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


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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A well-balanced beer with a marked floral fruitiness coming through from the aromatic yeasts used in its production. 11.8P

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTaster (3) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
A really nice and drinkable lager that is very fresh. Apparently from the glacier water that it contains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours a medium brown with a small fully diminishing white head. Inviting aroma low-med intensity. Sweet, earthy, musty basement, caramel aromas. Medium intensity, lighter bodied then expected, with a medium aftertaste. Creamy texture with a taste of sour bitters, and a finish of toasted oaky finish. Rich, well balanced, complex quality. Appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 A pleasant, malty flavor. Much more interesting than the regular Menabrea Birra. Fairly dark in color - rather copperish. A bit sweet in taste and quite nice, especially for an Italian brew. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Color is a nice gold to copper hue. Extremely full and lively carbonation. The swirling, volcanic bubbling is mesmorizing and the most impressive and intriguing I’ve seen. Two finger fluffy light ivory head that has extremely good retention. Aroma is buttery, toffee, light caramel malt, and European. Flavor is soft, subtle sweet malt, toffee, and wonderfully balanced with the gentle hop bitterness. Palate is above average, medium mouthfeel, and quite smooth. This is wonderfully balanced beer that I am quite impressed with overall. 11.2 oz bottle, $2.65 from the Pour House Bottle Shop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle; Pours a reddish golden with a nice lasting head. Aromas of roasted malts, rye bread and a slightly sweet note. Mediumbodied and tasting like freshly baked rye bread. Very malty. A delicious beer. And great as a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Pours copper w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good head retention w/ some sticky lacing. Aromas of malted iron. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. This brew is so drinkable. It’s crisp and refreshing upfront w/ bright malts and brisk cocoa caramel. The hop profile is mild and very palatable. Mid palate retians flavors well and passes them along gently. The finish lingers w/ the caramel and has a fresh, crisp bittering component. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
I saw a box of this stuff on the floor at Bottle Barn and decided to try it, not expecting much. It is hardly a great beer, but it is actually quite nice, tasty, and smooth. It is a light reddish copper with a fairly thick off-white head that dissipates slowly. The aroma is sweet rice crispies and fruit and the taste is basic, but fairly full, primarily being fairly sweet lwith faint bitterness and a lightly toasted-grain finish and aftertaste. It is smooth and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Dobry wiedeński styl, choć spodziewałem się sporo lepszego piwa nie zawiodłem się. Mogło by być trochę bardziej wyraziste w smaku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2003
Decent off-white head, nice lace. Amber colour. Very nice maltiness in balance with finishing bitterness. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2010
this is just a well made, FULL flavored German type pilsner with a good strong malt balance and a slightly nutty toffee like sweetness added in. The nice citrus and spicy hop character includes quality malt with a light warming in the palate as well as "going down". this beer is very good for the Autumn as it is soft and with a well balanced soft and full carbonation that seems so very natural and would work well in many situations. I was really highly impressed and surprised. A complete beer indeed! BRAVO!!

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