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Menabrea (Forst)
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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.


Vargatul's rating

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vargatul (138) - Bucharest, - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bedni (58) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2014
just regular Italian, thirst killer, nothing to be excite about. colour only one step better than water. A lot of CO2. Smell not quite nice, but what can you do in a hot day? :P

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt aroma. Sweet malt and light mineral flavor. Medium bodied. Sweet malt lingers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanEric (990) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Menabrea biomda 4,8%. Als een pils. Licht bitter. Wel aardig maar niets bijzonders. Bij gambrinus levanto

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (2427) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Tap in Baveno, inoffensive Euro-lager, lightly corny nose, sweetish with a hoppy edge.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a pale yellow clear body with a small white head. Nose is strong sweet malt syrupy maize tones with hints of nuts and straw. Taste is sweet corn, pale malts, syrup and hints of floral honey tones. Light body, medium carbonation. Too sweet, but otherwise there’s nothing wrong with this one (at least not for being what it is).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a slight white head and moderate carbonation. Solid, all-round pils, tending to the malty, with a moderately bitter finish. Ok.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kita (1030) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle, 0.66l. Clear pale golden color with average frothy white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grainy malt, grass, vegetables with some dusty notes. Taste starts with light sweet maltiness, follows by cooked vegetables and grassy sourness, while finish is light bitter. Light body, dry texture and lively carbonation in palate. Bland thirst killer...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2014
Good, just yellowish dense head over golden beer. Bit milky, grainy nose, green leaves. Bitterish, but with a very malty sweetness omnipresent. Spritzy to fizzy carbonation; hints at CO˛ acidity; light body, bit of gristslickness. Hmmpfff. IMO, there’s something missing in a beer that needs the carbonation in order to achieve some balance. Txs for bringing over, Hans B!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
guorlan (6) - - MAR 5, 2014 does not count
Not really my thing, I found it way too fizzy and lacking texture and taste: I can recommend it as a fizzy drink on a hot summer afternoon with a packet of crisps, but drinking it in restaurants to accompany a pizza is not really satisfying at least in my opinion.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
66cl (22oz) bottle poured into an Imperial Pint glass. Note to self: Get Birra Antoniana on this site to review. Appearance: Screaming at me, and screaming loud -- ADJUNCT LAGER! The beer is a clear as day yellow color with a super bright two-finger head on top that goes away after a few minutes. Thin layer of bright foam on top, and decent lacing. Looks good for what it is. Smell: There’s basically nothing there. A very faint hay and corn sweetness sort of aroma, but it’s extremely subtle. Nothing particularly bad about it, but I’ve never smelled a beer so uninteresting. Taste/feel: Like the smell, faint as all hell... definitely drinking like a light lager. Some slight hay and corny flavors. Incredibly mild, and essentially just what I expected from this brew. The feel is thin with high carbonation as well. Really not nearly as sweet as some adjunct lagers here in the United States, which is probably due to the common American’s obsession with sweetness. I appreciate the fact that Italy lists ingredients on their beers -- the third ingredient in this beer is corn grits. Overall, it tastes like an Italian Budweiser. Nothing special here. I really got nothing out of this except a little bit of a buzz.


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