L’Olmaia Reviews




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

kerenmk
3.1
L’Olmaia La 9
Bottle sample at a tasting at Avrashi’s place, thanks avrashi. Hazy amber with a creamy white head. A little honey, bready aroma, followed by some hoppiness. Mildly bitter, a little hoppy taste. Medium body, fairly fizzy, bitter finish.
Friday, December 18, 2015

kerenmk
3
L’Olmaia Tangerine
Bottle sample at a tasting at Avrashi’s place, thanks avrashi. Cloudy orange with a thick white head. Very hoppy aroma, very bitter, citrus taste. Medium body, fizzy, bitter and a little skunky finish.
Friday, December 18, 2015

daniele
3.3
L’Olmaia / Birra+ Brown Sugar
on tap quasi scura zuccheto candite leggere tosture corpo medio amaro contenuto
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

tderoeck
4
L’Olmaia Duck
17/XI/15 - 33cl bottle @ Horeca Expo (Gent) - BB: n/a (2015-1612)

Clear reddish purple brown beer, small creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: smells like a US barley wine, very sweet, malty, dried fruits, bit dusty, not sugary though. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, lots of dark chocolate, raisins, bit oxidized, dried fruits. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, roasted, coffee, chocolate, bit fruity, caramel.

Monday, December 14, 2015

tderoeck
4
L’Olmaia La 9
17/XI/15 - 33cl bottle @ Horeca Expo (Gent) - BB: n/a (2015-1611)

Clear dark orange beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: bit oxidized, sweet, exotic fruits, pineapple, mango, sweet. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, citrus, bit fruity, mango, pineapple, resinous. Aftertaste: bitter, hoppy, resinous, pretty bitter, grapefruit.

Monday, December 14, 2015

tderoeck
4.2
L’Olmaia Starship
17/XI/15 - 75cl bottle @ Horeca Expo (Gent) - BB: 17/XII/16 (2015-1609)

Clear orange beer, creamy yellowish head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, bit sweet, honey, oxidized, sweet, malty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very bitter, bit fruity, malty, oxidized touch, bit medicinal. Aftertaste: bitter, grassy, bit fruity, some bubble gum, very nice! Better than the US hopped version, "Olmaia Tangerine".

Monday, December 14, 2015

tderoeck
3.6
L’Olmaia Tangerine
17/XI/15 - 33cl bottle @ Horeca Expo (Gent) - BB: 29/IV/17 (2015-1608)

Clear orange beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of exotic fruits, peaches, sweet, sugary malts, mango. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, fruity, pineapple, pretty resinous, bit medicinal. Aftertaste: very dry, bitter, hoppy, grassy touch, somewhat malty, resinous.

Monday, December 14, 2015

DSG
2.2
L’Olmaia La 9
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks avrashi. Cloudy orange. Aroma of malt, lots of yeast, caramel, spiciness, and a fruity note. Sweetish flavor with malt, graininess, yeast, a husky note, caramel, a fruity hint, and some unpleasant bitterness. Medium-bodied.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

labeerinthum
3.4
L’Olmaia Duck
On tap @ IBF Pub Edition, Milano. Il gusto al naso ricorda il luppolo e il caramello. L’intensità olfattiva è elegante e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il cappello di schiuma a bollicine fini e bassa carbonazione rimane sul vetro come pizzo. La frizzantezza è a bollicine. Il colore è marrone chiaro. Il corpo è pieno. L’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto va verso l’estremo. Il finale è lungo. L’aroma ricorda l’arrostito, l’etilico, il torbato e il bruciato.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

daniele
2.9
L’Olmaia Jardeko
on tap golden hazy medium head spicy metallic good dryness pepper oro velata schiuma media spezia zenzero metallico buona secchezza amaro medio finale pepato
Sunday, November 15, 2015

beer-yum
3.2
L’Olmaia La 9
Restrained funky aroma in an amber copper pour. Funky dry flavour is not well integrated or balanced.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

SkillsFactory
3
L’Olmaia BK
Marrone scuro, praticamente nera con riflessi caramello, schiuma tra l'ocra ed il nocciola copiosa, irregolare di persistenza media, medio-bassa. Aroma di caramello, caffè tostato, leggerissimo cacao ed erbaceo, leggera vaniglia, lieve nota acida che ricorda i fondi di caffè. Al palato è sempre il caffè a prevalere, caramello, leggerissima vaniglia; nel finale nota di cioccolato e lieve nota etilica, coda amaricante tostata ed erbacea. Corpo medio, molto carbonata, anche troppo...
Friday, November 13, 2015

SkillsFactory
3.2
L’Olmaia Starship
Ambrata opalescente con riflessi color albicocca, schiuma bianca abbastanza grossolana ma di buona persistenza. Aroma erbaceo ed agrumato, zuccherino e leggera crosta di pane. Al palato amaro erbaceo molto marcato equilibrato da una dolcezza zuccherina e leggermente metallica, amaro agrumato e crosta di pane. Corpo leggero, ben carbonata, discretamente beverina. A mio avviso più che una english bitter mi sembra una APA.
Monday, November 9, 2015

SkillsFactory
3.4
L’Olmaia La 5
Dorata opalescente, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza. Aroma di miele ed erbaceo, leggero agrumato che ricorda polpa e scorza d'arancia. Al palato stesse componenti con le stesse proporzioni dell'aroma; coda amaricante erbacea ed agrumata, leggera nota zuccherina. Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata, molto beverina.
Sunday, November 8, 2015

cinesr
4.3
L’Olmaia Tangerine
all’assaggio tangerine si presenta con corpo liscio,scorrevole,dissetante amaro intenso erbaceo da riprovare senza indugi
Sunday, November 8, 2015

SkillsFactory
3
L’Olmaia Duck
Marrone molto scura con riflessi color rubino, schiuma beige di buona persistenza. Aroma di caffè tostato molto forte misto ad un erbaceo ed un leggero agrumato dati da una luppolatura "forse troppo importante"; man mano che riposa nel bicchiere viene fuori anche un leggero aroma di caramello, leggera nota alcolica. Al palato si sente quasi soltanto il caffè tostato, successivamente la coda è principalmente erbacea ed agrumata, mentre in un secondo momento vira verso un discreto amaro tostato. Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata.
Sunday, November 1, 2015

oh6gdx
3
L’Olmaia PVK
Bottled (backlog). Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is coriander, some acidic wooden notes as well as mild citrusy notes to it. Flavour is citrus, coriander, some yeast, wheat and mild acidic notes.
Saturday, October 31, 2015

SkillsFactory
2.8
L’Olmaia La 9
Color mogano chiaro con riflessi giallastri, velata dai lieviti, schiuma bianco sporco di buona persistenza. Aroma agrumato, erbaceo, caramello e malti tostati. Al palato erbacea, maltata ed agrumata; coda amaricante principalmente erbacea ed agrumata con una leggera nota di crosta di pane. Corpo medio-leggero, ben carbonata.
Thursday, October 29, 2015