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Il Forteto Castagna Amber Beer

Il Forteto Castagna Amber Beer
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A special beer made from chestnuts. Smooth, elaborate, finely fruited. Very nice smoked profile that recalls roasted chestnuts, with a light tannic taste and shades of forest undergrowth. Its the beer of the Apennines. Pairs well with all kinds of mushrooms, truffles, & matured cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2014
750 ml bottle at Paluca Trattoria on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. Particulate yeast in the bottle. Pours slightly orangey amber with a thick, frothy, white head that lasts long. Thick, luscious lacing - more like curtains. Nose is barnyard and fresh apple cider. Taste is well-balanced: notes of musty, fruity sweetness and an edge of bitter hop bite. Not sure I pick up any chestnut, but I imagine it might be there in the aroma notes while sipping. Medium body, soft carbonation. Rather nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wolfbass (1086) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 1, 2014
Direi semplicemente che forse avendola portata per cena a casa di amici, e che fortunatamente essi non sono grandi appassionati della suddetta bevanda, non mi hanno mandato a quel paese...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
750 from Corti Bros. Pours reddish orange with a modest beige head and a distinct chestnut aroma. There is a smoky caramel malt flavor with a very earthy feel and a bone dry finish. This is an unusual brew that, surprisingly, tastes pretty good to me, but its not for everyone. It does, indeed, go well with ripe cheese.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13854) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Capped 750 from Corti Bros. in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy amber with a near white head. Light aromas of yellow stone fruit, caramel and nuts. Med body. Flavor is sweetish malt with light fruit and something very like chestnut. Perhaps a bit of smoke in the finish. Somehow the whole thing works out fairly balanced.

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