Roxanne - Birrificio Di Como
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3.3/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I'm reviewing this beer from the bottle, but have also had it on tap in the brewpub. It's notably better when fresh and on-tap. Also, I learned from the brewpub that the beer is 'dedicated to Rita Hayworth' from her famous role in the movie Gilda (I guess that I still don't get the name Roxane).
The beer itself is a hazy reddish amber color. The head is large and off-white. For a lager, the aroma is incredibly fruity. I get a lot of strawberry and kiwi. I assume that it's intended, but I think that the beer would be better if the aroma was a bit cleaner. The taste is on the sweet side, with a powerful malt presence. The foretaste is initially full of pale malt, followed with a bit of lightly roasted modified malt that comes out in the mid-taste. There's a touch of bittering hops near the finish, but the beer doesn't really showcase any hop quality. Not quite balanced, the beer is surely intended to be sweet. Full bodied, and very satisfying. This is a decent amber lager. It focuses on malt, and the only real 'flaw' is the distracting fruit in the nose. Again, much better when fresh and on-tap.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2008 21:34:20 | More by Suds
2.6/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Grenadine red color, beige foam, average in compactness and creamness.
Roasted notes in the smell, with caramel, but not too strong. Fruity (strawberry), and candies fruit.
Caramel in the taste too, light roasted, and a more resolute strawberry taste, more present than in the smell. Background vanilla.
Medium-medium-light body, with some roasted in the aftertaste, and a hop bitterness too (not only hop, even some chicory bitterness, and maybe rhubarb). Dry and very less sweet than in the taste.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2005 16:58:34 | More by stcules
Roxanne from Birrificio Di Como
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