Ichnusa | Heineken Italia SpA

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heineken Italia SpA
Italy

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
16
Avg:
2.4
pDev:
18.33%
 
 
Wants:
2
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17
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Photo of Giangio
2.63/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of crissxhou_96
2.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BradMacMullin
2.59/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Love having a local beer. Local people plying their trade making beer for themselves. Oh no...wait a minute. It's a MFn Heineken beer. Not like a Heineken, it is Heineken. Not sure why they waste the paper to label it as an Ichnuso. Italy is nice though. Get lost Heineken

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Photo of msondel
2.52/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gianluca88
2.39/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.61/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Ichnusa
33 cl. brown glass bottle, best by O8-2016 and sampled on 29 November 2015

Appearance: Clear, dull golden body with a brass cast. Short head of bright white. Average retention, better than average lacing.

Aroma: Dull malt and cardboard. Not skunked. Dull background hops appear herbal and grassy.

Flavor: Straightforward grainy and straw-like malt threaded through with mild herbal and grassy hops - yet it's superbly balanced because there's not that much going on on either side. A restrained bitterness is all that's needed to bring it to a dry finish with lingering wet cardboard and spent herbal hops.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium in body and smooth with a moderate carbonaion level.

Overall: A fairly face-less and generic Euro-lager that's somewhat flawed.

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Photo of DBertucco
3.18/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.09/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

From the first time you open this beer, the scent makes it apparent that this is the Italian Heineken. The classic, skunky, nose of the beer hits you first and is the dominant flavor of both the scent and the taste of the beer. Most surprisingly, the pour and lacing of this beer is fairly impressive, leaving a good amount of lace in the glass and looking a fairly deep golden in color. Still, this beer is not much more than a pale, fizzy lager that offers little in the way of hop or malt profile.

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Photo of BEER88
2.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Moretta
3.41/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kscaldef
3.05/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Wet and fizzy. Not much else to say.

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2.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of charapaus
2.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thatsmyspot
2.69/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.18/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Johnct
2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JaimeLondon
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GregaR
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pipp
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of RevCraig
3.12/5  rDev +30%

Photo of hoppecatania
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of drewfromboulder
2.75/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of safaricook
3.36/5  rDev +40%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkoNm
2.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ichnusa has the typical lager appearance - clear golden color with about two fingers of white head with medium retention.
There is a very gentle malty and grainy aroma, but it is very faint.
The taste is similarly light, slightly watery with sweet beginning and a weak hoppy finish. Only slight bitterness in the aftertaste.
Drinkable? Yes. Enjoyable? Also. Special? Not really.

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Ichnusa from Heineken Italia SpA
2.4 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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