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

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, - NOV 18, 2012
75cl bottle, lot#L027/120, BB 03/2014. Dorée, col beige moyen et onctueux. Arôme présente un bouquet belge agréable rappelant presque une bière d’abbaye, le tout est fleuri et houblonné, fruité léger entre citronné et ester. Palais houblonné fleurie t amer avec un beau profile houblonné, ce dernier reste présent ajoutant un côté herbacé avec un petit résiduel doux belge et un rappel à des feuilles de thé. Le chemin est loin derrière des italiennes mal balancées, ici, on retrouve u bel exemple de style belge avec un petit qcq chose en plus, légère et facile à boire.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (747) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Golden with a nice hop haze. White lacing. Aroma is pine, nettles, hey, herbs, some oxidation, perfume. Taste is lemons, coriander, citrus juice, lime cordial. Lemongrass, perfume. Light and delicate. Nice bitterness. Another solid pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2425) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
Opaque golden yellow, big lacing White foam head. Heavy aroma, koriander. Likewise taste. Good beer with pizza. (Manchester 201501) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heman (97) - Tychy, POLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Piana jest mało intensywna, biała, średnio-pęcherzykowa. Barwa to jasne złoto, piwo jest idealnie klarowne. Aromat słaby, głównie słodowy (biały chleb pszenny), z pojawiającymi się nutami jabłkowymi i muśnięciami kolendry. Piwo jest mocno wysycone, szczypie w język. W smaku dominują zboża z subtelną nutą owoców cytrusowych. W tle pojawia się kolendra i ogólnie posmaki przyprawowe. Finisz to niska, delikatnie zarysowana, chmielowa goryczka. Piwo jest lekkie i bardzo pijalne

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (293) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
bottle @ home. Pours an almost clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Dry and spicy aroma. with bitter orange, grains, bergamot, white pepper. Hints of toast, coriander and metal. Medium mouth feel with high sparkling carbonation (small bubbles) with an oily and soap-like texture initially and again lingering in the aftertaste. The soapiness blends interestingly with the bergamot and coriander spices. Grainy, bitter and dry mid-taste. Flavors also include flowers, bitter orange, white pepper, white fruits, grass & herbs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (715) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 3, 2015
Hazy, honey golden colour with a pillowy light creamy fine lasting head. Sweet-honey orange peel aromas with notes of grass, herbal and bread malt aromas. Complex! Light effervescent, full bodied; sweet with a light hop and yeast note. Harmonic lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (106) - POLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Po przelaniu do szkła ukazuje się biała, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa piana, obfita i szybko opadająca, poszarpany lejsing. Barwa pomarańczowo- złota, zmętniona. W aromacie kwaskowo, melanoidynowo i słodowo, bardzo przypomina to witbiera, piwa pszeniczne. Chmielu prawie nie czuć. W smaku przyjemnie, lekko słodkawo, ziołowo-kwiatowa nuta od dodatków kolendry i bergamotki, posmak świeżego chleba, minimalna kwaskowość o profilu zakwasu chlebowego, może jakieś owoce typu morele, a kontruje to wszystko słaba chmielowa goryczka, podbita przez średnie nagazowanie i lekko alkoholowo-rozgrzewający finisz. Fajne piwo, gładkie, zbalansowane i bardzo pijalne, a przy tym gustownie podane. Mix Witbiera z Pale Ale we włoskim (nie amerykańskim) stylu wyszedł pierwszorzędnie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obe83 (75) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
Birra "easy to drink" e per me questo è un pregio! Alla vista si presenta giallo scura con una schiuma media in abbondanza e consistenza. al naso sentori maltosi che si ritrovano anche in bocca senza eccessi di altri sapori e carbonatazione perfetta la rendono di una beverinità quasi paurosa. Va giu che è una bellezza.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Regis_BR (5) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Boa espuma, de média duração. No aroma floral, cítrico e lúpulo. O conjunto é aceitável e vale repetir. Retrogosto longo, levemente amargo e seco.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 750ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: first of all, beautiful bottle art, Le Baladin trademark. Pours a pale cloudy yellow color forming a huge big bubbled, aired and soapy white head. Huge retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass S: Quite herby and lemony in the nose. A malty backbone with strong notes of flowery and citrus hops. I would dare some wheat and some orange zest T: Quite herby in the mouth too. The upfront can be slightly sweet but it quickly changes to a dry and bitter overall taste. Some notes of coriander and orange zest. Hops are significantly bitter and citrus too M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Citrus hops aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Excelent La Baladin specimen, as expected [ BA Review @ 4/3/2013 ]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alkolord (134) - - SEP 21, 2014
Golden trüb im Glas, solider weißer Schaum, in der Nase fast etwas sauer, würzig, pfeffrig frisch im Antrunk, nettes Bier


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