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DOMM - 5.2%
A beautiful Italian version that evolves in the mouth from the first sip to the last taste..
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Brewery
Birrificio Lambrate
Style & Colour
Bavarian HefeWeizen
Golden
Alcohol %

5.2%

Origin:

Italy - Milano
Sizes & Formats
Glass: 330ml bottles in case of 24
Disposable Kegs: TBA
Availability

From July 2013

Food paring & comments
Appetisers, cheese and desserts

Ale in Bavarian HefeWeizen style. Opalescent, as appropriate to the style, it’s characterised by the classic straw yellow. On the nose, it features marked banana, clove and fresh notes, followed by an herbaceous taste of hopper in the final. In the mouth, the banana fruity and the interesting citrus tastes prevail, leaving to the beer an unexpected dry note which fades into a light bitterish taste.

FACT: The beer got its name from Milan Cathedral ('Domm' in Milanese dialect), the symbol of the city. [Milanese] El Domm de Milan l'è la gesa pussee granda de Milan, e la se troeuva in mezz a la Piazza del Domm, in del center de la cittaa. L'è vunna di costruziun gotich pussee famos e pussee grand del mond.El Domm l'è dedicaa a Santa Maria Nascent, e ona statoa d'or de la Madonna (ciamada La Madonnina) la stà in scima a la gulia pussee alta del Domm. [Italian] Milan Cathedral is the biggest church of Milan, situated in Cathedral Square in the centre of the city. Dedicated to Saint Mary of the Nativity, whose golden statue (called Madonnina) is placed at the top of the highest spire of the Cathedral, it remains one of the most famous and greatest gothic buildings in the world.

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Ortiga - 5%
An elegant and refreshing session golden ale
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Brewery
Birrificio Lambrate
Style & Colour
Hoppy Golden Ale - English style
Amber / Orange
Alcohol %

5%

Origin:

Italy - Mialno
Sizes & Formats
Glass: 330ml bottles in case of 24 / 660ml bottles in cases of 6
Disposable Kegs: TBA
Availability

July 2013

Food paring & comments
Cold meats, carpaccio, BBQ session beer
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99/100 style

Ale in English Golden Ale style. Orange-coppery in colour, it’s slightly opaque once poured into the classic pint. On the nose, a subtle caramel accompanies the herbal, resinous and spicy-citrus notes of the hoppers. Light-bodied, in the mouth it’s clean and has a pleasurable bitter final which undoubtedly makes it a dangerous drinkable.

FACT: Ortica (Ortiga in Milanese dialect) is one of the quarters of Milan that once was a hamlet of Lambrate city which later became a part of Milan in 1923. The name comes from 'a garden', a place for growing vegetables and easily irrigated by the River Lambro. From the end of the 1800s till 1931 there used to be an old Lambrate station, a building mostly for travellers but also for other uses. The Ortica quarter became popular thanks to a renowned singer and a songwriter Walter Valdi in the song 'The Pole', which was later performed by Enzo Jannacci. The song, a reminder of 'Big Deal on Madonna Street', is about a rebellious band of thieves, who decide to make one of their members a pole who is supposed to divert anyone's attention to let the band do their job. Unfortunetely, the pole almost could not see or hear. [Milanese]«Faceva il palo nella banda dell'Ortica, ma l’era sguercio, el ghe vedeva quasi pù: e l’è staa inscì che i hann ciapaa senza fadiga, i hann ciapaa tutt, ma propi tutt, foeura che lù.» [Italian] 'He was the pole in the band of the Garden but almost could not see, and so it was that took them without difficulty, took them all, most of them, all out of him'. (W.Valdi: The Pole)

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Porpora - 7.8%
Italy's beer of the year 2 years running - Hopped Bock Italian style
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Brewery
Birrificio Lambrate
Style & Colour
Lager / Hopped Bock
Red / Rich amber
Alcohol %

7.8%

Origin:

Italy / Milano
Sizes & Formats
Glass: 660ml bottles in cases of 6
Disposable Kegs: TBA
Availability

From July 2013

Food paring & comments
Great desert beer with chocolate or fruit cake and baked fruit tarts
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97/100 style

Lager in the Hopped Bock style. Bright red colour with ruby reflections. On the nose, caramel notes are neat and followed by clear herb notes from hoppers, finally surmounted by winy and dried fruit scents. It tastes of syruped fruit but it never becomes sickly, thanks to the perfect balance ensured by the hopper. As a whole, this beer has an extraordinary balance which makes it extremely easy to drink.

FACT - As well as being the colour of this beer, luminous red with ruby glints, it is also the name of the nearby Porpora Street – the proper landmark of Lambrate quarter. After World War II the street became famous for high concentration of harlots who, in order to attract potential clients, would walk along the pavements of the quarter near their hotels or apartments or would sit on straw chairs. What is more, the street was named after the opera composer and singing teacher Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686-1768), whose pupils were the world's greatest talents of the XVIII century. One of the most renowned was Carlo Broschi known as Il Farinelli.

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GHISA - 5%
A stout to be enjoyed with food.
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Brewery
Birrificio Lambrate
Style & Colour
Smoked Stout
Rich Brown
Alcohol %

5%

Origin:

Italy - Milan
Sizes & Formats
Glass: 660ml bottles in cases of 6
Disposable Kegs: TBA
Availability

From July 2013

Food paring & comments
Stews, Fresh Fish, Leg of Lamb
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96/100

Ale in Smoked Stout style. With an interesting colour of a friar’s frock, this beer is characterised by a thick cappuccino-coloured foam. On the nose, it has smoked notes recalling scamorza and toasting notes recalling coffee. In the mouth, it’s more delicate and features notes of liquorice, cocoa and dried fruit (carob) which come along with a delicate bitter taste due to the toasting of malts.

FACT:
Even today in Milan one can hear 'El ghisa', a friendly way the citizens still call traffic officers. Lots of theories try to find out and explain the origins of this nickname: some claim that it comes from an old black uniform worn by the officers that reminded of the colour of cast iron fountains, whereas others think that it was named after the cast iron coat of arms that the officers wore on their helmets. Anyway, the most convincing theory has reference to top hats worn by the officers in 1860. The hats looked like cast iron tubes of some stoves at that time or eaves tubes (in dialect called 'canon de stua').

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Imperial Ghisa - 8.5%
A unique creation with amazing depth and style. To be savoured
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Brewery
Birrificio Lambrate
Style & Colour
Black Lager - Baltic Porter
Black
Alcohol %

8.5%

Origin:

Italy - Milan
Sizes & Formats
Glass: 330ml in cases of 24
Availability

From July 2013

Food paring & comments
Desert beer - chocolate or the odd cigar ;-)
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99/100 style

Lager in the Smoked Baltic Porter style. Impenetrable. Black in colour. On the nose, this extreme version of the Ghisa features toasting, coffee grounds, smoking, bitter cocoa and toffee notes, and a winy alcoholic component which accompanies the fragrance of alcohol soaked redberries. In the mouth, it’s full bodied and corresponds to the sensations felt in the nose. Meditative warming beer, the alcoholic impact is not as violent as expected.

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