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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: 3
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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-20-2014 03:38:34 | More by Knapp85
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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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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-17-2014 21:37:35 | More by dvmin98
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thkrb99

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-09-2014 00:55:09 | More by thkrb99
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-20-2014 23:16:36 | More by Stum-pub
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farrago

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 02:24:41 | More by farrago
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-05-2014 18:04:29 | More by sgregory
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-05-2014 13:04:07 | More by InspectorBob
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-27-2014 02:06:41 | More by JohnBender
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-17-2014 15:02:42 | More by erialbill
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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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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-26-2014 00:37:56 | More by Thedrizzle
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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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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-16-2014 15:56:56 | More by Bartos
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 22:01:02 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-25-2013 22:23:58 | More by Twal
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-13-2013 23:07:12 | More by the_danish_swede
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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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DudMan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

11-28-2013 00:43:19 | More by DudMan
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-23-2013 03:44:58 | More by Jason1337
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Romania

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear golden to light orange. Big foam, with a lacing that sticks around and decent retention.
Smells of sweet oranges, sugar syrup, green grass, low white bread and flowers.
Hugely crisp, with citrus (not so sweet oranges, grapefruit, and a lot of lemon zest, not entirely pleasant). Honey , sugars and some sweet bready malts flash for just a moment. Spices are pleasant, with some mild clove and coriander, a light pepper pinch and a faint mintiness. Floral notes, but bigger herbal notes, decent hoppiness in the finish with a good bitterness lingering, along with the pale malts.
Carbonation matches the crisp character, a bit high, making this one quite refreshing, if not a bit burpy.
Decent exercise, light, somewhat plain, a bit unbalanced,but definetely not bad. Might be easy to forget about though.

LATER EDIT: it gets sweeter as it warms up, losing some of its crispness

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 15:09:13 | More by dcmchew
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-02-2013 14:07:05 | More by innominat
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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.