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Troll Palanfrina

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Brewed by Birrificio Troll
Style: Traditional Ale
Vernante, Italy

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Palanfrina is the fall seasonal and is brewed from September to December. The chestnuts arrive with first chilly days in autumn. Palanfrina brewed with chestnuts is a beer that warms the spirit. Palanfrina is a full-bodied beer with a tawny color and with an intense nose. The use of only regional chestnuts gives the beer a local flavor. Palanfrina is great with pungent cheeses and makes an optimal companion for chocolate desserts.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1249) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
Slowbeer bottle (27-Jan-2014) Fruit nutty aroma.Dark brown&low head&suds lace.Nutty sweet malt. Light spirit fruit malt finish aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium brown, soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose of peanut butter and jelly, rosemary, honey, flowers. Taste of rosemary, honey, floral, light chocolate, jelly, complex. Never had a beer like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mugen (47) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Al naso si presenta decisamente poco l’odore di castagna, quanto piuttosto il tostato. I 9° non si sentono molto perchè bilancia molto bene l’amaro con il palato. Sapore vinoso, colore marrone senza schiuma. Un po’ una delusione considerati gli 8.40 euro per la bottiglia da 75 cl....Decisamente non conforme alla mia idea di birra alle castagne. EDIT: Bevuta il giorno dopo la metà bottiglia rimasta, l’equilibratezza rimane il suo punto di forza, sembra quasi una birra da meditazione, peccato davvero per la castagna che è appena percepibile...

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
Disappointing. Good looks, malty nose and the typical flat taste of Italian beers. Not a hint of chestnut. Just woody. Have it very FREDDA and the flavours will blend in and roll down much better. Looking forward to try the Birra del Borgo’s Castagnale, from a true chestnut region.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Zymatore draft version at Maxs Italian Fest. Opaque brown-black. Sour vinous aroma, some mild chocolate. Pinot Noir sour grape flavors, more so than any whiskey. No hop tones to speak of, dark malt wine beer. Some underlying caramel nuttiness gives it balance. Lacks the effervescence of a Belgian, which would have put it over the top. Very unique and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Had the Zymatore at Max’s taphouse in Baltimore. Clear brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma was sour tang, some earthiness and a good sharp tartness. Flavor was tart, acetic, earthy, nutty. Well balanced and tasty. I liked this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours an orange color. Apparently this beer has chestnuts in it. Weird. Beer was decent with some grassy notes. Mm

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2012
On draught at Lion’s Pride... Pours a raw umber color with a tan one finger head. Aromas were a bit subdued, bit of dried fruit, ginger, sweet balsamic and hints of herbal tea. The flavors had a malty start with a lot of the chestnut flavor poking through with hints of spice, earthy malts and a slight tartness to balance out the slightly sweet dried berry undertones. Pretty tasty but not mind blowing.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
craftycarl21 (2243) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey, this was one of the Zymatore series by B. United. Pour was outrageously murky, like chocolate milk, and the nose had quite a bit of diacetyl and unappealing sticky sweetness. The flavor was much of the same, with a bit of vinous tart wine and dark fruit, but couldn’t get past those unwelcomed sweet flavors. Chalky on the palate. Pretty gross.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Draft. Muddy brown color, no head. Aroma of spoiled grapefruit juice and mud. Tastes like falling into a mud puddle with your mouth open.


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