La Grigna
Birrificio Lariano

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German Pilsner
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3.11 | pDev: 25.08%
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3.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Birrificio Lariano “La Grigna”
,33l brown glass bottle coded “L65 19 06 20” and sampled on 02 December 2019
€6,00 @ Karma Lounge & Bar

Look: Slightly hazy golden body beneath a short head of white foam. Very good head retention and lacing.
Smell: Grainy malt and brightly floral and mildly herbal hops.
Taste: As the aroma suggests with a stiff bitterness that leads to a dry, short-lingering finish.
Feel: Medium bodied and crisp.
Overall: A good take on the Pilsner style.
Review #6,828

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.73/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy golden with a medium white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Floral notes, bready/malty feel. Taste - Sweet, floral hops, bready/malty middle, long bitter finish. Didn't really feel much like a German pilsener as malty feel which I was looking for in those type of beers a little subdued.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.6/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

33cl brown bottle purchased from Domus Birrae in Rome.

Pours an extremely hazy lemon straw colour, with a wispy head of white that settles on the top of the glass like oil scum. Body has a little heft and plenty of fine carbonation. There's something disconcerting about it, but it doesn't seem all bad.

Nose is (and I don't know how else to put this...) foul. Big sweet corn DMS-rattled festiness, atop a heavy dose of bready rancid yeast. Overly sweet in a sickening way, a little like someone vomited in a Glade air freshener. I can barely stand to have it within arm's radius of me.

I can barely believe I'm taking a sip, but I do. Fortunately, it's not as bad as the smell would have me believe, but it's still pretty bad. The DMS has had time to subside a little, but the body is weak, empty and dull, leaving only the thin, papery yeast and flour character riding through the echoing absent centre. Back is fairly empty, with just a few resonances from the DMS. Without the malingering smell, this might at least be clean and inoffensive, but it's hard to overlook the smell when you're tasting it.

Woeful. Really woeful. Sadly, this is genuinely worse than even most of the mainstream Italian beers, which at least have clean and pointless down to an art.

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Photo of stcules
2.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden orange, bronze. Lightly veiled. One finger of decent head.
The smell is very floral, sweet, with lavendere, wistaria and almond flowers. A bit oily.
Malty taste, sweet, even if some hops shows up in the end.
But it is a bit difficult to name it a pils.
After a while, some hop notes rises up in the smell, too, but again with the starting fresh flowers note.
Average body.
A bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.

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La Grigna from Birrificio Lariano
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 6 ratings