Brewed by Birrificio BI-DU
Style: English Strong Ale
Olgiate Comasco (CO), Italy


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The ArtigianALE is a fruity dry strong bitter, characterized by floral aromas and an intense bronze color. The SuperanAle is its hoppier sister and may be lurking behind the bar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
amber, white head. aroma is faint hoppy, flavor is sweet, alittle fruity from hops, lots of hops, for the style (flowery hops).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Clear golden with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with honey and caramel notes. Flavour was fruity with hoppy, malty and caramel notes. Finished quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Draught. [Beer festival 2009] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Light cloudy dark amber color. Aroma of sweet malt, floral, grass, wood, wet grass. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Light wet grassy dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Wet dog, fruity, roasted, berries, caramel, medium malty, light sweetness, light hoppy, flowery, dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11278) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2009
EBF09. Draught. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Moderqate malty and heavy hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Long nice finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2009
Draught at Københavnske Øldage 2009. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and hops with notes of dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at Salone del Gusto 2008. Copper with a frothy head. Complex fruity nose and flavours with well-balanced bitterness. More than decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeR (60) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2008
On the tap at the brewpub and in several other places and times... Amber-coppery and quite clear. White and fluffy head (maybe too much for the style, at least the last time). Wonderful hoppy explosion both in the nose and mouth. Refreshing and exciting fresh hop and citrusy aroma, quite strong (as I like!) but not very long-lasting. Mild malty notes which stay in the background. Medium body, smooth and well balanced even if the hoppy bitterness actually dominates. It’s simply dangerous drinkable for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
My Bottom Line:
This sessionable ale gathers caramel maltiness, dried orange fruitiness and herbal, spicy hops in a healthy mouthfeel fit for relaxed conversations.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A beautiful crest of foam is pinned atop the nearly clear amber.
-Flavorful but not intense, it expresses itself quite wisely throughout. All flavors are balanced and carry over into the finish.
-Carbonation is soft and increases drinkability.
-The finishing hop bitterness is accompanied by enough residual sugars to keep the equilibrium going.

On tap at HOP, Milano.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1366) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2010 Re-rating after draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Fruity hop nose with some light homebrewish spicy phenols. Moderately bitter, fruity, balanced. Vert tasty and well-rounded, dry, drinkable, with good character to it. Not flawless but very, very good. Original rate: September 2007, on tap @ Brassigaume fest. Dark amber color, hazy, beige film on top. Lightly hoppy, mildly hoppy flavor like a bitter, quffable and nice. I dub thee refreshessionable.

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