igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really thin, with a sweet maltyness, some drying, lightly herbal hay/grassy hops, very light, with low bitterness, unexciting, but better than most.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale gold. White head. Sweet, lightly malty aroma. Light body. Sweet malt flavour w/ very little bitterness.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
madsberg (10534) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color. Not as sour as I expected from an Italian lager, on the contrary somewhat sweet and butterscotchy. Medium bitterness.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From one of Italys smallest breweries comes Menabrea. A pale, lager - nothing special really
GregClow (2932) - 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.