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Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Apecchio (PU), Italy
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Abbinamenti consigliati
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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Ed, than you sir! Hazy to cloudy golden color, white head. Aroma of dusty and peppery berries, summer fruit. Taste has softly sour plums, raisins, white pepper. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11893) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11376) - 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 (11255) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, berries, caramel, fruit, spices. Flavour is sweet, fruit, berries, honey, cherry, spices, alcohol, hop, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark orange colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter spicey flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Almost no fruity esters. Dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9763) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8976) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2012
Dark yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma has notes of malt, sweet sugars, berries. Flavor starts heavy sweet and finish moderate bitter. A bit unharmonic. Creamy texture and lively carbonation.


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