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Bibock - Birrificio Italiano

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very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 14
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Italiano visit their website

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stcules on 06-12-2005

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 14
Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of stcules
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of Suds
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of Crosling
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml Draught from Il Santo Bevitore, Venice, Italy (€7.00):
One that I wasn't all that sure about when I was drinking it, it was easy enough to drink & didn't really have any off-flavours but it was also one-dimensional & unexciting with the nose lighter than I'd have liked. The beer is quite an average offering & not one that I'd recommend.

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Photo of mmmbirra
4.44/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of MilanoItaly
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
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 !

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Bibock from Birrificio Italiano
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.