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Menabrea 1846 - Birra Menabrea SpA

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Menabrea 1846Menabrea 1846

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 18.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-08-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Jamestregenza, Sep 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

KalanM, Aug 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Poupae, Aug 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -29.1%

mrfrancis, Jul 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Mattias, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of machalel
3.16/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

machalel, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of soju6
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.

soju6, Jun 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

safaricook, May 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -29.1%

kjkinsey, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

jopezu, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of scratch69
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.

scratch69, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

Pelicanrocks, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

jadams11, Jan 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

khargro2, Jan 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

harpus, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33%

ceetee26, Oct 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

bspain5, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

jazzyjeff13, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +33%

JxExM, Apr 15, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is clear and pale golden with a white head that leaves some lacing and a few curtains.

The smell is very weak, some faint white bread aromas.

A sweetish start, white bread, some lemon and a clean bitterness.

Medium small carbonation, small bubbles, soft and fresh, a smooth dry finish.

Very sweet and malty, nearly a Swedish standard lager "stor stark", a discrete bitterness.

rarbring, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Naugled, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Reaper16
2.6/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the first of a new series titled "Reaper Does Blind Tastings of Assorted Pale Lagers."

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass

Pours a slightly darker than expected color. It's still comfortably in the range of yellow, but instead of urine it's more the color of jaundice. Sudsy, soapy head actually has some decent retention, which you don't often see in the style.

The malt profile in this beer smells stale. Not musty or anything, just... old. There's actual hops here though! Some steely noble hops. There's promise here.

The palate is quick and sweet with esters akin to a fruit flavored bubblegum. Those esters give way on the midpalate to a metallic hop character which lingers through to the finish, where it is amplified by an unpleasantly astringent pale malt off-flavor that sticks to your back molars.

The mouthfeel is style-average: watery, sudsy. Overall, this is a pretty average pale lager. Not much to say about it. It doesn't offend and seems to be brewed with some semblance of care.

Reaper16, Dec 31, 2011
Menabrea 1846 from Birra Menabrea SpA
67 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.