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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Birra Roma is inspired by the colors and flavors typical of Rome, the Eternal City. With its gold color, this beer has a strong malt taste, that gives it a sweet scent. With its light but persistent body, it stands out fairly and pleasantly bitter with a toasted aftertaste and a touch of smoked wood. Well matched with Italian dishes, in particular with Rome’s typical cuisine.
http://www.birraroma.it

Editor’s note: apparently the first bottles were called simply "Birra Roma", and as of 2013 "Birra Roma Ambrata"; Ambrata and Bionda can be separated by the ABV.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Red amber colour with a fine off white head. Fruity, caramel malt and some smoked notes in the aroma. Medium body and a round sweetness. Fruity with a solid malt background. Some smoked notes and also a bit acidic.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
0.33l bottle from #411. It’s a gusher! Saved by my kitchen sink. It has a nice deep peachy amber body packed with microscopic floaters floating about and a big, lasting light khaki-colored top. The smell has a smoky sweetness with caramel, red amber malts and a soft fruity touch as well. Not bad. It’s average to softly carbonated with a slick mouthfeel. Oh, really drinkable this. Soft red berries with a gentle caramel sweetness before a swiff of smoke finishes it off. There is also a hint of something acidic hidden in between the other flavors, and it also has something that reminds me of chocolate paper. A nice gentle tasty Italian. 19.10.2012

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (4440) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Deep murky orange body, massive cloudy off-white head. Nose is caramel, molasses, hints of nuts and banana. Taste is mild caramel, grains, chocolate and not much else. Smooth mouthfeel. And very, very boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
Gusher. Big beige head. Hazy amber body with visible particles. Earthy fruity candy aroma with smoky notes. Dry-sweet earthy roasty smoky taste with fruity mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry earthy fruity smoky aftertaste with mealy licorice notes. Nice, and quite full-flavoured. Well balanced and harmonic. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8823) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
330ml in a nice designed bottle, lotto 411, bought at Vinmonopolet Valkendorf in Bergen. Hazy, apricot coloured body. Remaining off-white head. Grassy hops in flavour alongside hints of smoked malts. Quite well blended malt-fruity taste, hints of smoke and bread. Smooth mid-sweet ending. Soft in the mouth. Medium bodied. Interesting (hotel room, 18.09.2012).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3473) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2012
On 35 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Golden color, good foam . medium fruity intensity, some malt, ok yeast influence . Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness, but well balanced Very enjoyable

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2469) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pours a muddy golden brown with a finger of off white foam that settles out quickly. Aromas of malt... with a light touch of smokey malts. On the palate its a bit brighter than I expected from the nose. Nice toasty malt flavors mingle with smoke, bready caramel and a touch of bitterness on the end.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy light brown with tan head. Nice beer for the fall like weather. Tastes like a typical marzen/octoberfest. Sweet and not bitter. Coats the mouth and flavor lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4299) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
The aroma is slightly earthy with leaves, toasted malt, fresh cut grass, and dry hay. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall there really isn’t’ much to say about this one other than it’s underwhelming.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Foxbush (1403) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
12 oz bottle This was tried at a restaurant in the new National Harbor. The bottle is impressive and differnet. The birra was shared with a friend. I am not sure I could have finished the whole bottle. This was not a good experience. The birra poured a prunish color and tasted like smoked prunes. Maybe the trip from Italy impacted the product.


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