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AMA Bionda - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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:
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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DustinSWB

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

11-28-2013 01:18:58 | More by DustinSWB
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BillDon

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-03-2013 00:14:24 | More by BillDon
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DudMan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-28-2013 00:43:19 | More by DudMan
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-12-2013 06:35:11 | More by gshackles
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justme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-26-2014 01:57:09 | More by justme
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-03-2013 19:17:24 | More by mikeburd1128
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-14-2013 00:23:02 | More by enelson
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Rupert_Dodge

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-14-2014 20:27:51 | More by Rupert_Dodge
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2013 01:30:54 | More by SFC21
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-04-2013 23:38:18 | More by kaelingirl
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-06-2014 04:19:23 | More by Zekenyce
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thkrb99

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-09-2014 00:55:09 | More by thkrb99
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2013 15:13:59 | More by braican
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-30-2013 00:11:07 | More by PEIhop
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-22-2013 16:05:23 | More by ummswimmin
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The long neck forces a large fizzy head that's about 1/2 the glass of 3 or so fingers, fades semi quickly with fizzy popping bubbles and bits of lacing, mostly clear slight golden tan honey colored with many bubbles streaming up from the bottom to reinforce the head.

NOse has some nice Belgian notes, effervescent, slight earthy yeast notes, grainy and blond malts, little toasty, plenty of esters with a touch of phenols too with a mild fruity note, a little grassy like malt and even hint of wheat almost, a bit of a banana like wheat based aroma, and into light grassy earthy hops. Light citrus rind, and a sweet like ester that wants to seem like an 8+ % beer but doesn't get there.

Taste fairly refreshing, effervescent, and Belgian like, a blond as well, with blond malts, slightly toasty, but more grainy little doughy, almost chewy as well, with more wheat like flavors a bit, grassy malts too. Then into the earthy yeast additions, hint of phenols, more fruity esters with a decent estery flavor, mild banana again, with some estery fruit too. Hops bring a mild bitterness with a grassy taste and slight earthy. Again a mild sweetness that, with the esters, wants to seem like more abv. Also hint of citrus and musty appley fruit skin. Finish is dry, a bit more bitterness from the yeast and light hops, more lingering esters, citrus, musty apple skin, and a bit of the grassy grainy wheat like malt characters lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, lots of carbonation it pops off the tongue a bit too much.

Overall not bad, definitely a Belgian style like blond and a bit of a pale at the same time, nicely done, good malts, decent hops, nice yeast products, maybe a hint too much carbonation, but otherwise a nice beer from Italy.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 01:04:00 | More by jlindros
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mdfb79

New York

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From 02/27/13 notes. Had on tap at City Swiggers during their Brooklyn event last night. 12 oz. pour in a snifter.

a - Pours a murky pale yellow color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spice, floral hops, some citrus hops, fruits, earthy notes, cloves, and yeast. Some nice herbal notes and spice mixing with citrus; pretty nice nose.

t - Tastes of spices, fruity malts, citrus hops, floral hops, earthy notes, bready malts, yeast, cloves, pepper, bananas. More fruit here than the nose; a tiny step up. Quite nice.

m - Medium body and high carbonation. Pretty easy to drink but a little overcarbonated.

o - Overall a very solid Belgian pale ale. Lots of herbal and floral notes in the nose and fruit in the taste, and easy to drink. Would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2013 16:24:43 | More by mdfb79
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 02:29:26 | More by metter98
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Birkonian

United Kingdom (England)

3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Superbly presented in the stylish bottle that a number of Italian breweries like. A refreshing, pale, slightly hoppy beer that is prefect to drink in an Italian bar when the temperature has hit the mid 30s celsius. Slight over carbonation is my main criticism. I note the reservations made by those who paid high prices for imported bottles but I spent a week drinking it at 4 Euros per bottle on the shore of Lake Garda which I considered very reasonable for a classy beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 14:14:43 | More by Birkonian
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass.

A: First of all, beautiful bottle art. Nice long and thin neck bottle that looks like a wine one. Pours a clear golden yellow color foming a big bubbled white head. Good retention and only few spotty lacings left

S: Great smell, sweet and spicy. Honey and flowers. Sweet malts

T: Slightly sweet. Sweet malts, honey, orange zest and flowery hops

M: Light body. Creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Sweet malts and flowery aftertaste

O: Very refreshing easydrinking. Good quality Ale

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 21:12:35 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-08-2013 18:54:35 | More by Janeinma
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-28-2014 14:58:48 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-23-2013 22:30:11 | More by jheezee
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Dylanjf

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-07-2013 20:40:41 | More by Dylanjf
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Pegasus

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 17:49:35 | More by Pegasus
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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
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