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Amiata Crocus

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Brewed by Birra Amiata
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Arcidosso (GR), Italy

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with saffron.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

ABV: 8.5%. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully to mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, keller, toasted - caramel, sweet malt, flowers, earthy. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, earthy, crocus, fruity, flowery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121218]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle shared at the PBC tasting. Cloudy straw pour with a foamy white head. Florally nose. Effervescent with floral and saffron notes. Medium in body..

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6184) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle at Taste Firenze. Strange vegetal nose, but with a flavor of sweet orange and saffron, and peaches. Dry, minerally finish. Smells awful but comes around to be interesting in the end, if not exactly nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9325) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - cloudy blond-orange colour with a white foam left; citrusy and fresh flowery hoppiness in the nose; medium-bodied, sweet and slightly almondy aftertaste with notes of celery

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2010
Bottled. Almost clear golden, small head. Saffrom dominates heavily in the aroma. Sweet and phenolic, medium bodied with fairly clean mouthfeel.Fruity, but above all dominated by saffron. Rather peculiar, I’m not really sure I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of vanilla, malt, and saffron. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, vanilla, and spices - among them saffron, leading to a dry spicy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
33 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry saffron and mild floral. Sweet, citric and slight floral flavoured. Dry saffron seasoned. Dry malty and saffron flavoured finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2009
Strong saffon aroma, with associations to fish soup and rice, of course, but that’s just how I’m trained to percieve it. A full bodied golden ale is used as a base. Does it work? No, not really. The saffron flavour is too strong for the beer. It overwhelms everytung, leaving nothing but a warm spicy saffron flavour. Some apricots and clementines in the background. I think there is some ginger, too, but it might be the saffron having the same warming effect.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 2010-03-09, bottle, courtesy of Gennaro from Amiata, 1 year old, 7-4-5-2-10=28
Beautiful color, hazy, light gold; small head. There is surely saffron aroma, still, sweet, but also malt, and the two clash a bit. Light malt flavor, with light sourness and vegetables (the bottle is now too old), but still with a shade of saffron. Short final.

2009-03-22, draught at IBF 2009, Milan, 7-3-6-3-13=32
Now it shows a mixed aroma of saffron and plastic, some alcohol too. Medium sweet flavor, low bitterness.

2009-03-20, draught at IBF 2009, Milan, 7-3-6-2-12=30
Cloudy blond color. Intense aroma, saffron, malt, hop, alcohol; nice. Medium body, dry mouthfeel, simple flavor. Weak final, but with shades of saffron. Original, interesting, but it would be better if sweeter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5214) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2009
oro zafferano non molta schiuma poco persistente lo zafferano fa da padrone un lieve tocco di etilico


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