afksports (81) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Thanks go out to a couple dear friends who brought some beer back from Italy for me. This was one of them. A pale lager, Menabrea e Figli’s Bionda pours like lacey straw, sticking to the glass and sustaining a nice head. It smells of lager yeast primarily, and maybe some pale malt besides that. No hops to speak of, except a little grass that come through at the back of the palate upon tasting it. It’s sweet and citrusy, and the beer is light.
I don’t think the brewer’s necessarily wanted this beer to be anything overwhelming. They made a pale lager for easy drinking. I had it with pasta and enjoyed it for what it was. More flavor, aroma, substance, and a richer feel on the palate than many pale lagers. If you’re a fan of light beer, this bottle will not disappoint. That said, it’s hard to rate it much more highly, because the style itself doesn’t pack the same wallop as others - like Pale Ale - that I much prefer.
Cheers and thanks again, guys! kwik-lime (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Weak aroma. Golden colour, head disappears instantly. Nicely balanced though, a slight sweetness with fair hop character. Perfectly drinkable, decent lager. fugitive (2061) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Color yellow with medium head. Aroma malt, grain. Taste grain, some bitterness. Holy (897) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2011
Tried in Italy - like some other reviews, the first sip was ok, but then got weird - nut overtones perhaps? Weird... luttonm (6972) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2011
.66l bottle in Florence. Bit brighter, amber malt. Odd, ok first sip but then a rich odd flavor. ok, but not my taste, something weird here.
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2011
Actually a very good, full bodied lager. Much better than your typical peroni and moretti. A very good everyday drinker northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Bottle. Disappointing. Cream and malty. Slight bitterness and a little malty.blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Earlier Rating: 7/24/2011 Total Score: 2.1
Bottle. Pale and yellow colour. Slightly bitter, but overall lacking character or taste.
Bottle, clear yellow gold with lots of egg white foam, aroma is papery metal, flavor is dry mineral and some newspaper CH-303 (2407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Some white head.
Aroma: Grains, hops and malt.
Taste: More grains, some hops. Quite smooth.
Info: 330ml bottle, 4/7-2011 Wolfbass (1211) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 26, 2011
Secondo me questa pale lager, è una delle poche perle della birra industriale in Italia, niente male...