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

bottled
common

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unknown

Broad Distribution

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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.


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2003
clear as a bell, slight head. extremely gainy aroma and flavor...wish i could put my finger on the grain..actually reminds me of H C Berger Indego PA

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2003
Really thin, with a sweet maltyness, some drying, lightly herbal hay/grassy hops, very light, with low bitterness, unexciting, but better than most.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
Pale gold. White head. Sweet, lightly malty aroma. Light body. Sweet malt flavour w/ very little bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Pours a very clear golden, with a thick white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, malty with a strange almost honey-like quality. Flavor is malty, similar to a dortmunder, with that strange honey flavor. Sweet, with a mildly dry finish. I wonder if my bottle was a little old.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2003
Gold in colour with a large white head and great lace. Slight aroma of hops and grass and a nice hoppy flavour. Finishes with a small bitterness. This was a good beer for a hot day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10534) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2003
Bottled: Pale yellow coloured. Clear. Huge white head. Hops and fruits in the aroma. Hoppy and light earthy flavour. Medium bitterness in the end. Is crisp and a little dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2003
Golden color. Not as sour as I expected from an Italian lager, on the contrary somewhat sweet and butterscotchy. Medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
From one of Italys smallest breweries comes Menabrea. A pale, lager - nothing special really

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (2932) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2003
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.


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