Tipo Pils | Birrificio Italiano

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Italiano
Italy
birrificio.it

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Romabrew on 01-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
27
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 28
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of djrn2
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.63/5  rDev -32.4%
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 WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -19%
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 wethorseblanket
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Farmer's Cabinet, Philly, PA

I've heard so much about these brewers, and I was glad to finally try one of their brews, this one being the first I've had from them.

Poured into a nondescript pint glass, a hazy straw-yellow with a nice rocky, white head that retained well and left some nice lacing. Probably one of the best looking pilsners I've seen. Aroma of toasted grains and pils malts, with a distinct floral hoppiness. Very tasty, with the characteristics of the aroma following through in the taste. Grains and light malts, toasty and crisp, with pleasantly flavorful hops. Light bodied yet still very smooth and flavorful, and quite easily drinkable.

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
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 BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ....hooray to them for putting a bunch of Italian beer on draft. On to the beer:

Straw yellow color, leaves a bunch of lines of lacing in the glass. The nose brings a lot of floral hoppiness, and also a little hay. Likr the aroma, its flavor has a good amount of hay elements and a pleasant hoppiness. Grape-like hops. Clean and balanced, and easy to get down. Overall, one would think that this was a German made beer. A very pleasant pilsner, no matter what the origin.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a pale golden with a nice initial head that fades in due course. Great lacing. Soft aromas of noble hops and cream. Tastes quite soft and delicate. It lacks a little zing I like in German style pilsners and definitely could be a little more crisp. Soft and floral, but deliciously drinkable.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours yellow with a fluffy white head, good lace.

S: Direct hop nose, grassy, fragrant.

T: Good balance, pretty standard pilsner taste, grassy earth Saaz flavour is nice, but nothing to make it stand out from the tons of pils out there.

M: Smooth and spritzy, light-bodied, kind of fizzy on the finish.

D: A solid good pilsner, nothing more. It's nice to see the Italians are making good representations of this much maligned style.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clearish yellow with two finger head that died slow and left some lace on top of a pilsy malt aroma that had a wet, grassy accent to it. Pretty much a standard pils, enjoyable, clean, simple, not too much in terms of the pils malt that makes it top notch but I did detect a little more sweetness as I drank the beer and a dryer finish than your typical pils. There's nothing more to add other than this is a good beer and worth having on a hot summer day when you're not wanting a heavier/boozier beer.

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Photo of weeare138
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

6/4/16 draft @ Appalachian Vintner

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at W J Kavanaghs, Dublin.
Lively trails of bubbles in platinum with a lumpy white carpet. 4
Crackery grain, slight wildflowers, and grass on the nose. 4
Sweet grain, then grass, slight cardamom, and lime hops. 4
Slight anise and herbal dry linger.
Light, soft, snappy. 4.25

Dah-um, that Italian mouthfeel again! Put a solid lager around that creamy body and you’re good. Maybe a touch sweet, but the hop character is there. Italy wins again. 4.25

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Photo of Suds
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a completely clear, golden-yellow colored beer. The head is a sticky-white, with a decent lace. It's got a beautifully aromatic smell....lots of Czech-style hops and pale malt. Not incredibly intense, but this is definitely a traditional pils. The taste is phenomenal as well, sweet, soft, well-balanced, and very engaging. It's got a fresh-bread quality, with a decent doughiness and considerable pale malt flavor. The hops provide a rich backdrop. Not exceptional, and certainly no 'wow' character, but nonetheless, this beer is very well made and exceptionally drinkable. The mouthfeel is both light enough to enjoy another sip, but also substantial enough to satisfy. This is a great Italian take on a classic style.

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