Menabrea 1846 - Birra Menabrea SpA
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.08/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Having only ever had Moretti and Peroni as examples of Italian brewing culture, I was interested to see this offering hit my local liquor store shelves. For a country so varied in its wine production, one would hope that there's more to its brewing as well...
Into a pilsner glass, this beer pours a very clear, light pale golden colour. The head is thin, white, and gargantuan at first, but dissipates quickly. It smells like white, bready malt, and rice cakes. The taste has a slight floral hoppiness at first, then a very thin, almost state-less body arrrives. I haven't analyzed very many beers made with corn, so I don't know if this is attributable to that or not. It isn't really sweet maltiness that I taste, but a smooth graininess. There isn't really much flavour to speak of, just an essence of a reminder of an indication of one. The carbonation is on the low side. That said, it's pretty inoffensive, and easy to drink, just not much to make you remember it.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2008 05:10:45 | More by biboergosum
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3.16/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Appearance: Medium gold body with a nice white head. Thin lacing down the glass.
Aroma: Quite strong malt and sweet grains for a pale lager, and a definite hop presence makes for an unexpected surprise.
Taste: Again, quite malty for the style, with a light fruitiness and honey aspects. Medium-low bitterness in the aftertaste. This one is a bit better than the usual offerings (such as Peroni etc), for one that likes beers that lean towards the malt side.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body. Fairly average.
Drinkability: A good example of a macro lager that can be made pleasant. It was better than I was expecting, and perfect for pairing with the wonderful pizza that I had alongside. It won't set your tastebuds alight, but I would much prefer this than the majority of macro lagers on the market.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2013 02:05:14 | More by machalel
Menabrea 1846 from Birra Menabrea SpA
68 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.