GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Went for dinner tonight at Cafe Diplomatico, a classic old school Italian eatery in Toronto. My wife and I had just come from a screening of a documentary called "Elvis Italiano" about an Italian Elvis impersonator in Montreal, and strangely enough, Elvis came on the stereo just as we entered the restaurant. Anyway, I figured I'd go with an Italian beer to complment the food, and this was the only one they had. It has a very pale yellow colour with minimal head. Aroma has weak hop notes, and is slightly skunky due to the green bottle. Body is light and spritzy, flavour is mild, a little grassy with a touch of bitterness in the finish. It did a good job cutting the heat of the spicy Arrabiata sauce that I had on my cheese ravioli (which was awesome!), but otherwise, it's a pretty typical Euro-lager.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very blond beer with a medium quickly disappearing white head. The head has fairly large bubbles. Weak hop and yeast aroma and taste. A mild beer with a light bitterness.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice clean Italian lager that will refresh but perhaps not satisfy. Malty flavors with very low hops. Pours a nice thick body with a bubbly head.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a big white, foamy head. Hay aroma. Bitter, malty taste with a touch of hop bitterness. Not as good as the other Italians
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The liquor store clerk recomended this beer to me. Pale golden color with a thin white head. Slightly hoppy and malty flavor. Probably one of the better Italian beers that I've had.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale gold colour, lots of white head and lacing. Aroma starts skunky. Also has some yeastiness and light hops. Flavour is mostly bitter, but accompanied by an almost salty, slight tangy taste. Lingering bitterness to finish.
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium, foamy, white head and a pale gold body. Grass aroma. Flavours of cereal and corn. Middle of the road.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JAN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2003 Finally even Italy has a good commercial beer. The taste is bitter and malty, with good traces of hop in the aftertaste.
pivo (2571) - GERMANY - JAN 11, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Burlap nose, pale gold, frothy head. Stale bread malt taste, light hop finish. Medium body and a soapy texture.
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Barn, hay, gras aroma. Golden with a little foamy head. Fizzy carbonation. Cereal and ligth corn taste. Thin and watery.