Brewed by L’Olmaia
Style: Belgian Ale
Sant’Albino - Montepulciano, Siena, Italy


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Birra chiara ad alta fermentazione, gusto secco con una leggerezza sul palato dovuta ad una calibrata luppolazione, rendono La 5 molto beverina e ideale in qualsiasi occasione, con abbinamenti che vanno dalla carne agli insaccati fino ai formaggi e ai dolci più sfiziosi. Rifermentata in bottiglia Alc. 5,5% in Vol.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Draft from Proletariat in NYC. I was going to rate this, and then I read 3fourths’ rating and thought, "Why bother?" I quote, abbreviated: "hazed golden wheat body with a fine white head and lasting retention. very much nailing the Belgian farmhouse yeast character in the nose: all around seems quite soft and delicate but very well integrated: lemon oil and pith, soap, banana, peach skin esters, moderate peppercorn spice with a creamed wheat and uncooked dough yeast note that seems to be the one component that’s a little too present. the aroma hops seem similar to those in the Thiriez Blonde and De Ranke XX (though I haven’t had a bottle of that this year, it’s sitting in the fridge): musty, a bit goaty, sharply green, and almost smelling like the skunk of ultraviolet light contamination, but not quite. deliciously dry with a medium body and soft and creamy natural carbonation; takes an acidic turn across the middle with crystalline sugar, must, white pepper and Belgian pale malt toast. lush carbonation releases the acids and esters well to wash the palate in the finish."

smau33 (80) - - MAY 4, 2017
Colore dorato con schiuma fine e persistente. Profumata, leggermente speziata con buona luppolatura ed equilibrio.

Hermod (8062) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle. At Virgin oil, Helsinki. Poured amber color with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Spicy notes, some oranges, citrusy aroma. Oranges, spicy notes, Belgian yeast. Nice dry bitter finish. Refreshing.

SkillsFactory (738) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2015
Dorata opalescente, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza. Aroma di miele ed erbaceo, leggero agrumato che ricorda polpa e scorza d'arancia. Al palato stesse componenti con le stesse proporzioni dell'aroma; coda amaricante erbacea ed agrumata, leggera nota zuccherina. Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata, molto beverina.

gnoff (10711) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2015
Bottled at the brewery on September 4, 2015.
Hazy golden color, medium sized off-white head. Fresh, hoppy, floral, caramel scent. Malty, caramel, bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel with lowish CO2, high bitterness.

paolo71 (113) - Alviano, ITALY - JUL 6, 2015
White, frothy, fairly fine head. Straw yellow, cloudy. Fairly intense and persistent at nose. Hay, yellow fruit, herbal. Fine carbonation. Sweet entry and a good bitter in the finiskh

beer-yum (1782) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2015
Restrained grassy aroma in a golden pour. Taste is solid with clean bitter finish.

JefVerstraete (3422) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Hazy golden colour, creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Fruity aroma of flowers, pineapple and citrus. Bitter hoppy and dry finish. Well balanced. Good.

artyom (1132) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAY 5, 2015
0.33l bottle. Dark yellow color with white head. Aroma is fruits, yeast and spices. Sweet with light bitterness. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. Overall it’s great and tasty beer.

lello4ever (1071) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Birrificio toscano L’Olmaia, è una ale colore giallo torbido. Ben luppolata e agrumata. Molto facile da bere.

eduardovl (1454) - SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange color forming a big creamy off white head. Excellent retention and tons of soapy lacings left in the glass. Strong pale malts and flowery hops in the nose. Fruity notes: grapefruit and peaches. Sweet upfront taste. Notes of pale malts and grassy hops mainly. Fruity notes, peaches and oranges. Strong hops notes. Grassy and flowery hops profile. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet malts and grassy hops in the aftertaste. Good drinkability. Nice ale with a strong hops character.

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