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

bottled
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4551) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3957) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle at Leif N, thanks Thomas E. Slight hazy light amber with a rose tone, white ehad. Aroma medium+ malty (light wheat, marzipan, light fruity). Flavor light sweet, an acidic note, like champagne. Medium body, the alcohol well hidden. Bottle says 10% abv.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a dark colour with a fair white head. A floral honey aroma with tangerines, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Lingering yeast, spiced mead and white pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2981) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A hazy yellow coloured beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has lemon, cherry and tart fruity flavours with a sweet zesty, warming floral fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2762) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Aroma fruity, evidently sour, simple fruitish sourness, peach. Hazy orange colour with a pinky tint. Taste is fruity, peach, berries, slight general yeastiness, light to moderate sourness. Quite easily drinkable. Overall somewhat simple sourness and also straightforward overall character. Very good nevertheless.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Inbreak (2638) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
21.01.2015, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, wheat, sugar, yeast, honey, hay, almonds, grass, bubblegum, weeds. Taste is kind of harsh boozy, yeast, alcohol, weeds, almond essence, harsh bubblegum, minerals, sugar, grass, bark, paper. Medium bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel, high carbonation. Sounds very interesting, but turns out to be anything BUT interesting...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlackerMads (2013) - DENMARK - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1853) - Tjele, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma. Sweet fruity flavor.


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