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Collesi

Collesi
Rossa Ale

Category: Belgian Style Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Collesi
Rossa Ale

Category: Belgian Style Amber Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 8%
Maroon color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate drizzled bananas, coriander, dried apricot, clove, rubbed thyme, and toasted whole grain baguette with a round, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-long finish that shows nuances of strawberry preserves, rhubarb tart, and molasses. A complex Belgian Style Amber that overflows with fruity flavor.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Spicy & Complex & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: chocolate drizzled bananas, coriander, dried apricot, clove, rubbed thyme, and toasted whole grain baguette
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of strawberry preserves, rhubarb tart, and molasses
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Peking Duck, Brie
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex Belgian Style Amber that overflows with fruity, complex flavor.

The Producer

Fabbrica della Birra Tenute Collesi Srl

The Producer
Loc. Pian della Serra
Apecchio, 61042
Italy
39 -075-933118

Their Portfolio

89 Collesi Bionda IPA 8.5% (Italy)
93 Collesi Rossa Ale 8% (Italy)
85 Collesi Blanche Ale 5% (Italy)
94 Collesi Triplo Malto Ale 9% (Italy)

Belgian Style Amber Ale

Belgian style amber ales are amber in color and range in alcohol from 6-8%. This is not a classic style but represents various beers of similar Belgian theme. These beers are fruity and moderately strong with a classic Belgian yeast character. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brewery Ommegang Rare VOS, Unibroue Maudite and New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale.

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