Allemanda – Bachgroung

Allemanda takes its name from a German ballet. This beer is elegant and cheerful exactly as this traditional folk dance. Read the beer tasting!

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Helleboro – Birrificio WAR

Time for the firs beer of WAR brewery! And I am so happy because I choose a kick-ass Blanche! Read the humble beer tasting of Helleboro!

BEER: Helleboro

Brewery: WAR

Location: Milan

Style: Blanche

Alcohol % vol.: 4,7

Service temperature: 6-8° C

Glass:

tulip

VISUAL ANALYSIS

Foam: white, abundant. Mousse-like texture with good adhesion to the glass surface.
Appearance: hazy pale golden. Golden reflections.
Effervescence: low.

OLFACTORY ANALYSIS

Scent/ olfactory sensation: rich, spicy and fruity. Tangerine, lemon leaves, bread crust. Yuzy comes out more after a few, followed by cereals and pepper hints. Jasmine and chamomile, coriander.
Intensity of aroma: intense.

Refinement of aroma: inviting.
GUSTATORY PERCEPTION

Tactile sensation: thin body, creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation.
Intensity of aroma: pretty intense. Soft and fresh acidity, moderate sweetness, very low hop bitterness, more correlated to the citrus peel.
Olfacto- Gustatory sensation/ back aroma:
Taste: even if the body is pretty thin, the aroma is rich, wrap rounding, deep, round. A perfect combination of spiciness (coriander, white pepper) fruitiness (candied orange peel, juicy yuzu, apricot) and maltiness (bread crust, sweet biscuit). Hay, dough/fresh yeast, flowers in middle. Citrusy/ wheat freshness during all the tasting.

Persistence of aroma/ end: medium length. Long-lasting citrusy (tangerine and yuzu) and coriander finish. Dry.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I love this special Italian Blanche. I adore the intensity and the thin character of this great psycho Italian Blanche.

VEG FOOD PAIRING: cow cheeses (not too mature) served with yellow stone fruit jam (hey: apricot cheesecake is ok!), main dishes with herbs,

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Natural Sour – Ecelinum Cantina Brassicola

Here I am with a stupendous gift by Fabio (Cantina Brassicola Digitale): Natural Sour. This sour beer is a blend of one+two+three years old wild ales, fermented (yeast and bacteria) in oak barrels of different sizes. Read more about this special beer brewed by Ecelinum Cantina Brassicola, Italian micro beer cellar located in a small village in the North East of Italy.

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La Birra Senza Nome – CRAK

La Birra Senza Nome (nameless beer) is the newest limited edition by Crak Brewery. This beer will remember two pine trees cat a few weeks ago. “On the night of June 29th 2019, the famous pines along the A4 motorway between Padua and Venice. (…) For the most frequent visitors of the A4 highway, those pines, for more than 60 years, have been the signal of arrival in Padua. In memory of their disappearance, we created the beer with no name, but with a strong symbol: the famous A4 Pines designed by Emmanuele Panzarini, a famous Paduan artist”. Read the bitter-sweet tasting of this DDH IPA.

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Basilica – Bachground

What happens when two friends, musicians and passionate about Classical music start to brew Italian Beers? They start to brew art! Enter and read a little more about Bachground (no, not Background. BACHground) project and this astonishing Italian Blanche beer Basilica!

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Le Bucce Riserva Rosso – Siemàn

After a year in oak barriques where wild/ native yeasts do their job, and maturation in the wood of three months with local Pinot Noir grapes, Le Bucce Riserva Rosso beer is ready to drink. And love. Drink with me this IGA by Siemàn, Italian winery and brewery.

Siemàn is a word that in the local dialect (Venetian: sìe màn) means six hands: two hands for each brother in this family-run business in the Berici Hill… Not far from Venice if you have never been to Italy 🙂

Daniele, Marco and Andrea run the company: the vineyard, the cellar and the brewery. On the beer labels, those guys appear pretty busy in their job: well-done guys! Le Bucce (bucce: tr. lees) Riserva Rosso is a marvellous Italian IGA.

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Do they like superkarralistischer hopfen? – CRAK

Limited edition inspired by GUESS WHO? the game. Brewed by Crak and other two famous microbreweries (located in Norway and New Hampshire), Do they like superkarralistischer hopfen? is a crisp Pilsner… And you already knew that I fell in love with this Italian Craft Beer cause it is a German Pilsner!

BEER: Do they like superkarralistischer hopfen?

Brewery: CRAK + Sleeping Village + Deciduous

Location: Campodarsego (Padua)

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