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Amarcord Riserva Speciale

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Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Fruit Beer
Apecchio (PU), Italy
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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La Riserva Speciale nasce dall’alchimia tra l’estro poetico e visionario di Tonino Guerra, grande sceneggiatore e poeta, che ne ha curato l’etichetta e la maestria tecnica del brewmaster più famoso degli Stati Uniti, Garrett Oliver, creatore delle birre Brooklyn Brewery.

Birra dall’aspetto velato con un colore che ricorda l’albicocca arricchito da riflessi rosati. Garrett Oliver racconta che nella preparazione: «ho impiegato la purissima Acqua proveniente dalla sorgente di proprietà di Birra Amarcord, Malto d’Orzo e Luppolo, Miele d’Acacia e Millefiori, la Visciola che è una ciliegia selvatica tipica di questa zona e il Prugnolo, un altro frutto che nasce spontaneo in questo territorio». Il risultato è una birra elegante, che matura almeno nove mesi prima di essere pronta e che ha una naturale longevità. Una birra complessa e raffinata, un mosaico di ingredienti nobilitati dall’uso di Lieviti dello Champagne, una birra che ha molte e interessanti possibilità di abbinamento con la cucina della tradizione e con quella più creativa.

Rifermentata in bottiglia con Lieviti di Champagne che le conferiscono un perlage fine ed elegante, tipico dei vini più pregiati.

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Il carattere unico di Amarcord Riserva Speciale la rende perfetta per il formaggio pecorino, il paté, i piatti di anatra, maiale e coniglio ma anche per le ostriche e i pesci, oppure semplicemente come aperitivo per occasioni da non dimenticare.

Note: Brewed with acacia and wildflower honey, Visciola wild sour cherry and blackthorn. Refermented in the bottle with Champagne yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
bottle, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. fuller, creamy body, orangeish pour. sweet maltiness, honey, cherries, orange marmalade. floral & fruity notes. pretty complex. decent

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a creamy a fully lasting white creamy head. Aroma is blackthorn, honey, toffee, toasted malt and plum. Taste is moderate sweet, bitter and very light acidic. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is moderate Finishes balanced with blackthorn and a lasting late bitterness. ABV is very well hidden.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Label doesn’t mention blackthorn as the description here on RB does. Hazy orange with a small white head. Honey, grain, straw, candlewax. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Seems pointless to me, but inoffensive and hides the alcohol well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. A dense, white head sits on top of a lightly unclear, golden body. The aroma has a strange fruityness, in a quite nice way though. Meaty malts in the back. The flavor is mostly fruity, still with the same strange fruity touch found in the nose, as well as a little maltyness and a bitter touch. Full-bodied and quite dry. Some bitterness in the else fruity finish. Judging from the commercial description this beer definitely don’t comply with the German purity law, but that’s perfectly fine with me. I still don’t know if I think it was a well performed experiment, but it’s definitely far from bad, and the use of ingredients are certainly expected considering it’s an Italian brewery. 130208

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
Bottled, at La 100 de Bieri, Bucharest, Romania. Hazy amber, small head. Vinous nose with some cherry. Sweetish with medium-full body and spritzy mouthfeel. Honey and ripe berries. Elegant with spritzy champagniose qualities, as well as underlying bready malt. Honey and pepper in a finsih with notes of marzipan. Thorouhly well made and interesting throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5666) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light tart fruit, raspberries, honey. Flavor is malt, sweet fruity, raspberries, honey, light booze. Full body, lively carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 100613

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, cherries, almond, yeasty and spicy honey. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, honey, almonds, marzipan, yeast and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10832) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, honey and spices. Flavour is malt, honey, spices, medium sweet, little cherry, little marzipan with notes of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
Pours clear orange with a small head. Aroma is vinoius, light cherrues, a bit of wet socks, honey, thyme and somewhat dusty. Medium carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is better than the aroma. Fairly soft caramel malts, clear honey and light vinious. Well balanced with a light fruity tartness and varming alcohol. Quite elegant, really.


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