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Montegioco Rex Grue

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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Ale
Montegioco, Italy

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong blond ale spices with the herb "salvia sclarea" - clary sage.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (722) - California, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5402) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (425) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2013
Huge thanks to Ogi for this! Poured some amber-ochre-orange body. Nicely creamy sweet peachy aroma. Creamy, just slightly meaty yeastiness, light peachy notes, some herbal notes that might as well be that species of sage, very lgiht alcohol. Just ok... but for the price... ugh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from GBBF 2013 and drunk at home. Is this a Belgian Ale? Yes it is! Wow I guessed a style! One of my favourite games on this site. I drink the beer, decide the style and then see if RB agrees. Fairly generic Belgian Ale, some hop, some esters, some malt, some sweetness. Not very exciting, but utterly fine.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 7, 2013
Draught at "MadreBirra 2013" - Brescia. Golden bright and little fraught color, good bubbly aspect. Smooth and spiced notes, notes of salvia and malty. Warm mouth, poor prickly taste with a refreshing and sparkling final.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 30, 2013
30/05/2013 Bir& Fud (tap). Dorata, leggermente torbida, schiuma leggera, fine, poco persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, speziati e di salvia. In bocca ha un attacco di malto, lieviti, speziato, finale appena amarognolo, non così equilibrata. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Un po’ sottotono rispetto agli standard del birrificio Montegioco.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
pours cloudy orange/yellow with thin head. Aroma is spicy yeast and some malt. Light body. Some sourness. Sage comes out in the middle,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flavio_b (275) - ROME, ITALY - NOV 11, 2012
On tap @macche. Sweet with sage taste, it has a pleasant spicy taste. It seemed easy to drink to me despite its alcohol gradation which is not so low. No head with a bitter finish. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2012
Montegioco continua a stupirmi. Birre originali ma fatte benissimo. Nel bicchiere si presenta ambrata tendente all’arancio. Poca schiuma poco persistente. Al naso subito floreale, speziata e con note di frutti rossi, soprattutto fragola. Al palato ingresso liscio con un successivo exploit abbastanza corposo di note calde dell’alcohol e dei frutti rossi per virare verso il finale in un amaro erbaceo. Quando si scalda si sente (almeno io l’ho sentito) il gusto e l’odore caratteristico del provolone piccante ( o comunque di qualcosa di formaggioso).


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