Brewed by Birra Amarcord
Style: Fruit Beer
Apecchio (PU), Italy
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
La Riserva Speciale nasce dall’alchimia tra l’estro poetico e visionario di Tonino Guerra, grande sceneggiatore e poeta, che ne ha curato l’etichetta e la maestria tecnica del brewmaster più famoso degli Stati Uniti, Garrett Oliver, creatore delle birre Brooklyn Brewery.

Birra dall’aspetto velato con un colore che ricorda l’albicocca arricchito da riflessi rosati. Garrett Oliver racconta che nella preparazione: «ho impiegato la purissima Acqua proveniente dalla sorgente di proprietà di Birra Amarcord, Malto d’Orzo e Luppolo, Miele d’Acacia e Millefiori, la Visciola che è una ciliegia selvatica tipica di questa zona e il Prugnolo, un altro frutto che nasce spontaneo in questo territorio». Il risultato è una birra elegante, che matura almeno nove mesi prima di essere pronta e che ha una naturale longevità. Una birra complessa e raffinata, un mosaico di ingredienti nobilitati dall’uso di Lieviti dello Champagne, una birra che ha molte e interessanti possibilità di abbinamento con la cucina della tradizione e con quella più creativa.

Rifermentata in bottiglia con Lieviti di Champagne che le conferiscono un perlage fine ed elegante, tipico dei vini più pregiati.

- Light pink foam, creamy, soft, fine and very persistent.
- Beer pink peach - orange, veiled, with pearly reflections.
- Warm and structured body, fine and thin perlage.
- The nose, at slightly higher service temperatures, can feelevery notes: velvety notes of yeast, fresh wild fruit among which the sloe persists, sweet honey.
- The same aromatic bouquet could be felt in the palate.
- A series of flavors and aromas surprise our senses: velvety feeling given by the yeast in suspension, the same that ferment this beer for at least nine months; the freshness and the acidity by the wild fruits harmonized by the sweet coming from the honeys and the malt. Bitterness practically absent, elegant and smooth dry end.
- Good the aftertaste persistence.
- Our celebratory beer, with high alcohol content and made with sought and unusual ingredients. Ingredients among which the Champagne yeast, wildflower honey and acacia’s honey, wild cherry and blackthorn, which are wild fruits that grow spontaneously in the hills between the Marche region and the Adriatic coast. A marriage with the arts: the art of brewing played by Garrett Oliver, who collaborated in the realization of the recipe, and art in its various forms represented by Tonino Guerra (writer, poet, painter, ...), who wanted the wild fruits of his loved land in this beer, adorned by a dreamlike label designed by his own hand.

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Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange amber color with huge white head. Candies, peaches, light fruity tartness in aroma. Sour taste with peaches, honey, ripe berries, alcohol. Tasty.

Hansen (8618) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2012
Dark yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma has notes of malt, sweet sugars, berries. Flavor starts heavy sweet and finish moderate bitter. A bit unharmonic. Creamy texture and lively carbonation.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 5, 2011
75cl bottle. Quite a special one here. Pours a bright orange color with an abundant creamy white head. Long lasting foam. Aroma is on the sweet side with a ’predominance of caramel notes and fruits. Peaches and rad brries in the nose with molasses and caramel. Taste is sweet again with a slight tartness in the back. Burnt sugar, fruits and some yeast. Slight alcohol burn too. Full mouthfeel and good amount of carbonation. Overall, very interesting, also if the wheat character is not up front and the fruits could be pushed further to me.

Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, spices, herbs, berries and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some berries, herbs and floral notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
bottle, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. fuller, creamy body, orangeish pour. sweet maltiness, honey, cherries, orange marmalade. floral & fruity notes. pretty complex. decent

Beer5000 (6820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 750 ml bottle. Slightly cloudy orange body with a big off-white head. Strong and nice aroma of caramel malt, fruit and spices with a hint of dry fruit. Flavour is sweet malty, fruity, spicy, light fruity acidity and some yeast. Well hidden alcohol, moderate bitterness, medium body and a nice, spicy, fruity aftertaste. A bit unusually, but nice and refreshing.

Inbreak (6711) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
21.01.2015, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, wheat, sugar, yeast, honey, hay, almonds, grass, bubblegum, weeds. Taste is kind of harsh boozy, yeast, alcohol, weeds, almond essence, harsh bubblegum, minerals, sugar, grass, bark, paper. Medium bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel, high carbonation. Sounds very interesting, but turns out to be anything BUT interesting...

Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
light spici, fruiti aroma,orange/ red, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, fizzy, light sweet finish.

DutchDrebus (6323) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Tasted this at a special tasting session at Café Buitenlust, Oirschot, given by Benito. It’s quite an experience to drink this one. A colour i hadn’t seen before, very luxurious glasses. Doesn’t have to much of a smell except for something sweetish, honey like. Some people loved it, but to me it was a bit to watery and lacking in taste. Special one though.

Gurthnar (6280) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Aroma fruity, evidently sour, simple fruitish sourness, peach. Hazy orange colour with a pinky tint. Taste is fruity, peach, berries, slight general yeastiness, light to moderate sourness. Quite easily drinkable. Overall somewhat simple sourness and also straightforward overall character. Very good nevertheless.

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