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Pedavena Birra Delle Dolomiti - Birreria Pedavena

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 20%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Italy

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 09-19-2009)
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.53/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my notes taken about a week ago. Bomber poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance - Pale gold with very little head and lots of body carbonation.

Smell - Corn. Slightly sweet.

Taste - Cardboard. Corn. Slight alcohol. Sweet, light finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and slightly creamy body.

Overall Drinkability - Pretty easy going euro pale lager [ED - it's actually a german pilsner]. No off flavors, nothing special. Drinkable. Boring.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 05:19:52 | More by ZenAgnostic
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2014 14:10:12 | More by Latarnik
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PhilipWilliams44

United Kingdom (England)

3.79/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I noticed this Italian beer in a well-recommended restaurant in Florence, close to Santa Croce. I was familiar with the Moretti range (which I enjoy) and with Peroni (which is more like an international style lager) so decided to try Dolmetti to see whether it differed in character.

I am very much an ale drinker rather than a lager/pils drinker, but I do appreciate Czech and German pils. In Italy, I find Moretti a very palatable example of the genre.

The beer is billed as a German style pils but it feels rather more like an amber lager, with rather more body to it than is often the case with pils. It has an attractive, floral aroma which persists very pleasantly as you sip your way to the bottom of the glass.

My initial reaction was that it was surprisingly and disconcertingly sweet, but not cloyingly so. After the initial burst of sweetness came some welcome fruit and malt notes, although the sweetness never entirely disappeared.

Overall, I found it rather too sweet for my taste but I was certainly glad I tried it. It lacks the clean, dry feel of a traditional pils but does have a refreshing 'edge' to it and a subtle and complex flavour. If I were to drink it again I would go for a different choice of dish - I was eating one of those famous Florentine steaks so Chianti would have been a better accompaniment. I can imagine that it is a beer that would go well with light pasta or seafood dishes. If I were ever in Italy again, I would certainly try this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 20:41:44 | More by PhilipWilliams44
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -39.7%

07-06-2013 17:35:55 | More by mrfrancis
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-07-2013 00:35:33 | More by tbryan5
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GhostPants

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-02-2013 20:19:25 | More by GhostPants
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2012 03:58:40 | More by rolltide8425
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Birra Dolomiti Pils has a very thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of light and sweet barley malt. One tastes lightly-toasted barley malt, sweet bread, a touch of hop bitterness at the end, and just a dash of lemon. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Birra Dolomiti Pils finishes crisp, clean, and refreshing. Drinkability is exceptional. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I recommend it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 21:45:38 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +37.9%

12-07-2011 01:59:29 | More by Exiled
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.17/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a very thin off-white head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light malts, some lager yeast and a very faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey and light malts. Then a little breadiness comes in from lager yeast. The hops presence is very mild and there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A bit flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, there are definitely better choices within the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 01:41:46 | More by TheManiacalOne
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Soda pop (big bubbled) head, but it quickly settles to a single minute layer of bubbles. Leaves a couple of small spots for lace. Interesting color, it pours dark (near brown) but when held up to a bright light, it appears far lighter (amber).

Darker caramel aroma. Brown sugar is also suggested. Very little hop.

Better hop in the flavor, but this is still a tale of a sugary malt, which affects the taste from initial sip to swallow. Surprisingly thin body for the sugar content. This reminds me of macros "dark" offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 22:46:02 | More by smcolw
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is somewhat skunky, lots of grains. Taste is crisp, grains, slightly sweet, a touch of bitterness at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 14:51:41 | More by tone77
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omnigrits

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured in to an imperial pint glass.

A. Pale straw colour with nothing much in the way of head and very little lace. Almost no carbonation.

S. I'm getting virtually no aroma off this beer except a faint whiff of grain.

T. Sweet, bready maltiness, a faint hop flavour, maybe, and slightly metallic.

M. Prickly on the tongue - quite surprising considering the lack of much visible carbonation. A bit watery.

O. No thank you.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 00:45:58 | More by omnigrits
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.09 pint bottle from Capital Market,Salem.$3.99 Actually a nice bright sunny yellow lager with a small big bubbled head. Aroma also is quite pleasing, buscuity/bready malts and a hint of German style hop. Taste is mainly malty , soft bready and likeable enough..touch of Saaz also. Well carbonated mouthfeel..but average to OK for the style. Overall a simple yet drinkable euro-lager

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 17:50:31 | More by Reidrover
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GallowsThief

Florida

2.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 500 ml bottle into a Duvel.

A - Very, very light golden color. Almost watery look. No head to speak of and no lacing.

S - Sweet with definite honey overtones. Not much else.

T - Well you get some sweetness for sure but not much else.

M - Light carbonation. Light on the palate all together.

D - Well low ABV makes it drinkable but I wouldnt.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 21:16:17 | More by GallowsThief
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stcules

Italy

2.85/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Almost amber in color, with a white foam, average compactness, a few bubbles.
In the smell a malty base, very light, and, if you search very hard, some hay-like hop.
Very dry at the taste, with malty notes, again quite fresh, and some grassy hop.
Almost no body, for a good drinkablity.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 15:23:40 | More by stcules
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 mL brown bottle pours a clear amber color with a blink-and-you-miss-it white head. No lacing, barely even a collar.

Smells like honey and green grape juice. Sweet galore. This is not a good sign, did I really pay 4 bucks for this?

Taste is not as bad as the nose indicates, but still not exactly a good example of a pilsner. Grainy and bready with some blackberry fruitiness. Still sweet, but not nearly as cloying as it smells, thank goodness. Some toasted grains come through and is not all light malt. I think of this as a Euro Amber ale much more than a German Pilsner. While it may very well be a lager, it has plenty of fruitiness to taste more akin to an ale. Not horrible, but definitely not worth 4 dollars, euros or even lira.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 02:35:28 | More by twiggamortis420
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crossovert

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml twist off brown bottle.

It pours your standard gold, but struggles to form a head it is tiny and quickly dissipates.

The smell is of cooked veggies, grain, and not much hops.

The flavor has a subtle sweetness, some paper, a bit of spice, not any hops.

This is an EPL, book it, horrible for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 03:10:13 | More by crossovert
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Ennio's in Kitchener.

Poured into a Dolomiti branded tall pilsner glass. Medium golden, with a 1/2 inch of frothy head. Not much lacing or retention to speak of. Looks like a typical lager.

Nose is very light: flowers, sweet malts, a touch of hops perhaps. Inoffensive, but hard to detect.

Taste is that of a somewhat muted pilsner, with the emphasis on floral sweetness. Notes of honey and malt as well, with only a slight hop character to the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, carbonation is too light for a pilsner.

Goes down easy, but not much to it. A cut above the standard Euro lager fare, but that's about it. On a hot day, this will do, but there are so many other examples of the style I'd choose over this.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2010 18:45:55 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is citrus hops with some grain. The flavor is grain and earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A pretty basic lager with not too much going on. On the other hand, there is really nothing wrong with the beer and it is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 05:54:59 | More by Mora2000
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albern

Massachusetts

2.17/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A German Pilsner this is not. This is a Euro Lager or more akin to an American Adjunct. It pours a golden color with a small white head, some lacing. The looks of the beer are okay. The nose herbal, pale straw, and it has that manufactured inauthentic aroma you find with cheap beers.

The taste is bland as can be. It started with a bit of a herbal and lemony quality and it just dissolved into nothingness. There is some corn or other adjunct floating around here and there is an off slighly medicinal taste to the beer. Not good. This is a lousy beer and I don't know why Colonial Liquors in Acton has it on the shelves. If you want crappy beer, there are plenty of domestic brands to choose from that are much cheaper than this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 19:46:46 | More by albern
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a one finger white head that vanishes leaving no trace. Medium carbonation and light bodied. Crystal clear pale amber color. Nose is bubble gum. Flavor is bubble gum and some hops. Best by Apr 2010. Not worth $3.75 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 22:06:16 | More by jdhilt
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.23/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sweet corn yellow with lemon juice edges and a flurry of swirling bubbles during the pour. The eggshell colored crown was never thick to begin with and is down to a thin disk in no time at all. Almost no lace is disappointing.

Speaking of disappointing... the aroma is more akin to a Euro pale lager than a German pilsener. There's isn't enough hoppiness for the style (and there isn't much else either). Not looking forward to this.

What is there to say about Birra Dolomiti Super Premium Beer that I haven't already said hundreds of times about hundreds of European pale lagers? It tastes like less than fresh grain, has a hint of grassy hop flavor and a modest amount of bitterness.

The beer is balanced, in a lackluster sort of way, and doesn't hang around long enough to offend. Warming changes nothing in either a positive or a negative direction. I must have been insane laying out $4.19 for a bottle of Italian lager. Save your money.

The mouthfeel is decent enough for the style. Yeah, it's light, but it isn't watery. Besides, the slightly boisterous carbonation is preferrable to borderline flat.

It's hard to believe that there's a market for beer like this (priced like this) in this country. Birra Dolomiti brings nothing new, or even remotely interesting, to the table. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 11:38:49 | More by BuckeyeNation
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DoppleJock

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

01/26/2010
1 pt. 5 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. (Brought it to a BYOB Sushi place and they didn't have any other glasses).

Labeling didn't say what type of beer this was, so my review is based of my objective notes and how they compare to the style definition.

A: Poured a yellow/gold with half-finger head. Sort of fizzled out after the initial pour.

S: Super honey-sweet malty scent, but that's about it. No hops present at all. Nothing else for that matter, either.

T: Smell pretty much defines the taste as well. Not well-balanced.

M: Nice carbonation but a little thick for a pilsener.

D: Don't get me wrong, it's not as bad a beer as the rating suggests, but it doesn't come close to the proper style. I took this one down easily, though, so I guess that counts for something.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 03:48:17 | More by DoppleJock
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yelterdow

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served at a few degrees over fridge temperature in a pilsner glass, this 16.9 oz. bottle has a best by date of 04.2010 on the back label.

Appearance- Pours a pale to medium gold into the glass, and even with a modestly rough pour the head only reaches two fingers in height... not too impressive for the usual rocky, white crown of a typical German style pilsener. The head is gone after a minute, with very little else going on here.

Smell- Sweet and vegetal, the nose carries some grain and a lot more cereal-based aromas. Not sure about the ingredients, but it smells like corn and adjuncts more than anything else.

Taste- Unfortunately, the cloying sweetness undermines any hop or malt character that might be hidden away beneath these flavors. The finish extends the honey-like sweet notes, and it's just plain difficult to go much further than this with the tasting.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The effervescence begins immediately, soft and easy... then in seconds the beer goes flaccid, taking with it the ability for this pilsner to cleanse the palate of food for real enjoyment. For the style, there are much better choices that are widely available to do the job.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 03:44:06 | More by yelterdow
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Pedavena Birra Delle Dolomiti from Birreria Pedavena
72 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.