Birrificio Italiano

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Birrificio Italiano
Ranked #6
Ranked #10,518
4.04 | pDev: 10.64%
Jan 20, 2023
Mar 01, 2005
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
June 2010: 750 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. Dark brown colour, hazy. Moderate off-white head. Flowers and ripe berries in the aroma, hints of cloves too. Fruity and fairly sweet flavour, notes of bananas and cloves. Very moderate hops. Nice beer.
Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by WynnO from Florida

Apr 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Thisdrinkinglife from Switzerland

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
An Italian craft beer, coming in a pretty cool looking 75 cl bottle, with an over-sized cap. The label oozes class. Vudu spelt out in dramatic colouring and surrounded in stylish iconography. With a price rang between 11 to 13 € this beer better be good!!

On pour, light brown colour, with a large tan head

Decent head, that maintains, very good lacing, looks good

Very strong smell, very strong but very appealing, can smell lots of flavours, lots of fruits from banana (and lemon), very sweet. Wheaty, toasty malts, very very earthy.

Great on the nose. A very rustic earthy smell with lots of fruits. very appealing…..

First reaction from the taste is that this is a strong beer, very strong, can definitely feel the 6%. Has body and can get the taste all in the back end, the wheat and hops noted. Earthy.

I liked this beer, not very sweet, but bitter, but not overbearing. Dark chocolate/caramel tastes, like a stout, but not quite. Roasted malts and fruit (Banana mostly), creamy undertones

Is a slow burner, definitely one to drink while relaxing in front of the box, or over a meal. In fact it was so full of delicious tastes and very filling that it was like a proper meal!

Loved it. Strongly recommended! Has character, style and taste, is rich in body, and one of the better beers I have had in a long time. Will definitely buy again, no matter the price tag of 11€!..
Sep 13, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by samEBC from Belgium

Aug 01, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a brown body with minimal head and lace. The aroma strikes me as sweet with some wheat and bananas and then there's bit of spice like clove and herbal tea. The beer is light but has a fullness to it thanks to a wheat/yeast aspect (which also gives off some sweetness), there is a banana-like sweetness that balances with an herbal dryness and spiciness. Beer is balanced and while not complex is an enjoyable drink that is definite sipper for sure.
May 26, 2016
Rated: 4.61 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a murky, mahogany colour. Smelled sour and malty, with hints of vanilla. Tasted crisper than expected, a little malty, mellow tartness, and a warm-ish grain-malt finish; Hops throughout, but not detected flavourwise, but the hops gave it a dryer mouthfeel.
Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 4 by Stengelfoot from California

Dec 07, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by TomMorris from Connecticut

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
part of me just stands in awe at italian beer in general right now, but who would think they would take a german, yes german classic to the next level, at least the same level, by making it as good if not better than many traditional ones, without really changing a thing. cool and special beer, but also one of those styles you love, but never really expect to be wowed by. this looks every bit the part, smells like it should, and tastes like something andeschs or weihenstephaner would make. truly, no lie. its almost more wheaty, less caramelized, maybe a short boil and a higher to complete wheat bill, textured beautifully and with a yeast strain the tips its cap to the germans but has an italian delicacy and earthiness the germans have not yet showed me. nearly impossible to describe this compared to the best german examples without tasting it, all of the same things, just stacked up slightly differently. really really enjoyed this glass of beer, and look forward to my next, i would take this over that insane black currant beer these guys did awhile back, my only other reference point for this brewery.
Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 4.82 by RebelExtravaganza from Russian Federation

May 28, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by jebrew from Maine

Jan 12, 2015
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
On tap at Alla Spina.

Served in a teku, a murky brown color with a lively puff of off-white head that bubbled up over the lip of the glass; good retention and lacing. In the nose, toasty malts, spice, roasty nuttiness. In the taste, nutty malts, brown sugar, notes of cinnamon and clove, earthy raw cocoa, yeast leaning towards dried banana. Good mouthfeel, medium body, overall good for the style.
Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by jprivott from Virginia

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by NRo from California

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by fosters9 from New York

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by torriman from Spain

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jan 08, 2014
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Reviewed by JCBears from Germany

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
appearance: very nicely dark for a Italian brew not bad

smell: Nice sweet tang to it. A real pleasure actually.

taste: Nice edge can't say its bad but a bit too much hoppy bight for the type

mouthfeel: Bit weak a bit disappointing cause the flavor isn't that bad

overall: If you have to drink a beer in Italy drink this one
Nov 19, 2013
Rated: 4 by weeare138 from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2013
Rated: 4 by bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky

Oct 14, 2013
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

Oct 05, 2013
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pour is a dark brown with orangish edges and tight tan head. The nose is very nice, strong yeast and fruit sweetness. Peppery spice and twang up front, light dustiness transitions to banana and berries as a fruit balance is struck. The taste is a hint short, yeast is more subtle and the spice is much less, fruits are less bright and more sugary with a dustier earthy presence mid palate. Body is light and soft with a low carbonation and clean finish.
Oct 22, 2012
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Reviewed by PancakeMcWaffles from Germany

4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: Dark, hazy brown , a lot of lightly tanned and creamy head, good head retention, little lacing;

S: Very fresh, yeasty, fruit and a tiny bit of toasted malts, especially chocolate-like aromas, the fruitiness mainly consists of banana, hints of caramel;

T: Hits the palate with a sweet and slightly sour flavour while having this tiny bit of chocolate in it, hops are really just a tiny tiny bit in the backround on the finish, little bit of caramel, rather on the malty side yet not overly sweet, pretty good balance between all the components although slightly stronger fruit and/or chocolate would be interesting. The aftertaste is fruity and chocolatey;

M: Very thick and creamy, high carbonation;

O: Really good brew, balanced flavour profile although some flavours could be stronger!
Sep 20, 2012
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Reviewed by fugitive from Greece

3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Draught at BQ (Naviglio Grande), Milano. Color hazy amber with medium lasting white head. Aroma malt, wheat, yeast, citrus, banana. Taste sweet, wheat, citrus, acid, yeast, average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.
Dec 02, 2011
Rated: 5 by Warfarin from Rhode Island

Nov 18, 2011
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
75cl brown glass bottle with classic pressure cap served into a Westvleteren goblet in Belfort, France. Bottle acquired in Rome, Italy, last week. Best before date is 26/10/2011. My bottle shows the ABV as 6%. Reviewed live.

A: One finger head of nice cream lacing, great thickness, and good retention for the serving vessel and relatively above-average ABV. Colour is a caramel brown. It's appealing.

Sm: Very nutty, with wheat and very light chocolate hints. A mild strength aroma.

T: Lots of nut layers, with a dirty wheat foundation and some chocolate hints. The nut layering is well done, but lacks complexity or inspiration. Simple. Balanced, but badly built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some very nice cream undertones. Probably the best part of this beer.

Dr: It's overall a rather simple beer for the style, and pales in comparison to its German counterparts. It drinks easy but costs entirely too much (especially in Rome). I wouldn't jump any hoops to get it.
Jul 22, 2011
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Reviewed by KickbacksSteve from Florida

4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a mini snifter. Medium sized light beige head atop a coppery golden clouded body. Aroma dominated by banana, slight alcohol aroma and maybe a touch of brown sugar. Taste is loaded with flavor, nice wheat smoothness, bananas again dominate. Hard to find any fault with this beer, I'd have to put it on par with some of the best dunkleweizens in the world.
Mar 27, 2011
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Reviewed by JamnesCameron from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Had on-tap at the Bavarian Lodge. Poured into a short nonic. Pours a muddy brown, with orange highlights, with about a finger of light tan head that drops after a few minutes to a wisp of foam. Good lacing.

Big bold ripe banana, clove, chocolate on the nose, with some wheat and caramel hinting around.

Flavor is like the aroma, big ripe banana, clove, light chocolate notes, with a crisp, wheat character. Finish is short, with the banana lingering a little before the fade.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a creamy carbonation, nice prickle, but not too hot.

Extremely drinkable. Good balance of flavors, would definitely go back for more.
Feb 24, 2011
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Reviewed by JizackFH from New York

4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY on 2/6/11
Review Taken From Notes

A - This beer pours a murky muddy brown color. It has a nice size light-tan head on it. Head falls a bit quickly and leaves some specs of lacing on the glass.

S - Smells of bruised bananas, pear, and caramel. Smells of wheat and malt as well. I'm really digging the smell.

T - I'm getting light wheat and malt taste, which then blends into a very nice banana and pear fruitiness. I am also getting notes of clove and a nice earthiness. The finish has a touch of bitterness to it.

M - This is smooth and creamy. It has a light-medium body and high carbonation. It goes down quite easily.

D - Good drinkability. It goes down smooth and has a great taste. This is my first dunkelweizen, and I was pretty impressed. I would for sure try this beer again.
Feb 08, 2011
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Reviewed by FLBeerGuy from Florida

3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
On tap at Coasters, thanks for getting this one.
Pours a hazy brown with very little head that leaves no lacing.

Nose is sweet bready malts, yeasty with some fruit.

Taste is caramelized bananas, bread with a peppery finish

Very little carbonation, mouthfeel is light

An easy drinking, tasty dunkelweizen, worth trying.
Nov 21, 2010
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Reviewed by glid02 from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy soft brown color with a one-finger light tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of bruised bananas with equal amounts of light wheat and indistinct malt aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Muted malt and wheat flavors quickly give way to a good deal of overripe (not in a bad way) banana flavors. Very slight spices come into play midway through the sip before fading out into a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was glad to have tried this beer as I bought the glass while in Rome and never thought I'd actually get to try the beer. An easy-drinking beer for the style, well worth a shot.
Nov 07, 2010
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Reviewed by rtepiak from Poland

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
on the end of chocolaty color for a dark wheat. A cloudy tan brown color with a just slightly off white head. Nose is substancally earthy and mild herbal. Nose of beets and rosemary. Palate has a good dose of that exactly but the quality is so earthy it gets of a potatoe earth mineral in the wheat malt. Subtle sweet that even has a touch of chocolate malt. All around a dunkelweissen that is beyond the traditional form as we know it. Although still having a very palatable drinkablity.
Sep 28, 2010
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Reviewed by MilanoItaly from Italy

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at Birrificio Italiano .
Resembling a stout both for colour and foam, it distinguishes itself for the exceptional balanced taste colours.
A meditation beer because it comes natural to stop and taste every single sip, to try understanding the different faces of this unusul style example .
Caramel, malt, banana perfectly mixed-up : like a long-drink, plus a satisfying smell .
Majestic !
Jan 31, 2009
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I picked up a bottle of this beer during a visit to the brewpub. The bottle itself is a stubby 75 cl, with an oversized cap. The beer is a muddy brown color with a beautiful tan head. The aroma is a great mix of malt, yeast, banana, and ripe fruit. Very nice. The taste is sweet and powerful, but not overdone. It's textured, with a lot of dark berry and plum notes, mingled with wheat, sweet malt, and caramel. Very drinkable and quite interesting. Here's a wonderful Italian craft beer.
Nov 29, 2008
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Dark brown color, fluffy white head, long standing.
In the smell caramel and malt, but also some hop and hint of plum marmelade.
The taste is that of a dunkel weizen, dark malt, banana and cloves, well amalgamated.
Strong malt and caramel, yes, but overall balanced.
Full body, caramel, a bit of hop in the aftertaste.
Warming, some fruity notes pop up, of apricot in syrup.
Nov 04, 2008
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 38 ratings