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L'Olmaia La 9 | Birrificio L'Olmaia

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L'Olmaia La 9L'Olmaia La 9

Brewed by:
Birrificio L'Olmaia

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hoegaardenhero on 06-04-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11
Photo of Bitterbill
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy colour of rust with a great head of foam. I figured that since it was an extremely slow gusher.

The nose is fruity with apple, evidence of mild tartness, flowery and to me, has a mint presence.

Apple and some tartness up front, followed by an assertive Brett character. Again, mint and an abundance of bitterness.

Medium body with champagne like carbonation.

Good points, bad points. The sharpness and uber dryness make it not overly drinkable.

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Photo of GarthT
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours copper in the glass.

Nose is lemony and biscuity though quite mild.

Well-balanced palate, though not a lot going on.

Quite easy to drink and 6.5% alcohol is well hidden. Much less overtly bitter than other beers from L'Olmaia. But not something I will dream about.

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Photo of Suds
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a very murky dark gold color. It has a thin head and is somewhat over carbonated. The smell is quite fruity...lots of apple and under-ripe peach. There's a little citrus and some funky yeast in the aroma too. The taste is much more tart than expected, and the beer is really quite dry. The fruit notes continue throughout the beer. The carbonation gives the beer a sharp characteristic. It's alright, but not incredibly satisfying.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: rust colored murky body with tight white head tha fades quickly leaving no lace

s: raw grain; caramel; hints of alcohol; light fruity hops

t: appley malts with a nice dose of caramel; some citrusy and perfume hops; light hoppy bitterness; a very warm and sweet malty beer with just a hint of hop bitterness

m: smooth w/ tight carbonation

d: a good offering from a wine dominated country; i would definitely have it again and as an alternative to wine next time i am in rome

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L'Olmaia La 9 from Birrificio L'Olmaia
3.37 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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