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Baladin Open Riserva

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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The amber version of OPEN, OPEN RISERVA combines the features of caramel and amber malts with the aromas of American hops. The result is an explosion of well-balanced taste, where the biscuit aromas coming from cereals and the notes of dried fruit blend perfectly with the bitterness and the aromatic scents of hops. The body is strong but never excessive, to ensure it is easy to drink. The head is thick and creamy. 16.8°, 33EBC.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berlinoise2go (654) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle (75cl). Gorgeous-looking hazy amber colour. Inch-thick sticky white head, good retention, fair amount of lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma with almonds, over-ripe pear, banana. Medium body, soft carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Taste is initially quite sweet, but grows more sour towards the finish. Medium bitterness, pervasive associations to biscuits and almonds. Quite well-balanced, although I find the sweetness a bit too dominating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (211) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Sempre di Baladin, una APA ambrata con un sapore tendenzialmente dolce dato dal malto e un tocco appena amaro sul finale. Promossa.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6371) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some dried fruits,floral notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some caramel, malt ,some floral notes and some citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3944) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle at home.Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel), medium+ hoppy (flowery, tropical fruit). Flavor medium sweet, spicy and bitter, well balanced. Medium+ body, really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (637) - ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2015
750 ml bottle from a friend. Pours deep and nice slightly hazy amber, thick and creamy head, stays well. Aroma is really nice, full of ripened fruits, some tropical hops, sweetness but not too much of it. Strawberries. Taste has some fruits as well, hop bite is there but not too strong as the beer I have is maybe not the freshest. It might mean that there is more focus on body and malt character, doesn’t feel too much like an IPA - but that doesn’t bother me the slightest, it is still great beer, fully enjoyable. I guess the best I’ve had from Baladin till now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Eataly, Milan; bb nov 2014, L178/120
Hazy amber color with medium sized frothy head. The aroma is fruity (jam) and bit yeasty (vegetable). Dry mouthfeel, too much carbonation; lean body; some malt flavor, not exciting though; a bit fruity and fresh, buy also yeasty; the bitterness is quite strong.
The yeast has a too high impact on this beer, but the hopping is quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Appearance: Dark golden, clear. Some off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, caramel? Some hops?
Taste: More sweetness, nice fruits, bitterness in aftertaste. Not your typical IPA.
Bought: Eataly (Genova), 250 ml, €3.30
Info: 15/12-2014, BB: 30/11-2014

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Orange, hazy with a nice offwhite head. Fruits and malt aroma, some yeast sense. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft long fruit end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3270) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
Vi høyner innsatsen på rbhd-treffet hos Odd Gunnar: Theo Musso imponerer gang på gang, her med en lekkerbisken som gir ganglag for sjelen. Stor aroma og smak med massevis av tørkede frukter og appelsin. Stor munnfylde og myk som en kvinnehånd. Heldigvis en stor flaske, så jeg tar med glede en påfyll.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6187) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours hazy golden with a small white head.Aroma is fruity & malty, complex freshness. Taste is fresh, crisp, earthy malty notes, lovely barrel and wood, moreish and something more.


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