Birrificio Brùton

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Birrificio Brùton
3.79 | pDev: 14.25%
Mar 02, 2018
Jun 02, 2008
Light, pallid and opalescent, produced using raw spelt and wheat. It is slightly acid and lightly spiced. Perfect with fresh goat’s cheese, burrata, Mediterranean whitebait and fish crudités, pinzimoni or simply as an aperitif.

IBU: 10; EBC: 6

The name: Bianca is the name given to traditional Italian beers brewed in the Blanche style, but mainly it is in homage to Nanni Moretti’s film “Bianca”, one of Apo’s favourite films of all time.
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Rated: 3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by GrantBrennan from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by bb-magic from Florida

Nov 20, 2016
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Reviewed by biegaman from Canada (ON)

3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bianca isn't actually white but it's about as close as beer gets; pallid straw in colour, its highlights are actually whitish and, once the sediment is introduced, literally look milky. There's enough bubbles to make even vintage Champagne jealous and the beading created is ornate enough to wear as jewelry.

The aroma is well perfumed and smells legitimately spicy (as opposed to playfully zestful). Although nothing out of the ordinary is listed in the ingredients - just the conventional coriander and orange peel - I could be convinced those crafty Italians sneaked something else in there.

That air of complexity, however, doesn't pass the taste test. The flavour is agreeable, if a little lackluster. The presence of anything tropical or citrusy is extremely faded and the coriander could easily go unnoticed. Apart from a delicate rose-like floral note, it mostly tastes like doughy bread.

Not sure if spelt is to blame, but the mouthfeel is also lacking; there isn't the style's characteristic creaminess (typically imparted by wheat and oats). Bubbles that sting like bees don't help. High-octane carbonation makes it difficult to appreciate the malts and wipes tartness and spice clean from the finish.

Italy should be given credit for some of the best food and wine in the world - and soon we'll add beer to that list. Brùton Bianca, however, probably won't make the catalogue. Although a perfectly serviceable Witbier, it lacks the vivid zest, tangy citrus, and wheat-y creaminess found in the style's best examples.
Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Syracuse12 from New Jersey

Jul 22, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by Tim725 from New Jersey

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 3.81 by papat444 from Canada (QC)

Jun 11, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Socialiste from Canada (QC)

Oct 25, 2014
Rated: 5 by Dozer018 from Canada (ON)

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by GeorgeCarroll from Pennsylvania

Aug 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC)

Jul 21, 2014
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Reviewed by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml Bottle from the Hull QC SAQ for $12.20

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Cloves, lemons, breads/grains, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, cloves and lemon/orange juice/zest. There is also some honey and light banana.

Overall - A very solid and refreshing brew, the downside being the inflated price. If this was priced around $7 or so, I'd grab it again for a summer refresher.
Apr 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by northbayrugger from Maryland

Feb 16, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by MrMister from New York

Jan 25, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Vyronian from Canada (ON)

Oct 08, 2013
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Reviewed by Michelesargenti from Italy

4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
it's a clear beer at hight fermentation. it's produced with spelt, and wheat. it'a fresh sour give from the bitter orange peel and white pepper. I think that in the bottle it's much better than in the keg, because the foam has a better yield and not having a great final sediment, the opalescence if perfect.
Sep 26, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Aug 26, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 25, 2013
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color and has particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving only a few bubbles around the collar of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour wheat are present in the nose along with notes of lemon and orange citrus. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of wheat with a bit of sourness and notes of orange peels and hints of spices and yeast.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be easy to drink and interesting when compared to other beers in the style since it had a little bit of sourness.
Aug 11, 2013
Bianca from Birrificio Brùton
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 37 ratings