House – The Source
Address – Via Pisana, 3, Firenze, 50143
Date of first visit – April, 2004
Most recent visit –
Riki 4.5% 0.5 VF
Advertised a a Blond, it was so in colour only. At this abv it felt understrength but at least the dreaded micro after-taste was not evident. The Bier was slightly clouded and lacked real bite.
Titan (Birra Rossa) 5% 0.5 VF
This was more like it. How a Red Bier can be Bitter and Milky now puzzles me. This was a new taste experience, so I had another. There was a slight burnt after-taste, I was enjoying this. Served in a tall Weizen style granite goblet there was a distinct fun element to the moment.
Axel 6.3% 0.5 VF
My first reaction to this Bier was to note that it was cheaper than the Rossa, perhaps an error on their part. This Bier was thicker and more chewy with a definite haze. This was the Bier of the night.
Another great night out
‘I am Mozarella balled out.’ I had noted. The venue was excellent. Sitting on benches in a busy room, one felt part of the group. The ceiling was painted as ornately as any famous Italian building. I feel another visit here is called for.