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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montegioco, Italy

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Special Edition matured in Dupont Calvados oak barrels.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, - NOV 11, 2012
En botella edición del 2009,Color cobriza con algo de espuma y fina carbonatación,aromas dulces,manzana,madera,especies....En boca toque de manzanas y vino dulce.cuerpo medio.interesante.bien envejecida.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (626) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Hot City Pizza, palate seems a bit off, farmhousey, decent. Still haven't had many great Italian brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
In short: A dirty-funky and moderately-sour amber ale. Good stuff.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed when probably a year of age. Bottle sent to me by Savvy1982, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a very small beige head.
In long: Nose is intensely dirty-funky, with leathery brett, horse blanket, old wet wood, ripe fruits. Taste has that ‘biting-in-wet-later’ brett flavor, some lactic and acetic acid, strong vinous notes (both red and white wine), desalted sweat, ripe fruits of all kinds (ripe apples, ripe apricots, ripe bananas, ripe stuff), notes of vanilla, vegetal notes, very yeasty. Decent mouthfeel with a fluffy texture and plenty of soft bubbles. The actual beer intensity is medium for the style, not a session beer but not one of those sipper sours either. A bit on the dirty side of things for sure but I don’t mind it, not at all. A good beer but not worth the hefty price tag, but at least I rated a rare beer, and there are two kinds of people in this world, those who are obsessed with rating everything and those who are not, and personally I give the second kind of people a score above 3.2 and below.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
9th September 2012
Very hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Cider like nose! Palate is smooth and a little dry. The Calvados barrel dominates here. Sweet ciderish apple, mild woody dryness and a little spice. Tiny bit of malt underneath. Semi dry finish. A very appley beer! In a good way!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11378) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very hazy amber with hints of a beige head. Aroma is mixed oak/apple. Med minus body. Flavor is Belgian fruity esters with an astringent slight sour aspect. Finish is oaky apple. Very calvados in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6684) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours reddish copper with a tiny beige head and a strange fermented apple aroma. There is a sweet and sour caramel malt flavor with plenty of ester from the Belgian yeast. The calvados is quite detectable in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9985) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy copper with a medium to small, frothy white head, short retention with light spotty lacing. Aroma is fresh oak, cellar notes, dates and aged apple/pear esters with vinous notes, grapes, and cookie malt. Flavor is aged wine, wet oak, grapes, figs, dates, and cookie malt with light spicy alcohol notes, lightly tart and vinegar notes with a dry finish. Full body, medium alcohol warmth, light carbonation, light astringency, and no creaminess.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Poured a cloudy amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, grapes, funky and fruity. Tastes of wood, apples, fruity, grapes, some wood, and vanilla.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2012 Una delle migliori e meglio bilanciate birre di Montegioco mai bevute, con un leggero tocco acido suppongo voluto. Il calvados aggiunge sentori di mele mature deliziosi.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8774) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours murky light brown with small tan head. Nose/taste of fermented fruit, caramel, sour cherry, oak and Belgian yeast. Light woody alcohol bite in finish. Medium body.


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