Marko (3912) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is brewed by Forst, not even mentioned on Menabrea’s site anymore. Poured a yellow-golden body with a fizzy medium sized white head that went away fast. Slightly skunky aroma, notes of vegetables, slightly acidity, some maltiness. The taste is that vegetabley, herbal hopiness, dry, almost no sweetness, hardly any bitterness, somewhat salty though. Not offensive, a typical Italian crap lager, maybe some sweetish corn notes.
Holmen1 (2376) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Fra fat på fortausrestaurant i Livorno: en kjærkommen tørsteslukker etter å ha tatt lokaltoget tilbake fra Firenze. Kaldt og forfriskende, men helt uten særpreg eller mersmak.
Vargatul (138) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - NOV 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden colour, clear liquid, white head.
Aroma has notes of malt, hops, grass, dry soil.
Bitter taste, soft carbonation, watery texture.
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma has high maltiness. Clear golden, good frothy head. In taste the malting is also covering other flavors. light, dry and perky, medium body, standard carbonation. Too one-sided for me with not good enough flavors to enjoy.
BoltonDK (556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted in Italy with Japalo, bottle.
Just another Heiniken clone...
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Japalo (1157) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Poggio. Two finger foam disappear quickly. No aromas. Watery. Slight bitter finish. Boring thirst killer.
Kavu (2192) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale golden with a high head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is slightly watery and bready malts. Pretty drinkable lager.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at Fresco by Scotto with Timmy and Peter. Very good pale lager... berry taste that I wasn’t expecting. Did not taste like another watery lager.
cheap (4014) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mine does not say original, it says italia birra. Drank directly from a bottle and it looks like pale lager. Weird processed aroma. Sweeter, old lager feel with some interesting background, if I put it in a nice way. Pretty good sizzle. A little cagey at times, you know like wew. Its OK for 4.5% but it is a little rude for a pale lager. If alky content was any more, it may induce a gag reflex. It must be a little old, thats all I can figure. Not as good as some other pale lager italy beers I’ve had. Hey, I’m a pale lager liker and this is a little below average, I guess I would feel differently if it was fresh.
Cybercat (3275) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear appetizing amber, though the white head is a bit scanty. Aroma is mainly fruity, pear and apple, with a malty undertone. Flavor has a good malty foundation and firm notes of apple and pear, not special but still satisfying. Mouthfeel has average body and a decent amount of tingle. For a pale lager, not too shabby.