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

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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37/5   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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3.5
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!

2.3
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.

2.6
fugitive (2061) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Color yellow with medium head. Aroma malt, grain. Taste grain, some bitterness.

2.3
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...

2.1
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.

3.2
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

2.6
northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2012 Bottle. Disappointing. Cream and malty. Slight bitterness and a little malty.
Earlier Rating: 7/24/2011 Total Score: 2.1
Bottle. Pale and yellow colour. Slightly bitter, but overall lacking character or taste.

2.6
blutt59 (6609) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle, clear yellow gold with lots of egg white foam, aroma is papery metal, flavor is dry mineral and some newspaper

2.8
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

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Wolfbass (1211) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 26, 2011
Secondo me questa pale lager, è una delle poche perle della birra industriale in Italia, niente male...


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