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Amarcord Gradisca (Prima Donna)

Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Premium Lager
Apecchio (PU), Italy
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
We chose to call our beer Gradisca, because we brew it in this corner of Romagna and San Marino, between the sea and the mountains, a land rich in history and amazing stories. But above all, as a tribute to an illustrious celebrity who was born here, film director Frederico Fellini, who conquered cinema-goers the whole world over with his rich and poetic vein of inspiration, winning as many as four Oscars for his films, including, of course, Amarcord, where Gradisca is the protagonist. Elusive and unattainable, but the object of everyone’s desire. Her sheer grace and elegance are a perfect match for the delicate color of a beer to suit any occasion. This special lager beer has a bright color and forms a light, compact head. The flavor is full and rounded, with a pleasant taste of hops and a delicate scent of flowers. It presents to the palate with a pleasantly fruity aroma accompanied by a refreshing aftertaste of hops that makes it particularly refreshing.

Suggested pairings:
Excellent as an aperitif or with fresh and light dishes such as pizza, vegetables, white meats, sautéed vegetables and savoury pies.

Note: Uses the name Gradisca on the local market, and Prima Donna for export.
Known for being 4.7% ABV in the past, now at 5.2% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nicolamilani87 (1) - Loria, ITALY - JUN 18, 2016 does not count
Ottima birra bionda, giallo dorato limpida, gustosa, dissetante, gusto bilanciato, beverina.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle - An herbal plant note. Clear gold with a rich white head. Light herbal notes, bit of sweet plant and a touch of cereal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3758) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle - 330ml. Slightly hazy, golden body with heavy carbonation and an instantly fading, white foamy/bubbly head. Fair malty/hoppy aroma with flowery and corny hints. Its fresh, well balanced, malty/hoppy taste carries herbal and candy sugar notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
probstblueribbon (3679) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
330 ml bottle from SAQ, served almost cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Fairly clear deep golden with a so-so white head. Aroma: Oddly vinous, sort of fruity, lots of cardboard and wet paper, a kinda sweet graininess, maybe a bit of nail polish remover? Palate: Medium body, medium-ish carbonation. Flav.: Yeah, there’s a little pear drop, cardboard/wet paper, still has a kind of vinous character, grainy; dry with low-ish bitterness and a nondeScript grainy sort of finish.

Quite meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inoven (231) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
Fles gedronken met familie. Goudgeel bier, beetje troebel. Hoppig en fruitig aroma. Beetje sprankelend in de mond . Erg licht bier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
pours clear bright yellow with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. fat chewy pils maltienss, doughy cereals - touch of chardonnay grapes and honey sweetness; grassy oxidation, light citrus - lemon curd perhaps; salt and otehr tasty minerals. moderately low carbonation, light body - oily; smooth and balanced grassy finish. off-putting oxidation herbaceousness but this is a more than decent lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stef73 (535) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2016
De couleur paille avec peu everfesssance. On n une lager typiquement commercial . Un céréalier mais légèrement. Une lager d ailleurs qui ressemble à une coors

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (3177) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2016
Pours a super clear golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of doughy cereals, grass and light sulfur. Taste is lightly sweet with some nice crackery malts. Crisp enough. Lightly bitter. Body is medium, carbonation moderate really and mouthfeel just nice and crisp overall. A pretty good premium lager, one of the very few in SAQ’s inventory!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
Blonde, couleur paille, à peine voilée. Goût de céréales fraîches avec des pointes houblonnées légèrement «croustillantes». Elle goûte la lager importée générique, comme plusieurs autres avant elle. Ce n’est pas mauvais, mais ce n’est pas un ajout nécessaire au catalogue de la SAQ. Il se brasse de bien belles choses en Italie et je suis déçu qu’on décide de se tourner vers ce genre de produit... encore une fois.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Casa del Lago, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, grass, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, grass, a bit floral, fruit.

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