Tipo Pils | Birrificio Italiano

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Tipo PilsTipo Pils

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Birrificio Italiano

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Romabrew on 01-02-2003

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Photo of AgentMunky
2.25/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Served in a tasting glass the Firestone Walker Beer Fest. From notes. Reviewed 1 June 2013.

Honestly, I didn't care for this one bit. It's a pils. And not a very exciting one at that. My original notes have my final assessment double-underlined: "crappy lager." Perhaps that's a little harsh, but I just don't think Tipopils can hold it's weight at an American beer festival. Little flavor, grainy sweet, and it's best quality was its moderate carbonation.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served on draught into a half pint glass at Ma Che Siete Venuti in Roma, Italy. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger head which is devoid of cream, of fair thickness, and retains for about four minutes. A cloudy transparent yellow colour.

Sm: Lemon zest, cream, and full barley. Mild in strength.

T: Lemon zest, a barley foundation of moderate fullness and depth, and out of place unwelcome cream. Somehow, the cream violates the essential purity of this beer's taste. Built simply and imbalanced. It's not horribly refreshing, either.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too much cream loaded on the third act. It does complement the flavours of the body to an extent.

Dr: Average ABV and pretty drinkable. Quality is questionable. I'll never have it again, especially at 8 euro a pint.

NOTE: It's actually 5.2%.

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Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Appalachian Vintners.
Lacks clarity but otherwise a fine looking pils, especially the white head.
Hints of honey and faint spices in the nose.
Very light body would be watery if not for the medium+ carbonation.
Mild flavor, to the point of being a light pils. No major flaws but seems distinctly less than world class.

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Photo of SE-VAbeerdrink
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of beefsquatch
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of sbricker
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of josanguapo
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From 32GP. In Teku glass. Afte dinner. Very grassy and herbal, more malty than usual in the style, with a bigger body. I have the feeling than drinking more units will make it much more appreciable for me

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MilanoItaly
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Some Michelin 3 star chef should taste the foam of this beer : it can be a recipe itself, never saw and tasted something similar, it resembles to a mousse , no really IT IS a mousse, soft like whipped cream and very sweet. Maybe some other Birrificio Italiano beers show something similar, and my Tipopils wasn't perfectly clear in colour to give perfect 5/5, but the effect was so scenographic and you say, "exceptional" .

On-tap at Birrificio Italiano.
TipoPils is a good exemple of Pils brewed in Italy .
Not particularly crisp or bitter, medium-low carbonated but as they will explain it mainly depends on the German serving style they adopt here.
Above the average.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of flyingpig
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

400ml on-tap at Il Santo Bevitore, Venice (€7):
This one was an odd beer, it seemed quite refreshing & was fairly easy to drink with plenty of floral & citrus flavours but I'm not entirely sure it's one that I'd go hunting for. There was a nice balance between the sharp citrus flavours & the pilsner type malts but in truth there wasn't a whole lot else going on with the beer, enjoyable in the sun whilst in Italy but it's not a classic.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of drbenderdo
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NilocRellim
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, yellow colour. Smelled of faint earthy hops, slight whiff of malts. It tasted well-carbonated, crisp and clean. Slight presence of earthy hops, a bit of clean malt; light to medium-bodied, with a clean finish.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont into a tumbler.

Dull light gold and green light with yellow hued edges, with a cloudy and hazy body. Top of the body is almost a brown orange, with a white collar that never leaves.

Bouquet is a simple light brwady malt, but nothing else jumps out and not particularly strong.

Taste is light breaded malt, with an orange palate and leant juice texture. Very quick hop bitter that fades and disappears. Slightly cracker like and dry in the palate giving some dry roof mouth.

Overall still pretty enjoyable, looks impessive with a better than average taste.

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Photo of Crosling
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught, Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà, Rome, Italy. Murky golden yellow. Beautiful head of foam. Spicy hops in the nose, with some vibrancy. Flavor is crisp & clean, with lots of hop character, hints of lemon and herbs. Finish lasts well. Very good, high quality lager. This is with out a doubt one of Italy's best brewers.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 40 cl pour into a burgundy glass at BQ-Birra Artigianale Di Qualita in Milan, Italy on 6/17/11.

Clear golden with a filmy head a lots of lace. Odd aroma that reminds me of fish or feet. Fortunately, it fades with time. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma minus the feel, a slight grape sweetness, low bitterness, and untoasted grain. In place of the feet, there is a slightly hint of overripe bananas. Light to medium body. A subdued bitter finish with a bit of smokiness. Reminds me of a dialed back version of Raging Bitch.

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Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mullenite
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ystazi
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Tipo Pils from Birrificio Italiano
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