Imper Ale Alter Bionda | Birra Tenute Collesi SRL

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
Italy
collesi.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ADZA on 04-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
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Photo of darktronica
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice, easy-drinking Italian lager. Fizzy but not gushing, this overflowed when popping the cap. Pours a nice, hazy golden brown, with some suspension of particulates. This is a fairly straightforward experience, with aromas and flavors of honey, tobacco, and yeasty bread, with an undercurrent of floral hops. Pleasant, but with a very short finish. Agreed with some of the other reviews that this is a perfectly acceptable eurostyle lager, but missing a certain je ne sais quoi that could take it to the next level.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
2.03/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Must have been an old bottle because this was nasty! Drain pour all the way.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two finger of head on a cloudy straw body.
The aroma is fruity with spice.
The taste has lemon bitterness, then a nice mild brown sugar sweetness. The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It's tasty.

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Photo of PfBeerMan
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fruity floral flavor that was pleasant to drink but had a bit of a sour after taste.

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Photo of andrew8626
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cultclassic89
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darwin232
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LehighAce06
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of VAbdoyan
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of SaranacinTexas
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

again the aftertaste of all these is like i just smoked some cigs, but the looks are nice, pale hazy blonde with an inch of head when you pour it hard, and minimal head when you dont. the nose is cool from the yeast, simple but wheat malty and a little plain but well done. there is a cracker grain profile, a little richer than the other light one, but less so than the amber, which i didnt really like at all. enjoyable fruit esters, and a long grainy finish before the tar and cigarette kick in, o hate the finish, but the rest is solid. good bubbles, even though it looks a little flat, it tickles the tongue just right, and if this had a little less body it would be a much better beer. with all of these, freshness may be an issue. they are well made, but each is lacking something egregiously, and it makes them all average. all of them so far that is, still have a few to go. i would not buy this one again, although it easily beats the amber.

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Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jALEson
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of chileman
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of lunarbrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mlhyatt
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of kguard
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I've been eying this line for some time, finally pulled the trigger on a few. This one pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild lemon zest, flowers, and light wheat. Fairly refreshing, actually. The taste brings in more of the same, with the citrus taking center stage, albeit a slightly dimmer one than expected. Still, not too bad here, even with a touch of biscuit cutting through near the finish. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a soft, cushy feel. Overall, a nice little Italian ale (yes, it's definitely an ale, says so right on the label and the brewery's website), one reminiscent of a Belgian golden of sorts. Not bad at all.

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Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Blind
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Florida9
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Mostly clear light blonde-yellow in color. Forms a large, fizzy white head that reduces nearly as quickly as it forms leaving just a faint hint of a ring around the edge. Almost no lacing.

S: Aroma has a nice, light citrus quality to it, with notes of green grass and biscuit malts.

T: Taste is light and simplistic: Mildly sweet pale malts, corn, green apple, lemon, and some very light herbal hops. Finish reminds me of Capt'n Crunch.

M: Light bodied and crisp with an effervescent carbonation. Virtually no bitterness.

O: Let's face it, Euro Pale Lager, is not an overly complex style and this beer fits right in, being fairly simple and straight forward. Can't see it being worth the price tag, but, overall, not a bad drink.

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Imper Ale Alter Bionda from Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
3.65 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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