Brùton Dieci (10) – Birrificio Brùton (Italy)

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  • My Rating: C

Brùton Dieci (Bruton 10) – Birrificio Brùton, 10% ABV – 330ml., (Lucca, Italy)

on the back label:

“Amber coloured beer produced with high fermentation and with natural procedures at Brùton brewery. Our beer is not filtered, no pasteurized, it does not contain preservatives and refermentation in the bottle makes the  beer, if stored in a fresh place and protected from light, acquire complexity and become more harmonic with time.”

  • Style: Barley Wine
  • Taste: Alcoholic brown sugar malted fig strange-sour finish
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $8 (after 10% off) – 330ml., January 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: A very simple label: 10 and Brùton, simple yet elegant. Pours root beer brown, unfiltered with lots of suspended bits of sediment, almost no head, thin ringed retention, some slow single lines of streams.

Nose: caramel malts, brown sugar, a bit of alcohol detection. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: oily thick, weighty

Mid-palate: tingly-fizzy mouthfeel, (lvl-8)-brown sugar sweetness, (MAIN) fig/dates, licorice, caramel MALTS, late alcohol detection, nutty

Finish: obscure citrus/acidic sourness, malty sweet heavy alcoholic finish.

Summary: Mainly brown sugar malts with fig overtones, but has a strange fishy/pukey/gag-reflex acidity at the end that didn’t bode well with my palate. Nicely crafted but the flavour isn’t for me.