy nose with a smattering of caramel malt. Full-bodied and creamy with sluggish carbonation. Sweet, malty and nutty. Mildly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Hazy dark red brown body. Good malty, caramel nut aroma. Relatively sweet flavor of caramel and nuts with just a bit of bitterness which is not staying for long though. Alcohol well hidden. Low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a brownish orange color with tiny clear bubbles atop the head of a hazy body. Nose is Nose is chestnuts, barnyard, and parchment. Tastes like honey, funk, and wood, and there is a dry semi bitter finish. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of chestnuts, funk and sourness. Taste is chestnuts, some fruit, caramel and barnyard. Fizzy carbonation and waterlike mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle shared at Maltzilla’s All American Weekend. Pours medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and nuts. SLightly nutty flavor with some dark fruits and dough. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (777) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle: pours a hazy, dark, reddish brown with a thin whispy head that quickly disappears, not sure about the aroma, taste is sweet, a little roasted malt flavor, not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinegar92 (61) - Matera, ITALY - NOV 30, 2011
buona birra del birrificio artigianale Grado Plato. un bel colore ambrato e una bella schiuma medio-persistente. perfetta anche da accompagnare a delle buone caldarroste!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Notes from my iPhone. On tap @ Purple Pig. Slightly hazy golden amber with a very wispy fine head. Aroma is of sweet cereal, lightly spicy, and with more of a buckwheat aroma than anything nutty. Creamy soft mouthfeel, flavours of dates, light spice, vague fruit (quince maybe?). Again, nothing distinctly nutty, but a pleasant ale nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
In short: Caramelized roasted nuts in a bottle. Decent beer
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bière 2012
The look: Clear copper body topped by a tiny beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is roasted nuts, a bit of caramel and some phenols. Taste is like drinking caramelized roasted nuts. Very crunchy/husky maltiness sensation. There is also a spiciness sensation. Some wooden notes. Carbonation is a lot of small hard bubbles that made it hard to keep it the mouth, I think this beer could be really nice with softer bubbles. My last beer at Mondial 2012 festival, I had so much to drink during this week of Mondial+pubs festivities that when the week was over I thought that maybe not drinking beer for a few days could do me some good, but I guess we’ll never know.


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