yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 At least it doesn’t give you the shits like drinking the water in Italy does. Its available just about everywhere there, and if you don’t want the wine this is about the only choice. Not bad but not good either. House wine is the better choice. 1.2 .. .. rerate: 04 Sep 2009 .. 12oz bottle at Aaron’s Pizza in Orange Park, FL. Had a cold one straight from the bottle with a large mushroom and black olive pizza. My wife had a glass of wine so I had the opportunity to compare the beer to a medium-low quality California Cabernet Sauvignon. The beer was a better match to the pizza. Flavor was better than I remember from years ago, with sweet pale malts and a mild hop bitterness, better tasting than the typical American macro lager. It hit the spot pretty well, and I would have had a second had I not been driving. 2.2
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bitter taste. Average. Nothing to get your attention. Boring really. Light enough to enjoy with a heavy dinner, but that’s pushing it. You would think the place that gave birth to Versace, Prada, and Dolce&Gabbana would have created a much more elaborate beer.
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not hard to find the skunky one. I do not know if I would go so far as to call it the Italian Rolling Rock. A little watery and sweet. Pretty well balanced. Not bad but sometimes when in the Italian district and eating Italian food, besides wine, an Italian beer sounds nice and this is all that is usually offered.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Comparable to Birra Moretti but has less malt and is a little more watery. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is non-existent - a slight hint of malt. Taste is moderatly sweet with some caramel. Mouthfeel is weak and watery. Not good but not necessarily offensive either.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
As my friend beaconstreet put it in his rating, I did at first compare this to an Italian version of Rolling Rock. Which it sort of is, though I might lean more towards Miller High Life now. I probably wouldn’t buy this.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tastes a bit common, but has a slight edge of distinction. Kind of bitter at some sips? Oh yeah, definitely a sipping beer. Jine says this is like an Italian Rolling Rock, I think it might be like an Italian Heineken, but a stroke better. It’s okay, and looks classy. Bubbly. Appropriate for a banquet probably.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is much like most of the macro pale lagers on the market... except that one has to pay more because it’s imported from Italy. Not a bad drink, but it offers little special for its cost. Mild malt aroma, mild body, mild taste.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Don’t remember when I drank this beer, but I found the lable in my wallet with the ratings and info on the back. Not a very good beer, but drinkable.
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 This was very pleasant beer with an Italian disk of sausage. Not outstanding but very drinkable. The head was small but stayed with beverage. The color was gold and the aroma had hints of hops. Christmas beer 2013. Medium body with soft carbonation. Grassy taste on the finish
TheBeerGod (5919) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this on 9-5-04 at Tuscany Ristorante in Newport News, VA. Bottled. Pours an efferevescent straw colored blond. Medium white head. It settles quickly with only some foam around the edges of the glass. Nose is mildly malted and slightly grassy. Pleasant enough and not skunky - obviously a fresh bottle. Taste is about where I expected it to be. Minimal malt with some cereal and grassy notes. Hint of cardboard. Palate is light but moderately carbonated. Finish is more cereal and some sweetness. Not too bad! Went well with dinner also!