Lilith - Birrificio Brùton
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Reviews by cratez:
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
750ml bottle shared with hegelec at Chancey's. Pours a dark hazed amber with two fingers of bubbly beige head. Stringy lacing wraps around the tulip. Smell and taste are toffee, melon, light phenolic/plastic aroma, flower petals, mango, sweet caramel, earthy notes, nectarine, citrus, mild grapefruit bitterness, and some wheat in the finish. Very balanced, yet its neither distinctly English nor American in character. In that regard, it's a novel pale ale. Mouthfeel is lush, rich, and soft, with a subtle bite midway. The hops emit a robust fruitiness, but this isn't particularly bitter. Given the serving size and $30 price tag, I'm glad I was able to share this with a friend. Thanks for splitting, Christian!
05-04-2010 04:13:30 | More by cratez
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3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
330ml capped and sealed, teardrop shaped bottle - is this the in-crowd style for Italian craft brewers? It's starting to seem like a calling card.
This beer pours a hazy, dark burnt amber hue, with a ton of puffy, frothy, and expanding off-white head, which, given the chore, takes a while to settle, leaving just one broad swath of caked lace around the glass.
It smells sharply fruity at first, with tart grapefruit and orange giving way to some vinous and apple cider notes, over a tame bready caramel malt. The taste is more edgy orchard fruit up front, though kind of muddled, with the malt holding steady at lightly biscuity bread and wan caramel, as some zingy piney, herbal, and weedy hops bring up the rear.
The carbonation is a bit tight and airy, but generally agreeable, the body an adequate medium weight, and a dash of a blurry, unidentifiable something away from straight-up smoothness. It finishes fairly off-dry, the bitter earthy, piney hops holding fast against the still rather fruity malt.
A decent enough version of the style, which seems to lend itself more to the English school, with a nice hoppiness, which is indeed the preferred tact, whether here, to the south, or in various guises from across the pond. One step further toward a global unity of a sort - robust pale ales for the people!
11-26-2011 06:17:44 | More by biboergosum
3.93/5 rDev +10.1%
Enjoyed most of a bomber at Bar Volo. Thanks Justin for treating. Grapefuit colour with a litle white head. A little hop aroma. A good full mouthfeel, dry. Some hopiness and yeast, lie a Belgian pale ale instead of a Belgian IPA, so unique. A lot of lace.
03-25-2009 23:34:04 | More by Sammy
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
Very hard to get Italian Beer, that is actually GOOD Italian beer.
Purchased at Pub Italia IN Ottawa (although wayyyy overpriced)
Poured a hazy amber with a nice medium head.
Smell was Grapefruit with a subtle mineral quality, different for sure.
Taste started off with an extremely smooth maltiness that developed into a mineral (ie. hard water) mouthfeel-like flavor which was really hard to describe. As the bitterness developed, a strong grapefruit like flavor came out with the hops. Very different for sure, but enjoyable.
Very easy to drink, very different, i would recommend trying if you can get your hands on it.
01-15-2011 15:25:08 | More by jbonapar
4.47/5 rDev +25.2%
Reviewed off notes from a tasting at Beer U: Craft Beer Around the World at Stone Brewery.
Appearance - It poured a deep amber color with a good two finger head that held up well to the end of the glass.
Smell - Citrusy hops filled my nostrils initially, with slight malt notes in the background.
Taste - Great citrus hop character with a malt backbone, and again more hops in the finish.
Mouthfeel - The carbonation was just right, easy to drink with enough body to make me a happy camper.
Overall - This is a wonderful beer. From the hop character I would've guessed this APA was brewed right here in Southern California. A wonderful example of the growing beer scene in Italy.
04-09-2011 21:30:36 | More by madpentzer
3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty dark beige color ale with a super large off-white foamy head with great retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of light bitter citrus notes with some light funky ester. Taste is also a unique mix between some huge bready malt with hints of funky ester and light citrus bitter hops. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Not a typical APA per say but more of a mix between a light funky Belgian ale with some American hops. I am not sure I would have this very often at this price point it but very interesting nonetheless.
12-04-2009 02:42:43 | More by Phyl21ca
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
After living in Italy and having countless Italian beers, this one has a welcome, malty, sweet, Italian character. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color with a puffy, white head. The smell is of sweet pale malt. Low hop aroma. The taste is sweet, malty, yeasty, slightly fruity (peaches?) and cleaner than expected. Full body. Very drinkable and enjoyable. This is a very well made, typically Italian, bottle conditioned.
12-29-2012 21:58:21 | More by Suds
3.33/5 rDev -6.7%
Source/Serving: 750mL bottle, best before 6/30/2011
S: Earthy hops, apple skin, sharp minerals,
T: Sweet up front, tart in the middle. Honey and candied apple cider up front with a musky, earthy edge. The center is fleeting, with sharp, tart fruits balanced by caramel and deep graininess along with some citric hops. Quite unusual overall. Finish is dry and apple-y with a touch of astringency which balances the initial sweetness nicely.
04-10-2011 22:55:03 | More by 4000qtrap
4.03/5 rDev +12.9%
Shared a bottle tonight at Pub Italia tonight in Ottawa.
A lightly hazy red-brown beer with small--ish head, but still plenty of lacing.
Aroma is intensely fruity. Lots of grape, some apple and grapefruit. Smells very sweet. Slight yeasty note.
The taste is far more bitter than I expected. Instead of pure fruity sweetness, I got plenty of citric and herbal hops. Some earthy notes, and a decent malty finish.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin for me, but still pleasant.
Not knowing the style heading into this, I wouldn't have pegged it as an APA. Though I'm not really sure what I would have called it. Not spicy enough to Belgian in style, but there is a slight yeasty note. In any case, a really tasty and complex beer that finds a nice balance between sweet fruit and bitter/herbal hops.
09-06-2011 02:20:41 | More by notdan
3.88/5 rDev +8.7%
Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and caramel. Taste is much the same with a medium citrus zest bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
10-03-2012 04:12:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours clear amber with a lush, beige head. Loads of retention and clingy lacing.
Dark fruits and juicy malt start the nose. A bit earthy and plenty malt-forward with hints of grape jam and caramel.
Medium bodied with a lush, pillowy mouthfeel. A bit tacky.
Chewy malt, grapeskins, and plums lead off the palate. Hints of toffee-studded plums and raisins follow through. Low bitterness.
Finishes fairly quick with some lingering sweet malt and grape jam.
This beer tastes like a really good English-Style pale ale with quad-like undertones. I'm kind of surprised at the freshness of the beer also, the malt is quite doughy and ripe. All things considered though, the beer is not very memorable.
04-12-2012 00:59:15 | More by brewandbbq
3.05/5 rDev -14.6%
750ml, best before 31/01/12.
Opens with a loud pop and is a bit of a gusher. Pours a dark ruby/copper color with dark amber edges and a three finger, frothy off-white head that takes forever to settle into a lasting ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with faint floral and earthy hops as well as some light fruit notes. Hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit along with subtle pine needle, apricot and and apple.
Medium bodied much more hop forward than the aroma suggests. Slightly oxidized with lots of tight carbonation up front but this is less significant as I work my way through the bottle. Dry, bitter pine presence up front that lingers over the malt backbone into a dry finish. The malt presence is sweet with caramel and hazelnut. Only slightly toasty with more of a biscuity character. Decently balanced but the hop profile is a one dimensional and slightly overpowers the flavor with dry bitterness.
11-21-2011 05:55:38 | More by corby112
District of Columbia
3.15/5 rDev -11.8%
The beer is orange with a quarter inch of off white head. The aroma offers light citrus, malt, a touch of fruit, alcohol, hops. The flavor brings malty oranges with a bitter finish. Hop character is overshadowed by malt. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Needs more hop character. Eh...
01-07-2013 01:36:27 | More by Huhzubendah
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
Ruby red color, very beautiful. A light cream colored head, compact. Good appearance.
The smell is good and intense, fresh and well balanced, inviting. Malty, orange marmelade, tea, and earthly notes.
Even at the taste, a bit short indeed, the same flavours, with touches of bitterness, and herbal. Notes of cane sugar.
Quite bitter, in the taste and in the aftertaste, with again notes of orange marmelade, earthly, musk.
Pleasant and drinkable.
11-02-2007 13:27:30 | More by stcules
Lilith from Birrificio Brùton
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