Brewed by Birrificio Troll
Style: Traditional Ale
Vernante, Italy


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Palanfrina is the fall seasonal and is brewed from September to December. The chestnuts arrive with first chilly days in autumn. Palanfrina brewed with chestnuts is a beer that warms the spirit. Palanfrina is a full-bodied beer with a tawny color and with an intense nose. The use of only regional chestnuts gives the beer a local flavor. Palanfrina is great with pungent cheeses and makes an optimal companion for chocolate desserts.

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nuplastikk (6512) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Zymatore draft version at Maxs Italian Fest. Opaque brown-black. Sour vinous aroma, some mild chocolate. Pinot Noir sour grape flavors, more so than any whiskey. No hop tones to speak of, dark malt wine beer. Some underlying caramel nuttiness gives it balance. Lacks the effervescence of a Belgian, which would have put it over the top. Very unique and enjoyable.

ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Had the Zymatore at Max’s taphouse in Baltimore. Clear brown pour with a nice tan head. Aroma was sour tang, some earthiness and a good sharp tartness. Flavor was tart, acetic, earthy, nutty. Well balanced and tasty. I liked this beer.

arone12 (935) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours an orange color. Apparently this beer has chestnuts in it. Weird. Beer was decent with some grassy notes. Mm

bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2012
On draught at Lion’s Pride... Pours a raw umber color with a tan one finger head. Aromas were a bit subdued, bit of dried fruit, ginger, sweet balsamic and hints of herbal tea. The flavors had a malty start with a lot of the chestnut flavor poking through with hints of spice, earthy malts and a slight tartness to balance out the slightly sweet dried berry undertones. Pretty tasty but not mind blowing.

craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey, this was one of the Zymatore series by B. United. Pour was outrageously murky, like chocolate milk, and the nose had quite a bit of diacetyl and unappealing sticky sweetness. The flavor was much of the same, with a bit of vinous tart wine and dark fruit, but couldn’t get past those unwelcomed sweet flavors. Chalky on the palate. Pretty gross.

Travlr (26428) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Draft. Muddy brown color, no head. Aroma of spoiled grapefruit juice and mud. Tastes like falling into a mud puddle with your mouth open.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Tap at CK. Muddy murky ugly brown. No head formation. Super sweet honey nose with sweet cherries Some odd American unfiltered apple cider in there. Taste is vegetal and tea leave heavy with some lemon juice. Odd stuff. Not so bad. Mild acetobacter heat. Weird stuff. Not offensive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kindacold (237) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Smells of wine, vinegar, chestnuts. Looks murky brownish red, no head. Tastes awesome. Red wine, sour vinegar, chestnuts, cream, rhubarb, mild spices, salt, cardamon. Finishes clean, with mild linger.

Hirotoma (473) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 5, 2012
Troppo forte e troppo dolce, schiuma zero, si presenta anche male.... Non mi e’ piaciuta.

tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
30/10/2011 on tap @ Open Baladin, Rome (2011-596)

Clear purple to red brown beer, creamy light beige head, unstable, adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, roquefort cheese, sweet dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body, heavy on the alcohol. Taste: yeast, bit cheesy, dark caramel, dried fruits. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, little bitterness, alcohol.

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