Menabrea Original | Birra Menabrea SpA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Menabrea SpA
Italy
birramenabrea.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Cyberkedi on 01-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,584
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
32
pDev:
14.47%
 
 
Wants:
0
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14
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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Photo of SerialTicker
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

66cl (22oz) bottle poured into an Imperial Pint glass. Note to self: Get Birra Antoniana on this site to review.

Appearance: Screaming at me, and screaming loud -- ADJUNCT LAGER! The beer is a clear as day yellow color with a super bright two-finger head on top that goes away after a few minutes. Thin layer of bright foam on top, and decent lacing. Looks good for what it is.

Smell: There's basically nothing there. A very faint hay and corn sweetness sort of aroma, but it's extremely subtle. Nothing particularly bad about it, but I've never smelled a beer so uninteresting.

Taste/feel: Like the smell, faint as all hell... definitely drinking like a light lager. Some slight hay and corny flavors. Incredibly mild, and essentially just what I expected from this brew. The feel is thin with high carbonation as well. Really not nearly as sweet as some adjunct lagers here in the United States, which is probably due to the common American's obsession with sweetness.

I appreciate the fact that Italy lists ingredients on their beers -- the third ingredient in this beer is corn grits. Overall, it tastes like an Italian Budweiser. Nothing special here. I really got nothing out of this except a little bit of a buzz.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Wolvmar
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color with a decent head. Not much aroma. Taste is clean and crisp; Italian Stella Artois. Mouthfeel is a little more full than I expected; which I like. Overall, nothing special but very drinkable and decent with heavy Italian meal.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of vinicole
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A bottle at Zizzi's. Straw colour. Very fizzy. Frothy head.
Little aroma discerned. Cut grass maybe.
Tastes like euro lager to me. Why APL?
I suppose it was quite refreshing with my mixed Italian starter.

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2.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.1/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.38/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mick_Bynes
5/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My personal favorite beer of all-time. It's an obscure beer. It was at an Italian restaurant in my area, but it closed. It's highly rare in my vicinity. It is truly an amazing beer!

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

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Menabrea Original from Birra Menabrea SpA
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 32 ratings