Brewed by Birrificio Barley
Style: Abbey Tripel
Maracalagonis (CA), Italy


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Golden color and creamy white load and foam, the Toccadibò reminds us once a golden strong ale. In the nose, is clean and dry with pronounced alcoholic sensations that soon evaporate leaving a magnificent triumph of fruity peach and apricot syrup that is well balanced with hints of hops flavoring reminiscent of the chives. In the palate, announced the sensation of "warming" is well contrasted by bold dryness that gives us a spicy aftertaste, clean and sharp that leads us, despite the strong alcohol content, just a second glass to be desired. More attentive the taster will not escape an unusual but pleasant hint of amaretto. A table can be combined perfectly with white meat, but may surprise and degrease elaborate dishes of game, fight fat cheeses with long ripening prove irresistible tarts and fruit syrup or amaretti. Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops, yeast, spices. Serving temperature: 10 ° -12 ° C

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of citrus, lemon. Flavor of nice malt, some citrus. Mouth feel is medium body, feels soft on the palate. Overall, not bad at all!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Yellow gold in color and hazy with a good sized white head. Aroma is of grain, citrus and yeast. Taste is of oranges, yeast and spices with a light tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy golden body and a light, white head. Aroma is slightly funky, sour, grainy with pear, bread and citrus. Taste is bread, citrus, slightly sour and slightly herbal. Pretty good. Watery mouthfeel, light bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye i believe. murky gold pour with a thin white head. sweet nose of spices and fruits. heavy coriander flavor with some fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle. Body-hazy gold with a foamy white head. Taste-clean, fuel, cotton, sharp, light perfume, dry apple, pear, lychee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
20081030 750ml bottle Hazy golden with lasting, small, sticky, white head. Yeasty aromas are a bit phenolic, sweet candy, circus peanut, coconut. Flavor has hints of butterscotch (not diacetyl-like), grassy, golden raisin, biting spice on finish from earthy hops. Hefty body and lingering flavor. These Italian beers are too expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle from Decanter, Milan
The color is light amber, too cloudy, but with thin perlage, creamy head and nice lace. It has a good aroma of Belgian yeast in the front, followed by traces of sugar. It has a good body strength, smooth malt flavor, light residual sweetness, spicy (the character of the yeast); unfortunately there are also some vegetable traces from the fermentation or maturation process, getting more evident at the end. The final is reasonably bitter and shows some of the alcohol content. Unrefined.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2008
750ml - Poured a slightly cloudy darkish amber in color with a small white head that quickly faded to a thin rim around the beer. Aroma was more than slightly skunky (disappointing!), slightly malty and sweet. Flavor was also quite skunky and disappointing (considering what I paid for this crap). SKUNK is to much to be ignored...it is the dominant characteristic of the beer... yuck! Quite bad...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrt (62) - USA - JUN 1, 2008
This is a really nice beer. Don’t know if it’s a triple. For sure, I would say that it’s a unique, addictive golden ale that defines the difference between complex and complicated. Basically, it all comes down to balance. There’s quite a few distinct flavors, yet there’s no sense of overcrowding the tongue. I get a quick blast of ephemeral spice, toasty malts, sharp cheddar cheese (!), grass, and a bit of sour fruit. All that’s well and good, but it’s important to note that it’s the overall balance and the nice, watery space between flavors that distinguishes this beer from the vast majority of big golden 750’s. Try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Very cloudy pale body with a medium white head. Hoppy nose with cotton candy, some honey and golden fruits. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with golden raisins, caramel, cotton candy, honey and bandaid. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation, slightly medicinal finish.

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