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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3596) - 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 (2909) - 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 (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Murky orange with a small white bubbly head. Hoppy aroma - pears, citrus, grass, and bread. The flavour isnt 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 (5970) - 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 (6378) - 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 (6063) - 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 bodys a little light, almost watery, with light carbonation and astringency leading to a fairly long bitter/tart finish. Very enjoyable; in a word, balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7810) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
Draught Beautiful red-amber ale with thick amberish head, in a perfectly shaped glass, fully reminiscent of a prewar Speciale Belge - so resplendent that I allow an extra point exceptionally. Cardboard, lots of noble hops, bit of lightly coloured malts. Hoppy ale with a sweet cookie basis. Hops accumulate with drinking at least one top German bittering hop (Perle). Slick, (hop)oily MF, medium body. Very good ale, superbly hopped, vying with the best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9295) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2006
<!-- i -->bottled, courtesy of fiulijn<!-- /i --> - dark amber-brown colour, almost no foam, aroma of apple and caramel; solid, clean malt body; late respectable bitterness with a touch of sourness; long fruity (apple, pear) finish with lingering sourish notes

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1076) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 18, 2006
VERY nice hoppy ale from an Italian brewery I had not tasted before. More of an IPA (east coast) than anything English. No soft malt beer here, this is a hop explosion, well relative to what usually comes out of taps here. Well done, did get a bit sticky after 2 pints, however.


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