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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (351) - HUNGARY - SEP 1, 2014
Borostyán színű testét csipkés habkorona fedi, mely alól tejkaramellás illatok szállnak alá egy cseppnyi gyantás éllel. Íze simulékony, jólesően krémes, egy kenhető IPA jellemvonásaival felvértezett bakfolyam, noha ez utóbbi típus jellegzetességei kissé háttérbe szorulnak pale ale-szerű tulajdonságaival szemben.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - JUL 20, 2014
Beige weak head. Deep amber colour. Aroma is moderately malty with light fruity (banana and peach) and yeasty notes. Flavor is malty too with light fruity, hoppy and caramel tones, ending in a moderately fruity finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nicoizzo (9) - Rotondi, ITALY - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Birra non male... Stile insolito per un prodotto italiano. Trovata un po troppo stucchevole ma comunque č accettabile

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2222) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (313) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - JUN 2, 2014
Prodotto non eccezionale, maltato, leggermente speziato ed erbaceo, percepibile una sfumatura alcolica. Non mi ha entusiasmato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3350) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1656) - 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 (6700) - 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 caractčre sec-grains avec une arričre note poussiéreuse. On reste néanmoins dans un profil allemand tout ŕ fait ordinaire mais néanmoins bien ficelé.

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