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Brewed by Menabrea (Forst)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Biella, Italy

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A well-balanced beer with a marked floral fruitiness coming through from the aromatic yeasts used in its production. 11.8P


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 5, 2008
25cl bottle. Beautiful amber color, minimal head that quickly vanishes.Caramel aroma and taste with some hops. Dry finish. Above average.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3629) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
12 ounce bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. The date on the cap is 02/13/08. Odd, metallic lager-like aroma. Some husky, grainy malts present with a bit of a urine-like quality, too. A little sweet. Transparent copper body with a medium white, frothy head that leaves a bit of lacing. Starts a little astringent before it becomes creamy, doughy, with cereal grain malty flavors. Finishes a little metallic and a little floral. Pretty well-balanced and drinkable. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bottle - Pours a rich caramel brown color, with a thick tan head. Sweet caramel roast aroma. Cool fruit spice flavor with a medium/light body, not bad over all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8539)
- Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Malty, slight earth, mineral aroma. Malty, caramel, slight earth, slight spice flavor. Medium bodied. Spice, caramel linger.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
couchand (182)
- Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Brilliant amber, very little swiss-cheese head. Some malty aroma, mostly DMS. Cooked corn flavor, very bubbly. Cloying (from the malt or DMS?)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Bottle: Poured a rusty light brown with a light white head. The aroma is a caramel malt. The taste is sweet mainly malt.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Poured from bottle a clear brown with a small tannish head. Aroma was primarily caramelly malt with a bit of toast. The flavor is very one dimensional - a malty caramel flavor with not a lot of sweetness to it. No detectable bitterness or hoppiness. This beer almost taste like a non-alcoholic one the way the malt plays out with not much carbonation. A little too bland for my liking.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
12 oz. bottle: Pours clear amber with a fleeting white head. The nose is caramel sweet. One dimensional. The body is the same - lots of caramel and toffee and nothing else. Seems underattenuated. Kind of like a extract homebrew that didn’t ferment out all the way. Ugh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours medium amber with a nice head that lingers well, leaving some lacing. Slight haze. Aroma is pretty strong malt and honey, somewhat reminiscent of a marzen. bare hints of hops. Tastes pretty fresh for a "retired" beer. Again, sweet honey-malt characters up front, but not as strong as the aroma. Hops in the background, faint but noticeable. Much better than the original Menabrea, and something I will look for next time I am in Italy. As long as I am somewhere with other choices, I will probably not seek this one out.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Poured a dark amber with a laarge off white head. Smells of grainy corn and some iced tea came out. The taste was corny with some notes of caramel behind that. There is also a little bit of milk chocolate in the aftertaste. The light and thin body is ok for this style. The flavors are a little to close to a bad American Dark Lager for my tastes.


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