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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Piozzo, Italy

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first 100% Italian beer made with Italian ingredients. An intentionally simple beer: Italian water, barley malt, hops, yeasts and two Italian spices (bergamot and coriander) which combine to create harmony and originality. A beer which suggests more or less daring combinations, but more importantly marks a turning point in the Italian production of craft beer. Nazionale, is excellent as an aperitif and goes well with any dish. 13.6° EBC 10


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 1, 2013
2012-08-20, courtesy of Jesper; Raccolta Luppolo 2011, L050/120 Apr 2014, 6.5% ABV, 5-3-5-2-9=24
Cloudy blond color. This beer has a character of puke, straws, yeast. Bottle shock or real poor beer?

2012-06-17, bottle from Eataly, Bologna; Raccolta Luppolo 2011, 4.5% ABV, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Cloudy bond color with creamy white head, persistent. Mild aroma, some spicy malt and fruity hop, apricots. The mouthfeel is quite astringent because of the high yeast presence; spicy malt flavor, very Belgian, with a moderately sweet and fruity final.
Yeasty and spicy Ale.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Tap @Taphouse
Amber color, small white head. Caramel, grass in the nose. Medium-bodied. Grassy, creamy, low bitterness. Grassy aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Yeast, spicy, and a lighter fruitiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fillepolo (78) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from hops beershop Trieste italy. Hazy color nice white head. Coriander in both aroma and taste with notes of citrus. Balanced with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2693) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Curious Hop, Otley. Cloudy gold. Big, frothy, dense, white head. Looks good. Got a Belgian, saison thing going on for me. A bit wheaty. A bit sugary. Taste is sugary sweet. Light dry. Soft, massaging mouthfeel. Quite creamy. Finishes fairly sweet, with just a hint of bitterness on the close. Easy drinking, albeit a little boring.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (758) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2015
€ 5 bottle from Trenitalia on the way from Venice to Firenze. Hazy bright yellow, head white and soft, big, with nice retention. The nose is straw and citrus, coriander. I’m really surprised there’s actually no wheat in this. It’s a pretty nice mix of spicy and grainy. Tastes wheaty as well, less spiciness than I’d expect from the nose, there’s some sourish apple notes, with a dryish grainy and hop bitter finish. Overall a fruity (apples), grainy and refreshing beer. Saison-like. I enjoyed it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (242) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2015
Clear gold with a foamy white head, good carbonation. Candi sugar, a bit of caramel, leaves, a hint of vanilla, white pepper, Spa Reine. A bit more sweetness in the finish, also fizzy and dry

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (241) - - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle at WVRST. Clear golden yellow with fine bubbled white head. Aroma of bergamot and coriander, hints of lemon and straw. Straw and lemon flavours with a hint of Earl grey tea. Very smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
samzim (347) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, and hops. Clear golden colour. Sweet front with notes of malt, apple, and caramel. Light body with lively carbonation. A refreshing and tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (2217) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle at Osteria del Tempo Perso. Murky golden body with a thin white head. Aroma of Lager, wheat and yeast. Flavour of honey, banana and yeast. Medium body with a powdery mouthfeel. Soft fizz. I found this to be not too dissimilar to a Hefeweizen.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artemb (149) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 20, 2015
Aroma: light sweet fruits, peper, cloves. Taste: moderate to light sweeteness, light fruit sourness. Flavour is fruity and spicy with light herbal and season-like wild notes. Very pleasant blond ale.


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