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Imper Ale Ubi Rossa - Birra Tenute Collesi SRL

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Imper Ale Ubi RossaImper Ale Ubi Rossa

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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lumikuuro on 03-15-2010)
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Provocajade

Nevada

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bottle at dinner- I <3 Burgers in Palazzo Shoppes, Las Vegas.

A- it's a rich brown with some cherry tones. Not a heavy head, tight lacing. The packaging is simple and attractive I think.
S- I didn't get much smell to begin with...just a yeasty quality. It had to warm out and aerate a bit for some fruity notes to kick in, but again it wasn't much so the smell was very one dimensional. This can be in big part of the glassware too. The restaurant couldn't even list this beer right, on the beer list it was" Imperiale Ubi Red" and so they gave chardonnay glasses for it...only after I returned the pint glasses they were putting on the table. Sucks, but what can I do? Can't go around carrying a tulip in my purse!
T- The typical Belgian yeasty flavor is prominent, pretty good to the style and full. Fruit notes in it...plum was what I thought came through most, but it was hard to place...lets just say a "dark fruit" quality.
M- it was a lot more carbonated than most BSDA I've had which wasn't unpleasant, but more that I like for the style. It was sort've creamier than usual when sipping and had a lightly dry finish which I thought was quite nice.
D- Though it wasn't a style I find hard to drink a lot of, the carbonation was slightly higher than I would have liked. It went well with the food so was having with it so I was very happy with that.I also feel that rarity and price comes into play into drinkability for this particular beer...I mean, how often do I find this beer and do I want to spend $30 for a bottle (granted- inflated for the Vegas strip) again? I feel it was a good experience, it's nice to see good things coming out of Italy, but I don't know if I'd buy it again when there are other BSDA I can easily get and enjoy just as much.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 10:40:28 | More by Provocajade
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

04-06-2014 02:50:32 | More by SaranacinTexas
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StonedTrippin

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i like this quite a bit less than some of the others from these guys. its a deep red color, a hint at how sweet and malty it is, with a minimal and fading white head. a little haze to the dark amber liquid and a nose of dryer red malt and the same slightly funky yeast that manifests itself in all the beers in this series. i see sugar as an ingredient, suggesting the additive to increase the abv here, which i dont think adds anything. the yeast flavors this one less than the others, and in fact seems a bit underdone, like it didnt get all the sugar out. the dominant flavor here is the grain, which is a tad stale, but richer and robustly earthy. some dried fruit on the back end, red apples and figs. almost a saison style finish to this, well carbonated but still a bit heavy and sweet. i can almost feel a headache coming on, dont know what it is with these, but thats the case. an enjoyable brew, but the others were a little better i think. the 8% abv hits harder than it should.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 06:25:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-11-2014 05:26:02 | More by tommy5
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

10-22-2013 19:27:01 | More by RBorsato
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-29-2013 02:00:32 | More by chileman
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark amber / brown color with a huge 3" head that lasted a long time. Moderate lace painted the glass.

Smell: malt sweetness and some yeasty bread tones are pleasant on the nose.

Taste: big malty base with some toffee, black plum, fig, and a yeasty and earthy tone showing up late. Bitterness is mild but balancing. Alcohol is slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a slight dryness late. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger a while in the mouth.

Overall: an enjoyable dark ale that is slow sipping. This is a hearty beer with nice flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 12:01:49 | More by Gavage
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-07-2013 03:42:35 | More by remitrom
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ah, one of the members of the relatively unknown pair of Martina and Rossa... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear ruby topped by over a finger of faded khaki foam. The nose comprises light black cherry, rye bread, clove, dry caramel, a hint of chlorinated water, light dark fruits, and a touch of brown sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, with the fruity and bready notes battling it out for domination and the spices left grasping for scraps. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda creamy feel. Overall, a decently solid brew, something akin to a middling BSDA. It's nothing special, but it's enjoyable enough for an occasional drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 01:16:56 | More by TMoney2591
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mklisz

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

05-07-2013 20:01:58 | More by mklisz
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Collesi Imper Ale Rossa Ubi has a very thick, beige head, a murkey, rust-red appearance, with tiny bubble streams up the side, and thick lacing left behind. The aroma is of fruitcake- dark, rich fruits and sweet bread. Taste is of the same, with the brandy-like alcohol shining forth. Bitterness is essentially nonexistent with this. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Collesi Imper Ale Rossa Ubi finishes semi-dry, surprisingly crisp, rich, and very drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 13:39:30 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-06-2013 02:11:34 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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New York

4/5  rDev +5%

12-31-2012 03:29:54 | More by smithj4
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Blind

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-31-2012 01:04:40 | More by Blind
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-29-2012 05:47:51 | More by Antnyd82
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-22-2012 19:56:08 | More by djrn2
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy reddish brown in color with some very light amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface and moderate amounts of yeast sediment in the bottom of the glass (made up of pretty large white particles). The beer has a two finger tall creamy tan head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is a good amount of complexity to the aroma of this beer with some dark fruit sweetness including cherries along with some yeast and spices.

T: Like the smell, there is a fair amount of complexity to the taste of this beer. There is a moderate to strong presence of dark fruits (cherry, grape, and plum) contributing some sweetness. The beer also has a moderate presence of yeast and spices.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I enjoyed this beer because of the complexity in both the smell and taste, it is easy to drink for how big it is because the alcohol is well hidden. This is a sipping beer to be enjoyed slowly.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 22:01:21 | More by dbrauneis
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-28-2012 21:53:32 | More by Jamesthebrit
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 16.9 oz bottle.

Pours a very dark dark amber with a nice off-white/ecru colored head that is about 1.5 inch tall. The head has some nice retention and slowly recedes down to a nice thick mat.

Aroma of nice sweet and grainy malts. Nice yeasty chalky notes with some good fruity esters and some clove and slight spice. the grain is earthy and sweet with some slight caramel notes. The nose is ok but a bit flat and slightly metallic.

Flavor is a bit better. Clean grain notes come up first with some good bread background. Quite nice. Slight bready sweetness with very midl caramel and clove notes. There is some nice yeast note to it. There is a bit roast to it as well. The body is nice and medium with some good carbonation and a slight dry finish to it.

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Serving type: bottle

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aasher

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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htrae2014

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opened this one without much expectation, but was positively surprised. It poured a hazy medium to dark amber brown and built a two finger high creamy beige head, which sticks arround foe a long time.
The smell is of dark fruit like plum, fig and date. There is also honey and malt flavors there.
Tasting the beer a broadside of complex fruit flavors as described above builds the front. In the middle, honey toffee and caramel sweetens things up a bit more. In the finish some of the yeast and malt balances the beer.
A nice complex medium bodied brew, which has some bite to it and hides the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 03:07:50 | More by Hopfenpeter
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Mora2000

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brownish color with a white head. The aroma has some toffee and candy sugar notes, as well as a fruity flavor that reminds me of grapes and cherries.

The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of cherries and grapes, which are accompanied by the toffee and caramel malt notes. The alcohol is very well hidden. There is also a little malty sweetness in the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 00:28:36 | More by Mora2000
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Imper Ale Ubi Rossa from Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
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