AMA Bionda - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of mwilton
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Mix_Master_Mike
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Gajo74
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Nice honey aroma. Pleasant enough taste and feel, but mostly light bodied and not so complex. Would consider re-evaluating in the future, but at the moment, I find it nothing home to write about. (Although I took the time to write about it here. Ha ha)

Photo of Dimi
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of djtomain
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of patpat
4/5  rDev +9.3%

I live in Japan and found this online at Seiyu, which is apparently affiliated...owned??by Wal-Mart. The price was about 4 US. Loved the smell of this one. Straight white, wheats and some fruits in the back. I liked the no nonsense in it. Tastes even better. I'm having chicken and this one was the perfect complement. I could drink it alone but with food is where this beer stands apart. Big carbonation as I've come to expect from Italian beers, but this tastes better than anything I've ever had from Italia. The head never dissipates, leaving a thin foam layer until the finish. I may look for this one again, in fact I'm sure I will. I saw other reviews that said the cost was $9.00 a bottle. Not sure if it's worth it for a 355ml bottle. Nice bottle though...

Photo of Synapstic
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of dansushi
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Teoperu
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of MinisterCurry
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden pour with a bit of orange highlights. Dense two-finger white head with lots of carbonation (maybe too much). Really interesting and strong aroma of spices with a touch of citrus, yeast and bread dough. Has a really complex slightly sweet taste with elements of honey, light floral hops, spice (clove and maybe coriander), grass, yeast and bread mixing together for a very interesting sip. Finishes crisp with a lingering spice flavor.

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of justme
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of thkrb99
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Stum-pub
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of farrago
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
83 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.