Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Ale
Montegioco, Italy


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Strong blond ale spices with the herb "salvia sclarea" - clary sage.

TipsyMcStager's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, - 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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8067) - 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 (7704) - 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 (5156) - Stockholm, 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 (2270) - 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 (8022) - 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 (1379) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6473) - 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 (867) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4348) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15649) - 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.

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