Castello Birra Italiana / Friulana Blonda
Castello Di Udine S.p.A.

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From:
Castello Di Udine S.p.A.
 
Italy
Style:
European Pale Lager
ABV:
5%
Score:
69
Avg:
2.9 | pDev: 18.97%
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
32
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 02, 2016
Added:
Aug 13, 2002
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  5
SCORE
69
Poor
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Rated: 3 by Robertas from Lithuania

Nov 02, 2016
 
Rated: 2.7 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by Moretta from Italy

May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 2.78 by IRONRakkasan from California

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 2.92 by thatsmyspot from Italy

Aug 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.32 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Aug 14, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by IrishGermanAmerican from Texas

Mar 26, 2015
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty and sweet. Taste is sweet, malts, grains, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
Mar 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.23 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jan 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by diegominach from Italy

Dec 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Srecko from Serbia

Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by DaveMiller from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by JAHMUR from Connecticut

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.7 by DBertucco from Italy

Oct 03, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by neil2me from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by hoppecatania from Italy

Jul 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Lobina from Arizona

Jul 12, 2014
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Reviewed by brewmine from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This review is from memory, circa 2002 in the place of origin. It was a popular local beer in the far NW area of Italy, and I found it very good. Since then it changed ownership; the following (somewhat self-referential) paragraph is pasted off Wikipedia:
<Birra Moretti was an Italian brewing company, founded in Udine in 1859 by Luigi Moretti. In 1996 the company was acquired by Heineken International. The brewing plant in Udine was sold to the newly formed Birra Castello S.p.A.; Moretti is now a brand of Heineken>.
So what you are drinking now is not necessarily the same beer as back then, could be standard Heineken relabeled.
Assuming it stayed the same, it's a good light beer for summer days.
Jul 03, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Brendan10 from Canada (ON)

Mar 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Leiting from Wisconsin

Jan 17, 2014
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.21/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

A new Italian beer came in, and, don't ya know it, I just had to try it. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a short finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild grass, light flowers, and light cornbread. The lack of expected skunk is a pleasant touch. The taste brings in more of the same, the sweetness playing off the grassiness pretty nicely. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, not a bad Euro lager at all, really; nothing to write home about, but I wouldn't object to being given another.
Oct 07, 2013
 
Rated: 2.5 by Dapper_Dan_Man from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by MylesMac from Canada (MB)

Mar 20, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by GaryFields from Indiana

Jan 31, 2013
 
Rated: 2.5 by rvajohn from Virginia

Jan 09, 2013
 
Rated: 2.5 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Dec 30, 2012
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I really didn't have much hope for this beer - I mean, who woulda thought you would find a decent beer from Italy? But I was wrong, this brew was pretty good.

Out of the bottle the beer pours a beautifully clear, golden color. It shows up with no head whatsoever or even the smallest bits of lacing. This leads to making it difficult to test for smell, but it's there, and what is there is surprising. The smell has a distant sweetness to it that mixed good with the hops. Its mouthfeel was average - nothing really to mention, but the taste was definitely what was surprising. I had to have a second one to convince myself that it was pretty good.

Overall, its an average lager - but on its own it's a relatively good beer.
Dec 16, 2012
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Reviewed by mralphabet from Virginia

3.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Poured a clear light golden color with a fingers worth of head that settled to a small ring with little to no lacing to speak of. Pretty standard for a Euro Lager.

S: I'm getting some light malt sweetness with a very light floral hops and a old touch of pizza sauce (Loosing my mind)

T: I'm getting some sweetness right up front then a light hops to finish it out.... Not much inbetween. Also pretty Euro Lager like.

M: Here is where it got fun for me.... It is pretty medium bodied with a creamy and smooth feel. Finish is strangely little dry. Very interesting.

D: A very eady to drink Euro Lager that doesn't feel like a Euro Lager. Would be a prefect match for a nice Supreme Pizza. Worth looking for at your next Italian restaurant.
Dec 10, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by t0rin0 from California

Sep 10, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by Dragon17 from Florida

Aug 14, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2012
 
Rated: 1.75 by bh123 from California

Jul 23, 2012
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I found this treasure at the 99ยข Only Store.

Best before 7/2012.

Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain and sweet grape juice aromas. Taste is very much the same with a slight hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a somewhat flat mouthfeel with only a hint of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with nothing too offensive but nothing great at all.
Apr 18, 2012
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Reviewed by jsprain1 from Minnesota

2.47/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A- Pale golden with a thin white head. Minimal retention and no lacing.
S- The aroma is quite sweet with some slight adjuncty aroma. Otherwise fairly clean.
T- The taste is the same. It has pretty much the same flavor as many euro pale lagers. A bit adjuncty at first, fairly clean in the finish.
M- Very light body. Carbonation is decently smooth at least.
O- It's an ok pale lager, but there's nothing here that excites me too much.
Apr 14, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2012
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Reviewed by Douberd from Netherlands

3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Another one bought at Walmart, Mexico, and one of the few sold not in a six pack.
Pours a golden yellow colour with one finger head, quickly gone.
Aroma is of malts, some grass.
Taste is nothing extraordinary, but honest.
Average thickness on the body and average carbonation.
I hadn't noticed that it was Italian when I got it and I hadn't had my hopes high when I did, but after all it wasn't that bad,just an average Euro Lager.
Mar 27, 2012
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Reviewed by rangerred from Tennessee

2.32/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
330ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold with a thin fizzy head that quickly disappears.

Smells of metal and stale cabbage. A tiny bit of bready gran.

Flavor is cooked vegetables and creamed corn. Slightly metallic also. Some faint grassy hops are present but everything fades away to a watery mess rather quickly. Mouthfeel is slick but really watery.

Overall this was a really disappointing beer. Very watery and just tasted stale.
Mar 16, 2012
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Reviewed by jeffjeff1 from California

3.17/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I picked it up at Travis AFB yesterday.

Appearance- gold color, thin head that dissipated to nothing quickly

Smell- grainy malts

Taste- grainy malts, very slight flavor of hops

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was ok. Not the best or worst. I might drink it again.
Feb 06, 2012
Castello Birra Italiana / Friulana Blonda from Castello Di Udine S.p.A.
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 91 ratings