La Mi Dòna | Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

La Mi DònaLa Mi Dòna
36 Ratings
La Mi DònaLa Mi Dòna

Brewed by:
Amarcord Birra Artigianale Italiana

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 05-20-2004

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Giangio
3.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this beer at Montanos in Roanoke. It poured a golden clear with thin white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had nice hints of bitter citrus hops. The taste was nicely balanced and very easy to drink. There was bitter hop through. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer and worth a try. Not sure why such a low score.

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Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chinakalva
2.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rpopescu
4.19/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.87/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden copper with a light haze and lots of champagne like carbonation. Topped with a yellowish head that fades fast.

Fruity, yellow plums, caramel, toffee, Coopers pale ale comes to mind.

Light, malty, toffee, again Coopers pale ale, much true to form as the EPA it is listed as. Light lemony quality, hint of mustiness.

Light body with light, sparkling carbonation.

When I read 'Bionda Doppio Malto' on the label, I took this to mean its a double malted blond ale. My mind went straight to Belgium, but its certainly an EPA, and well done at that. WAY overpriced though, at about $8 US for 500ml. I could imagine paying that for some hard to find style, not so much an EPA. Found and drank in Chiang Mai, June 27th, 2015.

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Photo of stumac
2.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Chemister
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Dentist666
3.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange golden clear ale with decent golden head, receding to a ring rather quickly. Belgian smell: fruity (citruses), yeasty. Taste is warming, spirituous, close to the smell, quite monodimensional, no hops. Medium body and soft carbonation. Ordinary belgian ale.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of bushbeer75
3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz [500 ml] brown bottle with a flip top

Amarcord Birra La Mi Dona Ale poured a cloudy orange gold into my glass mug. A 1-finger white head was produced that formed a bit of lacing on the sides. The nose of the Ale is very light; of sweet malts and citrusy. The taste is a lot like the nose only stronger and that is a good thing. The flavor is dominated by sweet malts, apples light citrus and light candy sugar with no real bitterness detected. Mouth feel is a little sticky, light bodied and moderately carbonated.

La Mi Dona is perhaps the sweetest English Pale Ale I have had – although I like that. The Ale is easy drinking. Thanks to my brother-in-law for this tasting.

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Photo of Reptilian
2.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours cloudy with a dark copper color, with a thin white head. A little bit of lacing on the sides but not much

Smell-Slight citrus with a balance of malt and sweetness. Nothing too complex

Taste- Sweet and malty upfront followed by nutty caramel and a hint of orange

Mouthfeel-Light carbonation, with a medium body but quite smooth

Overall-Nice, easy drinkable beer. Nothing stood out flavor wise. Middle of the road beer if you will

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Photo of TheBear11D
3.3/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle.

Pours a cloudy sunset orange with a nice soft white foamy head that faded in about a minute and leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma carries a mild citrus and a pretty strong yeast smell that turns a little sweet.

Has a decent flavor of honey and citrus. The flavors are fairly mild but still present and hold through the aftertaste.

Medium body that is very smooth.

Overall this is a decent beer but nothing outstanding.

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Photo of glid02
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy dark copper color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes quickly into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of muted caramel malts and stale bread with hints of earthy and lightly floral hops. As the beer warms the hops turn slightly toward the spicy side.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Slightly bready caramel malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by light earthy hops. Midway through the sip the hops turn slightly toward the spicy side, fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I didn't have the easiest time finishing my glass and I wouldn't look forward to another.

Overall this wasn't a terrible beer for the style but everything about it was muted. If any of the attributes mentioned - malts, hops, breadiness, anything - were more robust it would be a much better beer.

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Photo of drpimento
3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle a few weeks ago at Surdyk's in Minneapolis. I poured it fairly aggresively and got a small to medium cream colored head that mostly settles out and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is beery, lemony, a little cherry, malt, a a bit of caramel. Flavor's similar with an astringent chalky finish. Body is pretty good and has a short fizziness on the tongue. Not bad beer. Maybe a session. A little boozy at the very end.

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Photo of Rudgers73
4.08/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a swingtop into my Stella chalice. Slightly cloudy golden/light amber color. Very little head. Smells toasty and sweet. I like the flavor of this beer a lot. I'm not sure where it gets its C rating. Sweet, nutty, toasty, and rich. Sugar cookies with raw brown sugar and almonds. Residual sweetness that piles up as you drink. Creamy and refreshing mouthfeel. I think it's a great beer. Give it a try

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
2.8/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This was on sale for 1.95 at my beerstop, figured at that price it was worth a go.

Pours a dark gold with a thin white frizzy head. Retention is bad, lacing is minimal.

Smells sweet, light roasted malts with some sugar. Kind of confusing..

Taste is also sweet, not an ounce of bitter here like I expected. Light brown sugar and caramel notes with almost no trace of a hop except the weak bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fairly sticky. Carbonation is sort of weak.

Drinkability here is less than average. The flavor is way to malty and sweet for what I'm used to for this style, and its really off-putting. I didn't like this enough to want to drink it again.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
2.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a 500ml single from Wilburs in Ft. Collins, $5.

A: hazy unfiltered gold with a stark white head, about half an inch that didn't stick around very long. A few spots of lacing, but nothing spectacular.

S: Pale malts, a slight citrus, minerally too, not a whole lot going on. Its pretty hard to find much of anything in the nose here.

T: Some malts, slightly caramel, even a hint of vanilla, really light in flavor, almost all malts, no hop characteristics are there immediately, and well don't ever show up, slight husky graininess. Really not a whole lot going on here. Not offensive just bland, and kinda bleh...

M: Light carbonation, medium thickness, quite dry.

D: This is a really easy drinking beer, but there isn't anything that would motivate me to drink another one. I don't think I'll be seeking this out again.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.3/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hinged bottle from Belmont Party.

Poured a hazy amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus, yeast and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

Good drinkable brew.

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Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Labelled as a blond, and so she was. Most drinkable, dry, with recasonable hops. A bit fo citrus, a bit long on the yeast that added sweetness and I would think a Belgian blond and not an english pale. The more adult the picture, apparently the better the beer fom this brewery.

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