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Imper Ale Alter Bionda - Birra Tenute Collesi SRL

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Imper Ale Alter BiondaImper Ale Alter Bionda

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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ADZA on 04-24-2010

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 8
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Darwin232
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mlhyatt
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

the beers appearance is an opaque honey color, somewhat like a Hefeweizen, with a soapy white head building about three fingers high. It dissipates fast and leaves a spotty lacing.
The smell mainly contains a musty yeast flavor with little else noticeable.
Tasting the beer you will have a buttery yeast flavor being dominant up front. Than a strong citrus flavor will take control for the rest of the journey. At the end the yeast will again control the finish.
Interesting beer, which is definitely intriguing. I think I had it not stored to perfect conditions, so maybe that influences this review.

Photo of ADZA
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ive never heard of this brewery before so hopefully it looks alot better than its labeling it comes in a dark green 750ml magnum with a yellow foil cap and a yellow label on the front of the bottle that says"BIRRA ARTIGANALE IMPER ALE ALTER BIONDA" and it also has a label on the back in italian with the breweries address and a little spiel and even though its not cheap it looks it,anyways the brew itself pours a pale honey straw hue with nice carbonation that leaves a two finger head that quickly dissapates to a thin film of smog across the top and not much lacing at all,it has a very malty bread aroma about it with feint grassy hops in there aswell and you can just tell your smelling an italian beer and on taste you definately know your drinking one the taste is a really even mix of malty breads and some feint grassy hops with lemon and lime which finishes nice and dry almost champagnish but not bitter at all and the mouthfeel is very gassy/well carbonated almost too well carbonated as it definately doesnt leave you lingering about its taste and ingredients,even though this beer is very easy to drink its very easy to forget about aswell as its not worth its price and ill easily finish this bottle but i wont buy it again and could think of much more better beers at its pricetag.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

again the aftertaste of all these is like i just smoked some cigs, but the looks are nice, pale hazy blonde with an inch of head when you pour it hard, and minimal head when you dont. the nose is cool from the yeast, simple but wheat malty and a little plain but well done. there is a cracker grain profile, a little richer than the other light one, but less so than the amber, which i didnt really like at all. enjoyable fruit esters, and a long grainy finish before the tar and cigarette kick in, o hate the finish, but the rest is solid. good bubbles, even though it looks a little flat, it tickles the tongue just right, and if this had a little less body it would be a much better beer. with all of these, freshness may be an issue. they are well made, but each is lacking something egregiously, and it makes them all average. all of them so far that is, still have a few to go. i would not buy this one again, although it easily beats the amber.

Photo of wedgie9
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from 750mL bottle at Lush Roscoe, this one is a bit of a gusher. Pours amber orange with a medium off-white head that leaves nice lace on the side of the glass. Nose of light banana bread with some malt and a rye characteristic as well. There is some unexpected tartness on the palate with everything else fairly balanced between hops, malt, and yeast. Body is medium with light carbonation and a medium balanced finish.

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SaranacinTexas
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Blind
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Florida9
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Mostly clear light blonde-yellow in color. Forms a large, fizzy white head that reduces nearly as quickly as it forms leaving just a faint hint of a ring around the edge. Almost no lacing.

S: Aroma has a nice, light citrus quality to it, with notes of green grass and biscuit malts.

T: Taste is light and simplistic: Mildly sweet pale malts, corn, green apple, lemon, and some very light herbal hops. Finish reminds me of Capt'n Crunch.

M: Light bodied and crisp with an effervescent carbonation. Virtually no bitterness.

O: Let's face it, Euro Pale Lager, is not an overly complex style and this beer fits right in, being fairly simple and straight forward. Can't see it being worth the price tag, but, overall, not a bad drink.

Photo of jALEson
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I've been eying this line for some time, finally pulled the trigger on a few. This one pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild lemon zest, flowers, and light wheat. Fairly refreshing, actually. The taste brings in more of the same, with the citrus taking center stage, albeit a slightly dimmer one than expected. Still, not too bad here, even with a touch of biscuit cutting through near the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a soft, cushy feel. Overall, a nice little Italian ale (yes, it's definitely an ale, says so right on the label and the brewery's website), one reminiscent of a Belgian golden of sorts. Not bad at all.

Photo of LehighAce06
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of lunarbrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of CaptFrothy
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A hazy liquid sunshine colored liquid with bubbly vapor trails throuh the ensembled. The white head is only .5 cm thick, but it is creamy a dense enough to dimple the top of the beer.

S- bready biscuit with some citrus and some sweetgrass.
T- Sweet malt, bread, caramel, grass, and some citrus. Everything works really well here. Soft and smooth, Silky, malty, yeasty and fetchin.

M- Creamy body with a nice amount of carbonation at the end to lighten things up. The finish is mostly clean.

O- this is extraordinary, very tasty. A silky, biscuit beer and went well with the softrind cheese I nibbled it with. Great sunset watching summer beer. I'll be searching for this in the future, got 3 bottles @ 8bucks apiece at Max's italian beer fest.

Photo of chileman
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of david131
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle says "unpasteurized ALE"- not lager.

A- A hazy peach colored liquid with numerous streams of rising carbonation. The white head is only .5 cm thick, but it is creamy a dense enough to dimple the top of the beer.

S- White bread with some citrus and some grass. Simple and soft, but rather appealing.

T- Sweet malt, bread, caramel, grass, and some citrus. Everything works really well here. Soft and smooth.

M- Creamy body with a nice amount of carbonation at the end to lighten things up. The finish is mostly clean.

O- I find this to be very enjoyable. Makes for a very refreshing beer and would probably pair well with a lot of food, or just be good for sipping alone on a warm summer evening.

Photo of VAbdoyan
5/5  rDev +37.7%

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Imper Ale Alter Bionda from Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
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