Il Bovaro Birreria Artigianale Reviews




romolime
2.2
Il Bovaro Titan
Birra di colore ambrato, Ť corposa, il grado alcolico Ť medio alto, si beve comunque bene
Monday, August 24, 2015

romolime
1.5
Il Bovaro Riki Green
Birra che si presenta con un particolare colore verde, ma che colpisce solo per quello. Non lascia un buon sapore, e difficile a bersi
Monday, August 24, 2015

romolime
3.2
Il Bovaro Riki
Birra media, ma niente di speciale, Ť comunque bevibile. Non presenta particolari sapore, retrogusto di luppolo.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

daniele
3
Il Bovaro Titan
on tap bel ambraro carico buona schiuma piuttosto persistente spezia fruttata cannella buon corpo piuttosto dolce caramella
Friday, May 1, 2015

daniele
2.4
Il Bovaro Riki
On tap Chiara oro buona schiuma cereale lieve zolfo discreta secchezza lupoolatuta media
Friday, May 1, 2015

Hidden_Pooch
3.5
Il Bovaro Axel
Quite a interesting brew, very complex things going on here. Poured a hazy dark amber with little head. Aroma was of basement, vinegar, vinous, and plums. Tastes of leather, smoke, plums, and grapes. The taste was a nice surprise, since I really didnít detect the leather and smoke in the smell. Had a light dry body with low carbonation and some tartness near the end.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hidden_Pooch
3.2
Il Bovaro Riki
My first real Italian brew. I can see why they arenít famous beer, not saying this was bad, just not my usual quaff. Poured hazy straw with the tiniest of heads. Aroma was of wheat, basement, vinegar, and grapes. Tastes of grapes, lemon, wheat and vinous. Has a very light body that is flat with light bitterness. Extremely dry beer. My tongue was never wet once.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BrewGoblin
3.7
Il Bovaro Axel
One I would have really enjoyed to have fresh and on tap. Great smelling hazy copper, capped off with a light head. Sour plums, wheat, leather and sweet raisins enticed the nose. There was a surprising smokiness in the flavour as well as some white wine, caramel, cinnamon and light tartness. Low carbonation and a thin body here, this brew would have been rated higher had it had a little more chew and zazz.
Monday, October 6, 2014

BrewGoblin
3.2
Il Bovaro Riki
This being my first foray into this style it is always hard to understand the overall "Beer-feel" that is attempting to be conveyed. Light hazy straw poured out leaving a thin white head. A bouquet of white grapes, piss, wheat and basement wafted forth from the glass. The somewhat watery, thin body tasted mildly of wheat and was lightly bitter with a vinous quality. The most remarkable thing was the actual finishing texture, very smooth and dry at the same time, Iíve not had anything like it!
Monday, October 6, 2014

Buongiorgio00
2.4
Il Bovaro Titan
Una birra rosso scuro molto tranquilla, con un leggero amaro, abbastanza insipida.
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Buongiorgio00
2.6
Il Bovaro Riki Green
Una birra verdolina col respiro di the verde, niente di eccezionale ma il colore lascia perplessi e strappa un sorriso.
Thursday, May 22, 2014

yespr
2.5
Il Bovaro Riki Green
From tap at the brewpub. Pours green and semiclear. Bitter and toasted malty. Bitter and light fruity finish. Simple and slight fruity.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

yespr
2.8
Il Bovaro Titan
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazyorange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malty, light caramelish. Fruity and caramelish. Brew mash, bitter and light toasted malty into the finish.
Sunday, May 5, 2013

yespr
2.9
Il Bovaro Axel
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Light bitter. Fruity, sweet and light caramelish. Bitter and medium dry finish.
Sunday, May 5, 2013

yespr
2.5
Il Bovaro Riki
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hqzy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, brewmash and caramelish. Light butterish. Bitter and sweet caramelish. Breadish finish.
Sunday, May 5, 2013

fugitive
2.7
Il Bovaro Titan
On tap at the brewpub. Color dark cloudy brown with medium head. Aroma malt, some fruits. Taste fruit, sugar.
Saturday, October 22, 2011

fugitive
3.1
Il Bovaro Riki
On tap at the brewpub. Color dark hazy yellow with medium head. Aroma bread, dust, grass. Taste sweet, wheat, grain.
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Glouglouburp
1.7
Il Bovaro Riki
In short: A yeasty messy blonde beer of some kind. A mess.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Strange nose with a few strange undesired wild notes that Iíd describe as a dirty wet cat. Taste is mostly very bland. Some basic cereals lots if in yeast soup. This is far from a clean beer. Notes of lemon pie. Light strange tartness. Honestly, with all that messy yeast I could not detect if this was a lager or an ale. Really. If the city architects had applied the same level of professionalism as this brewpub a woodpecker could destroy Florence.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

nate2g
1.9
Il Bovaro Axel
Draught at Il Bovaro, Florence. Murky amber with medium tanned head. Syrupy caramel on the nose and not really anything else. The flavour is caramel syrup - tastes kinda like an alcoholic caramel milkshape. Bizarre. Syrupy mouthfeel. Boozy and ultra sweet cloying finish. Terrible beer.
Saturday, April 10, 2010

nate2g
3
Il Bovaro Riki
Draught at Il Bovaro, Florence. Hazy lemon yellow with stable white head. Aroma and flavour of white bread, dusty spice and vanilla sweetness. Low bitterness. Some sugary sweetness shows through in the finish but otherwise an OK helles.
Saturday, April 10, 2010

JK
2
Il Bovaro Axel
Dark brown color. Thin palate. Some caramel and a little red meat. I wish I had more to say, but really, there was not much effort here.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

JK
2.8
Il Bovaro Titan
Not sure I agree with the style classification but otherwise, the other descriptionís are close. Dark brown color. An aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor has more fruit and sugar, and just a little sourness.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

thebeertourist
3.1
Il Bovaro Titan
On tap at the brewpub. Mahogny with a creamy beige head. Fruity caramel aroma. Complex spicy fruit flavours, somewhat sweet. Drinkable, if a bit too spicy and sweet. Dry aftertaste.
Thursday, November 20, 2008

thebeertourist
3.2
Il Bovaro Axel
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy copper with a rich yellowish head. fruity aroma. Good toffee and fruit flavours. Body is on the light side. decent.
Thursday, November 20, 2008

thebeertourist
3.5
Il Bovaro Riki
On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy orangey golden with a small head. Citric, orange zest aroma with some grassy undertones. Good bitterness, orange zest flavours. More a saison than a Helles, but enjoyable as such.
Thursday, November 20, 2008

nbutler11
2.6
Il Bovaro Ugo
Axel wasn’t on tap when I was in Florence, but the brewmaster had this on tap in it’s place. He described it as a "brown stout". Pours a dark brown with a creamy tan head. Smells of earthy malts and looks delicious, but a little chalky with notes of tart fruit.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

nbutler11
2.5
Il Bovaro Titan
Pours a mahogony color from the tap with a creamy tan head. Smells of tea and maple, yet unexpectedly sour in flavor. Not tasty at all, as if the water was soapy when this was brewed. Notes of unripe peach and tart cherry. More ambitious than enjoyable, unfortunately.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

nbutler11
3.1
Il Bovaro Riki
Pours a cloudy golden color, much like a Hefe, from the tap and smells of wheat. Tastes very grainy with a touch of citrus -- almost like Fruity Pebbles, actually.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

MartinT
2.4
Il Bovaro Titan
My Bottom Line:
Caramel sweetness overrides the dry yeastiness and whatever hops may have been used in this amateurish sweet brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the opaque cola-like reddish brown.
-The yeasty nose is quite dusty.
-Carbonation is prickly and clashes with the lumpy sweetness.
-Cherry fruitiness roams within.
-This is far from balanced, and I canít even see a sweet-toothed beer lover having a hankering for it.
-The two beers I had from them point towards something fishy...Cheap ingredients? Improper brewing methods? Whatever it is, it makes Il Bovaro beers a lot less interesting than its Tuscan compatriots.

On tap at brewpub.

Monday, August 11, 2008

MartinT
2.9
Il Bovaro Riki
My Bottom Line:
This very yeasty blond lager offers direct cereal character throughout alongside discreet citrusy, herbal hops.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-The aftertaste is lengthy and concentrates on base malt flavors.
-The yeastiness is overdone and feels out of place. At times, this tastes like a Weizen fermented without the proper yeast strain.
-This is one of those artisanal beers that would probably benefit from filtration.

On tap at the brewpub.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Rastacouere
1.6
Il Bovaro Axel
Cloudy chestnut coloured. Thin white head. Quite soapy in the nose, fruity and slightly tart. Not the cleanest lines I suspect and it would not be very surprising from this brewpub. Fruity orientations take strawberry and blueberry inclinations. Limited complexity, feeling kinda synthetic and aromatised outside brewing. Besides, a waxiness overpowers the darker malt profile. Insufficient carbonation also enhances the sweetness while the body is thin and dead. Soapiness remains strong throughout and with the bodyís frailty, the dish water association is quickly made.
Monday, November 26, 2007

Rastacouere
2.8
Il Bovaro Titan
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 2
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : XX   Bread : 3   Apple : 2   Tropical Fruits : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX  
Malt : 3   Pilsner : XX   Pale : XX   Vienna : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : 2   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 2
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX  
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Crisp : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 1   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX

Comments: Rather toasty, generic munich malts with shy biscuity and bready flavours, but also a fair dose of acetaldehyde Ė green apple.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Rastacouere
2.5
Il Bovaro Riki
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2     Lasting: 3     Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : XX   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulphur : XX  
Malt : 3   Pilsner : 3   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Hay : 2   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX  
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Crisp : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX

Comments: Light-bodied, indistinctive bready lager from a poor brewpub.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

fiulijn
3.3
Il Bovaro Titan
Cloudy brown-amber color; creamy head. Nice roasted malt aroma. Better body structure than the others, some malt; more roasted malt and caramel, but not enough harmonious nor characteristic.
Wednesday, July 2, 2003

fiulijn
3.1
Il Bovaro Axel
Doppio Malto
Red color. Strong fudge aroma. Caramel and fudge taste. Ordinary palate.

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

fiulijn
3.4
Il Bovaro Riki
Hazy blond, creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, delicate, fruity. Good notes, but somehow too watery taste.
Wednesday, July 2, 2003