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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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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

2.5
   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!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4145) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palidor19 (2883) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4899) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2009
rubino schiuma non molto abbondante media persistenza note miele leggere castagna leggere etilico malto tostato

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle: Cloudy brown color with a tangy flavor, almost malt liquorish. Kind of weird. I am surprised by the high rating. Thanks BuckDich.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
Heavy spicy aroma. Huge, off-white head. Good lacing. Cloudy brown body. Light bitter flavor, spicy and chestnuts also. Medium palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (2469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle pours out a nice brown topped with a small tan head. Aroma of hops and yeast. Tast of pit fruit and the yeast once again. Italy should just stuck to wine. Thanks BuckDich

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Light brown and chunky. Not much head. Minty, nutty, lightly earthy, leafy aroma. Light nutty notes, minty accents. Fairly refreshing, with good maltiness. Balanced, complex character. Pretty cool stuff, actually.


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