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Formerly brewed at Piccolo Birrificio
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Apricale (IM), Italy

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with addition of absinthe.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Sample at the Eurostash II tasting on 12/12/09: This beer pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Tart apple aroma with notes of metal and malt. Medium body with flavors of apple, spices, malt and yeast. I really could not pick up any absinthe. The finish is fruity with a malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle sample at Dogbrick’s Eurostash II tasting on 12/12/09. Pours a cloudy lemonade yellow with a thin white head. Nose is apple skin. Flavor is lemon, granny apple skin and a malty finish. An odd beer, but a good change of pace from the pale lagers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Quite an interesting beer with lots of bubbles. Very yeasty aroma with some toothpick aroma. Flavor is yeasty, dry, woody and slightly herbal. Quite an interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottled. Aroma is very doughy, lightly bitter, with a clear sign of the a Trappist yeast. Complex and dry. Clean and dry, floral and grassy with none of the horrible wormwood bitterness. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy bitter yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty spicy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - OCT 17, 2009
Versa giallo quasi "nebbioso" con una schiuma spessa e bianca. L’aroma è erbaceo e di luppolo, con note agrumate di limone e pompelmo.Il sapore è leggermente maltato,di pane e con un sottile residuo zuccherino,il finale è secco e amaro, con un carattere leggermente malto.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4oz draft at The Porter (yes, very small pour). The beer pours cloudy yellow with a thick white head. The aroma is grassy and hoppy with notes of lemon and grapefruit. The flavor is lightly grainy with a bready maltiness and very subtle residual sweetness. There is a big perfumy lemony bitterness at mid-tongue along with some perfumy and lightly fruity esters. There was a light note of anise - but it tasted more like esters from fermentation, not absinthe. The finish is dry and bitter with a light grainy malt character. The texture is medium-bodied and briskly carbonated. Overall, interesting but not worth the exorbitant cost.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Draft at Redlight. Hazy gold. Large white head. Aroma is herbal and barn funk, mildly sweet. Flavor adds some sour notes, nicely balanced. Medium body, softly carbonated, awesome mouthfeel on this one, better than the bottled version. Drinks like a saison. Tasty, quenching, dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Draft at Birrerria Paradiso. Pilsner thin color, a touch of haze. Big, fluffy, steady-rolling head. Mellow carbonation, somelight floral spice notes. Licorice, mild spiced absinthe in the background. Extremely smooth on the palate. An easy drinker for sure, quite unique though in it’s light and fruity way.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Draft at redlight redlight. I wouldn’t call myself a connoisseur of absinthe, but I’m definitely a fan, and being so I was very excited about this beer. While the absinthe is there, it is very subtle, which is maybe for the best, but I think if it was more upfront it wouldn’t hurt. The absinthe is probably more in the nose than the flavor. Despite that issue, it is a good golden Italian beer.


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