Birra Dana Doppio Malto
Castello Di Udine S.p.A.

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
ABV:
6.5%
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2.05 | pDev: 0%
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Castello Di Udine S.p.A.
 
Italy
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Year-round
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2.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Produced for the Conad hypermarket chain. I consider this a strong pale lager, but perhaps because of its name it's been misconstrued online as a doppelbock.

BOTTLE: Green glass. Pry-off crown cap with a drawing of hop leaves. Dark green insipid label.

6.50%.

Served chilled into a halbelitre krug.

HEAD: ~5cm wide. Off-white colour. Fairly frothy. Nice retention - ~4-5 minutes.

BODY: Clear vibrant copper. Clean, with no visible yeast within.

Appears well-carbonated. Not unique or special looking.

AROMA: Munich malts, pale malts, pilsner malts. Generic floral hops. Hints of buttery diacetyl. Seems too sweet. Almost honeyed.

Aromatic intensity is average. Suggests a sticky saccharine brew. I'm none too eager to try it.

TASTE: Poor...buttery and saccharine, with poor depth of flavour and painful simplicity. Diacetyl off-flavour is indicated. Corn adjunct drags down the malt taste. Neither well built nor well balanced...way too sweet. To its credit, the obnoxious sugariness does obscure the ABV.

Yeast attenuation is way off.

TEXTURE: Buttery, overcarbonated, Unrefreshing, smooth, wet, and Medium-bodied. Sticky as well.

This should be a light refreshing texture with a crisp mouthfeel and no buttery or sticky characteristics. This execution in no way serves the flavour profile or style, though in its defense it doesn't have any overt alcohol warmth.

OVERALL: Just a bad brew across the board, no matter what style you want to call it (either strong pale lager or corn adjunct lager, take your pick. Even in the budget supermarket beer category, you can do far better (and, especially outside Italy, for far less). I'll finish the 3 pack I bought, but only after having other booze to grease the wheels a bit. At its best, this a beer for broke students or for cooking with.

Low D (2.05)

Feb 07, 2016
Birra Dana Doppio Malto from Castello Di Udine S.p.A.
Beer rating: 2.05 out of 5 with 1 ratings