Full Review

Collesi

Collesi
Bionda IPA

Category: Belgian Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Collesi
Bionda IPA

Category: Belgian Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8.5%
Minutely hazy light gold color. Fruity, herbal, grassy aromas of seeded rye, clementine pith, toasted wheat, and orange oil with a soft, fizzy, fruity medium body and a graceful, momentary dried grass, eucalyptus oil, star anise, and honeyed green tea finish. A Belgian beer for hop heads who are ready to branch out.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: seeded rye, clementine pith, toasted wheat, and orange oil
Taste Flavor: dried grass, eucalyptus oil, star anise, and honeyed green tea
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Pork Chops, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Belgian beer for hop heads who are ready to branch out.

The Producer

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl

The Producer
Loc. Pian della Serra
Apecchio, 61042
Italy
39 -075-933118

Belgian Style IPA

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Serve in a Thistle
Belgian style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. A marriage of pale malt, American hops and Belgian yeast, Belgian-style IPAs are one of the more recent styles quickly gaining recognition. While commonly deemed too bitter for Belgian audiences, these beers are quickly gaining popularity in the US. While the style is still in development, it is typically high in alcohol, and can be thought of as a hybrid of an American IPA and Belgian-style Tripel. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA and Flossmoor Station Hop Central.

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