DSG (4904) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Dror. Clear golden with a white head. Corny aroma of cereals. Sweetish grainy flavor with cardboard. Light-bodied. Not good.
janeriks (10) - KVALŘYSLETTA, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weak aroma; pale, clear, white foam, minimal head (starts large, but diminishes quickly); lightly bitter, lightly sour; light body, thin feel, flat- Looks OK but a bit disappointing - nothing really wrong but nothing to recommend it either.
cheeta (1181) - Langĺ, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light malty aroma. Large, frothy, white head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, light yellow body. Moderate bitter flavor. Light to medium palate.
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks go out to a couple dear friends who brought some beer back from Italy for me. This was one of them. A pale lager, Menabrea e Figli’s Bionda pours like lacey straw, sticking to the glass and sustaining a nice head. It smells of lager yeast primarily, and maybe some pale malt besides that. No hops to speak of, except a little grass that come through at the back of the palate upon tasting it. It’s sweet and citrusy, and the beer is light.
I don’t think the brewer’s necessarily wanted this beer to be anything overwhelming. They made a pale lager for easy drinking. I had it with pasta and enjoyed it for what it was. More flavor, aroma, substance, and a richer feel on the palate than many pale lagers. If you’re a fan of light beer, this bottle will not disappoint. That said, it’s hard to rate it much more highly, because the style itself doesn’t pack the same wallop as others - like Pale Ale - that I much prefer.
Cheers and thanks again, guys!
kwik-lime (1112) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Weak aroma. Golden colour, head disappears instantly. Nicely balanced though, a slight sweetness with fair hop character. Perfectly drinkable, decent lager.
fugitive (1208) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Color yellow with medium head. Aroma malt, grain. Taste grain, some bitterness.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tried in Italy - like some other reviews, the first sip was ok, but then got weird - nut overtones perhaps? Weird...
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
.66l bottle in Florence. Bit brighter, amber malt. Odd, ok first sip but then a rich odd flavor. ok, but not my taste, something weird here.
harrisoni (12417) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle somewhere in Rome, no idea where but drunk on 14th May. Clear pale gold colour lasting white head. Yes some basic lager puke, some cereal. Decent pils though.
northropfrye (1884) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Bottle. Disappointing. Cream and malty. Slight bitterness and a little malty.