Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Pilsener
Bakewell, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Italia is the result of a collaboration with our friend Maurizio Folli of Birrificio Italiano, an expert in lager brewing. Ingredients are fine Pilsener malt and Hallertau, Northern Brewer, Perle and Spalter Select hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2011
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Pours a hazy but vibrant lemon yellow with a inch-high fluffy white head that retains all the way down to the end. Decent level of carbonation. Aromas of bitter hop and a slight crisp sweetness, on the palate it comes across as a classic pilsner with some spicy hop and a touch of earthiness, brought together with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Really very good indeed [02032011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2011
UPDATED: APR 26, 2011 Bottle from mybrewerytap.com. Citrus wheat aroma. Hazy pale yellow colour with a good head. Sharp dry citrus & grain flavour. Nice bitter aftertaste. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
Takeout from The Talbot Taphouse (Amber tap), Ripley, Derbyshire, 30/04/11- cheapest I’ve seen it at £3 a bottle. Pale straw with a film of haze and a thick persisting white foam. You can smell this one coming a mile off; outspoken rabbit hutch aroma like a lager that actually contains hops (Beck’s, Nastro) with an appetising zest of lemon sherbet and galangal spiciness over the top. Bright and fresh with a light cleansing palate, lime zest and leafy, basil and mint-like notes, honey and breadstick, proper finishing bitterness coating the teeth like Coke. Full, whipped mouthfeel like a freshly hand-pulled cask pint. I’m not aware of any serious competitors, so by default this is the best UK-brewed lager/pilsener out there. If you’ve got a bit of a thing about really well made, refreshing Czech/German-style lagers, you should check this out. I’d order a crate if I could afford it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle at Battersea Beer Festival, 10th Feb 2011 and another from the same batch drunk on 30th April 2011. Very light straw yellow with a big white head. Clean, crisp nose of lemon zest, herbs and very fresh hops. Has a light pilsener texture but the fuller flavour of a summer ale, with good malt flavours coming through as it warms. A pilsener to savour. Feels very fresh and light. An exceptional example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle; home, many thanks My Brewery Tap. Good which lacing, classic larger appearance, pale yellow. Aroma is citrus, banana, lemon, a nice hop bite. Taste is grass, honey, lemon, citrus, nice bitterness levels, banana, some toffee, a really pleasant grassy-citric bite and needs to be enjoyed by the session. Lovely beer and one I can’t wait to have on tap. Calling Euston Tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3347) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours white gold with a medium frothy head. Aroma is grass, straw and a hint of lemon. Taste has grass to start, soft mineral finish with some straw on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 9, 2011
A pale straw coloured pilsener with lively carbonation and a fluffy white head. Grapefruit and pepper on the nose. Initially citrus in the mouth which gives way to a gingerbread maltiness with a hint of marmelade. Fairly dry moderately bitter finish. Smooth in the mouth and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle.Golden, clear with a small head. More complex than most beers of this style.Hoppy finish and left some lacing. Not a great one but certainly quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle from Beer Ritz. Bright yellow pour with a white head. Citrus, light hops and herby aromas. Baked apple, pear and fresh herb flavours. Nice bitterness. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Straw with a greenish tinge, white head. This could have redefined my view of Pilsener, sharp, bright, lovely lemony fruity hop notes above a crisp fresh malt. Really refreshing after a 10 mile hike anyway. Really very pleasant.

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