Birrificio Italiano Malt Liquor 2008

Formerly brewed at Birrificio Italiano
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
8% · Saison · 4 Ratings · Special Release ·
Malt Liquor is not a style but an idea: pale beer, sweet, strong, rich, suitable to warm the holiday season and the first cold days of the new year. This year I wanted to use the buckwheat for it’s aromatic characteristics; moreover, the finished product has been added with lactic bacteria in order to stabilize the flavor and create a light sourness typical of some Belgian beers. The resulting beer is very original and complex, with malty touch, harmonious, with a wide range of fruity notes, especially citrus fruits and dried fruits, spicy, woody, and finally a fascinating hop. It’s fermented with English yeast and final addition of lactic bacteria. Better tasted not with food, but with good music and nice friends. It warms, cheers and tighten the bonds. Enjoy. Agostino (freely translated by Alex)

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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