Contessa - Birra Amiata
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Reviews by nickd717:
3.35/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Alla spina a Bir & Fud a Roma.
Hazy yellowish-amber with a nice lacy white head.
Sweet malts and citrus fruits on the aroma, with a good hop presence.
Flavor is citrus, orange and grapefruit, and sweet malts with a touch of caramel and some breadiness.
Medium-full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Could be a bit crisper with a little more bite.
Overall not too bad of an attempt at an IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2011 20:52:52 | More by nickd717
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has some favors of grapefruit citrus and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good Italian represention of an IPA that has some nice aromas and flavors of grapefruit bit isn't overly bitter.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 17:47:40 | More by metter98
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a hazy sort of golden amber. Big, tall, fluffy light tan head. Head fizzes out pretty quickly but has quite decent lacework remaining. Good retention too, revives very easily.
S: Hmph. Some nice sharp citrus - orangey. Sweet caramel too.
T: Grass and citrus up front. Saltine-like malt with quite a bit of spicy pepper in the finish. Quite dry too, especially in the aftertaste. Hint of floral hops in there? Especially between sips I'd say.
M: High carbonation, quite fizzy. Decent medium body.
O: A pretty mellow, easy drinking beer. It's an APA but definitely not the mega-hopped quasi-IPA style APA that you are probably used to. Closer to a hoppy saison or BPA, especially with the crackery malt and pepper and grassy notes.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 04:09:21 | More by Dope
Contessa from Birra Amiata
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.