Brewed by Heineken Italia
Style: Pale Lager
Milano, Italy


on tap


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2007 Bottle -- Pale yellow with insignificant head that quickly dies. Smells of bread. Tastes of bread. Insignificant palate. An OK beer with pizza but otherwise why bother.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MPA (997) - Amager (form. Nrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle. Light golden with light white head. Malt and citrus in aroma. Fresh (too fresh) flavour of malt. Thin body and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (10402) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2006
Tap, The Rutland and Derby, Leicester. Golden with a fairly large head. Aromas are biscuit and grain with vanilla. Flavours are biscuit malts with light fruit notes. A low rent version of Budvar - still, not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GarrettB (1563) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2007 Think of the opening to the second Godfather movie: A column of weary looking Italians march in a dry, arid field. It is a funeral procession, elegiac and rattled. The mourners march, kicking up a trail of yellow dust. Suddenly a gun shot rings out, people panic, and a young man collapses. Tragedy strikes, as it only can Sicily. Now its 2006, and a weary college student and his father hike along the steep streets of Taormina. The roads are lined with exhausted tourists, marching from the gelateria to a shoe shop and back, straining under the beating of a hot Sicilian sun. The boy and his father are soaked like they just came from a Turkish bath, and right when their limbs give away they reach a small cluster of chairs and tables atop the craggy road. There they point to the first items their weary fingers can manage and find themselves eating and drinking, slowly replenishing their strength. Then a sip rings out. Death. Tragedy strikes again. The boy collapsed on the cheap checkered table, a Birra Messina in his hand. The father weeps. Though the story may be embellished, the sentiment is not. Lord, what an awful beer. After sweating my organs out I figured anything cold and bubbling would taste good enough to at least re-hydrate my parched tongue. But even in that simple task the Messina failed. It must have some sophisticated molecular engineering behind it because even after two full glasses I was still thirsty and my mouth was still dry. I had to rely on the grease on the pizza to wet my palate. Even the ice at the stinking fish market next door seemed attractive after this disastrous beer went down. Let me scour for a lesson in this beer somewhere. Ah, heres one: pale lagers make you want to throw the nearest liftable piece of furniture. You know, this didnt taste a shade different from all the waste college kids back at home drown their sorrows in. It was still tasteless, flavorless, a bit dry and as mentioned above, hardly a liquid at all. Id be better off swallowing hot coals and laying in the hot sun until the local Catholic parish picked me up and gave me some spare holy water. Ugh. Man, I thought Europe was sophisticated. Screw that. Im going to Wal-Mart, git me some ODouls.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2006
Tastes like it looks: like a sweet pale lager. Its mostly inoffensive apart from a sugary adjunct base. Makes me even think Id prefer an Australian lager. Maybe.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MiP (15454) - Snderborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour, small, fizzy white head. Standard bad lager, some citric flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dorqui (2220) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 25, 2006
Compact foam, insufficient volume, average resistance. Intense yellow color, limpid and with a discreet fizz. Rather alcoholic and bitterish scent with notes of discreet hop and malt. Lightly prickly but determined and nearly balsamic taste in the nose. Overbearing and pleasant bitter. Much herbaceous and fresh one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
Golden colour with a thin white head. Malty, light sweet aroma with a heavy skunky note. Malty, buttery flavor with notes of grain and fruit.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Malty, skunky aroma and a sweet malty, corny, skunky taste. Light body with a light dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (27375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Skunky aroma of malts and fruits. Flavour of malts and fruits with light hoppy notes.

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