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Lilith | Birrificio Brùton

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Brùton
Italy
bruton.it

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stcules on 11-02-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
17.62%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
For Trade:
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by cratez:
Photo of cratez
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared with hegelec at Chancey's. Pours a dark hazed amber with two fingers of bubbly beige head. Stringy lacing wraps around the tulip. Smell and taste are toffee, melon, light phenolic/plastic aroma, flower petals, mango, sweet caramel, earthy notes, nectarine, citrus, mild grapefruit bitterness, and some wheat in the finish. Very balanced, yet its neither distinctly English nor American in character. In that regard, it's a novel pale ale. Mouthfeel is lush, rich, and soft, with a subtle bite midway. The hops emit a robust fruitiness, but this isn't particularly bitter. Given the serving size and $30 price tag, I'm glad I was able to share this with a friend. Thanks for splitting, Christian!

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Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml capped and sealed, teardrop shaped bottle - is this the in-crowd style for Italian craft brewers? It's starting to seem like a calling card.

This beer pours a hazy, dark burnt amber hue, with a ton of puffy, frothy, and expanding off-white head, which, given the chore, takes a while to settle, leaving just one broad swath of caked lace around the glass.

It smells sharply fruity at first, with tart grapefruit and orange giving way to some vinous and apple cider notes, over a tame bready caramel malt. The taste is more edgy orchard fruit up front, though kind of muddled, with the malt holding steady at lightly biscuity bread and wan caramel, as some zingy piney, herbal, and weedy hops bring up the rear.

The carbonation is a bit tight and airy, but generally agreeable, the body an adequate medium weight, and a dash of a blurry, unidentifiable something away from straight-up smoothness. It finishes fairly off-dry, the bitter earthy, piney hops holding fast against the still rather fruity malt.

A decent enough version of the style, which seems to lend itself more to the English school, with a nice hoppiness, which is indeed the preferred tact, whether here, to the south, or in various guises from across the pond. One step further toward a global unity of a sort - robust pale ales for the people!

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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed most of a bomber at Bar Volo. Thanks Justin for treating. Grapefuit colour with a litle white head. A little hop aroma. A good full mouthfeel, dry. Some hopiness and yeast, lie a Belgian pale ale instead of a Belgian IPA, so unique. A lot of lace.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbonapar
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very hard to get Italian Beer, that is actually GOOD Italian beer.

Purchased at Pub Italia IN Ottawa (although wayyyy overpriced)

Poured a hazy amber with a nice medium head.
Smell was Grapefruit with a subtle mineral quality, different for sure.
Taste started off with an extremely smooth maltiness that developed into a mineral (ie. hard water) mouthfeel-like flavor which was really hard to describe. As the bitterness developed, a strong grapefruit like flavor came out with the hops. Very different for sure, but enjoyable.

Very easy to drink, very different, i would recommend trying if you can get your hands on it.

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Photo of madpentzer
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed off notes from a tasting at Beer U: Craft Beer Around the World at Stone Brewery.

Appearance - It poured a deep amber color with a good two finger head that held up well to the end of the glass.

Smell - Citrusy hops filled my nostrils initially, with slight malt notes in the background.

Taste - Great citrus hop character with a malt backbone, and again more hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was just right, easy to drink with enough body to make me a happy camper.

Overall - This is a wonderful beer. From the hop character I would've guessed this APA was brewed right here in Southern California. A wonderful example of the growing beer scene in Italy.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty dark beige color ale with a super large off-white foamy head with great retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of light bitter citrus notes with some light funky ester. Taste is also a unique mix between some huge bready malt with hints of funky ester and light citrus bitter hops. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Not a typical APA per say but more of a mix between a light funky Belgian ale with some American hops. I am not sure I would have this very often at this price point it but very interesting nonetheless.

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Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of JonCorbett
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured in to a Spiegelau IPA Glass. A novel muddy burnt orange, pours very nice carbonation, medium sized bubbles that form a generous tanned and fluffy head. Fairly good retention, takes a while for it to dissipate, and leaves a wonderful lace surface like one of my baba’s crocheted doilies.

Aromatics: Bright and fruity scents, a fair bit of sweeter citrus but with hints of berry. There are soft notes of yeasty sweet toffee/caramel malts at the bottom.

Taste: Very well balance between the malt and hops. A very nice hop profile which is a mild to moderate herbal-earthy grapefruit tart flavour. I get just a hint of crisp apple bobbing in an oak buck of fresh water. And not a lot of linger on the palate in the aftertaste.

Feel: A great carbonated crispness with a moderate body, and a super dry finish. The bitterness from the hops is tamed very nicely with the sweet malts.

Overall: Not overdone with the hops, and the choice of malt was extremely well matched. I do like a little bit of kick in my ales which this one kind of lacked... so I paired this with BBQ’s jalapenos stuffed with a swiss cheese - the cheese rounded out the body of the ale and the jalapeno gave it the spice. Really nice, so I’ll probably try it again

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Photo of northbayrugger
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Suds
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After living in Italy and having countless Italian beers, this one has a welcome, malty, sweet, Italian character. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color with a puffy, white head. The smell is of sweet pale malt. Low hop aroma. The taste is sweet, malty, yeasty, slightly fruity (peaches?) and cleaner than expected. Full body. Very drinkable and enjoyable. This is a very well made, typically Italian, bottle conditioned.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of 4000qtrap
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Source/Serving: 750mL bottle, best before 6/30/2011

S: Earthy hops, apple skin, sharp minerals,

T: Sweet up front, tart in the middle. Honey and candied apple cider up front with a musky, earthy edge. The center is fleeting, with sharp, tart fruits balanced by caramel and deep graininess along with some citric hops. Quite unusual overall. Finish is dry and apple-y with a touch of astringency which balances the initial sweetness nicely.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of notdan
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared a bottle tonight at Pub Italia tonight in Ottawa.

A lightly hazy red-brown beer with small--ish head, but still plenty of lacing.

Aroma is intensely fruity. Lots of grape, some apple and grapefruit. Smells very sweet. Slight yeasty note.

The taste is far more bitter than I expected. Instead of pure fruity sweetness, I got plenty of citric and herbal hops. Some earthy notes, and a decent malty finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin for me, but still pleasant.

Not knowing the style heading into this, I wouldn't have pegged it as an APA. Though I'm not really sure what I would have called it. Not spicy enough to Belgian in style, but there is a slight yeasty note. In any case, a really tasty and complex beer that finds a nice balance between sweet fruit and bitter/herbal hops.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and caramel. Taste is much the same with a medium citrus zest bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Lilith from Birrificio Brùton
3.69 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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