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


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A well-balanced beer with a marked floral fruitiness coming through from the aromatic yeasts used in its production. 11.8P

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Light and sweet, bready which I like, decent body, some sweet malts with a little fruity body to it. Clean and dry finish, refreshing, quenching, makes you drink it quickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Dark Amber color. Small sized white foamy head, strong lacing. Aroma is bready and sweet. Medium bodied Vienna. Malts are fruity and sweet. Slightly spicy hops. Rather pleasant tasting yet slightly sweet Vienna. A little thin and watery perhaps and it a little sweet for my taste. But it is a nice drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 66 cl) Reddish almost pink in colour. Light aroma of caramel and a very decent and lasting hop-bite. Nothing much but a neato substitute for the typical Pils. 081104

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2144) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
Tending red color amber. Good compact and adherent foam. Very balanced.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
(on bottle)Awardwinning? Not on this notepad. It is a metallictasting, gassy and uninteresting experience. But it does have a nice, copperish color.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2004
Amber color, malty fruity aroma and taste, light body, hoppy dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2004
Amber colour with small head. Aroma is sweet with some dark malts. Flavor is roasted malts with some caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2004
Tap, DBF 2004. Amber colour, moderate white head and gentle condition. Low dark malt in the nose, hints of caramel and roastiness in the mouth and a short sweet finish. I am guessing that this is the beer that was at the DBF, the festival program listed it as Birra Menabrea Amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is mild sweet, cereal. Taste is mild sweet, cereal, light caramel, some earthy bitterness showing up toward the swallow. Light-medium body. Not bad, but doesn’t measure up to what one might expect from an "anniversary Ale."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Clear amber with a frothy off-white head. Cereal aroma, some sweetness, but rather plain jane. The flavor lices up to the expectations set by the aroma, cereal and some sweetness. There is a modedrate amount of bitterness but a whole lot. Medium bodied . Decent but as argoO just said to me "If this is their 150th anniversary I hate to see what their regular beer is like."

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