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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.62
pDev: 24.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Romabrew on 11-08-2002

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by Samp01:
Photo of Samp01
2.53/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at a local restaurant in Calabria Italy. Pours a pale yellow with a medium lasting white head, some very light lacing. Aroma and Taste of grains, yeast, grassy notes, some light citrus. A light bodied crisp with mild carbonation on the palate. Finish is sweet light grainy notes,yeast, citrus and grassy notes. Not much else but overall a good light hot summer time brew that goes down easy

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Hazy yellow in color with an orange tint and a sad head.

Smell – The orangish hops make up the bulk of the aroma here. There’s a sweet syrupy smell to this as well. I’m sure there’s some malt notes to be had, but I can’t find them.

Taste – This tastes more like uncarbonated orange soda than beer. It’s really more like a pils gone bad. It’s hard to pinpoint the flavors, but it seems to be made up of some orangish hops that are heavily spiced (with what I don’t know) and a thin but creamy malt base.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated but shy of medium-bodied.

Drinkability – I’m sorry I couldn’t do a better job of describing this beer, but it was hard to pin down. Overall, I thought it was below average and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale amber with a large, fading head.
Uber-skunky aroma, with some grainy, bready malt underneath. Rather sweet smelling, lots of light malt.
Very similar flavours: bready malt and hay character pretty much sums it up.
Body is very watery, a problem exacerbated by the very low carbonation.

Photo of nervetattoo
4.33/5  rDev +65.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's a good lager beer, one of the best italian ones.
I have to say that it's not really Italy where they make it, because it is produced in the German-speaking region of Italy which once belonged to Austria.
It has a nice drinkability, that makes it even more enjoyable.

Photo of patre_tim
2.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw and filtered to crystal clear, lots of carbonation, a huge white head with random snow flake lacing.

S: Malt, beer in the most adjunct sense, malt, an almost coconut milk quality, dry hay grassy quality.

T: Malty, watery, a hint of hops in the back of the throat, some grainy biscuit quality but very, very light.

M: Light and watery, little carbonation.

O: Found at Carrefour, Kunming and drank Jan 26th, 2015. Not a lot going on here beyond the Alpine flowery meadow picture printed on the can. An image, a brew, its enough for me so I’ll take this Italian as it is. 6.5 out of 10 from me.

Photo of Globetrotter
1.93/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Found in a Vienna grocery store, the stubbie green 33cl bottle bears a pretty busy green and white label featuring the word "beer" in four languages and three pine trees inside the O of the name. The label actually calls this "premium" rather than "lager," but I'm pretty sure this is the same product. Ingredients include corn. Best before 11/17/07, I opened it on 11/15/06 - made it with a year to spare.

Standard macro fare. Clear watery yellow liquid briefly under a 1/2 finger off-white head that is gone without a trace before you can manage more than a couple sips. The corn is evident in the nose, which is an adjunct-junkie's dream. There's a hint of rust there, too. Light and very prickly. The taste is standard swill: some sweet malt, some adjunct stuff, some metallic hops leaving a tinny feeling in the mouth at the aftertaste. Tyroleans should certainly be able to do better. I won't be finishing it - life is too short.

Photo of Zorro
3.52/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a good looking clear gold color.

Smell is a strong toasted grain and a bit grassy with a spicy scent something like butter rum.

Taste is mild and very grainy with a wheat bran flavor to it. Bitterness is mild, but I can taste a bit of alcohol in this.

Mouthfeel is thin.

A bit above average Eurolager, better than a Heineken.

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.28/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

660ml bottle

A- Light golden with perfect see-trough. Medium white head, enough retention, almost no lacing. Visible carbonation

S- Corn, with some faint sirupy and wet grass notes

T- Crisp and sweet malts, somewhere in the middle between a classic pale lager and a weizen. Fresh herbal hops on the tongue with little bitterness, a slight fruity taste and aftertaste on the back of the palate. Nothing mindblowing but all in the right place

M- Very smooth and not astringent or metallic as a lot of those pale lagers. Light body, but good carbonation and viscosity make up for the otherwise watery mouthfeel

O- Not very interesting and not complex at all but very good drinkability. Refreshing

An aside note for american reviewers. Euro pale lager doesn't mean bad beer. Forst Brauerei is in the northernmost, german-speaking, region of Italy. They still brew according to the german purity law. There isn't actually much difference between euro pale lager and munich helles lager

Photo of Suds
2.26/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another euro lager that I picked up from the grocery store. It's a straightforward, no-frills lager. The liquid is crystal clear and yellow, with a puffy white head. The aroma has a serious cereal grain quality, along with a slight bit of sulfur. It's a semi-sweet brew, with a little hop bitterness in the back taste. It's light and borders on being watery. There's honestly not much to appreciate in this beer. It would probably quench my thirst on a hot and humid day, but I doubt that it's good for much more than that.

Photo of 4000qtrap
1.46/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

An Italian birra of the mass produced variety. Had at a conference reception and was mediocre at best. Carbonic acid bitterness and some grainy yeastiness, but mostly bland and meant to drink cold. Would avoid if ever given the opportunity to drink, though on a beach I'm sure it would totally be refreshing.

Photo of cpone
3.15/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: bright straw yellow body, white head with decent carbonation.

S: strong corn with mild wet grass.

T: Very crisp and refreshing, get the malts and mildly bitter hop finish.

M: very light, but enough there to let it linger.

D: very drinkable - perfect for summer.

This one surprised me. Much better than i though it would be.

Photo of mdfb79
2.41/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

From 02/27/14 notes. Had this at Esca, an Italian Seafood restaurant in NYC as I had never heard of it. 330cl bottle into a pilsner glass.

a - Pours a clear bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and high carbonation evident. Looks like most Euro lagers/AAL's.

s - Smells of corn, wheat, grains, and bready malts. Not skunked, but a bit sweet from the corn. Not great, though not terrible.

t - Taste follows the nose closely with some light skunkiness. Tastes of sweet corn, sour breads, grains, wheat, earthy notes, and dough. Not very good.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Lightly skunked taste but easy to drink I guess.

o - Overall not a very good beer at all. Your standard subpar Euro lager with some light skunkiness in the taste. They had the Forst dopplebock which I knew I should have gotten but I didn't want something as heavy. Wouldn't recommend.

Photo of jarmby1711
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked these up cheaply at the NQR store .
They were still in date , not skunked as far as my palate could determine.
The beer exemplified European lager mediocrity.Lots of oily malt to the taste and feel , and tending to the sweet end of things after the second stubby.
Another stop gap quaffer

Photo of lstokes
2.93/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thoroughly average Eurolager with a very grainy smell, taste, and feel, watery but also strangely coated on the way down. It's decently drinkable--I didn't think there were any *off* notes--but it's basically just a boring local South Tyrolean beer.

Photo of adamette
2.12/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle purchased at a local grocery store on Lido Island just outside of Venice, Italy 6 17 09. Poured into a clean, clear glass.

A Weak looking lager with a 2 inch head after a vigorous pour.

S Hint of some sour grains, cereal but really pretty weak.

T Really close to water, a bad Euro lager. Minimal barley tastes.

M Thin.

D Great drinkability but really, I will not be drinking it again.

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