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


on tap

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RATINGS: 421   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Choos (684) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2003
Very pale gold clear with a large short lasting white head with interesting dripping rings of lace. From here on it's down hill - rapidly!. Medium intensity corny grainy malt (cornflakes!) aroma - I really dislike that!. Depressingly super watery thin body. Medium intensity sweet, corny malt and very faint soapy stale hops flavours. Light watery sweet finish and aftertaste. Definitley the worst Italian Beer I have rated.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
The only reason I can think that they exported this from Italy to Texas is some cruel anti-Bush joke foisted by angry Europeans, or perhaps they had no domestic market for it because everyone else was drinking far more enjoyable wines. Overcarbonated yellow beer, aggressive palate, corn aroma and an obnoxious flavor of corn and vinegar, with a dry but slightly bitter aftertaste. This bottle was new to the shelves at my local store but I would guess this sailed the seven seas before arriving on American shores. Even if I had this straight from the brewer's tap, I cannot imagine there being any redeeming qualities.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2003
Gold with a big head that quickly vanishes yet has lots of big bubbles. Slight hop aroma. Really wierd, quite disgusting taste. It maybe the malt or possibly corn. Thick texture but only light bitterness. Avoid!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 corny, slightly toasty smells. yellow, veryvery cornily sweet, then dry all of a sudden, with no bitterness whatsover. like you've finished the pizza and started eating the box.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2003
Draught at Plain Kitchen, Gothenburg. Golden color, white head. Very carbonated. Aroma is hoppy and has some cocoa in it. Flavour is hoppy, some bitterness, a little dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2003
Draught at Plain Kitchen, Gothenburg. Golden, a lot of bubbles and fine head. Distinct cereal aroma. A dry palate and a lot of carbonation. Some seet hop-flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2003
tasted pretty stale but it was nearly a year before its use by date. faintly grassy and with slight vanilla but no hop presence and nothing to generate interest

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 2005-01-01, as Birra della Storia (Alpa snc), 4.8% ABV, 4-2-4-2-8=20
Blond color. Simple aroma: corn, vanilla, cereals. Ordinary Lager, with a raw cereals flavor and very light lemon. Quite strong bitterness.

2003-09-18, 5-3-5-3-11
Blond color. Honeyish aroma. Simple, but again the pleasant honey impression (and some malt, paper, straw). Better than the 150° Anniversario.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2003
There is something about this beer that I like. The mouthfeel is unusually full nad the malt notes come through quite well. I could certainly drink this as a summer beer.

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