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Bibock - Birrificio Italiano

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BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Italiano visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 06-12-2005)
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Photo of MilanoItaly
4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful mousse foam with almost undistinguishable bubbles rising from the bottom, like a Champagne. Copper hue, very similar to Amber SHock, by Birrificio Italiano too.
This amazing brew distinguishes itself for the hops, very present despite of the style, which donate a tremendous finish and aftertaste .
Refreshing at the limit, enjoable as a session beer even if 6.2 % ABV, balanced but with a strong character : let's stop talking about ripe fruits-bananas-cloves what else : this is just great malt and incredible hops .
Stunning !

MilanoItaly, Feb 01, 2009
Photo of mmmbirra
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big fluffy head on top of a hazy amber body.
Smells of sweet german malts with a thick layer of grassy, herbal noble hops. Fantastic
Incredibly smooth with the taste following the nose. A slight bitterness in the back, just enough to cleanse and invite you back for another gulp.
Velvety smooth.
One of the best Italian beers around.

mmmbirra, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Suds
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber color with a thick, solid head. The smell is a brilliant mix of hops and malt. The spicy, citric, fresh hop aroma is backed by a grist-like, sweet malt smell. Quite a nice balance. Luckily, the balance is also carried over into the taste. This is a serious flavor-forward beer. It's also one that's focused on balance. Earthy and sweet, herbal and malty, distant fruits, spice, pepper, flowers. There's a lot going on here, and it all comes together very nicely. The beer is clean, consistent, and quite drinkable. I have to say, this one is an exceptionally well-brewed and rewarding beer.

Suds, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of jsprain1
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

jsprain1, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Crosling
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome, Italy. Light bronze color with full head. Caramel, light, toast-like malt in the nose, a bit light. Flavor is unique, with toasted, caramel-like malts, a luscious honey character and hints of dark fruit. Nice sweetness, overall character and a fairly long finish. Again, impressive brewery.

Crosling, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of stcules
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber color, not so clean (some corpuscoles). An half inhc of foam, beige color.
At the smell: citrus fruit (orange), fruity (apricot, over all, and then peach). Vanilla hints? A light floral note.
And all this is harmoniously spreaded out on a carpet of not overwhelming malt.
In the taste a good maltiness, and honey. Quite catching. Again orange (more bitter here), and maybe citron. Fruity again (apricot).
And all well amalgamated.
Hints of spices, maybe cinnamon, and faded flowers.
Medium-high body, and a good general balance.
In the aftertaste rises up finally the hop (before more hidden), with bitter orange, and perhaps a ripe tropical fruitness.

stcules, Jun 12, 2005
Photo of Matteoverzella
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Matteoverzella, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a nice, clean, very dark amber with a light tan head. The smell is grainy and very malty but quite dry. Still, there is a certain richness missing. The taste starts with the same chewy grain that was evidenced in the smell, and a spicy graininess that is almost rye-like in character on the finish. Earthy hops throughout, but subtly done. Refreshing and a very slight sweetness iss there as well. Perhaps a bit light. Mouthfeel is crisp and this is very drinkable- there is some richness to it but overall is a lighter interpretation of the style wwhile preserving some real flavor.

Georgiabeer, Jan 29, 2008
Photo of torriman
3.75/5  rDev -6%

torriman, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a hazy ruby caramel with a creay, tight, bubbly light tan head. Nose is a little grainy with a hint of cereal. Lots of hops behind with citrus and pine, rather resinous. Taste is toasted malts with a bit of caramel and brown sugar. Light citrus in back with a very oily hop presence. Body is light, clean, and crisp with a very soft carbonation.

cpetrone84, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of askeladden
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

askeladden, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Draught in Ma Che Siete Venuti (Rome) during December 2013.

Clear golden amber body with a white crown on top.

The nose was a blend of malted grains and floral/herbal hops, as was the taste. The malts lead in the flavour stakes with the hop content giving a dry and slightly bittering finish. I also picked up a mild citrus hint in the taste.

Pleasant and well made Bock, pleased I tried it.

BlackHaddock, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on draught into a Ma Che Siete Venuti pint glass in Rome, Italy. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a four finger head of lovely delicate soft cream, great thickness, and wonderful retention. Nontransparent copper colour - dark.

Sm: Lemon zest, slight bittering hops, orange peel, and grapefruit. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Very nicely built and balanced. Grapefruit is present, particularly on the finish. Some orange peel, malt, and nicely full-bodied barley. Nicely complex, well built, and balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complementary of the flavours of the body.

Dr: Easy drinking, high price (6 Euro a pint!), and decent quality. Not worth the price.

kojevergas, Sep 15, 2011
Bibock from Birrificio Italiano
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.