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


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RATINGS: 74   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 one’s 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 it’s unique taste. The distinctive bitter aroma and the strong carbonation contribute in making it pleasantly refreshing.

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fonefan (50011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2010

Can 330ml.

Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, light to light moderate hoppy, perfume, citrus, acidic citrus. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light acidic with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100910]

yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
33 cL can. Pours clear golden yellow. Citrusy and peachy aroma. Acidic and citric fruity flavoured. Citric and fruity into the far finish.

Ungstrup (38154) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
Can. A hazy golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt,. vitamins, and a bit of hops, leading to a dry vitamin finish.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
[email protected] Hazy golden colour with mild grassy green notes, not much head. Aroma is rather hoppy with some earth, malts and mild toasted notes. Flavour is earthy, wooden, mildly doughy as well.

Travlr (25556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Draft. Cloudy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of white pepper and straw. Taste is similar.

cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2010
bottle on train ... hazy amber yellow ... huge white foam head ... very perfume ... lemon peel nose ... very soft ... mellow fruit ... peach and lemon ... light pepperyness ... tiny sourish ting in linger

omhper (25379) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
Bottled, thanks Bov! Cloudy golden,. small head. Fruity nose with grapefruit and tangerine. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Lightly bitter finish. APA-ish, hoppy and pleasant.

madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 June 5th 2010.
Can at Domus Birrae. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Soft dry palate. Sherbut citrus - noticeably lime, medium sweet. Liked it although a little dry!

Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
Plastic coated can 33 cl. Pours a clear golden with a lacing white head. Very spicy aroma. Medium body, spicy hop notes but a massive tartness spoils the whole picture. Ends very dry and tart. I presume this is infected. 100910

fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, bb 31 Jan 2014
Pale blond color, with small head. Light aroma of bread dough. The mouthfeel is not weak and it’s dry; very light flavor of straws and cereals; ordinary bitterness; light oily feeling; light residual sweetness or sweeteners in the final.
Some analogy with European strong lagers.

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