desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Had this at an Italian restaurant last night; it was surprisingly tasty. Looks like a typical pale lager. Aroma of fresh, grassy hops with a touch of sweetness. Taste is mostly hoppy, herbal and grassy, and a bit spicy. Finishes dry and carbonated. Refreshing. Homebrewerguy (306) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Vas ist das "premium bier"? Zis ist anuzzer poor attempt at real bier. Ze flavor vas not bat but ze aroma stinktet into ze highest heaven. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Earlier Rating: 2/28/2005 Total Score: 2
I had this at The Olive Garden and surprisingly, it was fresh but that didn’t really make it good. Just another run of the mill lager except it had an aroma of dried saliva! Yuck! I held my breath as I drank it and let the slight malt flavor finish off the beer.
Pale clear yellow, quickly fading thin white head. Dry ricey aroma with light hop notes. Very watery taste, with light hop bitterness and a slight fruity sweet balance. It has interesting flavor for a pale lager, however that doesn’t make it good. kyzr (1548) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2005
LIte golden color with white head. Nothing really special. Very clean finish, not a lot going on. Not my style of beer. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Basic lager style beer. Golden color, little nose and no special characteristics. Great on a hot day when you want to quench your thirst...or have with some nachos.
Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 1, 2005
The VB of Italy? Certaintly priced that way at e0.95.....GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Ultra clear pale gold with a boring nose, very largerish, slightly stale feel. Reminds me of Melbourne Bitter. Non descript palate, no malt character to speak of but does have a faintly bitter and somewhat zesty finish. Pass.
This beer might be alittle bit better thank your average american lager but this italian brew still has a long way to go. Kind of the Bud of Italy the flavors of slight hops and barley combine to give the drinker a less than mediocore experience. FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2005
A good simple lager to eat with pizza or maybe burgers. When you look at it, it is deceptively clear but the flavor is better than I expected after seeing it. This is the sort of lager that would probably have a great popular appeal, but not something so much for serious connoissieurs. Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2005
A clear yellow pour with white fluffy head and some lacing. The flavor reminds me of fruit or the aftertaste of a wine. Works well with an Italian meal, not anything spectacular, but certainly drinkable. Puddleglum (16) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2005 Have you thought about trying the wine instead? Then do. This is a staple of the Roman piazza and I have imbibed my fair share of this ubiquitous, drinkable (if nothing else) lager in Rome but don’t tell my friends. It is not without character though. How about dried grass with a small hint of floral aroma. There is almost no skunk when drank from the brown bottles of Italy rather than the green bottles that we Yankees get.