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Menabrea (Forst)
Brewed at Forst

Style: Pale Lager
Biella, Italy

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jw0406 (815) - 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 (1719) - 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 (1196) - 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.

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 (983) - 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 (5163) - 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 (1245) - 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 (570) - 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.


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