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


on tap

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RATINGS: 433   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (3758) - 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 (2520) - 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 (7252) - 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.

   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 (5953) - 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?

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