Menabrea Birra Leggera Bionda
Birra Menabrea SpA

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Birra Menabrea SpA
European Pale Lager
Ranked #150
Ranked #29,200
3.09 | pDev: 18.12%
Jun 02, 2022
Aug 27, 2011
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Rated: 3.68 by vfgccp from New York

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Lightly foggy yet also lightly sparkling straw yellow with a fuzzy foam head of moderate height retaining thick but airy.

While a little toastier up front than I expect from a blonde, this then glides into a little sweet corn and a touch of nut with just a skosh of astringency.

The medium-light body finishes quite dry, but its expandingly soft carbonation froths up quite a bit more with a swish to help soften it up.
May 02, 2022
Rated: 2.5 by callumjtaylor3 from England

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Oct 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Apr 28, 2018
Rated: 2.93 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Apr 12, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Riik3 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by MacStinson from Michigan

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

1.78/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
On tap in Rome. Pours golden with white head. Aroma is of grain and some hops. Body is light and smooth. Taste is of some grain and maybe some hops. Finish is short, barely noticeable. Standard macro crap.
May 30, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by Foley67 from Scotland

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.13 by BlackVeg from Germany

Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by GRG1313 from California

Sep 30, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Aug 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.17/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This Blonde was welcome on a hot summer day... but was a bit thin by itself.
Yet the evening was saved because it went great with light summer food at an Eataly restaurant.

I'm not a great fan of how lagers Look and their Smells also are not distinctive. Menebrea's blonde follows my bias.
But this has an unusually well-balanced flavor that also goes well with Italian food. For that, it gets its highest marks.
Aug 05, 2016
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Reviewed by pkasal from Germany

2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
This beer was more reminiscent of soda water than it was of a lager. Lacking in taste and smell.
Almost no head; any head that there was resembled that of Sprite.
Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 2.81 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 2.6 by edthehead from Maryland

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3 by DbbC from Illinois

May 20, 2016
Rated: 2.65 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York

Feb 04, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by meganelizabeth86 from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2014
Rated: 3 by virinow from New York

Feb 15, 2014
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Reviewed by CochonKing from New York

2.01/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
The appearance is a rich clear bright gold with a beautiful pour that produces a great head that is around 2 fingers and lasts for around 5 minutes. Besides that it is all downhill with this beer. The Italians need to step their beer game up because a lot of it isn't very good. This beer is watery and weak and resembles an over priced coors light at best. The aroma is malt, that is it, and it isn't a clean malt smell either. It just falls flat and does nothing else and the taste is the same way.
Dec 29, 2013
Rated: 3 by adityashekhar from India

Jun 16, 2013
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Reviewed by donkeyrunner from Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Technically called G. Menabrea e Figli 35 Top Restaurant Birra Legera Bionda. My cousin picked this up for me from Eataly in NY.

Fizzy white lager head over a pale straw beer. I haven't had a beer this low on the Lovibond scale in awhile Great retention for a lager.

Aroma is macro lager fruity? I don't often drink macro lagers, but when I do I'm pretty sure they smell similar. Mildly husky grain.

Tastes like lemongrass and very watered down malt. It tastes like a 3.5% abv. beer. Mouthfeel is similar to a cream ale. Like a cream ale and Coors Light had a baby and it came out like this.

Not bad. Perfect, refreshing, chugalug beer on a hot Summer day such as this. I know that Italians have cheap, lower abv. table wine that's meant to be shard and passed around during meals. I think this beer is along those same lines.
Aug 27, 2011
Menabrea Birra Leggera Bionda from Birra Menabrea SpA
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 26 ratings