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Montegioco Rex Grue

Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Ale
Montegioco, Italy


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Strong blond ale spices with the herb "salvia sclarea" - clary sage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratto (130) - - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle bbe 31/03/18. Hazy golden colour. Aroma ripe fruit, apricots, some yeast. Taste is again very fruity in stone fruit category, with caramel sweetnes. Finishes with medium herbal/spicy bitterness and sweet fruity tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
A golden ale with a thick frothy lacing off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, candy sugar, light maple, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light vinous notes, maple notes, light vanilla, alcohol warmth, nice. On tap at Must!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9376) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
Tap @ Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa.
Pours clear mahogany color with a huge head. Sweet apricot and yeast, herbal and some toffee. Toffee and caramel flavor, yeast and some spices too. Decent, slightly boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
Draught @ Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà. Aroma is unusual with sweet buttery toffee and fruits. Flavour has toffee candy, some butter and fruits. Finishes with menthol. Something in common with English strong ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Open Baladin Roma.
Appearance: Light amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, spices, herbal, fruit, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 31, 2014
09/11 A 0.75l bottle courtesy of oviglado, huge thanks for sharing! It poured hazy golden body with big head atop. Typical Italian "artigialale" aroma, yeasty, lightly sweet fruity malt with some herbal hops. Similar flavor, sweetish but also only a bit bitter, fruity with more pronounced vanilla now on expense of yeast note which is a big plus. Touched with spiciness like pepper or some herbs as well. Medium bodied with longer creamy, lightly sweetish peach and vanilla finish. Herbal hops driven all the way through the end, too. Well, definitely a fine beer, but I can’t find anything too special in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2014
Draft sample @ Birra Expo’14 Piacenza. Orangée trouble, col fin crémeux blanc cassé. Arôme offre un bouquet agréable mettant bien en avant ce côté herbacé de sauge. Malt de type pils-pâle sur un rétro poussiéreux. Palais est axé sur le malté et grains, côté sauge donne un très beau caractère à la bière. Malt garde aussi une pointe biscuitée, carapils avec une bonne bouche herbacée qui est unique et permet à la bière de se différencier de la banalité de ses consœurs belges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
A decent Italian beer. Pours a nice cloudy orange. Smells of peach and figs, and maybe a bit of wine grapes. Taste is quite sweet upfront, with lots of figs, but with a slightly dry, unambitious finish. Had in the bottle at La Trappe’s Italian event.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottled 750ml. -from Eataly Torino. Murky orange/golden coloured, medium sized creamy off-white head, yeasty and mild spicy nose. Moderate malty, yeasty, light sugary and spicy with notes of herbs (sage mostly). Not bad but for more than 11€ expected better one. 6.8%ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (962) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 24, 2013
Bottiglia 75 cl, comprata da eataly è bevuta a casa. Ambrata torbida con schiuma fine. Profumo di salvia, piuttosto secca ed amara, bel corpo pieno. Nel finale amarognolo esce una punta di salvia che la rende intrigante ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

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