La Tabachéra | Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
Italy
amarcord.it

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 04-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
14.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Giangio
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper and filtered, little fine bubbled carbonation, topped with a finger of beige head.

A cream caramel covered stinky foot. A hint of banana and creme brûlée.

Creme brûlée, banana in the background like a banoffee pudding, light sweetness, a sort of burnt bitter finish.

Light for the style, but still a lightly syrupy feel, and little carbonation.

A nice brew, a lot like a barley wine in some ways in overall profile. Just a few flaws mentioned. Got and drank in Chiang Mai, June 24th, 2015.

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Photo of rpopescu
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Dougology
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of rostencrantz
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of BillRoth
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of TerryW
2.31/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Yow. This is not a good beer. Just about once removed from being malt liquor. Ew.

Pours clear orange in colour with a short head that immediately goes to just a ring. Some spotty lace. Very plain Jane.

Smells sweet, boozy and fruity. The fruit is probably the most interesting aspect of the beer, but pretty much as soon as it hits my nose I'm thinking. "Uh-oh."

Sweet to taste, lots of malt and what taste like corn. Beyond that, pretty much without character. Hardly even a hint of booze despite being 9%. Must be buried in the sugar.

And the coup de grace is that this not a single - it comes in a four pack. Not suitable for sharing (inflicting) on your friends unless they're simply looking for another notch in their beer belt. Give this one a wide pass.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of chileman
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of yancot
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of irishgreensoda
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of mmmbirra
2.7/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A deep gold and transparent beer. Lighter than I remembered it being last time I had it, and also somewhat out of style if it indeed claims to be a doppelbock.

The smell is sweet and fruity. No hops. Really not very interesting, but could be much worse.

The flavor is quite disappointing. Kind of harsh, a little sweet, with nothing that stands out as being a defining flavor. Just tastes messy.

Overcarbonated, thin, with a strong alcohol sensation that further takes away from the enjoyability of this already underwhelming beer.

Amarcord makes a couple of decent beers, but this isn't one of them.

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Photo of mick303
3.32/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

9% ABV. Pours a light tan head, recedes really quickly leaving hardely any lacing, fair bit of carbonation. Medium brown in colour.

Some bready malt aromas, maybe a slight fruity mineral touch, not much else.

Strong initial taste which bounces off a number of contrasting flavours, sweetness, roast, nutty, (maybe a bit earthy?). Definite fruity aspect, contrasted with a range of somewhat cloying flavour. Strength is apparent but not too imposing. Seems a bit sour by the end.

Aftertaste is bitter, but also slightly nutty. Quite dry.

Overall, I'd say its definitely flavourful, but that it seems quite unfocused. I wouldn't say its a bad beer, but am struck by a potential to be a lot better.

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Photo of djwhit24
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DruC4
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of BGDrock
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes:
Appearance: light amber, toffee colour; egg white head fades to nothing in a few minutes

Aroma: bready malt; very mild; slightly acidic

Taste & Mouthfeel: not a whole lot going on; some spice notes and a mild nuttiness; feeling some flavour of cognac or brandy; toffee malt; red grapes, dates; acidic, and alcohol come through quite strong; much better at warmer temperatures

Overall: not complex or very interesting, but provides a warming feel and is fairly easy-drinking

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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La Tabachéra from Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana
3.33 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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