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Volpina - Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana visit their website

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 06-29-2012

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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Volpina from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
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