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Nero’s Apecchio Red Ale - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 59
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mactrail on 12-03-2011

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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 59
Photo of Moontang
3.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: nice amber yellow colour, with a remarkably thick head that lasts a long while.
Smell: a bit sour and carbonated, not remarkable.
Taste: light for an ale, but nothing against it.
Mouthfeel: finally, a beer that doesn't throw its fizz in your face. Somewhat thick, not at all sharp.
Overall: I would never have expected italian beer to exist, let alone be this good. (381 characters)

Photo of allrizz
3.64/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I bought this beer at Trader Joe's. Italy is not known for its beers, it is known for its red wines. Since it wasn't a Larger I thought I'd give it a try.

The bottle is a good way to attract customers, a really cool looking bottle. It definitely gets ones attention.

A: It poured well leaving a good head which dissipated rather quickly. It is a light amber color with a slight amber head and a slightly cloudy appearance.

S: I liked the aroma. It smelled slightly sweet to me with a hint of fruitiness.

T: I enjoyed the taste with a hint of fruit, caramel, slight taste of yeast, and a mild metallic taste. I usually don't like a metallic taste but this tended to wear off quickly so it didn’t bother me.

M: It didn't leave a bad after taste nor was it overly carbonated. I liked the feel of it.

Overall I liked this beer and would buy it again. It isn't a perfect beer nor would I say it lived up to a true Red Ale but it was good, and considering the beer's Italy puts out I would say this is a step up. Who knows, maybe one day Italy will make beer as good as their wine. ….Maybe! (1,095 characters)

Photo of matjack85
3.73/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up this 500ml brown swing top bottle at the Trader Joe's in Glen Ellyn, IL. for $2.79. No freshness date.

The beer poured a mostly clear amber color with a 1½-finger white head that lasted about 2 minutes and left a moderate amount of lacing.

Very fruity and toasted grain smell along with some caramel sweetness.

Malty and fruity with only mild bitterness. Picking up lots of caramel sweetness along with a strong Red Hawaiian Punch fruit flavor. Just a touch of hop bitterness and even fainter alcohol round out the taste.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

If you like sweet reds, then this one will be right up your alley, but if you like your ales a little more balanced, then you'll have to look elsewhere. (733 characters)

Photo of RattleheadKV2
3.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500ml swing top bottle into Unibroue tulip. BB date of 12/30/12

Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden amber, with about three fingers of tight white head that disapates rather quickly but leaves behind some very nice lacing.

Smell: Big roasted malt notes, with some slight caramel, and toffee notes hidden in there a bit. A little bit of spicyness from the hops.

Taste: A sweet bready maltiness at the front of the mouth, that transitions to a nice sweet carameliness, and finally finishes off with a nice bitter dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, rather standard for the style.

Overall: Pretty decent Red ale, and for only $3 I'll be certain to pick it up again in the future. (698 characters)

Photo of jondeelee
3.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apecchio Red Ale opens to a sweet, sugary aroma, with orange, berry, cherry, lemon, and apricot fruit esters mixing with brown sugar and touches of vanilla to form a sweet overtone. These initial sweet notes fade after a few seconds, revealing a darker underbelly of thick brown breads, toast crust, rising wheat dough, wet wheat, biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal, as well as bits of rice. The aromas are, overall, rather light, and after the initial sugar shock wears off, heavily geared toward grains, smelling somewhat like the inside of a grain silo, but with a touch of sugar and fruit. The aromas are pleasant, crisp, and refreshing, but don’t necessarily bring anything revelatory to the table.

On the tongue, the beer is largely grainy, with a complex blend of wet wheat, biscuit, toast crust, Grape Nuts cereal, rice, and floury baguette, as well as a bit of toasted nut. These are supported by a very nice selection of fruit esters – berry, cherry, apricot, and orange – as well as brown sugars, touches of vanilla, and even a bit of lemon from the hops. The grain and sugar notes are balanced well, the beer coming across much like a very good bowl of cereal with fresh fruit. In subsequent sips the lemony notes are a bit more pronounced, and some of the finer nuances in the grains are diminished. But the sugars still bring excellent flavor and variety. The aftertaste is mainly grains, the sugars dying off quickly, and the grains lingering for a decent while thereafter. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is quite nice beer, and brings a good selection and balance of crisp, refreshing flavors that would pair rather well with a Mediterranean dinner. (1,716 characters)

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Nero’s Apecchio Red Ale from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
74 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.