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Menabrea (Forst)
Brewed at Forst

Style: Pale Lager
Biella, Italy

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
E una birra pregiata, con ingredienti esclusivamente naturali, che nasce dalla nobile tradizione di qualita della Menabrea. Soddisfa consumatori di classe, dal gusto raffinato, che esigono una birra leggermente frizzante e una schiuma fine, compatta e persistente.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zestytaco (34) - Niceville, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours a pale yellow with decent head. The aroma consists mainly of grass/straw. The flavor starts out with the same grassy hints that were found in the aroma along with a surprising bit of hop bitterness. I wasn’t expecting much from this brew but I was proven wrong. This is a decent beer and one that would be nice on hot summer day.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
birraiolo (198) - ITALY - OCT 30, 2011
Bottiglia da 33cl. Colore giallo oro molto limpido, schiuma di grana media non persistente. Al naso pochi i profumi solo un leggero malto, come anche al palato, gasatura abbondante.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolfbass (903) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 28, 2011
In compagnia fra uno stuzzichino e l’altro, vi dirò che proprio male non era, forse un pò troppo carbonata per i miei gusti, ma colore e aroma non sono disprezzabili.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davemanzo (4) - Vevey, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2011 does not count
bottle, 0.66cl. Classic lager with good foam, not excessive. Starts bitter, with simple but pleasant taste, quite balanced. Finishes less bitter with lot of vanilla. Not complex, but very good value for money for 1.3€.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaKeAFC (518) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 0.66 bottle brewed at Forst plant. Similar to Forst Premium, focusing on herbs. Poured into a frozen small mug, appears very pale yellow, thin and fine white head (started very creamy, maybe because of extremely low temperature). Nose is mostly herbs, hops, like a pilsener. Light malt, corn predominance, sweet hops. Tastes a bit salty, moderate bitter finish. Medium carbonation, thin body, dry feel. A bit flat but refreshing and perfect during meals. Like Forst and Castello, this is the best of Italian industrial production.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2213) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottled. Grass & grain, a tolerable pale lager better than most you’ll find from these parts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10480) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Sehr milder Antrunk, leicht herb und Getreidig. Im Mittelteil wir das Bier etwas herber, im Unterton leicht malzig. Erfrischend, eher mild, im Vergleich zu anderen italienischen Lagern doch noch angenehm würzig unnnd herb, vor allem da die Geschmacksnote im Abgang weiter an Stärke zunimmt. Etwas fruchtiger Abgang, leicht malzig, angenehm. Test vom 11.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 6,9,10,9,6,9 - 8,70

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jw0406 (757) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2011
12 oz bottle at fritti restaurant. pours a light golden color, not a lot of aroma to it, very light grass. light bodied, overall kind of boring

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DeanF (1705) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
Boring lager appearance, weak yellow with just a hint of head. Aroma of cardboard and the homeless - I get a whiff of that "begging for change" aroma you catch every so often when some guy with a paper cup starts harassing you. Flavour is all European cardboard - like you went to a recycling plant just outside of Milan and started sucking on the separated pulp bundles hoping to get drunk. Smooth mouthfeel of rice adjuncts. This thing is just horrid on every level.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
degbert (1103) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle. Italy has given us great cuisine, art, literature, and music, so they get a lot of wiggle room for their occasional mistakes, as far as I’m concerned. This beer is one of those mistakes. On one hand, it’s skunky and metallic. On the other hand, it’s so neutral that even the skunky metal (and wouldn’t that make a great band name?) fails to offend. Maybe when this grows up, it’ll be beer.


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