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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Castello Premium Beer

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Castello Premium Beer
Birra Castello S.PA.
Via E. Fermi
S. Giorgio di Nogaro (UD) Italy
Est. 1991

Brain Damage Quotient = 4.8 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Golden straw color.
Dry, grainy, sweet smell. Some bright hops.
Biscuit smell.
White foamy two finger head.

Spotty lacing on the glass.
Grassy flavor with slight sweetness.
Medium carbonation.
Light, clean taste. Dry and refreshing.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Hey Abbott! No, it's not really Costello.  It's Castello from the Italian word for Castle. Just as depicted on the label. We have here a straight forward euro-lager that is similar to many, save for a bit of sweetness in the finish.  A good beer to pair up with on a hot day, after chores or just out fishing.

I discovered this in a local (authentic) Italian restaurant, aptly named "Bada-Bing!" I say authentic because the proprietor of said restaurant was a dead ringer for Tony SopranoThe restaurant is a true family affair where they all work in the kitchen and dining room to bring some of the most mouth watering Italian cuisine you've ever tried. Everyone that enters is treated like they are part of the family.

Could have had a glass of Chianti or some Merlot with dinner this evening, but fuhgeddaboudit.  When I spied the Castello, I saw one more soldier to reap.  The fact that it was an Italian beer...well let's just say that, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. Not a great or memorable beer, but very enjoyable with my Chicken Cacciatore.  Hey, you could do a lot worse...


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