Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Fruit Beer
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Double amber malt produced by way of decoction, with approximately 6.5% alcohol by volume (17 Plato degrees). A small amount of Cassis syrup is added at the beginning of the fermentation with S. carlsbergensis. It is prematurely bottled to obtain high gas saturation, and matured for at least six months at a temperature of approximately 6-7 C. As in the case of Amber Shock, this is not re-fermentation, but an exclusive procedure adopted by "Birrificio Italiano" of Lurago Marinone .
Cassissona" has been produced since 1999. It is made during the summer and served in wide-mouthed glasses with the appropriate dessert.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 GBBF 2003 - tutored tasting: Sweet bubblegum like nose. Metallic also honey melon. Big foamy head, orange brown-amber color, liveley carbonation and a big foamy head. Taste is plums, tamarind and licorice. Medium aftertaste, nice bottle and well balanced. RERATE: May 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9716) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2003
Exaggerately huge head, collapsing. Amber coloured with some pink-yellow shine. Nose is fruity, blackcurrant, but also a smell from Belgian 'ossewit' - purified cattle-fat for deepfrying. Taste is full of fruity flavours - peach, unripe brambles, anything (as it's often the case) BUT cassis. Sheesh. Retronasal lactic acid. Medium-bodied, no acid-burn. Nice beer, fruity beer, decent, but has it anything to do with blackcurrant?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 <i>2008-10-31, tasting at Papsoe, 6-5-6-3-14=34</i>Cloudy deep blond, huge head. Creamy aroma, milky, not fruity. Good mouthfeel, sweetish malt flavor, light sourness and fruitness, delicate, balanced, leading into a more balanced flavor; good but not surprising.

<i>2002-07-24, bottle at the brewpub, 7-5-7-4-14=37<i>
Served in a 75cl bottle, it comes with a tray of different sorts of cheese; poured by the waiter in 2 giant original glasses &&#35;40;look at the picture, each is about 1 litre&&#35;41;.
Hazy amber colour, giant head &&#35;40;at least 15 cm&&#35;41;, rocky, that sticks to the glass in a beautiful lace.
Nice aroma, not particularly strong: malt, fruits &&#35;40;cassis&&#35;41;. <i>Italian Doppio Malto</i> as a base &&#35;40;that means Bock beer&&#35;41;, corrected by the fruit and a hopping stronger than the average. The malt is quite good, leaving some sweetness, and participating in a good body structure; the fruit is discrete, the hop may be too strong and the bitterness hides the fruit.
As most of the beers from this brewery, its bottom fermented; the fruits come as a syrup, I heard that its produced by some farmer in Alto Adige region.

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