It is a classic lager beer produced using Menabrea’s own yeast, which has a bottom-fermenting tendency.
Menabrea is matured gently in the perfect temperature of our cave cellars for a taste of superior clarity. This 4.8% ABV pale lager is well balanced between citrus, bitter tones and floral, fruity undertones giving a consistent and refined flavour. It has a complicated malty, hoppy taste with an exceptional head retention due to the quality of our ingredients and maturation process.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Menabrea uses pure mountain water sourced high in the Alps, close to Biella (Piedmont). The water combines with selected barley malt and maize (corn) before adding Hallertau Magnum hops.
The addition of maize gives a lightness to the beer both in terms of color and taste and also adds a hint of sweetness, which balances the bitterness from the Hallertau hops. The combination of these ingredients brewed by the master brewer to a recipe basically unchanged since 1846 gives a beer with balanced bitterness, a floral fruity nose and a delicate pale-golden color.
This lager, like all of the Menabrea beers is matured peacefully in their underground cellars for 6 weeks. This beer has been matured in the brewery’s deep, cold cellars the same way for over 170 years.