Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Fruit Beer
Apecchio (PU), Italy
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7783) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange amber color with huge white head. Candies, peaches, light fruity tartness in aroma. Sour taste with peaches, honey, ripe berries, alcohol. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7331) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, spices, herbs, berries and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some berries, herbs and floral notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6463) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
75cl bottle. Quite a special one here. Pours a bright orange color with an abundant creamy white head. Long lasting foam. Aroma is on the sweet side with a ’predominance of caramel notes and fruits. Peaches and rad brries in the nose with molasses and caramel. Taste is sweet again with a slight tartness in the back. Burnt sugar, fruits and some yeast. Slight alcohol burn too. Full mouthfeel and good amount of carbonation. Overall, very interesting, also if the wheat character is not up front and the fruits could be pushed further to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6348) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, many thanks to Ken. 10%. Hazy peachy orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is varnish, white spirit, grape juice and rhubarb. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is varnish, glue, rhubarb tart. Quite strange. Not sure what they were aiming for, but whatever it was I think they missed. Still, it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (6121) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
light spici, fruiti aroma,orange/ red, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5901) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 750 ml bottle. Slightly cloudy orange body with a big off-white head. Strong and nice aroma of caramel malt, fruit and spices with a hint of dry fruit. Flavour is sweet malty, fruity, spicy, light fruity acidity and some yeast. Well hidden alcohol, moderate bitterness, medium body and a nice, spicy, fruity aftertaste. A bit unusually, but nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a cloudy orange body with a large creamy white head. Nose is complex notes of dark and red berries, syrup, raisins, white sugar, caramel and hints of straw and dusty grass. Taste is white sugar, raisins, plums, red berries, alcohol, straw and hints of candi sugar, honey and dry yeast tones. Medium to full body, high carbonation. Once again, an Italian experimental ale full of gusto and with little to no direction. Is this a mead, fruit beer or Belgian strong ale? Only an Italian would now. Or, at least, not me. Not horrible, just very strange and not too wonderful in any way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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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