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Menabrea 1846 - Birra Menabrea SpA

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Menabrea 1846Menabrea 1846

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BA SCORE
68
poor

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 18.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Menabrea SpA visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-08-2003)
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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.

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2.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a clear golden color with a decent head that fades to bites of lacing.

S: Mild aroma of a fruity sweetness with a bit of malt sweetness mixed in.

T: Taste of mild fruit and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish.

F: Light body, crisp and smooth but a bit short on flavoer.

O: Typical non-offensive Euro Pale Lager.

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2.73/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a fingers worth of fizzy white head. The head disappeared quickly and there is almost no lacing.

Smell- Light aroma of sweet malt, corn and bread.

Taste- Pale malt flavor with hints of honey and lemon.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not a very good beer, reminds me more of a typical adjunct lager. If you pass this one up, you won't be missing anything.

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A 330ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2012. Purchased from a webshop.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A pale straw colour with faint haze and plentiful fine carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that doesn't hang around. Aroma of slightly sweet, grainy malt with hints of cardboard and faint stewed hops. Smells a tad stale.

Tastes of light malt with a dry finish. Hints of grain, cardboard, overcooked veg and stewed hops. A distinct stale flavour in the background, and a harsh bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, prickly and dry. Rather astringent. Aftertaste of harsh stewed hops.

Blech - this is a pretty crappy lager. A stale, overcooked flavour; this doesn't distinguish itself at all. Even if I was desperate for refreshment, I'd think twice before selecting one. Avoid.

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Menabrea 1846 from Birra Menabrea SpA
68 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.