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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marko (4717) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Holmen1 (4471) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vargatul (139) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - NOV 9, 2012
Pale golden colour, clear liquid, white head. Aroma has notes of malt, hops, grass, dry soil. Bitter taste, soft carbonation, watery texture.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerheart65 (1322) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BoltonDK (572) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
Tasted in Italy with Japalo, bottle. Just another Heiniken clone... Lawnmover beer.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Japalo (1702) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle @ Poggio. Two finger foam disappear quickly. No aromas. Watery. Slight bitter finish. Boring thirst killer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kavu (3749) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Pours pale golden with a high head. Aroma is malts. Flavor is slightly watery and bready malts. Pretty drinkable lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5112) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4740) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
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.

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