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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Beer 221: Birrificio Bruton 10

Today is all Italian, all the time.  I'm just biding my time until my Italian dinner extravaganza hits the table. Gary is making the most delicious meatballs in the history of meatballs and his from scratch tomato sauce.  Perhaps I should not have drank the beer I'm about to review last night and saved it for tonight.  Oh well...it still works in my Italian themed Wednesday evening!

This photo hates me.  It doesn't look like this
in the photo manager. Arghz!!!
Birrificio Bruton 10 is an Italian abbey ale.  It's also referred to as a double malt dark beer on the bottle's label.  It poured an almost black brown with a thick tan head.  It smelled vinous and rich.  The mouthfeel was very thick. I thought the label stated the ABV at 7.4% but everything I'm reading online is reporting 10% ABV.  Drinking it makes the alcohol very apparent so I'm going with 10%.  The aroma is of dark fruit and reminds me of port.  It's sweet and not at all bitter or hopped. 

I would classify it as a quadrupel despite what the label states.  Overall very good.  It's going in my top 25.

Cheers!


 

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