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Extraomnes Straff | Extraomnes

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Extraomnes
Italy | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed & bottled by El Mundo S.p.A.

Added by tbeckett on 08-11-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
22.22%
 
 
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Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Opened with a geyser of foam, then poured with a massive head.
Nose shows heavy spicy phenols, Belgian doughy yeast notes, soft light malt and very faint pear.
Flavours include sharp, solvent-like booze, doughy yeast and light sweet malt.
Excessively carbonated and too much booze.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma of mild spice, floral, hay, grass, citrus, zest. Taste pepper, citrus, fruity esters, hops, dry bitter finish.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl brown bottle purchased from Domus Birrae in Rome.

Pours a very hazed golden colour, with some orange at the deeper parts. Head forms as a slushy white crest, but settles out to a pocked film across the top. Lace forms in places, but is pretty inconsistent. Looks a bit flat—I hope better things are coming up.

Nose is indeed better, with a nice mix of earthy grains and pronounced Belgian ester characters. Solid rounded sweetness, not a lot of spice, but some boozy characters from the surprisingly high ABV. It's pretty solid.

Taste is also good. Clean and forthright on the front, with a touch of spice that comes in on the mid-palate, giving a touch of cloves and some crushed watermelon. Malt is light, but structured, giving body and basis to the beer right through to the back. Finish is a bit light, but given how high in alcohol it is, that's quite something. Mouthfeel is soft, but with a click at the back which gives it a pleasant sendoff.

Overall, this is actually pretty good. It doesn't have the complexity of the best Belgian examples, but the Belgian genesis is apparent, and the beer is pretty well-made. The 9.5% ABV is well-hidden, which really aids the drinkability—more depth and character would make it exceptional.

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
4.09/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbeckett
2.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Beer Deluxe.

A - Pours a hazy dark gold with lot's of suspended sediment. Three finger fluffy white head. Good carbonation. Good splattering of lace and a finger of retention.

S - Yeast. That's it. Maybe some orange.

T - A bit fruity with some orange. Booze. Yeast. Not a whole lot worth noting aside from the orange esters.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body and a dry finish with some booze.

O/D - This beer was pretty uninteresting. Basic for the style and no real outstanding flavour that came out.

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Extraomnes Straff from Extraomnes
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