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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Ale
Montegioco, Italy

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RATINGS: 46   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - 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 (277) - 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).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma - 02/10/12. Slightly hazy golden with no head. A certain sourness to the nose, sour mango, peach and apricot. Taste follows but the flavours aren’t quite as prominent as the nose. Medium bodied with little carbonation leading to a slightly sour and fruity finish,

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kindacold (210) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours murky yellow with no head. Angels of spices and malt. Tastes light, sweety, malty, and spicy. Cardamon, sage, make. Sweet, clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours dirty blonde with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a very spicy caramel malt flavor with some banana ester and a bitter finish. The sage works pretty well in this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Vintage 2008, batch 11/08, 3 years old
Beautiful light amber color, hazy; medium sized head, although there was a high pressure in the bottle. The aroma is interesting, a bit puckery; there is some malt, light fruitiness, very light herbs and cabbage. Lean body, but round mouthfeel; there is some residual sweetness that makes it pleasant to drink, with light malt flavor and sage; there is also a light fruity touch (peaches). Correct bitterness. Very well balanced and still fresh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
13th June 2009
Cloudy amber beer. Soft to semi dry palate. Moderate carbonation. Wheaty malt with some orangey hop that doesn’t bite at all. A little herb bitterness underlying. Finishes soft and dry. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Buiscuit and toffee. Dry and fruity end. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle. [thanks CCskou]
Pours clear amber with a nice, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is malty, light herbal, has some white peppers and a fine, light sweet caramel base. Medium carbonation, good dry and creamy palate. Flavour is rather sweet and malty, some caramel, light yeast and a fair herbal touch. Good dry and bitter finish. Okay.


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