L’Olmaia Reviews




soniaspeakeasy
4.5
L'Olmaia Tangerine
La adoro, amara leggera va giù che è una meraviglia. La mia birra da defaticamento.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Brewshed
3.7
L'Olmaia La 5
Draft at Bacaro Risorto in Venice. Quite pale with good head which clung to the false quite well. Rather thin aroma but good flavour with strong hop character. Identifiable Belgian character but almost a cross with American style IPA. Overall very drinkable.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Onda
5
Le Cencie La Ganza
Che dire?, per me è perfetta. La birra esattamente come la voglio. Amara, sgasata, non filtrata. Sono arrivato a questa pagina seguendo una mia semplice ricerca su google, Spero che qualcuno legga il mio commento, meglio se fossero i produttori perché sappiano che lavorano da Dio.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

mice
3.1
L'Olmaia Tangerine
Hazy, golden beer with huge cloudy head. Aroma has malts and fruits. Taste has grape, fruits and wood. Bitter ending. Nice and refreshing, highly bittered beer.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hermod
3.1
L'Olmaia BK
33cl bottle. Poured mahogany color with a thin white head. Aroma has malts, some bread, some earthy notes. Mild nutty notes. Pretty light overall. Dry nutty finish.
Friday, August 18, 2017

Stefano Baldan
4
L'Olmaia La 5

Saturday, July 22, 2017

90
3.3
Le Cencie La Ganza
Aroma is yeasty with a lot of hops. Nice refreshing taste. Apricot, yeast, lemon. Palats is Ok. Too much carbonation.
Sunday, July 2, 2017

thellgren
3.4
L'Olmaia Tangerine
0.33 l bottle from K-Citymarket Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Appearance is golden, cloudy and with a huge head. Taste has passion fruit, bitterness and a hint of tar. At first this is bitter and fruity but in the end turns to be quite bitter indeed. Body is a bit thin for this kind of beer.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

SkillsFactory
3.4
L'Olmaia XX La 5 Riserva
@ArrogantSourFestival Dorata lievemente velata, schiuma bianca di media persistenza. Aroma che ricorda l'impasto per il pane, mela acidula, mela verde e legno. In bocca molto legnosa, lievemente citrica, mela verde, rimane poco de La 5 originale, erbacea, finale erbaceo e legnoso molto marcato e persistente. Non molto carbonata, corpo medio-pieno.
Friday, June 2, 2017

mithe
3.4
Le Cencie La Ganza
(bottle 0,75l)
Aroma: Fruity, hops, lemon zest.
Appearance: Hazy golden color. Medium, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, hops, lemon grass.
Palate: Medium body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Nice, refreshing, hoppy-zesty belgian ale.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

smau33
3
L'Olmaia La 5
Colore dorato con schiuma fine e persistente. Profumata, leggermente speziata con buona luppolatura ed equilibrio.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

smau33
2.9
Le Cencie La Ganza
Color giallo dorato con schiuma di buona persistenza. Malto, miele e leggero erbaceo con finale leggermente amaro.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

birraiolo
2.9
Le Cencie La Ganza
Bottiglia da 75 cl. Color oro leggermente velato con schiuma bianca fine di buona tenuta. Al naso si presenta con note maltate e sgrumate con un po’ di lievito. Al palato corpo un po’ debole con inizio dolcino e maltato che lascia spazio ad un leggero agrumato, dissetante e beverina.
Friday, April 28, 2017

PowY
3.1
L'Olmaia Tangerine
330 ml bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy light golden with a large and fine pored white head. Intensely hoppy aroma with tangerine, lemon and grapefruit. Light body with a medium to heavy lingering bitterness and a medium carbonation; a little bit unbalanced. The flavor is again hoppy (grapefruit) with a light maltiness in the background. Refreshing.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

TET
3.3
L'Olmaia Tangerine
An slightly orange and hazy beer, a head is big and blond. Aroma has tropical mangos and citrus, some pine and chalk. Taste has citrus and pine, quite high bitterness. Piney and resiny end. Light+ bodied, high carbonation. Slightly messy, positive feedback from bitterness.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

19Oracolo78
3.3
Le Cencie La Ganza
Birra dal colore giallo dorato. Schiuma bianca fine e persistente. All’olfatto sentori di frutta a polpa gialla, malto e lievito. Al palato corpo medio con noti di miele, pesca e malto. Finale amara. Ottima con i formaggi
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

adamnase
2.8
L'Olmaia Tangerine
Bottle, from Restaurant Italo, Helsinki. Pours golden coloured with a medium white head. Aroma of orange peel, citrus, grapefruit, nice but a little bit monotonous. Flavour is medium bitter, still orange peel and citrus, dry in the end with a little astringency. Low body, medium carbonation. quite nice
Sunday, March 5, 2017

budedou
2.8
L'Olmaia La 9
cloudy reddish-brown colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of caramel and butter; medium to full malt body; some sweetness, creamy mouthfeel with a touch of acidity; long caramelish aftertaste with a floral touch
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hermod
3
L'Olmaia BK nel Salco
Bottle @ Virgin oil. Poured near black with a thin brown head chocolate, bit ashy, roasted malts. Some earthy notes. Flavor has roastedness, licorice, hint of coffee, ashy notes. Light bodied, almost watery.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Hermod
3.4
L'Olmaia La 5
Bottle. At Virgin oil, Helsinki. Poured amber color with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Spicy notes, some oranges, citrusy aroma. Oranges, spicy notes, Belgian yeast. Nice dry bitter finish. Refreshing.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Mortlach
3.1
L'Olmaia La 5 Hop Back
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Dorata pallida, appena torbida, schiuma media. Al naso sentori erbacei, terrosi, malto, lieviti. In bocca è modesta, dolciastra all’attacco con finale amaro medio. Corpo medio, carbonazione medio-leggera. Non mi convince.
Monday, February 6, 2017

Mortlach
3
L'Olmaia XX La 5 Riserva
Bottle shared @Buskers Pub (Rome). Dorata pallida, appena torbida, schiuma leggera. Al naso sentori di pasta lievita, note citriche e legnose, botte. In bocca è un po’ insipida, attacco dolciastro con finale leggermente amaro e acidulo. Corpo leggero, carbonazione soft. Deludente.
Monday, February 6, 2017

daniele
3.5
L'Olmaia XX La 5 Riserva
bottle bb 30/10/18 thanks alberto deep golden cloudy almost flat brett wood vinous dry bit acidity citric oro carico torbida quasi piatta filo bretta legno tocco vinoso secca finale amarotannico un filo di acidita citrica
Thursday, February 2, 2017

CyborgX
2.8
L'Olmaia BK
Bottle - aroma is malty, pours very dark brown almost black with a thick lasting white head. Taste is smooth but uninspiring. Ends a little bitter and burnt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, January 26, 2017

daniele
2.9
L'Olmaia La 5 Hop Back
on tap dorata velata schiuma media leggero terroso astringente amaro medio poco aromatica
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

trapped
3
L'Olmaia La 9
Bottle @ Argentinian Steak house, Bangkok. Pours hazy orange with small frothy off-white head, orange peel aroma, high carbonation, malty taste, somewhat thick body, medium finish. Interesting fruity taste.
Monday, December 5, 2016

ippopotamo36
3.6
L'Olmaia XX La 5 Riserva
0,75 bottle courtesy of Valerio (grazie Valè), at Buskers in Rome-Italy. Golden pour a bit hazier than the regular one, minimal gassy head with little retention. Nose is wild vinous with a round note of strawberries. Mouth: clean and easy going with the firm character got from the wood where it has rested. Very tasty
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bawelt
3.4
L'Olmaia Tangerine
Très bon, entre une saison et une IPA. On trouve de belles agrumes, une très belle amertume très sèche et très verte, surtout dans la finale très herbale et encore plus sur la longueur. On trouve pas mal de levures qui coupent et équilibrent bien les arômes.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fin
3.4
L'Olmaia Duck
Bottle picked up from Dranken Geers, Oostaker, Nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home cooking Swedish Meatballs after a weekend away in Stockholm, Sunday 20th November 2016 Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, to be fair it was probably a bigger head but I was too busy cooking to rate at the time. This is reasonably decent Belgian strong ale, a little chewy at times, but too be fair it is not overly spicy, caramel, fruity, fine. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Juls66250
2.1
L'Olmaia Starship
Nez aux saveurs herbacées résineuses qui se veut assez charmant au premiers abords. Le gout en revanche ne révèle qu’une amertume puissante et désagréable sans aucune saveur si ce n’est un fond de réglisse qui persiste en finale. Grosse déception qui au final ne m’évoque pas vraiment le style britannique que l’étiquette décrit.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

JaKeAFC
3.5
Le Cencie La Ghenga
Amber color, hazed, big rocky yellowish head, persistent. Hoppy upfront. Aroma is mostly herbal, hoppy, yeast, some candy/caramelized nuts and dry leaves, chestnut flour maybe, malts are gone away. Violently hopped, taste is quite bitter, i think IBU is in the 60-80 range. Unexpectedly light body, extra dry finish, not prolonged, bitter.
Friday, November 11, 2016

Bill Becker
2.1
L'Olmaia Christmas Duck
750ml bottle. Dated May 10th, 2014 from lot 43, 2012. $2 Looks finely reddish brown, hazy to cloudy. Good head of foam. Smells bitter, fruit tarty, a little bit of the sweet. Overall, kinda nasty. Tastes worse than it smells. The tart fruit comes across as spoiled, the bitterness acentuates the ill feeling that I have for what it does to my palate. A few sweet notes here and there. Mouthfeel is okay. I paid $2 and feel overcharged.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wolfbass
3.4
L'Olmaia Tangerine
Questa secondo me è una bellissima birra, fresca, gentile, delicata che va giù e ti disseta egregiamente.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

fillepolo
3.4
Le Cencie La Ghenga
Bottle from coop lido di camaiore Italy. Pours a amber colour beer with a medium head. Fruity yeasty amd malty. Dry finish
Saturday, August 20, 2016

mice
2.6
La Brigida Spicy Blonde Ale
Birrificio L’Olmaia: LaBrigida Spicy Blonde Ale. Samea kullankeltainen olut vaahtoaa hieman. Tuoksu hieman hedelmäinen, viljaisen maltainen. Maku aika pehmeä, aavistuksen sitruksisen katkera, vähän viljainen.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

jmgreenuk
3.6
L'Olmaia BK
Bottle at Brew, Beers and Ciders, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is liqourice floral hop alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter with a fake sugar marshmallow light fruity spice palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Thursday, July 7, 2016

JaKeAFC
3.7
Le Cencie La Ganza
75 cl bottle. Clouldy yellow color, massive and lively rocky white head that does not settle down. Aroma is prominently hoppy, bittering hops has a key role here. Light malty, with sugar, some candy and a fleble fruity note. Taste is balanced, sugary and intensely bitter. Carbonated, medium bodied, creamy/foamy texture, mouthfilling, smooth finish.
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Boxereddy
3.1
L'Olmaia Duck
Helder paarsrood bruin bier met kleine romige beige schuimkraag. Aroma: ruikt naar een Amerikaanse gerst wijn, moutig, gedroogd fruit. Smaak: zoet, donkere chocolade, rozijnen, gedroogde vruchten. Gemiddeld mondgevoel met gemiddeld koolzuur en bittere afdronk met koffie/chocolade nasmaak.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bill Becker
2.5
L'Olmaia La 9
Pours a cloudy colour of rust with a great head of foam. I figured that since it was an extremely slow gusher. The nose is fruity with apple, evidence of mild tartness, flowery and to me, has a mint presence. Apple and some tartness up front, followed by an assertive Brett character. Again, mint and an abundance of bitterness. Medium body with champagne like carbonation. Good points, bad points. The sharpness and uber dryness make it not overly drinkable.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Iznogud
3.3
L'Olmaia BK
Bottle, 330 ml at Toster, Novi Sad. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Moderate roastiness, some chocolate, light to medium body. Bitterish finish. Pretty simple, nothing too complicated.
Monday, March 28, 2016

The Etruscan
2.9
L'Olmaia Birra Fiorentina
White creamy head. Cloudy honey orange colour. Aroma is moderately malty with fruity (tangerine and lime) with light hoppy notes. Flavor is moderately hoppy with light fruity (citrus, papaya and apple) ending in a moderately fruity and gently spicy finish. Light bodied.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ippopodio
3.3
L'Olmaia Starship
Birra ambrata con riflessi ramati, schiuma crema abbondante e con un buon lacing. Al naso note di erbaceo e fruttato con sottofondo di caramello. In bocca il corpo è medio con un amaro lungo e persistente, ma non imponente. Sul finale note di agrumi rinfrescano la bevuta.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ippopodio
3.3
L'Olmaia Duck
Una bella birra dal colore marrone e riflessi aranciati. Ha una imponente schiuma crema molto persistente e con un buon allaccio al bicchiere. Al naso i luppoli radono al suolo tutto quello che poteva venir fuori da una reale setong belgian Ale lasciando campo aperto a sentori di agrumato ed un mix di caramello e note resinoso. In bocca il corpo è pieno e l'amaro è in evidenza. Il finale è balsamico con note di radici di liquirizia e genziana.
Friday, February 26, 2016

lbianchi66
2.4
L'Olmaia Starship
Robe orangée/ambrée, la mousse ne tient pas. Arômes agrumes, résine, herbal. Goût très résineux sans aucune saveurs. Rien que de l’amertume. Une bière décevante.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CH-303
2.8
L'Olmaia La 9
Appearance: Murky brown, good amount of lasting off-white head.
Aroma: Slight malt, fruits, metallic.
Taste: Malt, fruits, slight wood, some bitterness and hint of alcohol. Ok.
Bought: Eataly (Turin), 330 ml, €2.90
Info: 23/1-2016, BB: 8/4-2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

procraste
2.9
L'Olmaia La 9
Assez sèche. Maltée. Sympathique mais pas exaltant ... Robe pas jolie. Nez anodin.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

ST247
3.2
L'Olmaia Starship
Bottle @home. Pours orange with off-white head. Fruity, hoppy. Medium bitterness.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

beer-yum
3.3
L'Olmaia BK
Restrained aroma in a black pour. Unobjectionable taste is nothing to write home about - but no foul either.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

AnG_BrgNor
3.6
L'Olmaia Birra Fiorentina
Bottle bought outside Firenze. I got 5 random beers from Italy. The first 4 was really dissappointing. This one was a nice surprise. Not to strong aroma, but malt, fruit and yeast is present. Taste is much of the same, but a very nice bitter ending. Good. Copy paste from notes written in summer 2015.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

kerenmk
2.3
L'Olmaia BK
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks avrashi. Muddy brown with a creamy head. Stale aroma, a little like old brownie. Stale and a little bitter taste. Fizzy, medium body, old bitter finish.
Friday, December 18, 2015