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Brewed by Birra Oro di Milano (Alina)
Style: English Strong Ale
Vimercate, Italy

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Riserva speciale Brown Amber Ale, Alc. 8.2% by Vol. Oro di Milano™ RISERVA SPECIALE is the highest brew expression of Oro di Milano™. It is a double malt beer with a captivating amber color, full taste, persistent spicy and liquorice flavors and a perfect balance between body and alcohol.

Old Description: Strong Ale. For sophisticated food combinations or a quiet and relaxing night, Riserva Speciale offers unique sensations. It is a double malt beer with a captivating amber color, full taste, persistent spicy flavors and a remarkable alcohol content (8.2%), delivering incomparable sensations to those who have adopted beer as an integral part of their lives.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2064) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
750ml bottle -

A new beer found at BevMo, and while it’s a bit on the pricey side it’s a really nice beer. Aroma is squarely set on a sweet/malty profile. I got a nice helping of vanilla/brown sugar/caramel chews. Flavor has more of the fat, chewy/sweet malts. Slightly spicy. After about mid-pint some overripe fruit come out. Clearly a sweet beer, but it’s enjoyable. But then again I love sweet beers.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (38) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Kirkas kuparinvärinen olut melko pienellä ja nopeasti katoavalla vaahdolla. Tuoksu karamellisen makea, hieman alkoholinen, lisäksi siitä löytyy omenaa, sitrusta ja ehkä lievää aniksisuutta. Maku toffeinen, hedelmäinen, varsinkin omenainen ja loppupuoleltaan kevyesti kuivattavan humaloitu. Alkoholi tuntuu hieman lämmittävänä yleisilmeenä, suutuntuma keskitäyteläinen ja ehkä lievä vetisyys vaivaa. Barleywinemäinen makea ja omenainen kokonaisuus toimii joiltain osin, mutta hieman vielä hakee uomiaan. Parhaita maistamiani italialaisia toki.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, nose is sickly caramel, aniseed,taste is sweet toffee and caramel, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
> A caramel syrup and toffee forward barleywine

[ Keg ][ Aruffo’s Italian Claremont CA ][ 16oz ][ $8 ][ Conical Pint ][ 5/11/14 ]
>> Pours hazy deep brown orange, odd color, bigger cream colored dense foam, okay lacing. Nose is fresh lemon, no off character, light flowers. No mustiness or dark fruits to hint at BSA. Taste is heavy caramel syrup, alcohol, sugar. Finishes a bit soapy, white alcohol, some dessert thickness. Very interesting, almost a barleywine, tons of toffee. Drinkable, hides the abv well.

>!< no Belgian yeast; don’t serve a 8.2% beer in a pint glass

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (983) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
A very unique beer, can't really put a style on it. Pours. Light red with a thick white head. Smells a bit like cider, with apple and pear. Taste is like creamy cider. Starts thick, with lots of apple, and ends with a sweet cider. Had in the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (651) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle 0,33L. Hazy amber colour with medium big, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is mixture of malty and hoppy substances, like caramel, cookies, vanilla, lemony citruses, orange, etc. Taste is moderate bitter with strong spicy and hoppy note. Light to medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation makes it refreshing and easy drinkable, despite the high alcohol content.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle@Home. Toffee and herbal hops aroma. Light amber, off-white head, good lace. Sweetish, toffee, herbal, light malty. Light alcoholic. Interesting, flavourful. English yet not English.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Idiosynkrasie (3920) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small, creamy, diminishing, minimalliest lacing, off-white head. Sweet aroma, some ester, malty basis with a nuttily touch. Taste is sweet, slightly artificial, some ester, some alcohol. Sweet, sticky guck.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours clear gold with a light, white film head. Sugary, bready malt aroma, hints of tangy berries. Big sweet flavor with light alcohol punches, very sugary bread, light toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sticky and sugary sweet to finish with bread and honey. Lightly cloying but not too bad on the whole.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (291) - - JUL 13, 2013
Sweet tasting strong ale. Pale amber coloured with a little head. Slightly fizzy. I quite like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty, riped fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130225]


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