Brewed by Birrificio Troll
Style: Traditional Ale
Vernante, Italy


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (13407) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Tap at CK. Muddy murky ugly brown. No head formation. Super sweet honey nose with sweet cherries Some odd American unfiltered apple cider in there. Taste is vegetal and tea leave heavy with some lemon juice. Odd stuff. Not so bad. Mild acetobacter heat. Weird stuff. Not offensive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Smells of wine, vinegar, chestnuts. Looks murky brownish red, no head. Tastes awesome. Red wine, sour vinegar, chestnuts, cream, rhubarb, mild spices, salt, cardamon. Finishes clean, with mild linger.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 5, 2012
Troppo forte e troppo dolce, schiuma zero, si presenta anche male.... Non mi e’ piaciuta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
30/10/2011 on tap @ Open Baladin, Rome (2011-596)

Clear purple to red brown beer, creamy light beige head, unstable, adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, roquefort cheese, sweet dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body, heavy on the alcohol. Taste: yeast, bit cheesy, dark caramel, dried fruits. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, little bitterness, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle at Eataly store, Bologna, Italia 26.02.11 Pours dark amber with a hazy white head. This is malty with a touch of sourness on nose. Soft in the mouth, likeable though not stunning. I did get the nuts but they weren’t too overpowering. A7 A3 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 5, 2011
The right beer to drink in front of the fire with chestnuts on winter. The alcoholic gradation is very noticeable and the body is rather full. Soft carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2374) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Clear deep amber/brown pour light off white head ... aroma of chestnuts and a bit floral .... taste of honey and nutty floral with a jam taste abv hidden well with a nutty aftertaste ... mouthfeel is nutty and medium with a thick chewyness to it .... a warming fall beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, over ripe fruit - a bit too over ripe for my liking, metal, and caramel soup. The body is thick. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Not at all what I was expecting. Maybe beyond its bbe or bad bottle - whatever. Poured with ok tan head and a little lace. Color is slightly hazy reddish amber. Aroma was chemical solvents. Some slight sourness as well. Body was ok and so was carbonation. Flavor’s the same. Finish is like flavor. I was really looking forward to this and am vastly disappointed. Maybe try again someday.

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