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

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11476) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are apricot, pine, hops, caramel and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 290613

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8274) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, peach, pine and orange. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8503) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
750ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes, and shared with friends at a tasting session. Opaque, apricot coloured body. Good lacing from a decent off-white head. Aroma of sappy oranges, lightly spiced. Mid-sweet flavours of spiced fruity hops, earthy malts and celery. Semi-sweet, malt-fruity ending. Well balanced. Gentle, smooth and nice (Tromsø 03.06.2013).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
Orange cloudy body, with beautiful lacing. Citrus, honey and celery nose. Tangerine, malt, grapefruit, pineapple and celery taste. A bit heavy! Thanks Rune for sharing a bottle at our XXIX Rating Session 03.06.13.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2041) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours dark amber with a fading head. Nose shows nutty malt, toasty hints, sweet malt, soft apple and pear. Not much else in the way of hops. Nice. Malty flavours too, loads of bready malt. Some piny hops and booze followed by a mild bitterness. Carbonation is too high.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smaskifa (124) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013
Muddy amber with a nice head. The aroma is quite fruity, some citrus and hops. The typical Baladin body, silky, medium carbonation, intriguing effect. The taste is pleasant, some citrus and tropical fruits, light hops, nice malty texture. The aftertaste has a distinct touch of licorice. Nice one from the Italians.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4945) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2013

Appearance: Hazy amber color with a white head.
Aroma: Fresh hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fresh citric hoppy, malty, light spicy and mild tropical fruity.
Overall impression: Fresh and tasty APA.
Personal stats: Sample at Beer13 in Oslo, Norway

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, stable head. Complex fruity aroma followed by fruity, raisiny and semi-dry flavours. Hoppier nose, sweeter palate. Quite nice.


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