Formerly brewed at Birrificio Ticinese (Bad Attitude)
Style: California Common
Stabio, Switzerland


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 208   ABV: 6.94%
"Bootleg" or "bootlegging" usually refers to illegally producing, transporting and/or selling alcohol; the terms draws from the act of hiding flasks of liquor in the legging of ones boot.

Gold coloured California Common style beer, lightly spiced with coriander and cane sugar.

Inspired by stories of the Prohibition era, and by the way in which this project came to life (in secrecy, without the approval of the company direction), we decided to name this beer "Bootlegger".

Starting from malted barley and a small amount of wheat, we add Amarillo, Perle and East Kent Goldings hops for bitterness and taste.

The use of lager yeast for the fermentation, brought to a higher temperature (25 C) complements its unique taste. The distinctive bitter aroma and the strong carbonation contribute in making it pleasantly refreshing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RW80 (2439) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2015
33cl Bottle @ home. Appearance: Hazy yellow color, with a small to average sized white head.Aroma: light malts, lemon, citrus hints. Taste: Light sourih , light malts, lemon and citrus, light bitter finish,. not much else there. Below medium body(but not watery ), below average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle. APPEARANCE: clear light blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, wheat, quite sweet, some herbs. TASTE: fruity, very sweet, syrupy aftertaste, lots of herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1999) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 26, 2015
On tap at Erzbierschof Zrich, my first one here! Pours hazy yellow. Lemony sour aroma, reminds me of a saison. Crisp tart palate, a bit of sweetness. Highly refreshing and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (4443) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2015
Hazy orange color with big white head. Aroma of spices, tart fruit, citrus peel. Taste is citrus peel, nice fruity tartness. Silky mouthfeel. Better than many California Commons!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, grain and light floral notes. Flavor of pale malts, sweet grains, citrus, yeast and straw.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (3975) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy blonde color brew with an faintly sour and not so good bitter taste. Hints of some spices, some lemon and this beer is not there yet, but first tick from Italian speaking-Switserland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (15146) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazy yellow color, small to average sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, a slightly sourish bitter touch. Nothing else really. A bit boring and I think it has a slight infection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma is grapes, other fruits, light floral hops, light malt, sweet spices. Flavour is tangy and tart with some wort, malt and fruits. Weird but nice, although the tangy notes might be a starting infection?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 2, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean light golden color with a small white head. Aroma is grainy and biscuit, with further notes of hay and toffee. Taste is mild roasted malts, butter bread, dough and grains. Light grassiness in the finish. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1402) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
250ml served in a pint glass. A: Pours a pale yellow color. A bit hazy. Forms a small bubbled white head. Low retention and some lacings left in the glass S: Spicy and grainy. Sweet grains. Some spices, some flowery hops T: Slightly sweet malts upftont. Flowery hops, coriander. Too pale and too mild hops bitterness to a California Common. A little bit metallic M: Light body. Light carbonation. Sweet malts aftertaste O: Average drinkability. Good one from Birrificio Ticinese [ BA Review @ 6/30/2013 ]

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