Menabrea Ambrata | Birra Menabrea SpA

Menabrea AmbrataMenabrea Ambrata
BA SCORE
3.33/5
33 Ratings
Menabrea AmbrataMenabrea Ambrata
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Menabrea SpA
Italy
birramenabrea.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by 1759Girl on 10-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,715
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
33
pDev:
16.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.44/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a brown color and a murky, thick consistency. There was a half inch of off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. No real lacing to speak of.

S: An underwhelming aroma of malt, caramel, and a little chocolate.

T: Tasted of a whole lot of malt, light hints of chocolate, some caramel notes, a bready quality (especially in the finish), some grains, and a light hops presence. The malt dominates the whole flavor, particularly in the finish. This makes the flavor a bit on the one-dimensional.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Overall, this is an unremarkable beer. Not as bad as the score would suggest, but not memorable either.

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2.8/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've now had Ambrata several times. And I now think it better than I thought before. (Partly this is because I have reviewed two Vienna lagers. Writing makes me think more... and makes it easier to remember the specific beer's taste.)

Ambrata's caramel-like malts are typical of how Vienna-style lagers actually go well with certain foods. (Tonight, I had Ambrata with two different gnocchi sauces.)

So if a non-craft brewery (and even an old one) can make beer that goes well with Italian food, the world is a better place.

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3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.07/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.06/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Brilliant deep golden amber under a 1” off-white foam collar.
S: Bready malt
T: Bready malt, some caramel, traces of fruit.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: An acceptable Vienna Lager

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3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Vienna lager that pours an amber color with a modest creamy head. Aroma and taste are sweet and almost cloying. Minimal hops presence; perhaps more would have balanced it out. High carbonation and medium body. An o.k. But unspectacular beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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Menabrea Ambrata from Birra Menabrea SpA
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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