Brewed by Birrificio Troll
Style: Traditional Ale
Vernante, Italy


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 19, 2009
Ottima la Palanfrina del Troll, che in effetti credevo di aver già assaggiato ma ho fatto confusione con i nomi e me ne sono accorto subito non appena me l’han versata nel gotto: una complessità notevole e calorosa che si adatta bene a far dimenticare il freddo della stagione autunnale. Ora scappo però scusatemi

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
BCTC. Pours a deep brown with a small white head. Aroma is malt and chestnuts, almost like chestnut puree. Flavor follows the aromas mostly. Smooth and tasty. Very neat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
A clear brown ale with a thin off white head. A sweet caramel malt aroma, nutty with fruity esters. In mouth, a good nutty ale with treacle notes, woody, veering on dubbel. A pleasant and rich brown ale. Bottle at Mondiale 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrGGen (331) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2009
Colore ambrato scuro con una leggera schiuma bianca,aroma di miele e castagne.Sapore leggermente alcoolico e caramelloso.Potabile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle from In Bocca al Luppolo
Dark amber color; small creamy head that reduces quickly. Light aroma, alcohol, chestnut honey (that disappears quickly), unimpressive. Medium body strength, with some caramel flavor, but with a dry impression towards the end; the fermented honey leaves too little body and too much alcohol. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a clear dark amber golden with an off-white head. Intense aroma of overripe fruit and alcohol - some acetone also. Medium body, overripe fruit, yeast and acetone. Dry finish. Appears very Belgian in style. Decent alright. 260309

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2009
75 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours amber, slight cloudy and with a small off white head. Dry wooden and chemical aroma. Dry alcohol and mild chemical aroma. Light roasted malt note. Phenolic. Mild spiced and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Amber-ruby. Fast head. Aroma: Yeast, spice. Flavor: Fruits, yeast, spice, chemicals. Alcahol finish. Over-rated!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2009
The aroma is not what was expected. I do get some nuttiness but it’s mostly yeasty and somewhat herbal with some light fruit. The appearance is chestnut brown with a small but nice head. The palate is smooth but thin. Overall it’s not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2009
very nutty on the nose, slightly smokey. taste is thin with a definitive sourness. drinkable enough but not outstanding.

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