AMA Bionda - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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AMA BiondaAMA Bionda

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Designed by Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, AMA Bionda is a golden beer with a soft but complex floral and fruity character, born of aromatic malts, three types of hops, Italian Orange Blossom honey from Sicily, and water from springs that date to Roman times.

(Beer added by: metter98 on 12-06-2011)
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Reviews by farrago:
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge head, easily half the glass, whipped up and airy, off-white in hue, below average stickiness results in only wispy lacing. Gauzy deep yellow colored liquid, consistent throughout, only a few fat and lazy bubbles visible. The nose has a clear honeyed to corn syrup sweetness, sweet grains too, white grape to peach fruit scents, chamomile, its relative lack of complexity does bring cleanliness to the table. Medium-bodied, the carbonation is not that strong, a creamy attack changes to faint prickling sensation by the finish. Again, more grain and sweeter bread dough than hops, it’s going to bite you. Slowly you can discern lemon peel, clove, cinnamon stick, nothing here which is overtly malty either. The apricot, peach, pear fruit is fairly solid from start to end. Inoffensive, appears content to just play it safe.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that eventually completely faded away.
S: There are faint aromas of honey and floral hops in the nose along with a slight amount of sweetness, which becomes sweeter as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is quite malty with hints of sweetness and notes of honey. There is a slight amount of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a light amount of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is well balanced and would make a perfect accompaniment with food.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: bubbly hay colored. Thick off white head. Minimal lacing

Smell: bready, slight grass

Taste: definitely overcarbonated. Smooth bready taste with an acerbic bitter finish. No off flavors but not particularly interesting either. slight bubblegum feel. Mouthfeel is fairly thick for such a light beer.

I always get a hard on for these phallic shaped bottles.

All in all a decent beer but definitely not worth the high price

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip. Clear orange golden color with thick white head. Looks really nice. Aromas of European adjunct...malty, crisp, some hop notes. Taste is sweet malt with neutral profile. But I pick up a lot of grape like flavor. Its mild, pleasant, and crisp. A bit heavy and sweet but a nice dry finish. Its not a typical Belgian style...almost adjunct to me, but its still a decent brew. As always, the Italians incorporate some sort of food into whatever they do, and this seems to work very nice.

Photo of Etan
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Brooklyn Brewery tasting room. Listed on their board as an "Italian blonde ale." Poured into a plastic cup.

A: Pours a clear gold with a small white head.

S: Sweet pale malt, a little yeasty spice, some honey sweetness.

T: Opens with a soft yeasty profile; crusty bread, flowers, a little mint, light hop bitterness, some snappy sweetness, perhaps from the honey, and grain. Light and refreshing.

M: Decent. Very light.

O: Reminds me very much of a Belgian pale with the yeast profile and esters, but much lighter and with a touch of sweetness from the honey. Maybe a little too light, but pretty good.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Moderate, dense white head surmounts a hazy golden body, which presents modest, slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Mildly spicy hops and caramel malt dominate the aroma, grassy hops are present as well. The yeast contributes an earthy characteristic.

Taste: The taste opens with toasted malt and dark caramel, soon followed by aggressive pine hops. As the taste progresses, the hops rise in intensity, until, at the close of the taste, they fairly dominate the otherwise solid caramel and toasted malt background. Finishes with a lingering, moderate herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft and very full, with understated carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very drinkable, a well-made example of the style, which presents itself gracefully.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twenty-five point-four ounce green glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.