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AMA Bionda - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 90
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 25.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: metter98 on 12-06-2011

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.
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Reviews by greenengineer:
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3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served at Fornino - Bedford Ave Brooklyn

12 oz Bottle, into a wine glass
A - light golden color, tight bubbles dissapear quickly, traces of lacing remain
S- sweet smell, honey and a bit of hops
T- light, crisp, almost cider like
M- Very light
O - drinkable, but not worth the $9 I paid. Second round was a Brooklyn Lager, which held up to the pizza much better

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana "Bionda"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BB 03/29/15" - 5 months past the best by date -
purchased on 8/22/2015 for $5.99 from Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Appearance: Hazy and effervescent pale golden body beneath a full head of bright white. Plenty of yeast sediment is picked up and then dropped by the rising CO2 bubbles. Very good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Knowing that honey had been used I was able to pick it up readily. Floral and softly fruity, but not particularly "Belgian" at all. Softly malty... no signs of oxidation unless it's adding to the maltiness... perhaps the bottle conditioning has saved it.

Flavor: A basic golden maltiness dominates over the honey and softly fruity and floral notes, balanced by a firm bitterness that's just enough to keep it from becoming sweet ~ although it is lightly sweetish. The finish develops into dryness with some fruit and more malt appearing along the way. Again, no signs of oxidation unless it's adding to the maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly elevated carbonation level.

Overall: Interesting aroma. Nicely balanced. Ultimately fairly basic however.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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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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3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. And yes, it's one of the prettier bottles I have ever poured. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, grassy, light spices. Taste is grassy, floral hops, malts, not really the flavor profile I associate with this style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer, but nothing special. Gotta love the bottle though.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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3.44/5  rDev -6%
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

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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.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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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3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
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