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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Draft from Proletariat in NYC. I was going to rate this, and then I read 3fourths’ rating and thought, "Why bother?" I quote, abbreviated: "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."


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from Domus Birrae, Rome. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, light apple, grapes. Flavour is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silvan7 (697) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 1, 2014
on tap@ Birre in piazza, Eataly Milano 2014. Giallo dorata, aroma floreale, miele, luppolo aromatico. Secca ,amara, leggermente acidula. Poco corposa, ma equilibrata ed armonica.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light malt aroma. Malt and light citrus flavor. Medium-light bodied. Easy drinking. Malt and light citrus lingers.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (371) - München, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2014
330mk bottle. Aroma is yeast, citrus and some grapefruit. Appearance is cloudy yellow with a nice white foam. Taste in s sour and light bitter. Strong carbonation. Light dryness. Lasts medium long. A nice beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
Blond, bitter nose with belgian touch, light body, bitter taste with some cereals, only bitterness...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Fresh, brilliant hoppy nose, lemon, grass, country white bread, light Belgian yeastiness. Brilliant, cloudy golden color with a high, fine, pillowy head. Very impressed so far. Dry and minerally, great Belgian farmhouse character, some biscuity malts, lemon, hay, light bitterness. Excellent stuff. Great light clean body. Dry, mineral finish. Very interesting and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. creamy blonde pour with great lacing. herbal, sweet maltiness, floral, medicinal aroma & flavor. decent flavor, kind of a flat finish. decent

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap at Epcot Center Italy. Pours golden color with thick white head and light lacing. Aroma of fresh grassy and floral hops with light citrus and yeast notes. A malty start to the taste, followed by a drying bitterness, with strong citrus and grapefruit notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and slightly creamy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013 and drunk at home. Hazy gold lasting white head. Vague esters on aroma.. Very hoppy in the mouth considering the malt structure. So it’s a very hoppy pale ale. Not much of a Belgian Ale more an APA with some slight esters. Still it’s utterly drinkable and lovely. Wow could drink this all day. Black pepper hop on finish is delightful.. I love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
subcombicio (163) - Marghera, ITALY - AUG 11, 2013
Rinfrescante e dissetante, oltre che appagante nel gusto e nel corpo. Luppolatura che si fa sentire, anche se non in eccesso. Ben equilibrata.


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