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


on tap

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle & draught; 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2004
Tap, DBF 2004. Gold, thin white head and low condition. Low fruity malt in the nose, more malt and a slight chalky hop note in the mouth and a bitter finish with a faint fruity tang to it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Sparkling clear apple juice body with big white head. Aroma is grainy/cereal, some grassy, light apple. Taste is medium sweet, grainy, some grassy, apple, light grassy bitterness in the finish. Light body. No surprises, nothing special, nothing offensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2004
nice light italian beer. Hop filled taste with a slight bitterness. A decent lager other than its pale pee color.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2004
Clear golden colour with ok head. Aroma is malty and lightly hoppy. Flavor is also malty with just hints of bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (3891) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
Golden and moderately carbonated body. Its head is thick but fades quickly. Malty aroma with some skunky hints. Relatively strong taste unfortunately characterized by metallic flavors. Honest bitter palate. Nothing more than an average eurolager, and not very different from most of the italian lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 21, 2004
How many ways can you say, "skunked out yellow lager"? Hmmm.. wait. I'm pleasantly surprised. Frothy off-white foam, tangy hops a bit of dortmunder must and mineral. Off crisp and a bit of vegetable sweetness. Not bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (bread, grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. A bit grainy and metallic, but the assertive bitterness and Hallertauer nose helps. Definitely drinkable for an Italian lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2004
Pale amber with a frothy white head. Aroma was of a poor American macrobrewed beer. Weak and watery in the mouth. Almost without flavor. Definitely without merit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - APR 1, 2004
[on tap] Golden body, medium carbonation. Medium-sized head. Rather weak aroma, mostly malty (biscuit?). Taste is clear, with a good maltiness and a decent crisp finish. Nothing original here, but the beer is drinkable and refreshing, especially from the tap. This one may have been a bit underrated: I'd take a Menabrea over a Peroni/Moretti ANY day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2004 This beer presented well when I poured it into the glass, nice golden colour with a large white frothy head. And that is where it ended, wasn't wrapped in the aroma, and the flavour that followed was no better. Unbalanced grainy taste.

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