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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, wood. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, caramel, orange, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130629]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
Big beige head. Amber body made hazy by floaties, with strong carbonation. Light fruity honeyish aroma with spicy herbal notes. Odd. Dry-sweet funky earthy fruity taste with alcoholic honey notes. Light body. Fizzy, slightly mealy mouthfeel with lingering heat at the end. Dryish mealy funky fruity spicy aftertaste with alcoholic notes. It’s kind of elegant, muted, and low-key, and not really that impressive. Not a bad beer, but I don’t think I’d buy it again. (0.75l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1291) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a creamy, light beige, medium, head. Has a fruity aroma with aprocot, fruity hops and some pine and caramel. The flavour is still fruity and sweet with apricot and nice balanced hops in the end. Has a slick and smooth mouth feel, and a light to medium bitterness. A balanced and fruity APA. Nice one!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Amber body, white head. Aroma has nutty malts, toffee, more hops than usual APA. Flavour has lots of malty sweetness, but there is way high bitterness. Hops are on the back and they come really harsh on the aftertaste. Bitterness over the malts. Great IPA, not APA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle pour at the Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka (7/13/2013). Fruity and bit stinky. Orange/amber color. Sweet fruit > flattens out quickly > some balance in final. Seems much more like a fruit beer than an APA (at the festival, it was called an amber ale).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5763) - ITALY - JUL 17, 2013
Ambrata buona schiuma media persistenza estero lievito spezia pepe caramella leggero amaro siscreto corpo

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2331) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle at the GJBF Osaka 2013 a lovely amber golden pour, a definite hoppy aroma. Much more hoppy than the classica but the flavor had a light zesty carbonation with an enjoyable hoppy aftertaste. More true to style than the Open Classica. I think I have the taste as the brewmaster at Baladin as I enjoyed all of their beers at the fest-especially the Isaac & Super.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2013
Bottled. Orange gold color. Yeasty, earthy nose. Flavors of stewed fruit, earth, esters, chocolate, caramel. Decent, not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 04.07.2013, 0,75l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is leafs, bark, caramel, grass, herbs, weeds, grain, hops. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel malts, bark, soil, weeds, leafs, grain, hints of cardboard and almond essence. Medium bitterness. Not really sure what I think about this one. Not my favorite at least.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Unclear amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, little toasted and a little hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hop, medium sweet, little dry and a little bitter.


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