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Moncaro I Merli Bionda

Terre Cortesi Moncaro
Brewed at Tenute Collesi

Style: Belgian Ale
Montecarotto, Italy


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Blond unpasteurized top-fermented craft beer, refermented in the bottle. Strong aromas of hop flowers, malt and fruity notes, with fragrances of fresh yeast, vanilla, hot crusty bread and honey.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet. BB date 30.06.15. ABV is 6.0%. Slightly hazy deep golden colour, moderate white head. Somewhat unfresh aroma of stale jam. The flavour is medium dry with a moderate fruitiness, low bitterness. Might have been better when fresh, but hardly a great beer under any circumstance. Like so many other Italian beers at Vinmonopolet: indiscriminately imported by wine importers who have no clue about great beer. Won’t buy again, but will rerate if someone gets me a fresh bottle - for free.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a low creamy white head. Aroma is malty with vanilla hints, yeasty, citrus. Taste is quite sweet, vanilla again with spicy yeast, peach, actually the best way to describe the sweetness here is that it resembles a pavlova cake, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing in an APA, but I like cake and it works well with the hoppy and spicy character, so sure, I can have another glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (3547) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
Duft av frukter, noe søtduft. Dunkel gulbrun farge. Lite skum. Mild fruktig smak. Helt grei.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
Dunkel gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, honning, gjær og krydder . Smak av malt, honning, krydder og gjær. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Flaske 0,75l fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Drukket i heimen som matøl 24 Nov 13. Gyldent. Høyt luftig skum som flater fort ut. Litt uklar. Maltaroma med hint av frukt. Frisk syrlig fruktsmak. Hint av sitrus. På det jevne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, honey, moderate hoppy, flowers, herbs, grass, light yeasty. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet flowers, pale malt, honey. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131123]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, fruit. Flavour is yeast, malt, fruit, dried fruits, spices. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Albertsen (76) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
Golden colour, white foam. Sweet, citrus smell.. IPA? What a balance. Mild, sweet, honey-citrus. Great smooth ending. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4844) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Golden color, good foam. Fruity and floral aromas, also light citrus and nice yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. ome sweetness, very well balanced. En

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5071) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Scooper Tasting in Ulfborg. Pours hazy pale yellow with airy white head. Clear aroma of citrus, hops and yeast. Sweetish flavour of fruit, banana, hops and citrus. High carbonation. Sweetish finish with a citric touch. Tastes much more Belgian than APA. Otherwise OK.

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