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Brewed by Birrificio Montelupo
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Montelupo Fiorentino (FI), Italy
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rossa in stile ESB (extra special bitter). Leggero sentore di malto, dal corpo fine e frizzante. Nonostante lo stile deciso, si cercato di non accentuare troppo lamaro finale, bens di esaltare le qualit aromatiche dei luppoli inglesi utilizzati per questa bitter leggera e beverina. Con il suo nome si voluto rimarcare lanno che per la storia di Montelupo f decisivo, per la sua completa disfatta per mano dellesercito Mediceo (il castello fu completamente distrutto), ma anche per la rinascita che grazie alla grande dinastia fiorentina fu rapida e costante.

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2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottled (backlog). Gusher warning. Brown colour with a huge off-white head. Aroma is sour wood, some toffee and mild spiciness. Flavour is quite sour wood, mild toffee, some diacetyl as well as a bunch of yeast. Infected, but still a nice maltiness to it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SkillsFactory (677) - ITALY - APR 25, 2016
Rossa limpida con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca poco persistente. Aroma di malto d'orzo e caramello. Al palato sempre malto d'orzo e caramello, finale erbaceo e di "gomma bruciata". Corpo medio, ben carbonata.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
matto666 (14) - ITALY - APR 10, 2016
Non capisco come ancora questo birrificio possa continuare a lavorare. Tutte le birre che producono hanno lo stesso sapore di fondo, sono torbide e spesso infette. Un bambino di 4 anni farebbe meglio

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (2095) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar oscura, rojiza. Sin espuma. Apenas pelcula. Aroma inicial a cereza, luego escaso. En boca poco cuerpo y gas medio. Suave al paladar. Inicio ms o menos frutal, manteniendo el tono frutal todo el tiempo. Final muy miuy amargo y seco que queda en boca mucho tiempo. Es una cerveza diferente, nunca excelente, pero que no deja indiferente.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours turbid copper with off-khaki head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, brown sugar. Tasted somewhat tart, with notes of caramel, hops, and figgy fruit.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ST247 (494) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours cloudy amber/brown with off-white foam. Aroma is a bit sour, not a pleasant one. Malty, light to medium sour taste. Medium carbonation. Little sour, dry aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10058) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Okay so I have a question. What was the brewers intention here, really? Did the person who entered this beer into the database decide this was an ESB, or did the brewer decide? I dont know because I cant understand Italian so I cant read the label. Its important, because if the brewer says that this is a sour brown or sour red ale, then that changes everything. This beer is lightly sour, lightly phenolic, and moderately malty. As an ESB it is a dismal fail. As a sour ale of any sort, it is moderately successful. I dont know how to score this because I dont know what it claims to be. So Im going to go middle of the road to give the brewer a benefit of doubt.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (15560) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2014
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki)
Nice brown, but was a massive gusher - docking points for that. Quite nice sour aroma, to be honest, nice toffee. Clearly has potential, if it hadnt spoiled, but it has spoiled, so they fail, and I give them a low score. Not the first dodginess encounter from these guys, IIRC.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Where and how: Bottle 500 ml - Virginia Beach
Aroma quiet sweet , plenty of caramel. Slight funk. Aromatic floral hop feel Touch of Arabic gum.
Appearance:
Top: medium of white cap.
Base: hazy, cloudy amber-red.
Palate : medium bodied, milder.
Taste: gentle sourness on sweet mild malt base. Caramel with ripe tart fruit with slight bitterness on end.
Other notes Not half bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike5326 (1725) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Poured from a cold bottle. Plum color, not much of a head. Sour bitter aroma with a hint of wet towel. Slight tart, fruit flavor.


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