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Maiella Magia d’Estate

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Brewed by Birrificio Maiella
Style: German Hefeweizen
Casoli (CH), Italy
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Magia d’Estate is a wheat ale inspired by the German Weiss. The foam is lightweight, compact and tends to be abundant while the scent is very light and aromatic. It has sour taste with hints of lactic fermentation and slightly bitter hops.

Ingredients: spring water, barley malt, wheat (Senatore Cappelli), orange peel, hops, yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1067) - HONG KONG - APR 24, 2015


330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Cloudy hazy light straw honey colour with a thin ring of yeast sediments; One finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and no carbonation; Fragment aroma of malt, with strong wheat, orange, vanilla, pineapple, floral, strong fruity ester, sugar, strong Hefe yeast, spice, light cloves, light lemon and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of fair malt, with strong wheat, fair tartness, bitter orange peels, molasses notes, earth, spices, dry biscuits, strong yeast, lemon, moderate bitter hops and light grass; Close to light body. Slick and quite crisp palate; Mouth feel is somewhat off the Hefeweiss style, but the malt is quite solid and so do the strong wheat presence. Strong orange peels spice things up, as does German yeast, which is more biscuit than spicey. Some decent earthy light hops to round. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is earth, light lemon and light grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is stronger than more German hefeweiss for an abrupt, moderate astringent wheaty finish; Quite dry after taste. Yeasty and very slighty bitter to mouth.

Comments: a different beast than Magia Rossa, the German weiss yeast make it very interesting, with quite exacting fruity estery nose and a somewhat simple, dry and dour weiss taste. Overall it’s the brewer impression of their own Hefeweiss, a little off the rail but with some elements that excite. Fun to sniff and quite neat to drink!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
0.75l bottle. Quite a lot of unappealing brown murky yeast sediment in the neck of the bottle and under the cap. It doesn’t smell or look nice, so I choose to remove it before pouring the beer. In the glass it’s quickly making a huge fluffy bright white head on top of a really cloudy orange looking body. Smells much better now that I have it over in the glass. Wheat, yeast, oranges and a little bit of apples. The green almost apple-juiced kind. Not to bad. It’s somewhat lively on the bubbles and it feels thin oily in the mouth. A bit papery and dry flavors. Wheat, flowers and grains. Some yeast nuances also and it’s kinda floral bitter in a way. Not hard to drink at all, but not something I feel an urge to try again. 26.01.2014

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
Hazy yellow body, white head. Aroma has sweet malt, yeasty fruits. Flavour is toasty malty and green hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1701) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Dunkel lys gyllen farve med høyt hvitt skum. Lukt av banan, hvete, gjær og krydder. Smak av av banan, hvete, gjær og krydder. Syrlig frisk og fruktig. Vinmonopolet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2302) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Gul farge som solo. Tykt hvitt skum som forsvinner. Duft av hvete, gjær og sitron. Frisk god smak av hvete med en syrlig ettersmak av sitron.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (2877) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
10.03.2014, 0,75l bottle shared with friends @ home:
Opens with a boom, soft gusher. Huge fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, light malts, hay, yeast, flowers, citrus peel, weeds, hints of dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is slightly dry, light malts, weeds, hay, flowers, yeast, heather, hints of citrus and alcohol. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mouthfeel, high carbonation. Fair enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,75l delt med flere under seanse i Tårnrommet 3 Jun 13. Gusjegul. Veldig uklar. Spøkelsesskyer. Veldig høyt luftig skum som varer. Bra sitrusaroma. Frisk appelsin/sitronsmak. God tørsteslukker som ikke blir for søt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (779) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Lys gul farge med høyt fluffy skum. Lukter hvete og en anelse sitrus. Skummet blir liggende som ett lokk hele veien ned. Smaker friskt og er godt karbonert.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vighals (1973) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
Lys gul med massivt skum som ligger helt ut. Lukter hvete. Smaker hvete- litt bitter/besk smak. Medium lang ettersmak, godt med kullsyre

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle, 75 cl. A more or less clear one, golden in color and with a huge, collapsing white head. The aroma is mostly fruity, peaches and orange mostly, and with some yeast, pine cones and peppery notes. It’s medium bodied and pleasantly carbonated, not too sweet. It’s too yeasty in the flavor, with a faint bitterness. Orange peel and peaches too. Mostly fruity end. A decent beer, easy drinkable, but far from impressive. 131204


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