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

Castello Birra Italiana / Friulana BlondaCastello Birra Italiana / Friulana Blonda
BA SCORE
2.9/5
91 Ratings
Castello Birra Italiana / Friulana BlondaCastello Birra Italiana / Friulana Blonda
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Castello Di Udine S.p.A.
Italy
birracastello.it

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WVbeergeek on 08-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,486
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
91
pDev:
18.97%
Bros Score:
3.21
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.92/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.32/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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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.

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3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.7/5  rDev +27.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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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.

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +20.7%

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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.

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2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.2%

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Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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