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Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Premium Lager
Apecchio (PU), Italy
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Gerbeer's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 17, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with light head. Aromas of cereal and honey. Flavors of light malt, biscuit, honey, and a bit of cardboard. Nice, but not too exciting


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Baramba (55) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
50 cl bottle. Golden, grains, cereals, some hoppy bitterness, balanced but very boring, not good

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1330) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Italian lager labelled Gradisca Bionda Speciale, but exported as Gradisca Prima Donna. Honours film maker Fellini, who was apparently born in this region. Stronger than before now, with stable, snow white head and warm colour of ’old gold’, clear. Dry maltiness, some apple, rhubarb, grass and tonic water in the nose, something sweaty as well. Rounded malt sweetness in the mouth, quickly evolving into a grassy and leafy, long hop bitterness. More so than average, I would even consider this a Pilsener rather than just a standard pale lager.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (1073) - PORTUGAL - JUN 22, 2014
Shared a 50cl bottle. Pours a straw yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is hay, cereal and malt. Average carbonation and light watery body. Taste is light bitter, light sweet with a dry hoppy finish. Some astringent notes. Overall, an average boring lager. Nothing special about it.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 29, 2014
Golden, boring, grains, cereals, some hoppy bitterness, balanced but very boring, not good

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19334) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Bottled, from Super Joseth, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. <\i> Hazy golden, small head. Aroma of grass and paper. Dryish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Spicy grass, paper and bread. Mid bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (511)
- CROATIA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 I must admit, i bought this only because I adore Federico Fellini. This is not a cheap beer. Well, Magali Noël as beautiful Gradisca in Amarcord is simply breathtaking so I must give it a try. Anyway, hazy golden color, frothy white head, soft carbonation. Biscuity sweet with very little biterness. Passable lager actually, not bad at all.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
saturnino (19) - Novara, ITALY - JAN 25, 2014
bottle 0.75 L. Packaging very accurate. Colour: pale yellow foam with low and very persistent. Aroma: Fruity with sweet notes prevalent. Taste: medium sweet and very light bitterness with a finish that goes off quickly. Being a craft beer is not anything remarkable, and with a relatively high cost.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (583) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 19, 2014
Clear pale golden, white head Malts, cereals, yeasts, a hint of wet cardboard, a hint of citrus Sweet beginning, bitter ending and after taste Some hops and yeasts, citric freshness Not bad

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Buongiorgio00 (757) - - JAN 10, 2014
Molto conosciuta e diffusa in tutti quei locali in odore di birra artigianale, ma che non amano arrischiarsi in territori impervi e inesplorati. Aroma piatto, leggermente floreale. Gusto in prevalenza dolce, con sentori maltati e di lievito. Abbastanza pesante da bere, nonostante il basso grado. Il ricordo della Gradisca originale di Fellini sopravvive nel firmamento della poesia. La Gradisca di Amarcord invece sguazza nella mediocrità.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
squarta (67) - - DEC 10, 2013
La bottiglia si presenta con tutte le carte in regola: un bel tappo automatico che non guasta mai, una simpatica etichetta dal gusto retro’ e un taglio da mezzo litro che da’ la giusta sicurezza a chi teme che possa finire troppo in fretta. Nel bicchiere e’ di un giallo un po’ pallido e torbido, ricoperta da un velo di schiuma che scappa via velocemente. Il profumo e’ fresco e floreale, con prevalenza di accenti dolci e un fortissimo aroma di lievito (sembra di aprire un cubetto di lievito!). Un primo sorso.. acc.. sembra un po’ andata a male con un forte retrogusto rancido che rovina tutto. Peccato : probabilmente e’ una bottiglia che ha avuto una vita difficile. Rimandero’ il giudizio a un esemplare meno sfortunato!


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