Chiara | Artebirraia

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Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jlindros on 09-02-2012

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #61 (Feb 2012):

LOOK: Clear, pale gold

SMELL: Fresh-baked bread, spicy hops, fresh hay, herbal, soft, very aromatic

TASTE: Very smooth, herbal hop, spicy bitterness, bready, doughy, clean, leafy,
dry finish

Once in a while we run into a lager that blows our minds. Here's one. Simply put,
this is a really amazing lager from Italy (not known for their lagers) that’s subtle
and immaculate on the palate. Wish we had more, as this is one you could hang
with all-day long with. A must-try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

gentle pour still yields a big fluffy almost 2 finger head that fades semi slowly with lots of lacing, crystal clear golden pilsner color, lots of bubbles floating from the bottom.

Nose is a bright vibrant pilsner like lager, lots of fresh pilsner malts, toasted wheat, cracked straw, little earthy wet hay and soft layered decoction like malt, fruity crisp lager aromas, hints of grassy noble like hops.

Taste starts with juicy malts, again lots of soft slight layered almost decoction like mash flavor profile. Light pilsner toasty malts, little straw and touch of hay. Lots of crisp lager flavors, little fruity, juicy. Light grassy hops, noble type, with light bitterness. Finish is dry and crisp, hint of apple like stone fruits and lager fruits, little soft malt flavor and pilsner like.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, soft and crisp, good carb.

Overall quite nice. Wasn't expecting this, almost as if it was truely from Germany not Italy. Nice layered soft decoction like feel, crisp, clean, nice pilsner like malts, and just a touch of grassy hops. Very well done, maybe the best beer I've had from Italy actually.

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Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Redrover
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this one on tap for $6 euro at the 06 Cafe near the Spanish Steps.

Served in an imperial pint, the beer is gold with a slight chill haze. It has fairly dense white head.

Clean aroma. There is some fresh grains, some spice note from what I think are saz hops.

This is well balanced. It is slightly sweet, with cracker and biscuit all off-set by some herbal and spice from the hops. There is a trace of minerals in the finish. You've had a ton of beers in this style, but this one is a notch above.

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Photo of DBosco
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow/gold - a bit hazy....1/4" white head falls to a thin cap quickly. Lots of carbonation on the sides of the glass. No lace.

Bready malt with weedy, herbal and maybe a touch skunky hops.

Earthy malt...bready again with a dry, herbal, spicy clean finish.

Thinner, clean mouthfeel. Crisp and a very nice dry finish.

Surprising in a very good way...I wasn't sure what to expect here but very nice. Not sure of the cost on this but I will re-visit again gladly.

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Chiara from Artebirraia
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 6 ratings