Brewed by Pietra
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Furiani, Corsica, France


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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Pietra is a handcrafted beer from the island of Corsica. Its brewed with a blend of selected malts and chestnut flour. Chestnuts are a traditional fruits in Corsica, handpicked in the Castagniccia mountain. This unique blend in the world gives Pietra an exceptional personality.
Note: Alc. from 6.5% to 6% at a point.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3953) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
Brown bottle, 341 ml, best before end 2010, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on May 28 2009; eye: copper, clear, light effervescence, creamy beige head, light lacing; nose: malt, light fruity, probably chestnut; mouth: light (probably) chestnut, light fruity, light malt, finale in chestnut with a light fruity, light body, average carbonation, slightly sweet, foamy texture; overall: interesting FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 341 ml, meilleure avant fin 2010, achete la LCBO, savoure le 28 mai 2009; il : cuivre, claire, lgre effervescence, mousse crmeuse beige, lgre dentelle; nez : malt, lger fruit, probablement chtaigne; bouche : lger (probablement) chtaigne, lger fruit, lger malt, finale en chtaigne avec un lger fruit, corps lger, carbonatation moyenne, trs lgrement sucre, texture mousseuse; en rsum : intressante

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Diogne (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden with a meidum frothy head. Aroma is skunk and fainted malt with sugar and metal. Flavor is slightly sweet malt with a hint of herbal hops and minimal diacetyl. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
Nose is malty, with a tiny spiciness,amber, small white head. Taste is malt and a slight nuttiness. Very light bodied, not much bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spab (3662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head. Grains prominent in the nose. Taste is somewhat grainy, sweet with a hint of nuttiness. Finish is somewhat crisp and somewhat unpleasant. Not one I was enamoured with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle... Cloudy amber lager with tons of large, dark floaties lying on the bottom and floating around the inside of my glass. Mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. Malty, chestnut nose very faint. Light to medium-bodied with bubbly carbonation. Moderately sweet, nutty and minerally balanced fairly well by mild bitterness. Crisp, mostly clean finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2009
330ml Bottle: Pours brown, similar to the colour of the bottle, pretty nice topping of foamy white head. Quite an awful aroma, actually: Skunky, sour fruit, nuts, some sweet malts, and alcohol. Thankfully, the flavour is a bit nicer than the aroma. The chestnuts are definitely there, sweet and malty, toffee, and a bit of off-putting grains. Its all wrapped around an unwanted level of alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerWeg (1628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2009
Initial gassy macro taste that settles into some malty warmth. Looks decent. Aroma is skunk and weird alcohol note. Taste is green grassy hops and kind of grainy malts with some added rich sweet notes. Basically seems like a somewhat flawed beer that I wont expose my liver to. Drain pour at least on on this day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
LCBO; pours pale yellow, fast disapearing white head. Neutral aroma. Drinkable, though not tasty still not offensive, some malts there. Passable European, but I did not finish it. Average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
330 mL Bottle. Deep gold body with a bubbly white head that settles to a tenacious layer lacing the sides of the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, grains, a nuttiness about it, and a note of floral. Sweet grains dominate in the flavor with a syrupy-nutty character about it, a sharpness about it, and a mild fruity-nutty finish. There is something else in the flavor and finish: phenolic? No, I cant quite describe it; its more like leather. Maybe its from the chestnuts. This beer is definitely an acquired taste. Brownie points for originality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
[2024-20090301] 330mL bottle. Not a lot of aroma, just some sweet grains and mild plastic. Clear, golden amber body with a quick bubbly white head. Sweet grains continues in the flavour with some mild sweet fruity background. Medium body. Fair.
(c/o tuqueboy, w/ jerc)

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