Brewed by Menabrea (Forst)
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Biella, Italy


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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A well-balanced beer with a marked floral fruitiness coming through from the aromatic yeasts used in its production. 11.8P

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beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Pours medium amber with a nice head that lingers well, leaving some lacing. Slight haze. Aroma is pretty strong malt and honey, somewhat reminiscent of a marzen. bare hints of hops. Tastes pretty fresh for a "retired" beer. Again, sweet honey-malt characters up front, but not as strong as the aroma. Hops in the background, faint but noticeable. Much better than the original Menabrea, and something I will look for next time I am in Italy. As long as I am somewhere with other choices, I will probably not seek this one out.

heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Poured a dark amber with a laarge off white head. Smells of grainy corn and some iced tea came out. The taste was corny with some notes of caramel behind that. There is also a little bit of milk chocolate in the aftertaste. The light and thin body is ok for this style. The flavors are a little to close to a bad American Dark Lager for my tastes.

beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2007
dark amber in colour with thick creamy white head. Vanilla and pepermint aroma. Sweet malty taste with harsh hop aftertaste. As you get let in warm more, honey flavours come through.

Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
I saw a box of this stuff on the floor at Bottle Barn and decided to try it, not expecting much. It is hardly a great beer, but it is actually quite nice, tasty, and smooth. It is a light reddish copper with a fairly thick off-white head that dissipates slowly. The aroma is sweet rice crispies and fruit and the taste is basic, but fairly full, primarily being fairly sweet lwith faint bitterness and a lightly toasted-grain finish and aftertaste. It is smooth and light.

LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 25, 2007
Tra tutte le birre che ho assaggiato, nessuna somiglia più di questa ad un brodo di verdure appena fatto; non da dado, proprio da verdure, come quello che si fa per la minestrina. Credo sia il mix lievito+luppolo a creare questa bizzarra sensazione. Bottiglia da 33cl comprata da Squillari; versa colore ambrato acceso con discreta schiuma. Aroma usuale per lo stile, ma molto genuino, dolce senza metallo; sapore più che decente con la particolarità sopra esposta. Batte la Theresianer Vienna in tutto, direi, anche in complessità; la Theresianer ha dalla sua che è molto più beverina e rinfrescante. Ma chissenefrega, questa è più buona. Piacevole e interessante, nel suo piccolo.

bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle from Bottle Barn. Aroma of yeast and caramel - and arguably bread. Darkish amber color with a white head that diminished rapidly. Thin to medium body with very mild carbonation. The flavor is fruit over caramel. The finish is rather dry, with a bitterness that accumulates with time. Seems a very tasty version of the style.

extremeicon (113) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Burnt orange color with a foamy white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Fairly weak aroma of malt and bread. Flavor a muddy mix of malt and vague sweetish fruitiness. Way too watery and bland. Bottle looks pretty, though.

Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2007
Bottle: Clear amber,red colur, with lots of co2, and a nice creamy white head. Aroma was malty,grainy,citric, and a bit metalic in the end. Flavor has a smouth/creamy/Butter mouth feeling, with a almost flat flavor. Smouth and a bit caramel in the end. Thin body, and a smouth thin to medium finish.

RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Pours a clear amber brown with a big off white head. A slight sweet hoppy nose with a nutty edge. Metallic with a slight nutty flavor. There’s potential, but it doesn’t really come through. Though the nut character is nice. It is drinkable, sure. But for an anniversary edition brew, I am not blown away.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Menabrea 150 Anniversary
Date: 03/17/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear light amber, sweet malt aroma, big sweet malt flavor with low bitterness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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