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Poretti 3 Luppoli | Carlsberg Italia S.p.A.

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Poretti 3 LuppoliPoretti 3 Luppoli

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Carlsberg Italia S.p.A.
Italy | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 06-30-2013

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Carlsberg Italia S.p.A. "Poretti 3 Luppoli"
66 cl. brown glass bottle, best before 01/2017
2,06 € @ COOP, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 40, Roma, 00186

I was fooled by the "3 Luppoli" branding and the beautiful packaging (which is now blue, red, gold, and brown), but was still prepared for what was inside. It's a light to medium bodied golden lager with a moderate carbonation level that leaves it smooth across the palate. The body is straw gold in color with a bit of a brass cast beneath a short-lived head of bright white that drops readily but does leave some nice initial lacing. In the nose it expresses exactly what you'll find in the flavor, a straw-like maltiness that's gently threaded through with low level herbal and grassy hops. It finishes dry and refreshing with just a low level bitterness of less than 20 IBUs as that's all that's needed.

Italy can get hot, and on a hot day you want a beer that's refreshing and easy to drink. Additionally, although many will argue this, Romans tend to enjoy their wine and beer without really thinking about them, pairing them more to the meal than paying any attention to them on their own. Set on the world stage the Poretti 3 Luppoli is just about perfectly average, based at least in part on the fact that it displays no real flaws.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.36/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

66cl bottle purchased from the local supermarket in Sorrento. Drunk on the balcony of my hotel room, which should have given this beer an easier playing field. What a shame it doesn't even know the rules of the game.

Pours an extremely clear, extremely pale yellow colour, maybe a shade or two lighter than dehydrated piss. Head forms a wispy film of white that disappears after the carbonation gives up out of sheer apathy. No lace. The clarity is good—no doubt filtered beyond recognition, otherwise: woeful.

Nose is extremely weak, almost nothing making itself known at all. There's perhaps (if I'm looking extremely hard for it, a slight floral character to it, a soft banana blossom note, perhaps. And there is certainly a slight hint of watery grain. But mostly, it smells of nothing. Zip.

If anything, it tastes of even less than it smells. Really: nothing. Perhaps a slight taint of muggy grain leaves a ghostly impression, and there's a gritty earth character towards the back, otherwise it's like drinking flat mineral water.

It feels like it's flat even though it's not. It just makes the palate even more lethargic and pointless.

Overall, extremely poor. Ghastly, even. When a beer makes Peroni look masterful by comparison, there's something damagingly wrong. I probably made the pitiable mistake of expecting a beer with "luppoli" in the name to have some sort of hop character. I guess it's my own damn fault for expecting something so foolish.

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Photo of stcules
2.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pale greenish yellow color, decent white foam.
In the smell corn and a metallic taste that cover a light grassy hop note.
In the mouth again corn, quite sweetish, with just a vague hop hint.
Being named aftert the hop ("three hops"), there is something wrong here.

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Poretti 3 Luppoli from Carlsberg Italia S.p.A.
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