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Birra Italiano Lager

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Put down my first lager yesterday (7/5/19) a Birra Italiano and although fermentation not confirmed by the unit (just love that) bubbles can been seen through the viewing window (love that as well) at a nice 12C. I didn’t have a packet of the Y9 yeast so used the other lager yeast Y7. Don’t think this will change the brew too much and both yeasts finish the beer clear.

Will advise results in a month or so.

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Kegged this one on 17/6/19 after 10days and had my first taste today 28/6. This is a top, clean, clear and crisp lager. Malty with pleasant sweetness with crisp finish and slight bitterness. Will be great on a hot day however great now.

Will definitely be doing this one again.

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Tried a bottle of this for Fathers Day dinner...a Nasi Goreng that I had to cook.

Anyways, 100% agree with the above poster, 6 weeks secondary and this is a great drop which will get better with correct usage of hops ( don't worry, just a few more beers left of me whinging about this). Someone had said they noticed little difference between the Aztec and this...yeah right, there was no issue with me finishing the Aztec, I was happy when that was finished  but this is delicious and is definitely a summer beer

 

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14 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

Tried a bottle of this for Fathers Day dinner...a Nasi Goreng that I had to cook.

Anyways, 100% agree with the above poster, 6 weeks secondary and this is a great drop which will get better with correct usage of hops ( don't worry, just a few more beers left of me whinging about this). Someone had said they noticed little difference between the Aztec and this...yeah right, there was no issue with me finishing the Aztec, I was happy when that was finished  but this is delicious and is definitely a summer beer

 

Glad you enjoy it. Interesting with the Aztec reference as the recipes are different and the Birra has hop additions where the Aztec none. Some people tend to forget what they have tasted. 

Ps. Nadine Goreng, your spoilt.☺️

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I thought it was an interesting observation at the time but the more I plowed my way through the keg of Aztec, I was preparing myself for a fair amount of disappointment with the Birra. Given that, when I took my first swig I was like "Huh?" how are those two even close

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20 minutes ago, Rob Courtney said:

Oh and I checked whether Nadine Goreng was a person as well FML

Bloody iPad, “you don’t want nasi you want Nadine! 

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9 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

Another mid week session and yeah, this is a cracker

Nothing wrong with mid week sessions, don’t won’t  to be labelled a weekend binge drinker 😀🤭

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6 minutes ago, Rob Courtney said:

Sad to say, last bottle drank tonight, really nice drop.

 

On the positive, the keg has still got a couple of weeks to go

Lucky bugger, must do another one for spring/summer.

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Just drinking keg, still coming yo terms with the primer i  secondary fermentation now using dextrose and not liquid sachets but that is being really critical as the head on the beer is good, not perfect. In saying that, a little disappointed I didn't order two of these for my new brews, really nice drop...but there are so many to like, might have to reign in  my Belgian addiction

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Yes certainly agree there are so many goodies to choose from. I’m attempting to do new ones in one droid and repeats in the other. May work? 🍺

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Took a few bottles down to cricket today for the boys to try. I think these guys had been once bitten, twice shy from a mates home brew. Resounding opinion was it was an excellent beer...only 7 weeks, the Birra was kicking some big goals. Had to explain to them that it still had 2-3 weeks to get to its optimum. 

Reckon there might be a few Brewart sales on this

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