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Birrificio Italiano Amber Shock

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


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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
logattogigi (38) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (890) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6341) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (34) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11866) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (728) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
A nice amber! Pours a clear red with a thick white head. Smells herby and sweet. Taste is classic red but sweeter, with a nice smooth creamy finish. Had on tap at La Trappe ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 14, 2014
Tasted in comparison with BiBock, I liked more this one because of the other one strange aroma. A little bit more bitter than the BiBock

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaStranger (87) - - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a deep,cloudt reddish brown with a medioum white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts. Taste is sweet malts,caramel,a pinch of sugar and some alcohol warmth. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
Dezent hopfiger und deutlich süßer Antrunk. Malziger werdend, Karamellnoten, die Süße ist einen Ticken zu stark. Wenig herb. 9/9/9/9//9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 31, 2013
31/07/2013 Bir&Fud (tap). Ambrata carica, miele di castagno, lievemente torbida, schiuma bianco sporca- giallognola, abbondante, crespa, buona persistenza. Al naso sentori di malto, zucchero di canna, luppolo, bilanciata. In bocca ancora malto, molto dolce, finale appena amarognolo, discretamente bilanciata. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Ok.

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