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Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Apecchio (PU), Italy

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Brewed by Amarcord Brewery in the small medieval town of Apecchio, Italy, AMA Bruna is a beer made specifically for the Italian dinner table. Designed by Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, Ama Bruna is refermented in the bottle with brown candy sugar(7,5% ABV). Complex, but soft on the palate, the malt flavors are pronounced but subtle, with flavors of toffee, a touch of chocolate, pear and cinnamon as a result of the caramelized sugar.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
355ml bottle at Porterhouse Cork. Pours a deep ruby-black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is quite lagery, grassy caramel, bit of hop, quite acidic. Taste is medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Quite perfumed, floral rose overtones. Lively carbonation, floral aftertaste. Reasonable, but not a great representation of the style.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 14, 2014
Small bottle in to proper glass at Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Sweet, candi sugar, molasses, banana. Sweet red fruit, balanced malts. Solid, good doppio malto and deep red-copper, solid off-white head.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks. very nice. The beer is very striking does not get toffe very complex she gives a 3.8 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darioklc (525) - Karlovac, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. Malty, spicy, yeasty, and some dried fruit. Nice dubbel aroma to the nose. Caramel and bready malts, spicy, yeasty, and dried orange marmalade. Smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and a nice sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (446) - SERBIA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle 0.355l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark red color with medium white head.On the nose strawberry.Taste of strawberry, red wine and malt.No carbonation very soft summer taste.Not bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5430) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle at Mosto, Matera. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, caramel, malt, brown sugar and spices. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6569) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle from Seiyu Dept. Store. Interesting find. Fruity nose, pear, apple, chocolate. Nice chocolate malt flavor, very refreshingly fruity as well. Spicy, rather light body. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
355ml bottle. BB 03/27/15. Pours an amber red with plenty of sediment. Smell is wine, vinous, tart dark fruits, malt, spells pretty springy. Was on sale at Beinnys so grabbed it. Flavor is a bit oxidized, bit of mint, some soy, floral notes, sweet malt, dark fruits, low body. The smell was really nice, flavor not as much, it does get better as you go with some almost tropical fruit notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2087) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
Belgian-style dubbel in Amarcord’s AMA series, with loosely structured, light beige head and caramel brown colour, misty. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, candi sugar, nuts, caramel, jute and aniseed, taste mildly fruity, raisins, spicy accents, mouthfeel a bit too watery and thin for this genre, some candi sweetness, finish mildly hoppy, not turning bitter, again rather thin. As much as I love Belgian-style ales and as much as I admire the often underestimated brewing activity in the north of Italy, this one just didn’t quite do it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a dark tan head. Rich malt and dark fruit aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with dark fruits. Medium bodied - somewhat lighter than expected. Dark fruit and rich malt lingers with light caramel and light yeast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - JUN 29, 2014
Cloudy reddish brown color, average sized off white head with good retention. Medium body, soft carbonation. Texture is surprisingly watery. Aroma of malts, yeast, spices, raisins, dark fruits. Medium sweet taste. It lacks body to be a great Dubbel. Also, little bit bland. Not bad, but expected more.


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