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Ichnusa | Heineken Italia SpA

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2.52/5
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44 Ratings
IchnusaIchnusa
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
Ranking:
#44,157
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
44
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Moretta
3.41/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of safaricook
3.36/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DBertucco
3.18/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RevCraig
3.12/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of kscaldef
3.05/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Wet and fizzy. Not much else to say.

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3/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev +19%

Photo of vancurly
2.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I reckon this drop's been getting a bad wrap from other reviewers...

I've had it at a few times at one of Sydney's finest restaurants - Pilu at Freshwater.

Poured (by the waitress) as a bright gold colour, sparkly, and with white head. No complaints yet.

The nose struck me as generic malt-sweet Euro. Or maybe more specifically, malt-sweet Italian. Not off-putting, and lended itself well to the sharpness of olives, herb breads & balsamic starters.

Flavour reflects the aroma... but carrying an interesting fruit intensity. It wasn't until one of my fellow diners started talking (coincidentally) about quince paste that it clicked. Strange but true, believe me.

With the malt profile, was a touch cloying, but nothing a Sardinian white wine couldn't washaway shortly after.

Went well with the food. Wouldn't drink on its own, but overall not too bad.

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2.82/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light brown 33cl bottle, best before Oct 09, drank on a warm sunny afternoon in May 09.

Poured into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip glass.

Light, pale golden body, thin white collar, no head, no lacing.

No smell, gets my standard score of 3 for lager/pils without any aroma.

Crisp, dry and refreshing, a true sunshine beer.

Nothing to the beer really, a lightwieght lager that could have been produced by any of the big brewers, didn't know Heineken brewed it until I tried to find where to review it on beerfly, not suprised though.

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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

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2.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.69/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this one in Naples,Italy, Bottles everywhere in Sardinia, pours clear pale yellow with decent rising carbonation and a thin head. A classic light, grassy hop lager. Very pale yellow, soapy white head with a fair lacing. Straw and hay nose with some light lager malts, corn, and cardboard. Hoppiness is there,leading to a bitter finish, but like most italian macro beers, it’s unbalanced and harsh. Watery body.

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2.63/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.61/5  rDev +3.6%
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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2.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this one in Sardinia, pours clear pale yellow with decent rising carbonation and a thin head. A classic light, grassy hop lager. Very pale yellow, soapy white head with a fair lacing. Straw and hay nose with some light lager malts, corn, and cardboard. Hoppiness is there,leading to a bitter finish, but like most Italian macro beers, it’s unbalanced and harsh. Watery body.

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2.59/5  rDev +2.8%
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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2.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Ichnusa from Heineken Italia SpA
Beer rating: 2.52 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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