Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Belgian Ale
Montegioco, Italy


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Strong blond ale spices with the herb "salvia sclarea" - clary sage.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5406) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2013
Huge thanks to Ogi for this! Poured some amber-ochre-orange body. Nicely creamy sweet peachy aroma. Creamy, just slightly meaty yeastiness, light peachy notes, some herbal notes that might as well be that species of sage, very lgiht alcohol. Just ok... but for the price... ugh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (18000) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from GBBF 2013 and drunk at home. Is this a Belgian Ale? Yes it is! Wow I guessed a style! One of my favourite games on this site. I drink the beer, decide the style and then see if RB agrees. Fairly generic Belgian Ale, some hop, some esters, some malt, some sweetness. Not very exciting, but utterly fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2220) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 7, 2013
Draught at "MadreBirra 2013" - Brescia. Golden bright and little fraught color, good bubbly aspect. Smooth and spiced notes, notes of salvia and malty. Warm mouth, poor prickly taste with a refreshing and sparkling final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (2290) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 30, 2013
30/05/2013 Bir& Fud (tap). Dorata, leggermente torbida, schiuma leggera, fine, poco persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, speziati e di salvia. In bocca ha un attacco di malto, lieviti, speziato, finale appena amarognolo, non cos equilibrata. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Un po sottotono rispetto agli standard del birrificio Montegioco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
pours cloudy orange/yellow with thin head. Aroma is spicy yeast and some malt. Light body. Some sourness. Sage comes out in the middle,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - NOV 11, 2012
On tap @macche. Sweet with sage taste, it has a pleasant spicy taste. It seemed easy to drink to me despite its alcohol gradation which is not so low. No head with a bitter finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2012
Montegioco continua a stupirmi. Birre originali ma fatte benissimo. Nel bicchiere si presenta ambrata tendente allarancio. Poca schiuma poco persistente. Al naso subito floreale, speziata e con note di frutti rossi, soprattutto fragola. Al palato ingresso liscio con un successivo exploit abbastanza corposo di note calde dellalcohol e dei frutti rossi per virare verso il finale in un amaro erbaceo. Quando si scalda si sente (almeno io lho sentito) il gusto e lodore caratteristico del provolone piccante ( o comunque di qualcosa di formaggioso).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at Open Baladin, Roma - 02/10/12. Slightly hazy golden with no head. A certain sourness to the nose, sour mango, peach and apricot. Taste follows but the flavours arent quite as prominent as the nose. Medium bodied with little carbonation leading to a slightly sour and fruity finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours murky yellow with no head. Angels of spices and malt. Tastes light, sweety, malty, and spicy. Cardamon, sage, make. Sweet, clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9980) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours dirty blonde with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a very spicy caramel malt flavor with some banana ester and a bitter finish. The sage works pretty well in this brew.

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