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Thursday
Mar212013

BIRRA ROMA

Birra Roma is a beer from, well, Rome. And it's not very good, on many levels.

It started off quite well, with the beaut logo meant to be a slice of the Coloseum and an oblong-shaped bottle that's just right for flattening pizza dough.

It pours quite nicely, with a promising, rich colour but you probably should not get much closer than that.

It's made of the Big Four ingredients, plus sugar, to get it up to 5.5%. But it's hard to trust that because while it reads nicely in Italian, they just did a google translate for the English version.

But the smell is incredibly off putting. It smells like molases mixed with boiled wheat and there's a hint of something like marmalade. 

It doesn't taste too bad on the beer's roll across the tongue. It doesn't actually taste like much of anything. But, oh, the aftertaste...

It takes a second or two and then it starts making the back of your mouth feel sticky. And then it delivers a big wave of aftertaste flavours in the back of your mouth that feels like someone tipped a six-year-old spice draw down the back of your throat. It's mega, mega ick.

And then there's the bottle lid. A red love heart? On a beer? Really?

Not to be trifled with.

 

1/10 

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