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Brewed by Pietra
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Furiani, Corsica, France

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This Christmas beer has an amber colour and is made following the purest traditions with the selection of special malts


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1204) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Appearance: clear bronze with a one-finger light tan head; some lacing. Aroma: malty and sweet, with caramel and toasted nuts. Taste: toasty, nutty, malty and sweet; lots of grains, with minimal hops. Finish: clean, crisp, sweet, and a little powdery. Notes: Disclaimer: I love a good lager, so I found it very enjoyable. I felt the chestnut flour did impart a little extra nuttiness to the flavor, and some of that dry, slightly talc-like complexion to the palate. Very nice. Ratebeer indicates itís retired, but I just got this bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
750 c&c from the Natomas BevMo. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is mild caramel with some sort of nutty aspect. Med body. Itís pretty flavorful. First impression is Belgian. Thereís caramel, but thereís some non-dark fruit. Mildly spicey. Having recently encountered chestnuts frequently, and noting "chestnut flour" on the label, Iím opining that the mysterious aspect is chestnut. Thereís even an oily impression. Light but itís there. Definitely more dry than sweet. Certainly an unusual ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (2875) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle with cork 0,75ltr: Clear brown coloured brew with an subtle nutty taste, an Corsican speciality. Hints of caramel and fine bitter aftertaste. Nice mediterrean Christmas brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Clear orange brown pour with a light tan head. Nutty aroma with a bit of coffee. Slightly funky. Dry cereal flavor, just a touch of sweetness. A little nutty with a hint of caramel. Dry finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle shared by argo0: Pours a clear copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel nose with a lightly chestnut character. Starts with good fullness and sweet chewy caramel malts with some doughy character and mild nuttiness in the dry finish. True to style, fairly unique and quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
750 from BevMo Arden. Pours reddish brown with a thick beige head and a nutty aroma. There is a smooth roasted malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2011
750 mL bottle. Pours an orange brown with khaki head. The aroma is nutty malt with some toast and a hint of orange. The flavor is toasty malt with a slight fruity touch. It gets quite nutty in the finish with a little bit of a yeast kick. Not too bad, but a little bit on the boring side.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Translucent brown/yellow with an average sized bubbly white head. Aroma is very bready and heavy. Notes of cookies, toasted malts, cereal grains, and some sweet caramel. Flavor is chewy - toasted dough, nuts, and some light fruits in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2012
from Amstein - clear and bright ruby-brown beer with a little foam left; gently earthy with some notes of chestnuts and red fruits marmalade; a good malt backbone and slightly oily; clean palate; low bitterness and a long chestnutty and earthy finish - pleasant

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 23, 2003
Deep amber colour. This beer pours a good creamy head, slowly diminishing, but quite persistent. Hazelnut, apricot and alcohol in the aroma. The taste is moderately sweet with traces of caramel, spices and peach. The aftertaste is quite bitter and alcoholic, with traces of chestnut (typical for this brewery, even if much lighter than the normal Pietra beer) and almonds. Interesting beer, just like all the products of this brewery!


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