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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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
Bottle purchases in Cesana, Italy. Colour: Mostly yellow with small hint of gold and a medium head. Nose: metallic blast settling into sweet corn, abundant yeast and vanilla tannins. Not bad after the initial sniff. Taste: Quite different then the nose - slightly bitter-floral and some distinct sour hops, peach-like fruit mid-palate and custard-sweet finish with a dying appearence of more hops. Complicated but not anywhere near perfectly crafted. Very fizzy mouth-feel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmonster (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle served in a lager glass. Chardonnay in color with a big fluffy white head. Nose is bright and lightly malted. Flavor is similar. Light-medium body, creamy texture, good carbonation and a dry finish. Good pale lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (4795) - GERMANY - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle looks simple, but good. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Starts mild, modest spicy-hoppy, a bit grasy. Finish well balanced, still mild. Surprisingly good. Thanks to my friends Fiene and Marcel for this one!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1233) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Grassy hop and sweet malt aroma and flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. Paired well with my muffalatta.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
garza (567) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - SEP 29, 2010
Orange/golden colour with frothy white head. Malty aroma. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter in the taste, some malt also. Medium/soft carbonation, medium body and some light mix of sweet-bitter (!) after taste. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Little head. Great aroma and flavor. Aftertaste was incredible and it just sat on the palate for several minutes after a drink. Now I just have to find it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 9, 2010
Nice surprise. Pleasant hoppy aroma, golden colour and medium head. Slight malt notes, almost no bitterness, but hops present till finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3735) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle at L’Ozio in Amsterdam. Nice golden body with tall head. Hoppy nose. Some bitter in the flavour. Well-balanced with malts. Quite creamy and went down very well. I must say I was very positively surprised with this one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
swooper (1248) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2010
malty hoppy aroma, pale, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, for Italy good beer

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rakkasan (142) - Bresso, ITALY - JAN 6, 2010
bottle - typical industrial macrobrew but it’s a lot better than some of the other Italian beers, good for washing down pizza or watching a game.


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