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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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urbanroutine

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -72.8%

09-16-2012 01:08:27 | More by urbanroutine
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-03-2013 02:55:12 | More by acurtis
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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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greenengineer

Massachusetts

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

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 13:57:02 | More by greenengineer
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-03-2013 00:38:26 | More by djrn2
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Dope

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 03:49:26 | More by Dope
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mendvicdog

Maryland

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

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 02:50:32 | More by mendvicdog
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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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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-10-2013 23:32:24 | More by valkyre65
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-20-2013 12:46:07 | More by Ciocanelu
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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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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-01-2013 02:39:06 | More by pin
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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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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-03-2013 02:30:57 | More by DerekMorgan
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-31-2013 00:42:43 | More by Phillyz
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mrovelli

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-24-2013 23:04:51 | More by mrovelli
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-26-2013 19:51:43 | More by Mattias
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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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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-02-2013 17:44:17 | More by RobertColianni
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-02-2013 23:01:40 | More by jwps214
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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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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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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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Etan

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 20:33:12 | More by Etan
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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
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