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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6656) - 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

4.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3667) - 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.

3.4
   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!

3.3
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6632) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6691) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6267) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, biegaman, mds, Radek Kliber, tupalev and others. Poured murky reddish-orange with a small white head. Tart aroma of underripe fruit, very malty, some slightly funky herbal hop bitterness. Taste is quite tart, like unsweetened lemon and grapefruit juice, sweet and yeasty, the herbal hops really come through in the fniish and balance out the sweetness and tartness nicely. The body’s a little light, almost watery, with light carbonation and astringency leading to a fairly long bitter/tart finish. Very enjoyable; in a word, balanced.


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