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Review: Angelo Poretti Tre Luppoli
Angelo Poretti Tre Luppoli
Posted: 3 July 2015
is another 19th century Italian brewery now delivering beer
to 21st century Italian mouths. Today, Carlsberg
Italia owns the entire operation. This is not a
lager you want to be forced to buy because it's the only one
on sale in the one beer shop that's about to close.
Avg price/liter: USD 4.95
ABV %: 4.8
Angelo Poretti is another
19th century Italian brewery now delivering beer to 21st
century Italian mouths. The brewery was founded in
1877 by Angelo Poretti in Induno Olona.
The giant powers that be
would like you to still believe Angelo's descendents are
brewing his beers to this day with his extra special recipes. Over a twenty year
period starting in 1982, the Carlsberg Group gradually
started buying shares of Angelo Poretti in 25% chunks.
Today, Carlsberg Italia owns the entire operation.
Tre Luppoli, once translated,
means "three hops." Three different types of hops go
into Tre Luppoli's manufacture. Most of the time, the
researcher in me would go online to find out what these
three hops were. But after I sipped this beer, sharing
it with my brother in the apartment we rented in Florence,
the only research I needed to do was find the nearest drain
to dump the beer down.
Admittedly, I was biased from
reading the back label which clearly indicated Carlsberg
Italia was behind it. My taste buds hadn't been
treated so well a few days earlier with Carlsberg's Russian
beer Baltika 7 Export.
Over the years, as Carlsberg has spread its tentacles from
Malawi to Malaysia and I've sampled beers along the way,
I've come to see it as very average run-of-the-mill brews,
with a few exceptions.
Tre Luppoli, however, isn't
average. It's abysmal and has been torturing Italian mouths
since its 2009 inception. This is not a lager you want
to be forced to buy because it's the only one on sale in the
one beer shop that's about to close.