Volpina - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
United Kingdom (England)
3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
Note: I selected English Strong Ale as the style for this beer, due to the similarity in character.
A 330ml bottle with a BB of July 2012. Picked up some time back from Beeritz in Knaresborough. Described on the label as a double-malt beer; bottle conditioned. All the beers from this brewery seem to be named after characters from the film 'Amarcord'. Not quite sure what Volpina means, though I get the impression she's a woman who seduces men...
Poured into a straight pint glass. A coppery-amber hue with decent carbonation and faint hazy sediment. Yields a massive head of fluffy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet, fruity malt with notes of dried fruit, raisins, fruitcake, caramel, yeast esters and a considerable whiff of booze in the background.
Tastes of rich, fruity malt with a dry finish. Notes of dried fruit, caramel, earthy yeast esters, stewed hops and a hint of brown sugar. A solventy, alcoholic twang in the background. Restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and full-bodied, with tingly carbonation and a slight spiciness. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of fruity malt.
Quite nice - no world-beater but it certainly has character. A good, fruity malt flavour that hints at it's strength - although it would be smoother if the alcohol was less apparent. Good depth and a satisfying mouthfeel. Beats the hell out of Italian macro brews - grab one if you come across it.
06-29-2012 22:40:49 | More by jazzyjeff13
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
750ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a deep amber color. Copper. Forms a beautiful bubbled yellow head. Medium retention and lots of small and spotty lacings in the glass
S: Strong toffee, caramel malts, English style grassy and flowery hops
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, grassy and skunky hops, roasted malts. Bready yeasts. Nice hoppy bitter end
M: Medium body and carbonation. Bitter, caramel malts aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. New generation Italian microbrewery quality
03-31-2013 17:26:53 | More by eduardolinhalis
Volpina from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
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