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


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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Pietra is a handcrafted beer from the island of Corsica. It’s 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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Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2009
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a light orange with a tall effervescent head. Aroma is a tad on the skunky side. Vegetativeness with some cardboard along with grain and malt in the aroma. Aggressive carbonation and a heavier mouthfeel than I thought there would be. The malt sweetness is overshadowed by a medicinal band-aid taste. Some bitterness there but the hops just add to the disharmony. This stuff is pretty dreadful. I won’t be drinking this again.

LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2009
Taster at le Festival Bieres et Saveurs Chambly 08. The color is gold no head. The taste isof grains and malt,also honey and some hops.

lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Clear amber orange with two fingers of white head with sticky lacing. Thin metallic caramel aroma, taste is mild, caramel and metallic bits with a bit of nuttiness.

Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
500ml cans, courtesy of my Corsican friend - thanks Caro! Amber with some head. Toffee, almost fudge taste but with a decent dryness. Full, slightly creamy mouthfeel. A malty lager - perhaps that chestnut flour really does add something.

barncatmatt (2285) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
330 ml bottle form the LCBO. pours orange with a white head that lasts. aroma of skunky grain, wet metal, chemicals. the flavours is slightly malty with something artificial, some tin, and a bitter finish. very odd and not all that enjoyable. the bottle says best before the end of 2010 but it already seems oxidized. not something ill buy again.

garthicus (2925) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2009
Orange with a large white head. No visible carbonation. Aroma: Mild milky aroma with a bit of grain and corn, some slight hops but not prevalent. Hmm. Flavour: Malty and grassy with some bitterness, I hate to admit it but I can certainly taste the chestnuts!! (years of collecting them as a kid) however has a somewhat ’chemical’ and artificial finish. Not bad but not great either.

gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
Rusty red pout with a foamy thick head. Scent is hoppy and grainy, not very encouraging. Watery mouth and a dry finish. Not much in between. Slightly bitter. Alright but nothing to write about, well except for on here.

EHSRanders (2047) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel. Sweet caramel flavor. Bitter finish. Oily palate.

terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
330ml bottle from the LCBO Pours a nice coppery amber with a good sized white head and lots of lacing The aroma is sweet grassy malts and a touch medicinal The taste to me reminds me of a bland malt liquor Pass

pootzboy (1715) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Bottle: pours a shimmering amber-orange color with a 2 finger frothy cap that lasted and laced well. Luscious Muenchener malts in the aroma mingle with some woody-nutty tones and wisp of herbal hops...very pleasant. The flavor is just a more intense, complex version of the aroma... rich bready-sweet Munich malts complimented with nutty tones and balanced with some great German noble herbal-woody hopping...clean drying finish. This one skirts the Vienna lager genre but the color is not right, just the same it is a sturdy flavorful Munchen-style lager that can compete with any commercial Munich amber.

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