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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2733) - 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 (6523) - 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 (3058) - 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 (7556) - 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 (2881) - 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 (12644) - 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 (14844) - 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 (13904) - 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 (9625) - 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 (9344) - 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).


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