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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle sampled on 5/23/07: Pours a barley transparent dark mahogany with a thin-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet and toasty nutty caramel malt. Body starts fairly full and bittersweet with a lot of nutty character and an earthy finish. Fairly complex and slightly warming finish. An interesting brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/23/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

muddy dark red, fine beige head, sweet fruity aroma with light floral quality, creamy body, rich malt flavor with lots of fruity character, very light bitterness, a touch of winey character, light tartness, unique

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle from mgumby10; nose of spices, caramel, and nuts; cherry brown with a medium tan head; flavor ofa smoky note, dark fruitiness, and you can taste chestnuts and a little alcohol in the finish. Body seems a little thin, but it tastes good and goes down smooth, but different!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Poured a mostly clear dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma was spicey with notes of mint, vanilla, marzipan, and alcohol. The flavor was spicey, nutty and malty with a decent wamring sensation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle: Poured brown with an off white head. Aroma, nutty caramel, some spice. Flavor, lots of chestnuts, spice, fruits, caramel. Pretty interesting, and made a decent bread.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7099) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle. Poured a deep reddish-amber with a short cap of yellowy-beige head. Aroma was of sweet, spicy floral notes with lots of spicage.. didnít pick too much chestnut out of this. Flavor had lots of peppery spices and alcohol with cola-like sweetness.. spicy again, with a touch more chestnut than the nose.. odd boozy sweetness through the finish. Sharp all-around with that odd sweetness.. light-medium bodied.. long, tacky finish. Didnít care for this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Bottle via Knightly Liquors in FL. Pours to a dark mahogany body with a thin very dense off-white head. The aroma is sort of floral and phenolic. Light chestnuts. The flavor is chocolate malts, some weird thing thatís probably the chestnuts, tart malt, caramel, and spices. The palate is moderately bodied with a lingering sweetness, slick and velvety at the same time. Overall, surprisingly decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Amber/ruby/brown with a small, dense, tan head. Weird candy green apple nose is also lightly floral, earthy, and with subtle chocolate roast. Similar flavor with less apple, some nuts, rich malt, and lightly floral spiciness. Medium/full body, well carbonated, soft. Strange brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
If a chestnut nut brown is traditional, then this is a traditional ale. Otherwise, itís a damned fine nut brown ale. Bottle from State Line. Deep brown pour with 2-finger khaki head. Aroma is roasty dark malt, nuts, cinnamon, brown sugar, slight hops. The taste is dark malty, rich, very nuttywith mid-palate figgy and brown sugar notes and an ever-so-slight rauchy note at culmination. As expected, the bottom of my glass showed a large sediment layer. This beer has more nuts than a clown convention, and is one of the more unique styles i have ever encountered.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
thanks to mgumby. Green apples, spicey, herbal, earthy, a lot going on in the aroma! Medium brown. Caramel, rich, malty, subtle hints of sour green apple. Creamy mouth feel, with a spicey background!


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