Menabrea Ambrata | Birra Menabrea SpA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Menabrea SpA
Italy
birramenabrea.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Menabrea 150° Anniversario Amber

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,509
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
118
pDev:
14.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
2.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear, light almond brown. Large head, low retention and no lacing.

S: Lots of malt, very caramel. Sweetness reminiscent of adjunct. Extremely faint noble hop aroma.

M: Moderate carbonation leads into a nice creamy character. The finish is a tad cloying, and leaves something to be desired in terms of a crisp/refreshing character.

T: Overwhelmingly sweet like a lot of buttered corn. Faint toastiness midway. Lacks the malt complexity that would assist the hops in combating the caramel. a dense bread flavor is apparent at the end.

O: Way better options out there for a vienna lager.

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3.34/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a thick film of off-white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of sweet bready and caramel malt. Flavor starts with caramel malt with hints of toasted malt, slight brown sugar, finshes a bit thin with a faint reminder of the sweet malt. Medium bodied with a peppery almost overactive carbonation. Starts off pretty well, if a bit mild, but the flavor tapers off fairly quickly at the same time that the active carbonation becomes a distraction. Pleasant enough to drink with lunch, but fairly unbalanced and light tasting in the finish.

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Photo of chinchill
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz. (330ml) bottle, date stamped 12-12-12, served in a SA lager glass. {revisited in May 2014}

Pours brown-amber with a creamy white head that soon settles to a lasting top coat and ring, leaving decent lacing.

Smell: mostly caramel, with grassy hops and a faint "skunk".

Taste: Again, caramel/toffee plus grassy hops, with a more obvious but still faint skunkiness. Sweet up front but overall balanced.

Near medium body; light-moderate carbonation; lightly astringent

O: suggests an odd cross between a light Euro pale and a Mexican amber. OK but not worth seeking.

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3.61/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, slight adjunct, hint of hops, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hint of hops, sweet malt, pale malt, slight adjunct, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend.

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3.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown 33cl bottle with gorgeous gold artwork, gold capped. Paid HK$20 (US$2.50) at the large local Wellcome supermarket. Also available at large boutique supermarkets in town. Not available at smaller local supermarkets or convenience stores.

Poured into a 33cl Stella glass.

Poured a beautiful medium dark amber on the tilt with no head, 1" attractive off white head appeared only after a vigorous center pour.

Smell: Brief lager skunk which quickly disappeared, never to be smelled or tasted again. Mild wheat, honey and malt.

Taste: This is a lager? I guess I'm not familiar with the Vienna style. Nice clean malt, wheat and honey, much like the nose but stronger. Some hops, I guess. Not much yeast note, which is probably why I liked it. Some yeast in the aftertaste.

Mouth: Smooth and light. Light carbonation. Didn't care for the head texture.

Overall: Pleasantly surprised. Easy to drink, good flavor and good balance, beautiful presentation. 3.5/5

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2.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Faint to light aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of toasted, bready and caramel malts along with bits of sweetness. Little if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer might seem to be a little bland but it is still easy to drink. Some hints of hop flavors might have made it a little more interesting.

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3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber color. Poured a two finger head with low retention.
Floral and grassy hoppy aroma, notes vanilla.
Malty taste with grassy hops. Notes of caramel and slight toasted malts. Dry aftertaste with some bitterness. Got some oxidation notes and some acidity.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Average beer, though not boring.

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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Starts off with a nice little soapy head that clings to the glass slightly. Nose of metallic malt, if that makes sense. Medium bodied for an ‘amber’, very dark color bordering on brownish. High carbonation in the glass and a C02 burn that builds up over time. Combined this with the metallic malt flavor, vague toastiness and minimal hopping and you have an utterly unspectacular Italian beer of the old guard--clearly not keeping up with the brewing developments in the north of that country.

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Menabrea Ambrata from Birra Menabrea SpA
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 118 ratings