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Menabrea (Forst)
Brewed at Forst

Style: Pale Lager
Biella, Italy

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RATINGS: 54   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.


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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgreb (399) - Marburg, - APR 28, 2013
Bottle - golden beer with a white head. Malty nuts aroma. Flavour is very watery. Very low bitterness. Medium carbonation.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThirstyBird (1567) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a regular medium yellow with a bright white head. The smell is sweet light malt, grass. The taste is like the smell, dry and crisp ending. Light in body with average carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lukin (457) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
bottle. Golden, small fizzy head. Sour grains and bitter finish. Disappointing beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bedni (96) - 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 (6858) - 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 (992) - 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 (2472) - 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 (4025) - 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 (6290) - 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 (1081) - 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 (7926) - 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 CO² 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!


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