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

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2007
Amber, reddish colour with a white head. Malty, nutty aroma with a light hoppy note. Malty, sweet flavor with fruity notes and a light hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
[Tasted locally in Calvi, Corse in 2003.] My beer nr. 250. Imagine Asterix at Corsica (MinAmandaVarFraKertemix) combined with the open sky in the night, then this beer is the one and only. Because of the chestnut you can smell the Corsican Maki in the beer. Very drinkable with hoppy fruit "aroflavor"

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10538) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2006
Malty sweet aroma with a touch of cake dough. Nutty flavor, must be the chestnuts. Sweetish, somewhat herbal and malty. Bittersweet aftertaste. OK.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pilsnerrogge (2533) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2006
[Bottle] Copper colour, rich head. Malty, slightly smoked aroma. Flavour is dry with notes of chestnuts and smoke.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3635) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Poured a reddish brown amber with a fast dissapating white head. Rich leafy nut aroma. Sour tea like flavor with very soft hint of nuts.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Bottle.

Pours a light amber with a modest head and some floating particles. The aroma is skunky hops; this one smells lightstruck and has the taste to match. Other than the skunkiness, the beer is reasonable -- gently sweet, an interesting whisper of chestnut, attractive understated spices, gentle grassy hops rounding the thing out. But the skuniness ruins it; it tastes like this has been mixed with MGD or some such. The mouthfeel is also rather quite weak; it comes off as watery.

This one grew on me slightly after my negative reaction to the aroma and first sip, but not enough to make it a beer that I would go out of my way to try again.

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, North Dakota, 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 (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (949) - 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!


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