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Amiata Contessa

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Brewed by Birra Amiata
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Arcidosso (GR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From Birra Amiata, one of Italy’s most creative craft brewers, comes this marvelous Italian take on the India Pale Ale style. A delicately hopped nose marries perfectly with an assertively hopped malt character to give a beer that is full-bodied with a clean, bright finish. Re-fermened in the bottle.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2379) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with roasted for the malt, perfume and orange peel for the hops, soap for the yeast, and pineapple, licorice and medicine in the background. Head is large, frothy, white with some slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is muddy amber/tan. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively to fizzy carbonation. some nice aromas with diverse flavors make this and unusual and interesting IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1101) - Rome, ITALY - APR 3, 2015
On tap @La Tana (Rome). Unclear pale golden with a light white foam. Aroma is fruity, peach, orange, lemon, citrus notes, some malt. Flavour is citrus, malt, fruits, medium bitterness, clean and fresh. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice one, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée. Apparence : semi-voilée.
Arôme : Houblon fruité (agrumes, abricots, mangue), moyennement citrique et aux notes herbeuses, léger de biscuits
Goût : Moyennement amer de houblon très fruité (agrumes, abricots, léger de mangues), légèrement citrique, aux notes résineuses et herbeuses, léger de malt sucré avec des notes de biscuits et de miel
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : longue- moyenne et un peu asséchante, moyennement amère de houblon fruité, herbeux et aux notes citriques.
En Résumé : Très bonne.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ambro206 (221) - ITALY - JAN 17, 2015
Amo l’amaro, amo il luppolo ma non può essere l’unico ingrediente in una birra. Aromi incredibili di frutta esotica, ananas in particolare, ed erbacei aprono la strada ad una bevuta importante. L’aspetto è già sintomo di una maltazione impropria con il suo colore giallo paglierino. In bocca subito attacco di amaro potente che va via via ampliandosi. Nessun segno di dolcezza se non una punta di miele, troppo poco per andare a braccetto con la incredibile luppolatura. Alla fine della birra il palato è totalmente esausto e si iniziano ad avvertire note di leggera acidità. Ttalmente sbilanciata, nient’affatto piacevole da bere.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
jaune foncé pas très limpide. Grosse mousse qui reste avec un bon lacing. Un nez de houblon citriques. Un peu fizzy mais pas trop. On ne sent pas les 7% d’alcool.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2389) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Not bad but I think the hops aren't agng well. Appearance is a small off-white head with some Lace and a hazy honey amber color. Aroma is caramel malt hop wet cardboard bit of yeast and fruit. Flavor's Like aroma and lacks much sweetness so is quite dry and astringent which along with the wet cardboard isn't such a good combination. Yet oddly it's still kind of drinkable. Body is okay and has an odd chalkiness to it. Not one of my favorite beers but it's not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (599) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
At Eurhop festival in Rome-Italy. Golden hazy with a decent white foamy head. The nose recalls the West Coast IPAs. There is the resin, citrus, it is well done. Same the mouth: juicy lemon, fruity. But there is a hole in the middle...a gap from this good beer and the other American west coast excellences. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (795) - Collinsville, USA - OCT 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a off white head. Taste citrus, sweet, fruity. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Huge head and carbonation, the overly prickly feel being the beers only real fault. Lots of swirling helped, and eventually the feel was nicer. Soft even. Soapy grassy herbal hops and sweet fruitiness blend together nicely in this flavorful but mellow ale. Started out ok, but grew on me every sip."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (783) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Tap at Hopfenreich. Pour is gold with a small foamy head, aroma is strong fruity, mango, sweet, pine, light alcohol. Taste is malty, alcohol, fruity, chewy malty body. Very nice


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