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Amber | Brasserie Pietra

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Pietra

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tigg924 on 03-15-2009

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3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of notchucknorris
2.72/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tottel
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BogAl
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of safaricook
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Typical toasted malt aroma and flavor for a Biere de Garde. Brewed with chestnuts but difficult to taste them, maybe smokelike aftertaste.s Good carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Act25
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at Tartinery Nolita NYC - a must try restaurant.

A: Crystal clear light copper in color with light carbonation. It poured with a half-finger high off white head that faded fast, not much lace.
S: Not enough: light aromas of bread, caramel and toasted malts.
T: Follows the smell and adds malty sweetness. Hints of chestnuts and grass.
MF: Light- to medium-bodied.

Totally enjoyed as a pre-dinner session beer. Enjoyed two easily. Appetizing.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yet another 2 dollar grab at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - Ah an old lager. Little to no head with a hazy amber body. Quite strange for an amber lager.

S - Good amount of caramel sweetness, lager yeasts, bread, and some more toffee sweetness.

T - Drinks with less sweetness than the nose preserves. Lager yeast in the finish with caramel and toffee malts toasty on the whole. Fruity yet dry it's not bad.

M - Light to medium easy to drink.

Overall I would love to try this fresh with more carbonation. Despite the age it's still a tasty brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of horshack7
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass is a amber colored beer with a white head that thins out quick.

Aroma: A light dryness inthe nose. Light malt, bits of citrus, touch of nuttiness.

Taste: Little bit of a crisp mouthfeel. Caramel malts, floury, light malt sweetness with a good touch breadiness.

Notes: Overall not too bad of beer a good crispness to it and somewhat balanced. Cheers.

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Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half-finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of bready, caramel and toasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has a bit of malty sweetness. Hints of chestnuts begin to develop as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink and goes down rather easily.

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Photo of TheDeuce
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pietra Amber....on tap at DBGB Kitchen and Bar.

Appearance-an orange brown color off the bat, a two finger head rises and sits beautifully in the tulip glass.

Smell-mix of strong hop with a very bready malt nose, the smell lingers around, very potent and nice.

Taste/Mouthfeel-medium mouthfeel, bready and filling, full flavored, actually more malty than I expected but there is nice balance. Finishes with a small bit of hops leaving bits of malt and alcohol on the tongue.

Drinkability-very balanced and no issues.

Overall-a nice Vienna, a little maltier and less spicy than I'm used to in this style but it's well done and seems like a great sessioner, nice flavors. Worth a try.

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Photo of Gmann
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a watery iced tea brown color with a small dense cream colored head. The aroma is of a doughy malt, some raisins and honey. Didn't really expect these aromas if a fairly light brew. Taste is similar to the aroma. Doughy malt, hints of raisins, honey sweetness. I don't think I pick up much of the chestnut flavor that the label states. The feel is light almost watery with spritzy carbonation; sweet overall on the palate. A rather ho-hum brew, quite a musty/earthiness to it but also quite watery. I guess it drinks fairly easy.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap from notes taken in 2009.
The color is a nice amber/gold color with a fast-fading white head. Some trailing and webby lacing clings the glass.
Smells of grain husk and hint of damp basement mix with a mild floral hop and caramel candy.
Sweet honey taste and caramel malt are tempered a bit by the slightly citrus hop bite.
A little back-of-the-throat hop edginess gives a sprightly tingle going down. This is a refreshing brew, despite the well-hidden the 6% abv.

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Photo of crossovert
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz brown bottle.

It pours into my tulip a clear amber color, the head is fluffy and white, but leaves no lacing as it dissipates.

The smell is mild and bready, not too much to it.

The taste is definitely intriguing. There is a nutty smokiness to it that almost is reminiscent of a bacon flavor. I don't know why it is labeled as a Vienna lager here, the label states ale.

It is an interesting one, worth a try.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours amber with little head. Smells yeasty, sweet, nutty, and with an herbal pungency. The taste is also quite pungent. Nutty, almost metallic and medicinal, but not completely over the top. It's drinkable without being something I'd go back to over and over again. A bit ripe in the mouth. This is for sure an interesting beer, but a bit out of balance.

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Amber from Brasserie Pietra
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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