Full Review

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl
Collesi "Nera"

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl
Collesi "Nera"

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8%
Bright medium brown color. Delicate, dusty, curious exotic savory aromas and flavors of dark rye raisin bread, fruit cake, and sarsaparilla with a soft, vibrant, bubbly, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish imparting suggestions of honeyed nuts and yams, arugula, and delicate spices finish. A rich malty, creamy Belgian ale with great fruit and spice.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich, heavy, malty, sweet & fruity & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: dark rye raisin bread, fruit cake, and sarsaparilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of honeyed nuts and yams, arugula, and delicate spices
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Ham With Mostarda, BBQ Brisket, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich malty, creamy Belgian ale with great fruit and spice.

The Producer

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl

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

Belgian Style Specialty Ale

This is not a classic style but represents various beers of similar Belgian theme. This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements and overall drinkability.

Best Buys for
Belgian Style Specialty Ale