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Castello Birra Italiana / Friulana Blonda - Castello Di Udine S.p.A.

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BA SCORE
69
poor

82 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 20.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Castello Di Udine S.p.A. visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 08-13-2002

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is from memory, circa 2002 in the place of origin. It was a popular local beer in the far NW area of Italy, and I found it very good. Since then it changed ownership; the following (somewhat self-referential) paragraph is pasted off Wikipedia:
<Birra Moretti was an Italian brewing company, founded in Udine in 1859 by Luigi Moretti. In 1996 the company was acquired by Heineken International. The brewing plant in Udine was sold to the newly formed Birra Castello S.p.A.; Moretti is now a brand of Heineken>.
So what you are drinking now is not necessarily the same beer as back then, could be standard Heineken relabeled.
Assuming it stayed the same, it's a good light beer for summer days.

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2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

A new Italian beer came in, and, don't ya know it, I just had to try it. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild grass, light flowers, and light cornbread. The lack of expected skunk is a pleasant touch. The taste brings in more of the same, the sweetness playing off the grassiness pretty nicely. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, not a bad Euro lager at all, really; nothing to write home about, but I wouldn't object to being given another.

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3.35/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really didn't have much hope for this beer - I mean, who woulda thought you would find a decent beer from Italy? But I was wrong, this brew was pretty good.

Out of the bottle the beer pours a beautifully clear, golden color. It shows up with no head whatsoever or even the smallest bits of lacing. This leads to making it difficult to test for smell, but it's there, and what is there is surprising. The smell has a distant sweetness to it that mixed good with the hops. Its mouthfeel was average - nothing really to mention, but the taste was definitely what was surprising. I had to have a second one to convince myself that it was pretty good.

Overall, its an average lager - but on its own it's a relatively good beer.

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3.15/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured a clear light golden color with a fingers worth of head that settled to a small ring with little to no lacing to speak of. Pretty standard for a Euro Lager.

S: I'm getting some light malt sweetness with a very light floral hops and a old touch of pizza sauce (Loosing my mind)

T: I'm getting some sweetness right up front then a light hops to finish it out.... Not much inbetween. Also pretty Euro Lager like.

M: Here is where it got fun for me.... It is pretty medium bodied with a creamy and smooth feel. Finish is strangely little dry. Very interesting.

D: A very eady to drink Euro Lager that doesn't feel like a Euro Lager. Would be a prefect match for a nice Supreme Pizza. Worth looking for at your next Italian restaurant.

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Castello Birra Italiana / Friulana Blonda from Castello Di Udine S.p.A.
69 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.