Birrificio Ticinese (Ticino Brewing Company) Reviews

San Martino La Gold 3
Clear copper brown color with very fast disappearing foam layer. The smell is sweet with a lot of honey. The taste has sweet honey and a not fitting malt character. A bit of an unfortunate beer experiment that stayed a bit behind my expectation. Little malty aftertaste.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 3.4
Cloudy dark, almost black, color. Aroma is smokey, chocolate. Taste is sweet with smokey notes, maybe some vanilla notes also. A good one.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 2.7
Bottle, 8.15%. Salty liquorice aroma, late roasted barley bitterness. Almost black colour. Small stable creamy light brown head. The flavour starts off roasted with a mild coffee note and some rough roasted barley. It has a distinct metal note that I have a hard time forgiving. Iron and vitamin pill. Without the metal, it would have been nice enough.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 3.6
Good roasted aroma with light chocolate and hoppy notes. Cloudy, dark brown with light beige head. Chocolate and coffee flavour, with some light syrupy notes and alcohol showing through, even some licorice in the finish. Light to medium mouthfeel, still flavourful.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 3.7
Bottle fra CH-303 - thank you, Asbjørn! Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy light tan head. Clear aroma of roast, malt and coffee, with subtle hints of acetone. Roasty flavour with hoppy, malty and sourish, acetonelike notes and a good deal of coffee. Dusty and lactic hints. Roasty and slightly nutty aftertaste. Decent.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Bad Attitude Hobo 3.2
Bottle from Drinks of the World. Dark brown amber body with medium head. Nose is sweet, malty caramel. Taste is brown sugar, malts, pllummy. Really nice. Cloying finish.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 3.6
33cl @ porter. Aroma e aspetto da migliorare ma ottimo gusto, sembra un po’ annacquata ma in realtà ne fa una birra molto beverina. Ottimo gusto.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bad Attitude Dude 3.6
Can. Amber color with good foam. Very hoppy taste and aroma, very resinous, a lot of pine needles, good hop bitterness, fruity.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Bad Attitude Bootlegger 2.8
Bottle. Hazy. Aroma: apple or cider, some malt and yeast. Taste: a little apple seeds and wood, malt, fruity, yeast.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Bad Attitude Bootlegger 2
Blond colour. Aroma and flavour both are strongly citric and lemony. Tastes a bit like a lager shandy.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

San Martino La Gold 3.1
Amber color with small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malty, spicy, honey, some bubblegum. Quite tangy. Taste is earthy, malty, spicy, also with honey and bubblegum, grainy as well. Quite pleasant. Something is weird in here, but it works. Quite a big-bubbled carbonation paired with a silky mouthfeel and good chewiness. A bit confusing.
Thursday, January 07, 2016

Bad Attitude Bootlegger 1.9
light citrus aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light radler citrus finish.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Bad Attitude Kurt 3.6
Pale straw, ridiculously big head is creamy dense, white, stays long and leaves lacing, sparkling lightly. Fresh citrus, tangerine, bit exotic fruit, sweet. Light body, thin and soft feel, standard carbonation, sweet and medium bitter, long finish has grapefruit. Refreshing and easy to drink.
Monday, December 28, 2015

San Martino La Rossa 2.8
Red-orange color with a foam ring. Light roasted amber nose. Nice carbonation. Solid amber taste, but not exceptional. Normal aftertaste. Solid amber ale. Not more and not less.
Monday, December 28, 2015

Bad Attitude Dude 2.6
At a tasting, thanks, no head, hazy deep orange to red color, fruity aroma with some biscuit in the back, biscuit and caramel flavor, quite sweet and not bitter enough. Not well made.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

Bad Attitude Dude 2.7
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks troubles. Hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma of herbs, ethnic spices, floral with some citrus. Bittersweet flavor with notes of citrus, herbs, flowers and cola, dry. Medium-bodied. Not fresh.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Bad Attitude Dude 2.8
Can sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks troubles. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of mild fruity and piney hops, malt, and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, mild bitter piney hops, and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Not enough hops.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

San Martino La Rossa 3.2
Herrliche Farbe schöner Schaum tolle Nase. Herrlich im Geschmack frisch fruchtig. Sehr lecker
Monday, December 21, 2015

Bad Attitude Rudolph 3.4
Aroma: honey, sweet malts, caramel, toffee, light fruitiness. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: spices, sweet malts, metallic, light minerals, dark malts, finishes lightly dry and bitter. Overall: nice ASA, nice aroma. Bottle from the brewery, Stabio.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bad Attitude Hipster 3
Aroma: grain and cereal malts, light yeast, light citrus. Appearance: very hazy, pale gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitter continue, light citrus again, grain malts, lively carbonation. Overall: not a bad Pilsner interpretation, wouldn’t have thought this to be above 7% ABV. Bottle from the brewery, Stabio.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bad Attitude Grauvogel 2.6
Aroma: intense citrus, wheat, grain malts, light banana. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense citrus, lemon juice, light sour, tart?. Overall: weird Hefeweizen, OK aroma, to lemony in the palate. Bottle from the brewery, Stabio.
Sunday, December 20, 2015

San Martino La Rossa 2.5
Bottle, courtesy of King_Alex_II. A weak and boring brew. Nothing to discover, not much to say. It is drinkable though.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

San Martino La Rossa 2.6
Reddish-amber color with tan ring. Aroma is caramel malts, some berries. Taste is the same. A standard amber ale with a bit too much fruitiness and a bit too little strength. Carbonation is rather low.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

San Martino La Helles 2.7
Aroma: light floral hops, grain malts. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: very mild bitters continue, floral hops again, malts, grain, light bread, yeast. Overall: OK Lager, nothing special though. Bottle from the brewery, Stabio.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bad Attitude Mad Saison 3.3
Aroma: Earl Grey tea, floral hops, grain malts. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: some sweets coming up, malty, some alcohol. Overall: strong English IPA, seems ridiculous at 12%, can’t taste that, but barely worth the calories. Pint from brewery, Stabio.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

San Martino La Ego (Ego Nomen Omen) 3
Aroma: grain, caramel malts, straw and dust. Appearance: slightly hazy, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some citric acid, zest, sweet malts, grain, light caramel. Overall: interesting aroma, bit of a let down in the plate. Bottle from the brewery, Stabio.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bad Attitude Dude 4
330ml Can from Drinks of the World, Basel (5.30 CHF):
This one was a beer I was looking forward to but instantly became unsure of as I poured the can & it looked a lot darker than I’d pictured in my head given I was expecting a standard American IPA. Thankfully the beer was one that grew on me, especially by the time I got to the taste with the darker malts & roasted flavours perfectly balanced against some pine & citrus hops with a little sweetness & sugar thrown in for good measure. It was definitely an unusual take on the style but it went down a treat & was easily on of the better beers I tried on my trip to Switzerland; great stuff & one well worth looking out for.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Bad Attitude Hobo 3
Flat Aroma: roasty malts and floral hops. Malt is slightly heavier than the Hop. Sweet. Nice Red and Brown Color with a white head. Easy to drink, not too heavy. Nice Bitterness. I Liked it!
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bad Attitude Two Penny Uischi 3.4
Pours an almost opaque black with a small brown head. Lightly tart Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate! Whiskey and boozer... Slightly offensive and off. Taste is pretty much the same too. Just light whiskey sourness that’s off.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 4.2
Smooth as all hell.. Lots of roast character... But never harsh, Aroma of chocolate but never seems like you’re in a chocolate factory and goes down way too smooth for 8 percent.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bad Attitude Hobo 3.2
couleur ambrée foncée; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés (trop pour une IPA), un peu de résine; bière un peu trop douce avec finale légèrement amère; ce n’est pas une IPA pour moi
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bad Attitude / Guineu Hop Sincope 3.5
Golden hazy, ricky cream head. Very cabonated. Zesty citruses, mandarins, resin and grassy dry hoppiness, freshly cut pineapple. Very drinkable, light aroma with citruses, dry hoppiness and light herbaceous aftertaste.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bad Attitude / Nøgne Ø White IPA 3.8
couleur jaune doré; mousse blanche assez imposante; arômes de fruits exotiques et de levure; goût malté, fruité et de levure; finale moyennement amère
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bad Attitude / Nøgne Ø White IPA 2.3
Kurze Review von Untappd: Riecht lagerig und nach Gemüse. Gut bitter, viel Kohlensäure, wenig Malzkörper, recht trocken im Abgang. Keine Fruchtigkeit. Not my IPA!
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bad Attitude Hobo 3
Having arrived in Switzerland, I’m happy to find a vibrant local brewing scene. This IPA is heavier on the malt than the hops, and yet the palate is slightly thin. The best way to sum up the aroma is a pleasant mix of sweet and sour, with lemon, honey, peach and caramel. On tasting, the hops are quite bitter without a lot of complex flavours. Nevertheless, it’s a refreshing, fairly easy drinking IPA.
Thursday, November 05, 2015

San Martino La Ego (Ego Nomen Omen) 2.7
Bottled 330ml. -Trade with CH-303 (thanks Asbjorn!) as La Ego. Unclear golden coloured, medium sized white head, alcohol with some fruity touch in the nose. Sweet malty, alcohol, grapes and apples with cheap sparkling wine notes. Also mild nutty notes in the finish. So-so.
Monday, November 02, 2015

Bad Attitude Rudolph 3.4
Troebel kastanjebruin, mooie cremekleurige kraag. Geur is caramel, wat vijgen. Smaak niet al te uitgesproken, iets kruidig, caramel, wat overrijp fruit. Erg zachte carbo. ok.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

San Martino La Ego (Ego Nomen Omen) 2.8
Thanks Ogi! Darker golden/amber, slightly misty body, small white head. Smells like, well, wine, cheaper wine, white more than black. Vaguely caramelly too. Fizzy, meaty, bit appley. It’s OK enough, again, cheap wine. Well, if you want beer that tastes like very very cheap homemade wine, this is your pick. Mind you, this is quite unique in its own way and I’m damn glad to have tried it. A vague fruitiness, an even more vague tartness save it from utter mediocrity. It’s still not a particularly good beer though.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 3.5
Bottle. Pours dark brown near black with a thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, a touch of smoke and had a pleasant bitterness.
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 2.6
This beer had unfortunately a to light body and mild flavor for a beer with almost no carbonation. Could have been an ok porter with some carbonation.
Complete black with no head. Mostly cold coffee, mild roast and chocolate. To flat carbonation.
[Bottle from a trade with CH-303]

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bad Attitude Mad Saison 3.7
0,33l bottle @ Bier-Bier. Pours hazy amber with a low head. Aroma is sour malts, some yeast and alcohol. Flavor is sour and bitter malts, alcohol, and hops. Nice.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Bad Attitude Hobo 3.3
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Monday, October 12, 2015

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 4.2
This has been a good day for beer. Another 4+ beer courtesy of The Malt Shoppe. Good sweet Imperial Porter.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bad Attitude / Rappi Bier Factory CH2 3.4
Aroma is malts/wheat and a hint of fruit. The flavor is slightly funky fruit/berries, malts and a slightly sweet/tart finish.
Thursday, October 08, 2015

Bad Attitude Dude 3.5
Can from Drinks of the World. Dark amber body with puffy head. Nose is malty, soapy, hoppy. Taste is also hoppy, caramel, malts and sugar. Pretty good. And out of a can.
Monday, October 05, 2015

Bad Attitude Grauvogel 2.7
330ml bottle (Birrificio, Helsinki)
Sharp aroma, citrus, lemon, even. Wheaty and yeasty too. Dirty taste, muddy, again yeasty. Very rough wheat beer.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Bad Attitude Grauvogel 3.1
Bottle 0.33l at Il Birrificio, Helsinki. Thanks to FatPhil! BBE 26 SET 15. Colour is cloudy golden with small white. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, some banana, wheat and malts. Very strong citrus. BBE is confusing. SET??
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Bad Attitude / Storm&Anchor Daughter of Ashes 4.2
Bouteille achetée Au Grain d’Orge - De couleur brune avec des reflets rubis et une mousse beige massive et onctueuse qui ne veut pas redescendre - Au nez des notes de fumé, de cendres, des note de malt caramel et ambré, des notes de houblons résineux et fruité presque agrumeuse - En bouche de la fumée très présente, du houblon cette fois je peux dire que c’est agrumeux, un peu de caramel - Corp léger, un peu aqueuse, amertume moyenne bien intégrée, carbonation correcte, douce et fumée, final douce et fumée - Impressionnant, j’aime tout particulièrement ce genre de combinaison très bien réalisée par deux excellent brasserie suisse
Friday, October 02, 2015

Bad Attitude Two Penny Porter 3.3
30cl bottle from Pipetown Traders, pours a watery black with some soapy, white head. Nose has some sour cherry notes, toast and malt, stale coffee, stale cola. Flavor has more sour notes, cherry and raisin, a little vegetal, some caramel finally, toast, molasses. Finishes dry with a hint of tartness. Maybe there’s something wrong, but I liked it either way.
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Bad Attitude Scrum 2.9
Little 30cl bottle from Pipetown Traders pours a murky orange with some soapy, white head. Nose is odd, very soapy, dried orange peel, some lurking spice, vegetal. Flavor is OK, more of the same, dried orange peel, maybe some tangerine rind too, yeast, some stale bread, soapy. Sudsy finish. Interesting.
Thursday, October 01, 2015