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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

Keeper's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, - SEP 29, 2012
botte, 075. Brra italiana...recensione in italiano! Non mi ha entusiasmato. Va bene..fatta solo con roba italiana...ma non è all’altezza delle altre di baladin. Troppo amara in ingresso e nel finale, con una struttura non molto definita. Limone ed arancia nell’aroma, ed un finale amaro ed acidulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (834) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of caramel, citrus, herbs and apricots. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, citrus, passion fruit and hay. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5547) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Hazy golden with a white head. Yeasty, spicy Weiss-like aroma and flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (360) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours pale golden with a white creamy head. Aroma is spicy, fruity, apricot, fresh. Lively carbonation. Taste is spicy, fruity. Thin body. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle 0,75l. Pours hazy pale with white carbonating head. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, banana, mango and some caramel. Spritzy and fruity palate. Aftertaste is fruity yeast, pepper, citrus, banana and lingering floral hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4126) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. pours cloudy pale golden-greyish with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. belgian yeast - spicy and fruity esters-plenty, dusty too, very peppery, fruitiness - dusty oranges, sweetened apricots, apple juice concentrate, citrus, pale spicy cereals - hint of sweetness - honey. lively to average carbonation, light body - some texture, drying and lightly astringent herbal-grassy-spicy-peppery finish. interesting and quite nice italian-belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (1990) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Flasks från SB. Gyllen färgad, stort vitt skum. En blond i belgisk stil med jästkaraktär, lätt fruktig, frisk, örtig, lätt kryddig, lite vitpeppar. lätt beska, stor drickbarhet, frisk, relativt torr, mycket kolsyra. Fin smakbild, ganska lätta men välbalserade smaker. Riktigt fint sommaröl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2114) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
A good Belgian inspired blond, with lots of lovely spicy notes from the yeast. Great White thick cobwebs foam on the glass. Lots of flavor. slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (394) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Birthday present from Martin, thanks! Hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Belgian yeast, fruit and some malt in aroma. Fruity, peppery, yeasty, herbal bitter taste. Medium body, high carbonation, dry crisp mouth feel. Dry bitter herbal after taste.
Really nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2014
Tap at Baladin in Milan. Pours light golden, small foam that disappears fast. Aroma is thick with malts, maybe some herbal hops - just a bit if any. Deep maltiness fills my nostrils. Taste is light bitter. Malty and lager-like, reminds me imperial pils. Overall, not bad at all - but I wouldn’t be able to drink a lot of this.

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