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


on tap

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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34/5   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 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 (3070) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
Sharp initial hop aroma from the bottle. Replaced in the glass by a light fruit scent. Thin looking slightly dirty yellow-gold. Dirty colour but clean and clear. Light foam and lacing. Pretty decent tasting basic lager. Nice balance of sweetness and hops. No bitterness but a light taste in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Pours yellow gold with a tall white head. Another beer from a free bottle of sample from a distributor. My second of the evening. Taste was almost pure malt and some underlying hops. Not too bad, but nothing complex or astounding. Average at best. Finish was a little crisp with some malt added. It's OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 14, 2004
White weak head. Pale golden color. Aroma is grainy with herbal notes. Flavor is grainy too with corn tones ending in a crispy hoppy finish. Light bodied

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
oli (108) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2004
Well sometimes you come across a beer that is so watery and boring that you end up thinking"what the f*** was that?"There was a little hop taste otherwise absolutly nothing that resembles a beer.Do the Italians really this shit?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
Corn aroma with little else. Very clear light straw colour with thin, fizzy, fully-diminishing head. Corn, grain flavours. Slightly sweet, minor hops. Very watery palate. Not doing much for me. Bottle (greenish brown).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasg (12) - Rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2004
A very light golden coloured lager beer, with snow white froag. Fresh like summer, with taste of corn, malt and fruit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Choos (705) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2004
Grainy maize & old grass aroma. Clear yellow pasturised. Grainy maize flavour matching the aroma that gives way to the hop bitterness but no other aftertaste I could find. Thin mouthfeel.

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