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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Birra chiara ad alta fermentazione, gusto secco con una leggerezza sul palato dovuta ad una calibrata luppolazione, rendono La 5 molto beverina e ideale in qualsiasi occasione, con abbinamenti che vanno dalla carne agli insaccati fino ai formaggi e ai dolci più sfiziosi. Rifermentata in bottiglia Alc. 5,5% in Vol.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina with PJ and Pat. Pours a light golden body with white lacing. Aroma is yeasty, spice, fruit - coriander and light candy. Mouthfeel is medium to light with a spicy coriander character, yeast, malt and light booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
August 2012. Bottle. Citrus and hoppy aromas. pours cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Flavors of citrus, malts, hops. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - APR 11, 2013
11/04/2013 La Tana (tap). Pesca giallona, appena torbida, schiuma leggera bianca e morbida. Al naso leggero metallico che pian piano svanisce, lieviti, sentori fruttati, pesca e scorza d’arancia, luppolo. In bocca ha una buona struttura, una blond belga un po’ atipica, attacco di malto e finale amaro e secco senza eccessi, molto gradevole. Facile da bere ma appagante.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
11.2oz bottle, shared by Jay. Pours a completely hazy golden color. Good, foamy off-white head. Leaves a few dots of lace. Really nice zesty citrus peel nose. Floral aroma. Sweeter taste. Nice belgian-esque yeastiness. Medium body, good soft kinda tingly carbonation, convincingly belgian-tasting. Nice orange notes. Tasty belgian ale for sure. $9 a bottle here in the states is just silly, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 bottle-conditioned 750ml. hazed golden wheat body with a fine white head and lasting retention. very much nailing the Belgian farmhouse yeast character in the nose: all around seems quite soft and delicate but very well integrated: lemon oil and pith, soap, banana, peach skin esters, moderate peppercorn spice with a creamed wheat and uncooked dough yeast note that seems to be the one component that’s a little too present. the aroma hops seem similar to those in the Thiriez Blonde and De Ranke XX (though I haven’t had a bottle of that this year, it’s sitting in the fridge): musty, a bit goaty, sharply green, and almost smelling like the skunk of ultraviolet light contamination, but not quite. deliciously dry with a medium body and soft and creamy natural carbonation; takes an acidic turn across the middle with crystalline sugar, must, white pepper and Belgian pale malt toast. lush carbonation releases the acids and esters well to wash the palate in the finish. a small bit of banana gum, cucumber and dishsoap foam make an appearance, and there’s a growing raw vegetable greenness and astringency late across the tongue and into the finish which suggest stronger bittering hops than is needed, but that’s a minor complaint; it’s enjoyably hoppy and soft enough texture-wise that it works. I can easily drop out of critic mode and sit back with this glass and fall in love.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moliere (27) - Viterbo, ITALY - FEB 27, 2012
Birra in stile belga ma con massiccio utilizzo di luppoli, molto buona ma instabile, non mi è mai capitato di berla due volte e di ritrovarla uguale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4550) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden with a med. white head. The aroma is moderately sweet malty, yeast, and mild stone fruit. The flavir has mikd fruity notes, yeast, grass, light herbal notes and a pale maltiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy golden color with an average to large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy fruit, citrus hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a friend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (865) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 18, 2011
Bel colore dorato, con schiuma aderente. Al naso floreale e leggerissime spezie. In bocca è perfetta, bilanciata, inzio di malto che si trasforma in ottimo amarognolo che delizia il palato. Ha tutto quello che serve per essere una grande belgian ale, molto molto bene.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
30/10/2011 on tap @ Open Baladin, Rome (2011-597)

Little cloudy yellow beer, creamy white head, stable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: fruity, citrus, exotic fruits, piny. MF: soft carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: very bitter, hoppy, bit piny, exotic fruits, pineapple, some passion fruits. Aftertaste: very bitter and dry, very fruity, bit cheesy.


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