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AMA Bionda - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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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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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

dansushi, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Teoperu, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of MinisterCurry
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MinisterCurry, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Sep 01, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev 0%

Andy_Luft, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Karibourgeois, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -18.5%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of justme
4/5  rDev +8.7%

justme, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Knapp85, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Pegasus
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.

Pegasus, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dvmin98, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

thkrb99, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Stum-pub, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of farrago
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.

farrago, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

sgregory, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

InspectorBob, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JohnBender, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

erialbill, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Hairrrrrrrr, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Thedrizzle, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Rupert_Dodge, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Zekenyce, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Bartos
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
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.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Twal, Dec 25, 2013
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AMA Bionda from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
83 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.