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Chiara - Birra Tenute Collesi SRL

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BA SCORE
85
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: david131 on 07-09-2011)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Blind:
Photo of Blind
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Blind, Dec 31, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Ryanm1
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got to try this at a local Upscale Italian Restaurant. Ran about 14 bucks for the 17oz bottle. Poured a hazy blonde color. Sweet smell, fruity citrusy esters. Very efffervescent. Bubbling in the glass. Notable wheat characteristics. No hippiness present. Drinkable session beer moderate 6 percent abv. I really enjoyed this beer more so than other wheats on the market but would hesitate to buy it at its price.

Ryanm1, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +5.5%

zonker17, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. Has a whiteish/yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of lemons, some wheat. Taste is wheat zing, a bit of lemons, mildly spiced, refreshing yet not overly flavorful. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but a little milder than many wit's.

tone77, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Nothing pseudo-witty to start things off here, let's just get into it, shall we? This stuff pours a hazy lemon-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The floaties populating the liquid space remind me of when I used to feed flaked food to my fish back in the day. The nose comprises sweetgrass, light lemon zest, light sweet biscuit, mild flowers, and a kiss of honey. The taste sharpens the lemon a tad, adds in a pinch of spice (mostly black pepper, clove, and cardamom), and ratchets down the grassy aspects. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, an overtly average wit at best, one that doesn't really express itself to its ostensible potential (I blame the overprotective parents) and thus leaves me rather wanting.

TMoney2591, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of david131
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy yellow liquid with some orange highlights. The white head settles to a splotchy covering that has some decent retention.

S- There is a definite fruitiness with hints of passion fruit, citrus, and mango. There malt brings a white bread aspect to it.

T- The fruitiness hits up front with everything picked up in the aroma noticeable on the palate. The maltiness brings a sweet finish.

M- The carbonation is abundant, but kept in check. The body is on the creamy side but finishes light.

O- A nice take on the style. Drinks nicely.

david131, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of xungmound98
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

xungmound98, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

HoistinBrews, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer was a gift shared at a testing. I am not sure how available this is in the states, but I have never seen it in a store. The beer poured a golden yellow color with an aggressive white head that bubbled along the sides while leaving little lacing. It produced a dry fruity aroma that did not make a huge impression, but makes the drinker aware that this is something more than a macro. It is difficult to get past the bubbles in the tasting. The carbonation is so aggressive, it is difficult to identify tastes. One may notice tart apples or pears. The aftertaste reminded me a little of diet soda, which obviously is not a good reflection of the beer. The carbonation did a commendable job of sweeping away the diet soda aspects. After having this beer, I do not feel a strong need to search for more.

JohnnyHopps, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Stoutlad
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Stoutlad, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

neat italian brew here, the first and as far as i know lightest in their color spectrum of beautiful bottles. the pour on this is pale straw colored, very very light, glowing yellow with lots of haze but no visible sediment and a white head an inch tall that is gorgeous but only lasts a minute. the nose on this is yeast forward, very cool effervescent yeast, has cleaned up most of the sugar in this very dry and sessionable brew. white wheat gives it a light base and a summery grain feel, while whatever hops are here are minimal. there is a delicate citrus profile in the finish, but i taste yeast above all else. a really nice complete almost farmhouse style yeast, without the funk but with all the vivacity. fun stuff. clean in the mouth, easy drinking, and carbonated to perfection. no bottle date here, and it was a gift, but i suspect freshness may not be optimal. i look forward to trying the other beers in this series.

StonedTrippin, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of pixieskid
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

pixieskid, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +5.5%

savagepm, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of scratch69
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Cloudy pale yellow color with chunks of yeast floating in it. Nice fingers worth of foamy head with a fair amount of runny lace.

Smell- Citrus fruit aroma with a note of coriander.

Taste- Mild fruity taste with notes of coriander and pale malt. Reminds me of a slightly toned down Hoegaarden.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and smooth with a nice amount of prickly carbonation.

Overall- Nice and refreshing. A good example of the style. A bit pricey though, I paid $10.99 for a pint sized bottle.

scratch69, Jul 07, 2012
Chiara from Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
85 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.