1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Imper Ale Ubi Rossa - Birra Tenute Collesi SRL

Not Rated.
Imper Ale Ubi RossaImper Ale Ubi Rossa

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hellpop65
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of capuchinpilates
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

capuchinpilates, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rolltide8425, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of SaranacinTexas
4/5  rDev +4.7%

SaranacinTexas, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tommy5, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +4.7%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of chileman
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

chileman, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Gavage, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of remitrom
3/5  rDev -21.5%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

TMoney2591, May 08, 2013
Photo of mklisz
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

mklisz, May 07, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
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

RonaldTheriot, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BeerNDoggerel, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +4.7%

smithj4, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Blind
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Blind, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Antnyd82
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Antnyd82, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

dbrauneis, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Jamesthebrit, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.63/5  rDev -5%
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.

Pretty good dark ale. I've never had Italian craft beer but its cool that they are getting into this market.

JoEBoBpr, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of aasher
3/5  rDev -21.5%

aasher, May 24, 2012
Photo of htrae2014
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

htrae2014, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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.

Hopfenpeter, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Mora2000, Oct 31, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Imper Ale Ubi Rossa from Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
84 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.