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AMA Bionda - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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83
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.8%

urbanroutine, Sep 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

the_danish_swede, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of greenengineer
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
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

greenengineer, Dec 28, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MinisterCurry, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

djrn2, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

New batch just released, no actual date that I can find though.

A: Pours a clear honey-amber with a good sized, fizzy white head. Head fades with nary a trace of lacing. Decent retention however.

S: Grassy hops, decent amount of honey and crackery malt. Floral hops.

T: Honey up front briefly. Floral notes, almost lavender-ish. Turns into a crackery sort of malt with lots of grass. Lots and lots of grass. Very dry in the finish with lingering crackers and grass.

M: Fairly high carbonation, kinda gives it a fizzy soda-like feel.

O: Meh. Fairly plain, simple and just doesn't quite do it. Seems overly grass, too watery, just...meh.

Dope, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.46/5  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

mendvicdog, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

innominat, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

valkyre65, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Ciocanelu, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

erialbill, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dvmin98, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

pin, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Stum-pub, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DerekMorgan, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Phillyz, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mrovelli, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Mattias, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Knapp85, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

RobertColianni, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jwps214, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
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

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.