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L’Olmaia Christmas Duck

Brewed by L’Olmaia
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Sant’Albino - Montepulciano, Siena, Italy


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Birra bruna ad alta fermentazione, ispirata alle classiche birre Natalizie. Con il suo gusto delicato ma deciso, grazie all’utilizzo di 4 tipi di malto e una aromatizzazione con miele di Olmo (melata di bosco), la CD è perfetta come birra da meditazione, ma allo stesso tempo ideale per accompagnarvi nelle serate invernali. Prodotta da Ottobre a Marzo anche in magnum da 1,5 l.

Rifermentata in bottiglia

Honey beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Sampled from a 0.75l in The Great Juleøl Blindtest 2013. A really deep warm amber cloudy looking one with a small light sidesticking off-white head. Slightly acidic nose, some spicy hints, wet silo grass and yeast. Not extreme and not to pleasant either. Semi dry in the taste, soft to average on the bubbles with a mild oily mouthfeel. More soft acidic fruity hints. Yeast, dark caramel and ripe old fruits. Dark malts and a flour chalky dry finish with hints of dry cocoa in the background. A bit dull perhaps. Not something I feel any real need to try again. 23.11.2013

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
k92488 (215) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 16.12.2013, 075l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is wet grain, almond essence, weeds, wet hay, caramel. Taste is harsh and slightly sour-ish, caramel malts, wet grain, almond essence, wet hay gone sour, weeds, chalk. Little bitterness. Typical Italian....MEH!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1150) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy reddish brown colour with a light brown, creamy, medium head. Malty aroma with oak, heather, some leather and is slightly sour. The flavor is a light version of the same and is still slightly sour with a touch of oak. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A little strange ale but is interesting and balanced. The flavour is a bit light though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berlinoise2go (604) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle (75cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. 8% ABV. Good-looking bottle. Hazy rust brown colour. Small, short-lasting bubbly head, settles as a thin ring. Aroma of sour cherries, ginger cookies, caramel, mild vinegar, yeast, spices. Medium body, average carbonation. Fruity taste, predominantly sour, to some degree balanced by a malty sweetness and mild bitterness. Fruity and tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep amber-hued red body with a small white head. Nose is raisins, grainy caramel, red berries and hints of sour wheat. Taste is caramel, red berries, cinnamon, hints of grains. Watery body, medium carbonation. Mellow and boring, and I’m sad to say this but: very Italian. :-P

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2013
Shared bottel at DSJT, Cardinal.Pours hazy nut brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light sour & yeasty. Taste is light sweet, with an unpleasant acidic bite towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4933) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
750 ml bottle, available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger (limited quantity). ABV is 8%. Hazy reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Malty aroma with distinct notes of honey. Moderately acidic and distinctly fruity flavour. Some honey notes, but not too sweet. Low bitterness. Refreshing for its strength, not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
Fra flaske på DSJT Cardinal nov-13: fruktig aroma, men flat og uinspirerende smak. En skuffelse for meg som er så glad i honning (som er et innslag i denne).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (229) - USA - MAR 17, 2013
Birra di stampo belga classica natalizia, con al gusto spiccato dolce e caramelloso. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

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