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Starship | Birrificio L'Olmaia

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Brewed by:
Birrificio L'Olmaia
Italy
birrificioolmaia.com

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GarthT on 12-24-2013

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2
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.15
pDev:
19.68%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev +19.4%

Bottle. Poured a turbid, milky orange color. Modest head. Aroma is interesting. Very subtle hop aroma. Some tea-like hops and a unique yeastiness. Flavor imparts much more hoppiness. It's actually quite bitter. Really raw hop flavor. Grassy, tea-like and admittedly pleasing. Has a sort of English-rooted malt/yeast combo that I didn't initially pick up in the aroma. The Italian take on an English style with an American-esque, wanton use of hops. I can dig it.

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Photo of GarthT
2.28/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a cloudy copper in the glass.

Some grapefruit aromas on the nose, but with a slight soapiness.

Very bitter palate with some slightly interesting chalkiness.

Not an easy beer to drink and did not offer much reward for getting past the bitterness.

I desperately wanted to like this more given the backstory: the beer is named after the Boeing 720 that Led Zeppelin used on their USA tour.

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Starship from Birrificio L'Olmaia
3.15 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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