ippopotamo36 (363) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Turbacci Xmas fest nearby Rome-ITALY. Pours dark chestnut skin, dark red reflexes, gassy off white foam which dissipates leaving yeast-like residual traces. Nose: blast of dry fruit, boiled chestnuts, cognac. Mouth: very complex. Alcohol forward, soft fruits, vine brule. Complex and perfect for winter nights.
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vanvenlo (1318) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slowbeer bottle (27-Jan-2014) Fruit nutty aroma.Dark brown&low head&suds lace.Nutty sweet malt. Light spirit fruit malt finish aftertaste.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
Mugen (47) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...
Cantabrian (882) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange color. Apparently this beer has chestnuts in it. Weird. Beer was decent with some grassy notes. Mm
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.