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Brewed by Menabrea (Forst)
Style: Pale Lager
Biella, Italy

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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & keg: Filtered
Marketed as "Birra Bionda". Also known as "1846". For a while "La 150°" or "Anniversario" was added to the name; by 2017 at least, the "La 150°" had been dropped.
Ingredients: Malt; maize; hops.
A well-balanced beer with a marked floral fruitiness coming through from the aromatic yeasts used in its production. Pale yellow appearance; moderately light bodied; mild bitterness.

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2.1
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
11.2oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts, a little bit of light fruits, and light floral hops. Light texture. Decent for its style.

2.2
janeriks (10) - KVALØYSLETTA, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
Weak aroma; pale, clear, white foam, minimal head (starts large, but diminishes quickly); lightly bitter, lightly sour; light body, thin feel, flat- Looks OK but a bit disappointing - nothing really wrong but nothing to recommend it either.

2.5
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Lighter golden color, almost no head. Italian beers make no secret of their use of corn, which is evident in this one. Baked bread smell with a hint of skunk and flowers. Standard lager taste - light malts and hops only as a distant accent. Nice beer to have with heavy carb oriented foods.

3.6
worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Light Sunny pale golden body with a gental carbonation and light lacing. Smells of Olive oil and freshly prepared pasta, white bread. Medium body with average carbonation. Crisp hop bitterness, hay, light malt with a dry finish. Softer than most other lagers, and not as watery. Full taste. One of the best lagers I’ve had.

1.9
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
Light malty aroma. Large, frothy, white head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, light yellow body. Moderate bitter flavor. Light to medium palate.

2.4
markas101 (2450) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2011
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Very pale golden, slightly soapy spiced lemon peel aroma, with some rice backing. Oily and slightly too thick in the mouth for such a lightweight lager. Aftertaste is sweet with a dry finish.

3.5
afksports (16) - 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!

2.3
kwik-lime (1926) - 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.

2.6
fugitive (2005) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Color yellow with medium head. Aroma malt, grain. Taste grain, some bitterness.

2.3
Holy (837) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2011
Tried in Italy - like some other reviews, the first sip was ok, but then got weird - nut overtones perhaps? Weird...


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