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Birrificio Italiano Amber Shock

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Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Dunkler Bock
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ambershock® is an amber beer produced by way of infusion, with 7.0% alcohol by volume (17.7 Plato degrees). The wort boiling phase is prolonged in this case to obtain a certain caramelizing of the sugars in the wort. Strong, full-bodied and mellow, its marked yet well-balanced malt flavor mainly derives from a special bottle-conditioning process that lasts for approximately 4 weeks. Bear in mind that this is not a refermentation phase caused by adjunct sugar or wort, which happens with Trappist beers. It is an exclusive procedure adopted by Birrificio Italiano® of Lurago Marinone. That is why Ambershock® is only sold in bottles. If it were matured in vats and served on tap, it would have a completely different taste. Bottle conditioning also brings about perfect settling of the yeast, which makes it possible to have a perfectly limpid beer with a strong, bright amber color.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nicoizzo (7) - Rotondi, ITALY - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Birra non male... Stile insolito per un prodotto italiano. Trovata un po troppo stucchevole ma comunque è accettabile

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 12, 2014
750ml bottle at Belgrade tasting. Rich malty brown, firm foam head. Rich aroma, very balanced. Red fruit, red wine. cidery body, some grit. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (130) - SERBIA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle 0.75l,thanks to Alberto.At Beer Tasting Belgrade.Pour it red color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of red fruits,leaves.Very Interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (720) - - JUN 2, 2014
Prodotto non eccezionale, maltato, leggermente speziato ed erbaceo, percepibile una sfumatura alcolica. Non mi ha entusiasmato.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle in Italy. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, spices, bread, ripe fruits, some licorice and slightly dusty. Flavor is quite sweet, spicy bitter and mostly malty. Thick body, decent carbonation. A bit strange.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
logattogigi (44) - - APR 12, 2014
Colore ambrato molto carico con discreta schiuma. Profumi dolci e mielosi, corpo medio. In bocca prevale su tutto il dolce dei malti. Poco carbonatazione, alcol ben presente.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1305) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Keg @ Draft House, Westbridge. Bizarre that it says this isn’t available on tap, as I most certainly got it on tap at this place. Maybe it does have a different taste to bottle? This has a definite caramel influence along with very slight pepper / aniseed notes, mouthfeel is smooth and slick with a strong alcohol taste at times. Not a bad beer at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2014
Bouteille 37.5cl split 5 ways with the Unper100 crew, Fiera Forli beerfest pre-tasting as BRQ AS#7. Ambrée, col léger blanc cassé. Arôme est malté modéré, note de cara-grillé ponctuée par un rétro-nasal houblonné citronné. Palais est malté, pointe de chocolaté, caramel et léger houblonné. Le tout garde un caractère sec-grains avec une arrière note poussiéreuse. On reste néanmoins dans un profil allemand tout à fait ordinaire mais néanmoins bien ficelé.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (119) - - APR 2, 2014
Pours a reddish-amber and bright color with a perfect tick ivory foam lasting quite long. Nose of hops, tons of lime (great) and caramel. Sweet mouth, mild malts mixed with grassy notes and bread. The 7% alcohol is not invasive and this beer stays very easy-to-drink. Fantastic creation of a great brewery, good job guys! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Golden-brown, spicy hop and a little yeast character, has an interesting yeast character, amber malt, good balance. Between a bitter and a Palm.


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