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Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Fruit Beer
Apecchio (PU), Italy
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy orange coloured with a persistent foam left; nice lace; fruity (litchies and banana) with notes of cream; medium to full-bodied; slightly sweet, some decent bitterness; quite dry; fruity and corny hoppy finish - subtle and pretty complex

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2011
75 cl. bottle/shared@Chez Moeder Lambic: swing-top, version with a white label and blue peacock, cloudy orange/slight pink hue, taste is lots of slightly sweet wheat, pale malts, slightly tart & boozy fruits (raspberries, oranges, grapes, berries,…), hoppy, esters, spices, hint of venous aftertaste, slight booze aftertaste, hint of Champagne body & carb

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2011
Very fine & dense head with a faint pinkish sheen; orange-amberish beer with again a faint rosy/pink haze; textbook lace. Alcoholic, fruity (wild fruit, unripe raspberry, orangezeste), and greenery. Again unripe or wild, tart fruit. Faint artichoke-like flavour with some more pale malts and other grain. In a discreet way, vinous. Quite carbonated MF, some alcohol, but again discreet. Medium bodied at best, seems well-attenuated. Fine, but not really outstanding. Wheat is not obvious. I wonder what the Garrett Oliver connection might be. The Italian is too exotic for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Italian beer tasting presented by Benito. Smell fresh, light sweetness, light fruity. Taste the same. Almost a little champagne-like. Good carbo and body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3792) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Tasted this at a special tasting session at Café Buitenlust, Oirschot, given by Benito. It’s quite an experience to drink this one. A colour i hadn’t seen before, very luxurious glasses. Doesn’t have to much of a smell except for something sweetish, honey like. Some people loved it, but to me it was a bit to watery and lacking in taste. Special one though.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Shared by Garrett Oliver. 750 ml swing top bottle. White Label with peacock. Pours a hazed deep copper with a nice lingering off white head. Aroma is tart, musty, light sweetness, doughy, nutty,earth, leather, grapeskin, light tart cherry, gooseberry, yeast, spice, phenolic, lightly fruity. Flavor is wheat, dough, sl.ight toast, then yeasty dough, wheat malts, grass, leather, earth bread, tart under-ripe cherries, gooseberries, slight lemon zest and a refreshing slight tartness and med high carbonation make it quite refreshing for such a high abv beer. Really good!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
opperbacco (14) - USA - JAN 25, 2011
Mi è piaciuta. La trovo originale e ben fatta. Bello il colore rosa arancio. Al naso si sentono i frutti selvatici utilizzati ed una acidità che fa pensare ad una lambic. In bocca attacco dolce, poi secca ed acida, comunque il tutto ben equilibrato; nasconde benissimo i 10 gradi.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2010
25/11/2010 - 75cl bottle @ horeca expo 2010

Cloudy light amber coloured beer, little white head. Aroma: malts, grasses, spices, some hops. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Soft creamy texture. Taste: first sweet malts, then some spices, hop bitters and fruits. Aftertaste: fruity, citrus fruits, hop dryness. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this beer.

Note: I also had another sample from a bottle with yellow label, with lots of American hops. It was even better, but alas no tasting notes. :(


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