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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: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tonkatruck (42) - SPAIN - SEP 7, 2015
From a 1 litre bottle. Poured slightly murky yellow. Lightly hoppy nose with a suggestion of wheat and farm. Tastes pretty bland,lifeless and unremarkable. Would not buy again although at 15 euro for the bottle it got finished.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1225) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
This lager forms a nice foam after pouring, and the foam is nice and long on top of the beer. The scent is usual for a lager, merely a little malt and very hoppy. Taste wise enter the slightly out of the crowd by being a little more aggressive hoppy than usual lagers, and that I actually like. It is otherwise the usual malt fill as a pilsner should have, and to start with you sense a slightly sweeter lager than the type normally allows. Hop bitterness has a little more edge than usual lagers and distancing it from being too sweet in length. Lovely with a little innovation in lager ranks as the already very difficult to experiment with without hitting passing type.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
musehead (20) - Siena, ITALY - JUL 3, 2015
Birra da bevuta facile grazie al corpo esile, adatta all’estate, per intenderci. Colore di un giallo piuttosto brillante e schiuma bianca mediamente persistente. Odore non intenso, si avverte del floreale e dell’erbaceo, ma anche una nota forse eccessiva di DMS. Sapore equilibrato tra malti e luppoli, ma complessivamente non eccezionale. Una via di mezzo tra la lager commerciale e quella di qualità.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2015
500ml flip-top bottle (thanks Mari). Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Malty, sweetish, bit plastic in aroma. Just malty, bready, touch of pastry in taste. Bready sweet aftertaste. Very fizzy. I was thirsty and it went down pretty easily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Karstenborg (514) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is grass, wood and straw. Taste is citrus, grass and corn

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (7290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at laconda de gusti. Pours clear golden, nose is malty toffee, floral, vegetables, taste is similar, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (218) - ITALY - APR 21, 2015
Dorata, schiuma bianca mediamente persistente. Corpo leggero, mediamente carbonata. Aroma di prugna, mandorla leggera, erbaceo. Sapore di malto unito all'amaro erbaceo che si intensifica sul finale. Particolare...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (2240) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle in a Tapas bar in Middlesbrough. Pours golden with a thin white head. Herbal notes with light spice and hay. OK for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ippopotamo36 (849) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 16, 2015
0,50 bottle courtesy of Andrea, consumed in Kosovo. Grazie Andrea. Pours a mostly filtered pale golden color, small white head which dissipates quite fast. Nose: malty notes, burnt plastic background, corn. Mouth: a bit too sweet, thin. Mmmmm :-I

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
0,33L bottle (4.8% ABV), shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours clear golden with whiteish head. Aroma is corn and grass, some vegetables. Flavor is sweet, corn, grass and also some vegetables. Overall: bad.

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