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

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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pietra is a handcrafted beer from the island of Corsica. It’s brewed with a blend of selected malts and chestnut flour. Chestnuts are a traditional fruits in Corsica, handpicked in the Castagniccia mountain. This unique blend in the world gives Pietra an exceptional personality.
Note: Alc. from 6.5% to 6% at a point.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2006
This beer is remarkable ’un-french’. A rating that I am sure some, who have been forced to drink 1664 in a local braserrie, can apprecaiate. The nutty hint in the aroma and the aftertaste give this beer a unique and thoroughly enjoyable signature. Cheers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auderale (605) - Minot, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Amber colored pour with medium sized head. Sweet malty aroma with a slightly sweet smoky finish. I was pleasantly surprised with this. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Thick syrupy amber with a sweet malty nose. Nutty vegetable malt flavour finishing with an unsubtle chemical bitterness. A surprisingly hefty dose of booze. Wouldn’t bat an eyelid if you told me this was actually a second rate Tripel of 8 or 9 %. But considering it advertises itself as ’chesnut beer’, I was anticipating a little more....well, chesnutiness. Oh well. Back to the bottle-shop.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from Waitrose. Enjoyed with brie and a bit of chive as recommended by Waitrose’s own beer researcher. Light gold in colour with thin off white head. Minimal lacing. Smells like the bastard child of a lager and a Belgian blonde. Who knew this marriage would work? Can definitely taste the chestnuts with a smokey, spicy edge. Thin body, mild carbonation. More worthy of the title ’fine lager’ than is Kasteel Cru!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
A Mes rate: Bottle from Waitrose. Not bad to sniff at. You can tell the chestnuts are in there. Gives it a nice smokey hint. The smoke is in the flavour too. Malty and slightly sweet but it is generally pretty lifeless and one dimensional. Reasonable novelty toke though.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2006
Bottled. Golden beer with no carbonation and a small head. Weak aroma of malt and nuts with some roasted notes. Malty flavor, with nuts and some hops and burnt malt. Medium body and a dry finish. Most of all it’s boring, but at least it is not a bad beer. (060720)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle, Dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma is chestnut and malt. Flavour is chestnut and malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle picked up from Waitrose, Witney 10th July 2006. Amber in colour, bit too fizzy didn’t really detect the chesnuts at all either in the aroma or taste. Pleasant enough but a bit too sweet and malty really.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5692) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle herbal hop note. Amber, low carbonation, quickly diminuishing head. Honeyish, nutty,light wooden and spicy flavor, metallic hop finish. Light body, sparkling carbonation, quite fresh really.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (8173) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2006
250ml bottle. Dense beige foam, gradually disappearing. Light amber colour. Nutty aroma (castagna?). Smokey flavour at first sip, then light malty with a caramel touch. Light body and watery texture. (Thanks to Vibeke for bringing the bottle as a gift all the way from Bonifacio.)


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