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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - 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 (1396) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6927) - ITALY - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 ambrata buona schiuma persistente aromi decisi di luppolo agrumato lieve malto decisamente amara molto persistente e più grado ma corpo medio lieve

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAR 26, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 On tap and randallized. Obviously fresh hop scents (citrus, grass, bit pepper). Fantastic brilliant copper red but lack head, think ’cause it was poured as real-ales. Fruity sweet flavour, well balanced by randall’s hop. Well brewed indeed. 8; 3; 8; 4; 13 = 3.6 Re-rate: Drank a lot since that first time, on tap, nitro-kegged and bottled. Loads of fruitiness , the right cara touch as a beautiful backbone to a perfect mix of hops. Medium bodied, very smooth and balanced, perfect session beer to me. Thanks Beppe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2007
Tap, at GBBF 2005. Hazy copper bronze, thin white head and gentle condition. Good solid American hoppiness and a gentle citrus note in the nose, pleasantly yeasty bitter, American hoppiness and a low earthy funkiness in the mouth, gentle bitter finish with some lingering fruity hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2007
Fruit nose, plums are prominent,hazy apricot, good sized pinkish head, some lace. Slight sour fruit taste, with almonds and raspberry. Nicely balanced, medium bodied, sour/sweet, tart. Very good. Thank You R!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle shared with the crew in late November, thanks R. Interesting beer - tons of bitterness and also sourness. Dark orange, small orange head. Funky yeast and citrus aroma. Decent beer, just kind of weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Murky orange with a small white bubbly head. Hoppy aroma - pears, citrus, grass, and bread. The flavour isn’t quite as pleasant as the aroma - generally malt-accented with biscuits and lacking in hop character. Light body. Above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev & the rest of the gang. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma is spicy and fruity with some hops and sweet malt -- quite nice. Flavour follows the aroma along with some slight sourness. Medium bodied. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 3, 2006
Botlle.750ml Pours dark amber, hazy, large bubbly top, average lacing. Soapy hop aroma, aromatic nose, light fruity touch. (6+) Rich, full flavored, similar flavour as in aroma. Soapy, green wet leaf, fruity but not overly sweet. Interesting composition.

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