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


on tap

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RATINGS: 425   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Pours a nice golden yellow. Aromas of malts, hops. Crisp hop bitterness and dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light grainy, toasted. Toasted, malty, cornish and light grassy. Medium dry and toasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (32202) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2002
A very light yellow color and no head. A slightly hoppy aroma and a hoppy flavor a little like Urquell but not as bitter. It has a quite dry taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 66 cl) Nice golden colur with a massive, pretty head. Typical Italian lager: mild, some malty sweetness and not that much character. 180603

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (23918) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Bottled@O’malleys, Vasa. Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grass, grains, some sweet malts as well as mild hayish notes. Flavour is quite much the same, but also has some slight rubbery notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2002
Golden coloured. Medium bodied, medium bitter. Well brewed standard lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Almost clear pale gold beer, small off white head. Palate is airy, semi dry and mildly crisp. Thin papery malts and mild stale citrus. Light dry finish. Bleh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (17490) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrisoni (16056) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2006
33cl bottle at La Scala restaurant, Dover. I was extremely surprised to find 2 scoops in this restaurant, this beer and Dreher. I was here on a works do. Gold, thin white head. Pale malt, sickly lager hop aroma. Some lemon. Slightly creamy in mouth. Finish has some nice hop, touch of bitterness. Slightly nasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2009 Bottled. Almost golden in color, without carbonation, but with a small white head on top. Weak but pleasant aroma, fruity and sweet. Quite fruity flavor too, with some malt and hops in it. Medium body and a lighlty hoppy finish. Decent beer. Rating: 5-3-6-3-11-2.8. (060720)

Bottle. (4.7%ABV) A slightly pale, golden beer with a dense, one finger white head. Grainy on the nose, with some fruityness. Slightly citrusy and with a hint of wet cardboard too. Grainy, almost sweetish and corn-ish flavor with fruityness as well. Some bitterness and a little wet cardboard in the background. Very watery on the palate, and lacking on carbonation. Short, grainy and fruity finish with some disturbing metal and a faint bitterness. I guess I had a weak moment the last time I rated it, this time I’m more on line with the other raters it seems. It lacks on the good stuff and has some annoying off flavors. Even though it’s available in Norwegian stores now, I don’t see a need to buy more of theses. (090407)

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