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Tipo Pils - Birrificio Italiano

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 21
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Romabrew on 01-02-2003

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.25/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Served in a tasting glass the Firestone Walker Beer Fest. From notes. Reviewed 1 June 2013.

Honestly, I didn't care for this one bit. It's a pils. And not a very exciting one at that. My original notes have my final assessment double-underlined: "crappy lager." Perhaps that's a little harsh, but I just don't think Tipopils can hold it's weight at an American beer festival. Little flavor, grainy sweet, and it's best quality was its moderate carbonation.

Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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

A: Pours a three finger head which is devoid of cream, of fair thickness, and retains for about four minutes. A cloudy transparent yellow colour.

Sm: Lemon zest, cream, and full barley. Mild in strength.

T: Lemon zest, a barley foundation of moderate fullness and depth, and out of place unwelcome cream. Somehow, the cream violates the essential purity of this beer's taste. Built simply and imbalanced. It's not horribly refreshing, either.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too much cream loaded on the third act. It does complement the flavours of the body to an extent.

Dr: Average ABV and pretty drinkable. Quality is questionable. I'll never have it again, especially at 8 euro a pint.

NOTE: It's actually 5.2%.

Photo of SE-VAbeerdrink
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of MilanoItaly
3.32/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Some Michelin 3 star chef should taste the foam of this beer : it can be a recipe itself, never saw and tasted something similar, it resembles to a mousse , no really IT IS a mousse, soft like whipped cream and very sweet. Maybe some other Birrificio Italiano beers show something similar, and my Tipopils wasn't perfectly clear in colour to give perfect 5/5, but the effect was so scenographic and you say, "exceptional" .

On-tap at Birrificio Italiano.
TipoPils is a good exemple of Pils brewed in Italy .
Not particularly crisp or bitter, medium-low carbonated but as they will explain it mainly depends on the German serving style they adopt here.
Above the average.

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of drbenderdo
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont into a tumbler.

Dull light gold and green light with yellow hued edges, with a cloudy and hazy body. Top of the body is almost a brown orange, with a white collar that never leaves.

Bouquet is a simple light brwady malt, but nothing else jumps out and not particularly strong.

Taste is light breaded malt, with an orange palate and leant juice texture. Very quick hop bitter that fades and disappears. Slightly cracker like and dry in the palate giving some dry roof mouth.

Overall still pretty enjoyable, looks impessive with a better than average taste.

Photo of Crosling
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome, Italy. Murky golden yellow. Beautiful head of foam. Spicy hops in the nose, with some vibrancy. Flavor is crisp & clean, with lots of hop character, hints of lemon and herbs. Finish lasts well. Very good, high quality lager. This is with out a doubt one of Italy's best brewers.

Photo of LittleDon
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 40 cl pour into a burgundy glass at BQ-Birra Artigianale Di Qualita in Milan, Italy on 6/17/11.

Clear golden with a filmy head a lots of lace. Odd aroma that reminds me of fish or feet. Fortunately, it fades with time. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma minus the feel, a slight grape sweetness, low bitterness, and untoasted grain. In place of the feet, there is a slightly hint of overripe bananas. Light to medium body. A subdued bitter finish with a bit of smokiness. Reminds me of a dialed back version of Raging Bitch.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a pale golden with a nice initial head that fades in due course. Great lacing. Soft aromas of noble hops and cream. Tastes quite soft and delicate. It lacks a little zing I like in German style pilsners and definitely could be a little more crisp. Soft and floral, but deliciously drinkable.

Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours yellow with a fluffy white head, good lace.

S: Direct hop nose, grassy, fragrant.

T: Good balance, pretty standard pilsner taste, grassy earth Saaz flavour is nice, but nothing to make it stand out from the tons of pils out there.

M: Smooth and spritzy, light-bodied, kind of fizzy on the finish.

D: A solid good pilsner, nothing more. It's nice to see the Italians are making good representations of this much maligned style.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Suds
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a completely clear, golden-yellow colored beer. The head is a sticky-white, with a decent lace. It's got a beautifully aromatic smell....lots of Czech-style hops and pale malt. Not incredibly intense, but this is definitely a traditional pils. The taste is phenomenal as well, sweet, soft, well-balanced, and very engaging. It's got a fresh-bread quality, with a decent doughiness and considerable pale malt flavor. The hops provide a rich backdrop. Not exceptional, and certainly no 'wow' character, but nonetheless, this beer is very well made and exceptionally drinkable. The mouthfeel is both light enough to enjoy another sip, but also substantial enough to satisfy. This is a great Italian take on a classic style.

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clearish yellow with two finger head that died slow and left some lace on top of a pilsy malt aroma that had a wet, grassy accent to it. Pretty much a standard pils, enjoyable, clean, simple, not too much in terms of the pils malt that makes it top notch but I did detect a little more sweetness as I drank the beer and a dryer finish than your typical pils. There's nothing more to add other than this is a good beer and worth having on a hot summer day when you're not wanting a heavier/boozier beer.

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Tipo Pils from Birrificio Italiano
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