Imper Ale Ambrata
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL

Imper Ale AmbrataImper Ale Ambrata
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Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #470
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,625
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 14.67%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
25
From:
Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
 
Italy
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
84
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Imper Ale AmbrataImper Ale Ambrata
Notes: Warm and intense, sipping this Collesi Ambrata Craft Beer is like being wrapped in warm autumn lights. Unpasteurized and naturally bottle conditioned, it reveals itself as generously rounded and intense. The strong hop imprint that enhances the hints of autumn fruit is perceived immediately in this Collesi Ambrata Craft Beer. Its barley, malt and herbal notes are of great elegance. Its aromatic structure is rich in nuances that resonate in the complex flavor, which is soft and creamy, but also pungent.

Food pairings: Enjoying this queen of beers by itself is already a fulfilling experience, but its natural preciousness is enhanced with the right pairings. The fragrance, color and facets of flavor of this Collesi Ambrata Craft Beer are perfect with grilled meats in the warm months and with roasted meats in the fall and winter. It marries well with mid-aged cheeses with edible rinds. Collesi Ambrata Craft Beer is also optimal paired with porcini mushrooms, with mixed cured meats, and with raw meat and fish dishes.

Style: Belgian-style Amber Ale; Fermentation: Top-fermenting, bottle-conditioned; IBU: 20; EBC: 26; Plato Scale: 18; Serving temperature: 6/7° C; Suggested serving glass: Stem glass; Ingredients: Water from Monte Nerone, Barley Malt, Sugar, Hops and Yeast.
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear amber color with a very delicate white foamy head and moderate carbonation. Poured into Collesi Imper Ale stemware, pretty cool to match the beer and the glass.

S - Aroma is a little earthy with toasted caramel malt and some very light, almost completely hidden white fruit aroma, overall light and delicately complex. This isn't the typical amber aroma that one would expect which makes it interesting.

T - Toasted malt is forward with some light fruit in the middle with a light bitterness at the end. On the palette, everything blends with some complexity but is very, without better words to describe it, "delicate".

M - Full body on the palette, a little thick, and viscously sticky.

O - Interesting, glad I had the opportunity to try this, but not my cup of tea. I would like to know how long this one has been sitting on the shelf. Delicate and malt forward.

May 13, 2012
More User Reviews:
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

interesting series of italian beers here, maybe not the freshest anymore, but still worth drinking for their uniqueness i think. this amber version is well carbonated and full bodied with an interesting eucalyptus sort of sinus opening herbal aromatic. yeast and heady on the pour, rust colored, but it loses its fluff quickly. the taste isn't as alluring as the smell, which is full of floral and cool yeast characteristics different from any amber ale I've had. almost burnt red malt in the taste, not bitter or sweet, but sort of in the middle, charred a little, ashy, but still floral and summery. the ale yeast makes this, the malt is odd, stale, and needs some refinement. great carbonation makes this better than it really is, and that smell is just so different and delicious. funny slightly metallic finish doesn't add anything. still excited for the others in the series even though i preferred the blonde to the amber here.

Jan 18, 2014
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stcules from Italy

3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber color, off-white foam, decent, two fingers.
At the smell a decent maltiness, caramel, ripe fruit, citric/orange from the hop.
Malty taste, with a hont of sugar, some citric notes.
Too strong carbonation.
Malty and caramel aftertaste, hint of dried fruit.

Apr 05, 2017
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MICAMD from Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a luminescent orange liquid with numerous strains of carbonation rising to the top. The head is thin but creamy and has excellent retention.

S- Plums, grapes, apples, pears, bubble gum, and caramel. Unique, fruity, and intriguing.

T- Fruits and bubble gum make for a very interesting combination. Full-flavored and well rounded.

M- A smooth and full body gives way to a light and spicy finish from the abundant carbonation.

O- A very tasty take on the style. The alcohol is well hidden and it drinks very nicely.

Oct 12, 2011
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2016
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jrohrbacher from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Jan 23, 2014
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is dry grains and dark fruits.
The taste is mildly sweet, then sweeter, but good balance. Lots of fruits.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Enjoyable.

Jun 01, 2015
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Darwin232 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Nov 29, 2013
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aasher from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

May 24, 2012
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archero from Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 15, 2015
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ste5venla from California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Feb 02, 2013
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HoistinBrews from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Dec 20, 2013
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jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Feb 03, 2013
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Blind from Missouri

3/5  rDev -18.5%

Dec 08, 2012
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let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Jul 05, 2012
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Apr 12, 2014
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StevieDavie from Missouri

4/5  rDev +8.7%

Nov 03, 2012
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kguard from Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jun 27, 2013
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RCLOHR267 from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Aug 08, 2013
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LancetherealLeader from South Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 27, 2015
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jscotthead from Canada (ON)

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Oct 07, 2013
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hopmandu from California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Apr 10, 2014
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Italy's attempt to get in the craft beer market, it is a decent beer though. It pours an light orange color, with a light aroma of malt, with a compact foamy heady, and average carbonation. It has a sweet and mild hoppy taste, with hints of hops and wheat. It does have a minor edge, but still goes down smooth, and has a sweet and herby after taste. Comes in a bottle that is shaped like a whine bottle...

Apr 15, 2014
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GeorgeCarroll from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

Aug 27, 2014
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Bogdawg from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

May 22, 2016
Imper Ale Ambrata from Birra Tenute Collesi SRL
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 25 ratings