Amiata Vecchia Bastarda

Brewed by Birra Amiata
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Arcidosso (GR), Italy


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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FatPhil (16896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2017
750ml bottle - shared by Juks - thanks!
Pours cloudy brown, kinda reminds me of the last post-food-poisoning diarrhea I had, sudsy head. Ditto. Sorry, TMI. Extremely rubbery aroma, but very sweet. Absolutely screaming barrel ruined. Some caramel and raisins. Sharp berry skin bitterness in the mouth, some bourbon wood, rubber, and raisins. Palate quite light. Finish tanniny, and with berry skins. Reminds me of really cheap red wine that’s very oxidised and started to sour. Alcohol as per watered down cheap wine. Very odd one, and not aligned with my tastes at all. Not detecting *any* beer in this at all.

Marduk (8206) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2017
750ml bottle (thanks Juks). Hazy copper color. Medium size, bubbly beige head, stays. Earthy, moldy, wine, tannins, woody, sourish and juicy in aroma. Raisins, tar, leather, plums, rubbery and clay in taste. Tastes like ski tar in Soviet times. Unbelievable somebody decided to brew beer with that. Ohh joy! Feels like cheap red wine. Drinkable, but average brew.

Juks (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2017
750ml bottle. Pours ugly hazy brown with small beige bubbly head. Aroma is woody, prunes, tart, berries, winelike, gooseberry. Taste is dry, very woody, raspberry, brett, some dry white wine and red aswell, tart, tannins. Medium carbo, medium body. Weird, unbalanced. Different.

Revok (15) - ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
It’s Like bastarda doppia, but with all the extraordinary things that the barrel aged brings in. Liquor like and alcool taste is mixed with a rich malt profile (smoked, chestnuts). Superb. Cheers.

Kavu (5025) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
0,75l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours deep hazy chestnut with a low off-white head. Aroma is sour malts and nuts. Flavor is sour malts, chestnut, some citrus and hops. Very interesting. Nice!

wiosna (591) - - FEB 8, 2015
0,75 pullo@ OPP. Samea, kauniin kastanjanruskea. Tuoksussa tummahkoa mallasta, kastanjaa, hiukan kahvia, alkoholia. Maussa kirpeyttä, kastanjaa, mallasta, hiukan humalaa. Pähkinäistä karvautta hieman, kiva pähkinän maku säilyy suussa.

Sissio (1722) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 1, 2014
In tap at Ines Stube Clear dark brown, minimal brown head Winey, passito, malts Sweet bitter ending, winey, alcohol, wood, chestnut

fedexs (22) - ITALY - OCT 12, 2014
Dark beer with light foam. Aroma is chestnut, smoked, and notes of cigars. Taste is alchool at the beginning with winy notes nuts and woods all coming from barrell wood aging.

fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Place Fontainas 8, Brussels, Belgium 1000.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, dark fruit, sweet dark fruit, chestnuts, wood notes, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, dry, dried fruit. chestnuts. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20121005]

caseynswan (46) - - JUL 23, 2012
Thick foamy caramel colored head with a very sour, wine-like aroma, which is not surprising as it was aged in wine barrels. Beer is a cloudy caramel color. Sweet flavor with woody overtones. A heavier mouthfeel than normal.

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