Gran Riserva Doppio Malto | Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
Italy | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-19-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
114
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
23.91%
 
 
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Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 114
Photo of Globetrotter
3.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice elegant package - brown tapered neck 33 cl bottle with an interestingly shaped black and gold label featuring a portrait of (I'm guessing here) Mr. Peroni, flanked by etchings of (another guess) the brewery. Below the name are three lines of cursive writing in Italian that (one more guess, really) describe Giovanni Peroni's dream of making a classic double-malt beer. And here we have it. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 9/30/04, I opened it on 4/11/04.

Pours a clear pale amber under a one finger off white head that settles quickly, leaving a little bit of lace at first. The nose is quite full of sweet malt - very pleasant. The mouth is light and prickly - yawn. There is caramel malt sweetness here, with a mild hoppy bite featuring hints of espresso and/or toffee. There's a lemony sour in here somewhere, too. The aftertaste is sweet - the caramel wins out over all else. Not bad.

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Photo of joecast
2.36/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

fancy looking dark bottle with best before date printed on back. oops, six months out. i should really start looking for that before i buy.
sweet malty/flowery aroma. not much head to speak of. great looking golden color.
good, firm maltiness, but a bit too sweet. needs some bitterness to balance it out.
not sure if the extra six months affected the taste that much, but i wasnt really happy with it. i could deal with the lack of bitterness, but it was just too sweet tasting.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I pour this sample into my glass and it pours lighter than I expected. The color is clear yellow with light orange tints. Bright white head foams up easily and fades fairly fast.
The aroma is mildly malty sweet mixed with light fruity hop characters.
First sip reveals, a light body and average carbonation. Flavor is light and fruity up front while the beer finishes malty sweet and slightly sugary.
This beer is very easy to drink and has less body than I was hoping for. It is good but nothing to rave about!

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Photo of koolk
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely golden amber colour. Strong bubbly head with good carbonation that settles out quickly.

Strong nose! Deep malt and flowery hops with some good peppery spiciness, mostly anise.

Big flavours of deep carmel that is strong yet also creamy and smooth. Quite a long finsh that is slighty dry and rather pleasing with a good blend of strong malt, hops and heat from the alcohol.

This was rather nice drop that I would seek again. I liked the label and the slender brown bottle shape too! (not that this really matters)

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear amber body is capped by a creamy head of white foam that slowly subsides into a thin collar leaving behind little lace. The nose expresses a sweetish, bready & grainy malt that's accented by a gentle, floral hop character. The body is medium; and its very fine, median carbonation helps to awaken the tastebuds with a crispness across the palate. The grainy malt returns in the flavor - a little more grassy and toasty than sweetly bready, and it's floral hoppiness remains intact and becomes more apparent towards the finish. It's backed by a firm bitterness that lets the malt take center stage but anchors it quite securely. It finishes clean and dry with some light, lingering malt. Quite enjoyable, and an excellent choice with a hearty meal!

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Photo of Mitchster
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bought and drank this one is Sorrento, Italy. Clear, light caramel to dark golden in color with a thin white head with decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma has lots of sweet pale malts with the slightest hint of straw, and no discernable hops with very distant esters. Although alcohol is not evident in the nose, it is clearly abundant in the taste. Mouthfeel is slick with a firm body despite it's modest look. Carbonation is mild to moderate. Taste begins with firm pale malts, a big wave of peppery alcohol, then some rubbery, earthy flavor hops. This is the first beer where I have been able to distinctly taste hop extract and it's quite noticeable in the finish...partly chemical in the side of the throat, an indistinct dead bitterness, and ruddy. The hop extract finish kills the otherwise decent start. Not very enjoyable.

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Photo of John
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in a grocery store last week while in Italy. Gold in color, off-white head. Light toasted grains, very bread-like aroma. Hops are very subdued, but barely lend a bit of pepper. Malt turns sweetish, but it's a welcome sweetness and not cloying. A decent strong lager that's quite drinkable. Cin cin!

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Photo of jdhilt
3.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought in Italy and I had high expectations for this one since it was labeled as a doppio malto but it lacks the strong malty flavor I was looking for. The La Rossa Birra Doppiomalto is much better. The ABV is 6.6%.

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Photo of rastaman
2.38/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I would imagine it would be good with Italian, has a doughy sort of pizza base flavour in there, malty rather than hoppy, tends to be a bit sticky and stale on its own though, must have with food.

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Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz slender Euro style bottle with a blurb about the beer on the front label and a “best before end” date on the back label.

Appearance: Big bubble meringue-like head that subsides to a rocky lace, bight light golden hue.

Smell: Sweet grainy aroma with a bready back ground and a light floral hop in the nose.

Taste: Moderate body with a slickness to the mouth feel, sweetness bursts from the grain with a fresh cut hay flavour. Very clean palate with a bite of hop bitterness, as soon as the bitterness peaks a handful of grain flavour hits the taste buds hard. Slight herbal hop and more grain in the finish.

Notes: This tastes like slightly bigger Peroni Lager, a quality Euro lager that I would not mind having around here and there. Went well with the pepperoni / sun dried tomato spiked turkey burgers I grilled.

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Gran Riserva Doppio Malto from Birra Peroni Industriale S.p.A.
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