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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La prima birra 100% italiana.

Beer produced with ingredients 100% Italian (barley and hops are locally produced).
The first batch is planned for Autumn 2011.


fiulijn's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14552) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3184) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2014
Hazy golden color. Light chalk white head. The nose is fairly eatery and I would say they are going for a Belgian blonde. Nice crisp hop notes with solid yeast character, definetely aiming for Belgian Blonde. Satisfying hoppy finish. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bergstaden (1252) - Rřros, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2014
Golden with a white head - malts and yests in the aroma - Malt body with yesty flavours - Yeasty flavours goes into the finish - Ok, but a little bit to yeasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (616) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle Aroma-grass, herbs Appearance-golden, cloudy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter, finish Overall-very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zekada (139) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Smell of wheat, sweet and citrusy and a bit dry. Pours hazy orange with a rich white head. Taste has dry wheat and sweet subtle citrus and some oranges. Surprisingly full in body for a blonde ale. It places itself nicely in the mouth. Overall a really nice, fresh and tasteful beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshuaStranger (154) - - AUG 26, 2014
Pours an hazy golden,white head. Aroma is herbs,honey,coriander,yeast. Taste is fruity,yeasty,some spice.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeErikS (18) - TAIWAN - AUG 21, 2014
Lovely blonde belgian style ale. Flavor of a Tripel but a lighter body. A bit murky, possibly this has a bit of wheat in the recipe. Less carbonation than most Belgians too, but otherwise very similar in terms of look and flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10669) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Frischer, leicht süßer Antrunk. Deutliche Kräuternoten, hell malzig, deutlich fruchtig. 10/9/9/9/9/9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dexcansino (453) - Andalucía, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Cerveza rubia con una espuma blanca con textura de mousse. Bastante artesanal. Presencia de levadura, cuerpo medio y turbio. Ligeramente especiada, romero, también cítrica, y fondo amargo. Buen equilibrio de gas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (848) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy, bright orange beer with a frothy white head. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Flavour is dry with yeast, spices and light maltiness. Quite bitter too. Somehow not really my cup of tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Coriander and bergamot are well balanced within delicately honeyed malts in a refined, silky mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam falls into the clear golden.
-Aniseed or licorice appear too when warming.
-Bergamot helps the taster imagine social tea cookies in the finish.
-I don’t understand why they advertise this as being all Italian malt and hops when the dominant aromas and flavours are all coriander and bergamot. Whatever, it’s still a very well made brew and nicely drinkable.

On tap at Open Baladin Roma.


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