Brewed by La Petrognola / Rio Maggio
Style: Specialty Grain
Fraz. Petrognola Piazza al Serchio (LU), Italy
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Beer brewed at a minuscule brewery by a producer of spelt.

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krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
scraping by in the apparent beer wasteland of italy, i seized upon a bottle of this: birra artigianale di farro, based on it’s comparatively intriguing label. amid many a morretti and peroni-- beers that one is no more inclined to sniff than one’s own armpit, i considered any on-label dialogue about the beer--even in a language i can’t understand-- to be suggestive of serious intent. for example, i thought the word ’artigianale’ meant something about artestry being applied to the brewers subtle craft; sigh; but it turns out it’s the italian word for artichoke. either that or penguin dander. i think. at any rate, the beer achieved a level of mildness one looks for in a infant formula, not a grand beer of excellence and boldness but a little scooter beer that really depends more on gravity to go down than aeronautical engineering. la petrognola in it’s green bottle decanted with the same enthusiasm that people turn out for jury duty: the color was washed out orange, mostly clear, and the head has more words for "comatose" than the eskimos have for snow. but once i’d dealt with the tragedy of lifelessness in the glass, i discovered some details in the deep cavity search we beer geeks call "rating": there were some carmelly grassy scents with yeast and a touch of ginger. it lay on the tongue with the vivacity of a sorely stricken malaria patient on a tennis court. the balls of my inquisition flew by, and the beer could only perspire and whimper. a very watery feel, kind of sweet with a balance of grain and an orange-tinged gravel pile; with just a reminder of a tough artichoke leaf steeping unto tea-like bitterness. i’m certain in a fresher incarnation this beer would have something to say about the world we live in, but my sample was as dull as sales flyer from an auto parts store.

R4N5H (1166) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
33cl bottle at Osteria Baralla, Lucca on 19-Aug-2016. Hazy orange amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain, cereal and hops. Medium body and carbonation. Malty with a fruity citrus twang. A nice red ale with saison like fruity characteristics.

DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Alevtina. Hazy orange. Aroma of citrus peels, candy, coriander. Sweet flavor with honey, citrus peels, coriander, bitterish finish. Light to medium-bodied.

Mjp12 (1805) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
A great faro/ blond beer, it has hints of saison and Belgian blond influence, with a light funk touch, and a refreshing dry finish.

labeerinthum (832) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 12, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 Bottiglia @ Simei 2015, Milano. L’intensità olfattiva è elegante, la persistenza è discreta. La consistenza del liquido è limpida e il colore è giallo dorato carico. Il corpo è pieno e l’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e di facile beva. Il finale è secco e pulito. L’aroma richiama alla memoria pane, miele, frutta a polpa gialla, agrumi e tannico.

romolime (184) - - AUG 13, 2015
Birra ambrata con schiuma, frizzzantina e beverina. Perfetta per l’estate, sapore in bocca dolce

floydian1 (1454) - FNQ, Australia, - FEB 8, 2015
330ml bottle with expiry 14/1/16. Cloudy dark amber pour with a smallish white head. Nose has sweet spelt grains, orangey citrus with peppery spices and a touch of liquorice from somewhere. Palate is sweet and malty with a medium body and creamy texture and a low bitterness. OK but expensive Down Under.

Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours amber with a large fading head. Nose shows pepper, floral and herbal notes. Unorthodox but enticing. Flavours include mroe of the peppery/herbal/floral notes along with a sweet gingerbread character.

Maris (1498) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 6/1/2015. Pours a cloudy light amber (lots of yeast floaties) with a medium uneven head. There’s not a lot in the nose, just some very mild grain and spice. The flavour is quite sweet and malty with a hint of fruit, rye and spice. Medium boy with average carbonation. Drinkable enough but definitely on the dull side.

obe83 (75) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 20, 2014
Birra che si presenta molto bella versata in bicchiere, ambrata e con una schiuma abbondante e persistente (grazie al farro), che però delude un attimo le aspettative visive al naso, cui si sente lievemente qualche nota citrica e soprattutto in bocca, troppo scarica di corpo e con un finale per nulla amaro e poco persistente.

Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
Cloudy amber-brown. Slightly fruity, grainy nose. Taste is sweet, with a slightly floral, honeyed aroma.

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