Cotta 37 - Mastri Birrai Umbri
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Reviews by Cozzatoad:
3.43/5 rDev +6.5%
Along with Cotta 21 and Cotta 74, which are already listed, this is the brewery's third year-round offering. It is brewed with the addiction of Cicerchia (sorry, no translation found for this), which is a legume that is often used in eastern africa and that may also be found in central Italy. I guess this belongs to the Herbed/spiced beer category, as it does on Ratebeer
A- Slightly hazy light orange, with a one finger very effervescent head that disappears Very quicky. Very little but still noticeable lacing. Murky with sediment on the last pouring
S- Crispy caramel malt notes, with a slighlty metallic/medicinal feel. Then some background citric notes
T- Strong caramel malts, along with honey notes and a faint herbal feel. Slightly metallic as the smell suggested but in a pleasant way. Some citrus notes (expecially orange) on the tongue. Overall very sweet. Cicerchia? Don't know how it supposed to taste like, but i don't think i can detect unusual flavours
M- Light body with medium carbonation. Decently smooth. Nothing interesting about this
O- Nicely drinkability and overall balance. A simple and pleasant, though not very interesting beer
02-07-2012 13:17:15 | More by Cozzatoad
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -6.8%
Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with a 2.5 finger yellowish-beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Earthy, musty aroma with toasted malt, soily hops and grainy adjuncts. Slightly smokey with hints of biscuit, toffee, caramel and really pungent, dirty hops.
Medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a decent balance of roasted malt, dark fruit and earthy hops. Hops are dry and earthy but more pleasant than the aroma suggests. Not dirty/soil-like but dry and bitter with decent pine needle flavor. Not really complex though with no sweeter hop notes balancing things out. Perfume like with some grainy adjunct sweetness and subtly toasted malt. Hints of bread, cramel and toffee as well as some apricot and light fruit sweetness. Finishes slightly dry. Not great but decently balanced and drinkable.
09-03-2012 02:36:47 | More by corby112
3.66/5 rDev +13.7%
Pours cloudy orange/copper, two finger head reduces to a thin lacing fast, sticky.
Caramel and slight vanilla in the nose, along with toasted malts. Citrus notes and some low hops too.
Not as sweet as expected from the smell: granted, caramel malts are mainly present, plus there are some hints of floral honey, but there's mostly a white wine musty dryness covering it all. Citrus zest also, with lime, oranges and slight grapefruit. Big herbal notes, lots of grass, green hay and grains (especially after more sips). Vanilla is very faint, but there's lots of citrus peel. The hops are not so great in the finish, though mildly bitter. Not as noble as promoted, a bit metallic and earthy.
Gets a bit sweeter and perffumey as it warms. Still a bit too dry in the finish. Lower fizz would have helped also, it's a bit too much, considering the mustiness and crispness. It feels a bit like a very rough champagne.
Not bad, but still expected more for the price. Can't say what the added cicerchia beans did exactly, as i don't even know what they taste like. Maybe the big "greenness" of the whole beer, which was not entirely bad.
01-16-2014 20:38:54 | More by dcmchew
Cotta 37 from Mastri Birrai Umbri
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.