L'Olmaia La 5 | Birrificio L'Olmaia

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio L'Olmaia
Italy | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
Avg:
3.23
pDev:
22.6%
 
 
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 15
Photo of GarthT
2.18/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Very white colour in the glass.

Nose is soapy, cheese flavour, not particularly pleasant.

Very bitter on the palate but quite one-dimensional. Like chewing on aloe. Offputting.

I'm not familiar with this style but would not seek this beer out again.

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Photo of Hellrob
2.65/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

too bitter in my opinion and with a big carbonation as unexpected.
too bitter in my opinion and with a big carbonation as unexpected.
too bitter in my opinion and with a big carbonation as unexpected.
too bitter in my opinion and with a big carbonation as unexpected.

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Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.21/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: golden body with thick white head and light lacing

s: some appley malts; a little bit of citrus hops and some raw wheat

t: raw grain and some hoppy bitternessl hints of apples and sweeter fruits with a bit of spiciness; sort of a wacky citrusy sharp bitterness

m: smooth light carb

d: interesting and defninitely worth a try but not a beer i would go out of my way to try again

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Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of fruity esters are present in the nose along with notes of pale malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of apples and oranges along with notes of pale malts and hints of Belgian yeast, the latter of which contribute some bits of spiciness. No bitterness is perceptible. The yeastiness seems to become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and doesn't have any real dominant flavors. It seems like this would pair well with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of stcules
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored, light, with greenish reflexes. A little hazyness. White, creamy, beautiful foam.
In the smell fresh hop, grassy and floral. Hay. Quite dry, with light note of citrus fruit, and a hint of camomile.
Good bitterness in the mouth. A malty start, and then the dry bitterness, with strong citrus fruit notes, grapefruit, maybe.
Good bitterness in the aftertaste too, again citrus notes, fresh.
Pleasant and fresh.

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Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle sample at Mondiale 2010. Medium yellow colour with a white head one-quarter inch. Creamy easy mouthfeel. Orange and yeasty aroma. Lace coating as I drink an orange citrus yeasty and spicy melange.A little acidic finish, though not bitter, making it not very drinkable though good tasting. A good Belgian pale nevertheless.

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L'Olmaia La 5 from Birrificio L'Olmaia
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