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Nero’s Apecchio Red Ale - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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Nero’s Apecchio Red AleNero’s Apecchio Red Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 17.73%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 12-03-2011)
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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

leprechaunandfatman, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

This was a very affordable Trader Joe's offering/import. Poured an 1/8" off-white/tan head which faded fast. The body doesn't really strike me as a red ale, it looks more like a glass of iced tea. Smells of malt and in fact reminds me a lot of Octoberfest styles. I'd say the taste mirrors the smell. There's a very subtle bitter finish with considerable life. To me this beer is just a mild easy drink enjoyable brew. However, had I not read the label I would not have thought it a craft brew, nor a red ale, nor necessarily an Italian import. In a blind tasting I suspect it would score just slightly better than average.

MoreThanWine, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.98/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a murky reddish-orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some slight caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight cinnamon taste on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with a better taste than smell but that isn't really saying much.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Jemonster
3.1/5  rDev +3.7%

A: First off, awesome looking bottle. I'll buy almost anything in a stopper-top. Deep honey color and viscous looking body. Head thins instantly after pouring.

S: Sour funk up front! That was unexpected. Smells like a gueuze. Some grass and herbal scents. Some banana/unripe mango. Very light and fresh. After taking the first few sips, the smell actually changed for me, and there was no sourness. Odd.

T: Lighter tasting beer than I anticipated. Simple flavors in here. Straightforward and basic, mild hop character. Wheaty, yeasty. Looking for more based on the scent that isn't showing up on the palate. Strange sweetness that is difficult to describe, but it tastes like this beer wasn't ready to be bottled yet...like the yeast didn't get to do all of its work. Very low acid profile.

M: A little too heavy for the flavor here. Not lacking in carbonation, but I feel like it could use a bit more. Can't drink it alone, it needs something salty.

O: Well, it's just kinda there. It's nothing special for me, not bad, but not good.

Jemonster, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of PrimeCake
2.78/5  rDev -7%

Poured to brandy glass red reddish auburn color Very lightheaded
Scent: very bready
Taste: sweet start, then Carmel. Very bready finish.
Mouthfeel: Very thin,light
Overall: alright, but will not buy again? I know others who would enjoy this more than me.

PrimeCake, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of bobotron
3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

bobotron, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of buffcityx
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

buffcityx, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.48/5  rDev +16.4%

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a hazy red color with an inch of off-white head that had low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was pretty benign, some slightly sweet malts and gently soft hops. The flavors had a more developed malt foundation and a bit of a hop tingle on the finish.

The body was solidly decent, smooth and even, fairly typical for the style. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quick and easy, and I was wishing I had grabbed a second bottle. Overall, a good, solid beer at a nice price ($3 for a one pint bottle). Plus, the empty swing top bottle makes a great mini growler. Worth a shot if you see it.

beertunes, Jul 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev +0.3%

OldTime, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of NickMGlass
3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

NickMGlass, Jun 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

n00blar, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of MaxOfMetal
3/5  rDev +0.3%

MaxOfMetal, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of mndlssphlsphr
2.75/5  rDev -8%

If this is what describes Italy, Italy then is not for me. The appearance resembles dehydration and gives me the urge for even more thirst, which I guess could be a good thing. All that energy used to ship it to my convenience really describes my laziness toward taking this on first hand and just go to Apecchio. The taste is a bit sharp, and my mouth appears to be confused. Overall, waste of time.

mndlssphlsphr, May 18, 2012
Photo of sharpski
2/5  rDev -33.1%

sharpski, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of RattleheadKV2
3.8/5  rDev +27.1%

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.

RattleheadKV2, Mar 29, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -12%

500ml bottle - $3.99 at Trader Joe's in Roswell, Georgia. B.B.E. 02/10/13 (drink up - there's no way this'll hold up that long).

Appearance: Pours out a clear, copper-toned body with a smallish, wispy, whitish head.

Smell: Lightly toasted biscuit tops with a razor thin edge of dry caramel, some apple and grape juice hints, and an astringent earthy something.

Taste: Light tastes of biscuits, toast, and caramel with just a little sweetness. Then, the flavors drop out further as a sip of water washes in. As with the nose, touches of apple and Juicy Juice grape juice. Low herbal tones, low bitterness. Drying at the end with a final accent of cheap fruity-flavored gum. Minus an extra twang here or there, it's not too far removed from the taste of a Killian's. Really.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Normally, I'd say my arch nemesis unclemattie (on RB) can drink a damn glass of rocks, but I thank him for his outstanding work in also pointing out it's reminiscent of a Killian’s Irish Red, a thought I had clearing the bottle while waiting for a pizza delivery, though I disagree with his "very refreshing" take, as that little extra sly hint of ill-defined ick kinda killed it for me.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 25, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev +14.7%

500cc bottle with nice ceramic stopper. Poured into chalice. Trader Joe's purchse--interesting to see an obscure Italian beer there.

Red-tinged amber, no head, no lace.
Not much aroma, but fresh.
Pleasing balance of malt and some mild english-style bitterness. Not super exciting, but pretty good.

kenito799, Mar 20, 2012
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2.85/5  rDev -4.7%

500 ml brown glass bottle with long neck and swingtop served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.

A: Pours a one finger head of white colour, slight cream, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear gold.

Sm: Clean malts, a hint of cherry fruit esters, and weak barley. A mild strength aroma. Not at all intriguing. Standard fare for the style.

T: Clean malts with fruit esters atop - likely cherry or raspberry, some barley, and a vague hint of a bit of cream. Largely imbalanced. Built in a boring, bland, and dull fashion. Little to offer. Not even refreshing. No layering, complexity, or subtlety here.

Mf: Entirely too thick for the relative lack of flavour. Smooth and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Hardly complements the flavours.

Dr: Drinkable but of limited quality. Boring for the style. I wouldn't get it again.

High C

kojevergas, Mar 18, 2012
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3.05/5  rDev +2%

A: A crystal clear amber with a finger's width off-white head. Nice stopper top bottle.

S: Sweet honey malts and a bit of caramel. There is a faint stale Budweiser aroma every now and then.

T: Sweet honey and a faint caramel malt. A little bit of fruit and butterscotch in the finish. Mostly malt with very little hop.

M: Medium-Light feel with light carbonation.

O: I was hoping for better. It's still pretty good judging it against all the other Amber beers I've had.

Kromes, Mar 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -8%

s4s, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

kepp, Mar 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

benyto, Feb 13, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -49.8%

nycwinter, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.03/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured from the bottle a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. No lacing left behind.

Aroma of sweet malts and grains and not much more.

The taste was sweet and malty with a dry finish.

Medium bodied and a bit syrupy and lightly carbonated.

A very okay red ale with nothing to make it memorable.

Monkeyknife, Feb 06, 2012
Nero’s Apecchio Red Ale from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
71 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.