Brewed by Menabrea (Forst)
Style: Pale Lager
Biella, Italy


on tap

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3276) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2007
Brown bottle, 330 ml, gift from Bill, drank in the conference room at work, best before 27.07.07; eye: straw, light effervescence, clear, white head; nose: malt (grain), malt and malt, light corn; mouth: all in malt, light corn, really light caramel, finale in malt (grain), medium body, grainy texture, really slight astringence, average carbonation; overall: better than what I expected FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, 4, cadeau de Bill, bue dans la salle de conférence au bureau, meilleure avan t27.07.07; oeil : paille, légère effervescence, claire, mousse blanche; nez : malt (grain), malt et malt, léger maïs; bouche : tout en malt, léger maïs, très léger caramel, finale en malt (grain), corps moyen, texture granuleuse, très légère astringence, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : meilleure que mes attentes

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrnkMcDermott (2898) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2007
33 cl green bottle from Binny’s. No date on this one, but there’s a pretty skunky pour. Pale lager color under a thick bubbly head. Skunkiness dwindles once it has room to breath. Taste is immediately corny, with a little note of biscuity or Pilsner malt. Some fusels, too. Really can’t dwell on this too long, though it shows traces of having been more interesting if it were only fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borup (7624) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pale golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma and flavour of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2006
(Sample #3 [bottled] at the first Biertest-Online Gathering, Düsseldorf, 29.12.06) Clear, pale golden colour with a short foamy white head. Sweetish and grainy nose, shy herbal hops with a touch of grass. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light bodied, medium carbonation. Grainy, slightly corny and papery taste; sweet-bitter finish with traces of grassy, metallic hops. Uninspiring brew, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle shared with the gang at Decemberfest 2006 -- courtesy of Jon. Pours a very light, clear pale yellow with lots of bubbles and a small diminishing white head. Aroma: Oh, I’m not fond of that! Sweet, sugary and grainy with faint stale hops -- yuck. Watery flavour starts with a weird stale hop taste followed by grain and corn and a very light bitter finish. Light bodied. Not good at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 15, 2006
Pale gold with medium-large white top. Little to no lacing. (3-)
Aroma of rice, pale plain grainy nose. Simple.
Very bland, light watery with some hints of sweet corn. Very light hop finish. Forgettable brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle @ Decemberfest 2006: Poured yellow, very little head. Aroma of corn, cardboard, malts, and grains. Flavour is cardboard and straw, and heavily carbonated at that. If I were Dogbert I’d probably wave my paw at Italian beer. *sigh*

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5066) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 17, 2006
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent typically carbonated light and a thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt hops astringent soft rice and softly acidic. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2006
Lemon and corn in the lightly herbal aroma. Lightly hazy blonde body is topped by a shy white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Somewhat metallic aroma is vaguely sweet but also offers a grainy character and some creamed corn. Very low bitterness. Watery, low carbonation, light body. Bottle (Ireland, May-06).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Bottle. Large off-white head that mostly diminished, decent lacing, carbonation, transparent, and an orange hue. Nose was malty, somewhat grassy and hint of hops. Flavor was malty, caramel, sweet, grassy, and some hops. Tingly mouthfeel and light-medium body. Just so-so.

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