Brewed by Birrificio Menaresta
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Carate Brianza (MI), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Radici nella terra
E una strong sour ale letteralmente una strong ale acidificata invecchiata in botti di Nebbiolo della Valtellina, con aggiunta di polpa di carruba. Viene fatta fermentare una prima volta in tino di acciaio e quindi fermentata di nuovo in barrique con aggiunta di polpa di carruba a dare lo zucchero e di malto caramello a dare il corpo, e impiego di lievito da vino; la birra ottenuta lasciata maturare in legno 6-8 mesi, dove acidifica, e altrettanti in bottiglia. Stupiscono i sentori di passito e di mou e lintensit e la complessit del fruttato maturo, insieme al leggero torrefatto sia al naso che in bocca, pur nella freschezza e levit mantenute. Bevanda preziosa.

Le radici nel vino sono quelle della nostra famiglia, per generazioni torchiatori di vinacce nelle case dei contadini. In etichetta una vecchia foto dei nostri avi

Disponibile lannata 2011. In arrivo lannata 2012.

Editors note: this entry is for the 2011 beer, similar to Barley Bock, aged for a different period and producing a different result; easily identifiable because the name since changed.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (340) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 2, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (7055) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Draught at lrepubliken cons 2016-11-04 lrepubliken AR: sour, red grapes, AP: cloudy ruby/brick brown , wee ofwhite head F: red wine sour, cherries, tart, wee French oak and brandy,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (2107) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
On tap at lrepubliken, Gteborg. Hazy red brown with off white head. Red wine, oak barrel, funky barn, stables, and sour fruit. Dry medium sour with low to medium carbonation. Really nice and dirty sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2747) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 28, 2016
0,33l from bottle, shared by the gf, bought at Astral Beers, Bologna. Vintage 2013. dark brown / reddish color, small tan head. smells of spices, peppery, some grapes, nutty, marzipan, some malty sweetness, light wood. good smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of alcohol, nutty, marzipan, light dried fruits, grapes, some wood, almost no sourness, in fact I would call it acidic instead of sour. finishes lightly dry and acidic with noticeable alcohol, some dried fruits and some nuts. overall good one, a bit too booze, not a sour beer in any way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvaCandido (73) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 4, 2015
Not so sour as I expected, more notes of dry fruits, positive oxidation (Marsala notes). High in alcohol but balanced by the structured body. I would appreciate more sour note. Very closed to barley wine. No foam, very low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (595) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2015
Grande birra. Ferma, color vino, al naso porta sapore di vinacce, lampioni, fragole. In bocca il sapore rispetta le premesse fatte al naso, con un bel tocco acido, sentori di vino e di legno. Buonissima birra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (211) - ITALY - OCT 10, 2014
33cl 2013 bottle in teku. Pours a small frothy and bubbly off white head,which later forms a white ring all around the glass; light cloudied leathery brown/dark amber colour. Smell its just WoW: deep malty, bubblegum!, fruity, grape, brown sugar, vinous,barrel, raisin aroma; port wine notes. Evem if it feels slightly different, I would use the same adjectives used for the aroma: malty, woody-barrel, vinous, grapefruit, very much less sweet than what expected from the smell. Initial medium sweetness, which then turns to a bit tannic and vinous low bitter and low to medium sour finish; red wine barrel notes. Low carbonation, medium bodied, nice slick texture. Its incredible how well it resembles a red wine especially in the end, when a very low acidic and predominantly vinous note comes in. What its more incredible too, its how easily you can drink this. Really nice, in my opinion it almost creates a genre of its own it... incredibly good and smooth. What a product !!! ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25619) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour woody wine aroma. Fruity malty sour woody wine flavor. Has a fruity malty woody sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (18721) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle at Ma Che, Roma on my stag - 22/06/13. Half of this went on the floor unfortunately when the Aussie kicker missed that easy conversion in the dying seconds of the firs Lions test - shame but ultimately worth it! Dark amber/brown with a thin white head that escapes to the edge. Nose is funky, woody, soured fruits, grape skins, must, grandads shed. Taste comprises soured berries, oaky tinge, tarte fruit, must, damp wood, red wine notes evident, grapes, light booze. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation. Great sour - from the top draw!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8846) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2013
Rubino poca schiuma non molto persistente fruttata frutta secca vinosa bella nota maltata caramello discreys acidita deciso fruttato finale quasi speziato complessa

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