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

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Filtered.
Ingredients: Malt; maize; hops.
A well-balanced beer with a marked floral fruitiness coming through from the aromatic yeasts used in its production. Pale yellow appearance; moderately light bodied; mild bitterness.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 19, 2005
In the 330 ml bottle at Jill and Benís Prenup. Pours a golden yellow color with a big fizzy head. Crisp and clean with no skunkiness. Not offensive in any way. Just a simple lager for the thirsty. Decent lacing remained longer than the head.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2005
Golden with a big white head. Aromas are sweet and soapy grain with caramel and skunk. Flavours are, like the aroma, sweet and soapy with some hops spice. As dull as dishwater.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2537) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2005
Tasted from the bottle, into a stem glass. Pours a brilliant gold with very fine carbonation raising a decent fluffy white head, that stuck around for the length. Unusual toffee note in the aroma, almost medicinal, mixed with a blend of spicy and grassy hops (unexpected from an Italian lager). Quite sweet in the mouth, light bodied and light in carbonation, soapy across the tongue and slightly grassy in the back. Similar, light toffee malt sweetness upfront becomes more prominent as it warmed. Fairly clean throughout and finishes off quite short and uneventful. Not a bad beer at all, unusual, but just not enough to keep me smiling.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Not a bad aroma really, like many euro lagers, just not really any aroma. Poured a watery golden color with a smallish diminishing head. Doesnít taste bad really. Mild sweetness with a malt profile and scant hops in the aftertaste. Better than many pale lagers and pretty drinkable all in all due to its almost total lack of carbonation which is usually out of control in pale lagers.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Eh. Iíve had better, but Iíve definately had worse. Very light and easy to drink, not bad on a hot summer day (it was 105f out while I was grilling some steak and drinking one of these). Slightly sweet, A touch of honey and sweet malts, almost no hops, a tiny european earthiness. If I disliked anything darker than an amber this would be a solid beer.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2005
This beer sucks. The flavors and balance are all off, and to be honest, Iíd rather drink Mexican or Turkish tap water than try this drivel again

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2005
12 oz bottle - La Traviata Restaurant, Austin, Tx. Pours a straw colored light to medium golden with a sligltly fluffy head and decent lacing. Aroma has a bit of a salty, olive oil like essence to it which is quite pleasent. Same olive oil essence carries over to the flavor which is a nice change of pace from the regular run of the mill pale lagers. Some sweet honey notes up front with a slighlty salty tinge on the back end. Smooth, clean palate. Not earth shaking, but very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Golden colored with a thin head. Very malty grain aroma. Flavor is full of toasted malt taste with little to no bitterness. Very smooth and easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Bright yellow with a castle of white foam protecting it. Almost a spicy aroma, and indeed this beer delivers a more earthy flavor that most European pilsners ... but still rooted in its maltiness. Respectable bitterness in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 66 cl) Nice golden colur with a massive, pretty head. Typical Italian lager: mild, some malty sweetness and not that much character. 180603


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