Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

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.

   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]

   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

   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.

   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.)

   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).

   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

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50