Menabrea (La 150°) Strong / Forte

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Marketed simply as "Strong" or "Forte". For a while "La 150°" or "Anniversario" was added to the name; by 2017 at least, the "La 150°" had been dropped.
Speciality double malt strong lager beer produced by deep fermentation. 14.5P

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2.2
sjorsvdg (593) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2017 Deze sterke variant van deze Italiaans brouwer is beter dan de blonde. De zoetige smaak is wel wat hinderlijk.

1.9
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle @ Flower Burger - Torino: Made the assumption that because it said "Strong" it might be good. Not so :( Well, at least I got my Italian lager out of the way for the next five years. Soggy Cheerios.

2.6
KansaiBeerLvrs (5387) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 22, 2016
Menabrea Strong 6.5%

A clear brassy gold color with a thick white head that lingered with some soapy lacing for a fairly respectable amount of time. The aroma is of a thick tangy graininess with some uric acid (piss) and herbal notes. Medium to full bodied but with a rough flavor: sharp booze, grains biscuit/caramel, hops like licking pine bark. Not sure what’s going on but by ramping up the alcohol they’ve thrown this beer out of whack and made it into a mess. I see that sometimes among Japanese macros too that make beers at 6+% for no discernible reason sometimes. The other two are ok but give the strong a miss unless you’re just planning to get drunk.

2.1
Ritzn (1888) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
Clear copper/amber with medium beige head. Aroma is lots of malts, some forest, cooked vegetables, awkward pine cone. Taste is lots of sweet roasted stuff and some smoke. Oily but not heavy. Finish has some ugly soap. I hate everything about this beer.

3.6
VamboladeTolly (2181) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden with small white head, stays. AromaÖ malty, hay, weak caramel, candy and toffee, pear. Taste: sweet, malty, weak caramel and candy,pear, weak sourness and bitterness balancing it nicely. Sweet finish. Thin´body. That beer suprised me. Sweet finish. Good strong lager.

2.8
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2016
An ok beer overall. Pours an ugly clear yellow/grey. Smells of berries and malt. Taste is similar, blueberry, strawberry and malt. Had in the bottle.

2.8
labeerinthum (1075) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 25, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso indirizza all’orzo. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma si forma con bollicine medie. L’aspetto del liquido è limpido, a bollicine medie. La carbonazione è media, persistente ed insistita. Il colore è giallo dorato carico. Il corpo è pieno. L’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Il finale è lungo, secco, e pulito. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di mais, orzo, cereali, fiori e frutta secca.

2.6
caribou43 (1213) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2016 It is not the best beer. I bought it in Domodossola. For a Belgian beer, it is missing something. The taste is boring, sweet with the malt but there is not a pleasant sensation, watery and almost no hop. The body is yellow lager and the carbonation is pretty high.

2.6
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours clear yellow with a finger of white head. Light grass and grain notes. Fine for washing down some terrific artisinal pizza.

2.7
JaKeAFC (1289) - ITALY - NOV 1, 2015
33 cl bottle. Gold color, nice white head. Aroma of syrupy malts and corn, cookie, grains. Some leafy hops and alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, short lagery finish. Average strong lager.


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