Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: American Pale Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Water, malt, hops and yeast. That’s it! Why? It took a simple beer to express a simple project. And it took an innovative beer to express an innovative project. This is how OPEN BALADIN was created: a beer with a “strong” personality and at the same time delicately captivating. And this is how this beer – the first “open source” beer in Italy – has slowly captured the hearts (and especially the throats…) of those who enjoy good, healthy and informed drinking. 27 EBC, 16.8°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Russo (1937) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 19, 2015
Hazy amber color with a avery nice off-white head, quite frothy. Aroma is malty, bread with hints of flowers and fruits. Flavor is more complex, hints of hops, roses, fruits like peach and a balanced sweetness. Low carbonation and medium to full body with a nice fruit bitterness... :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (774) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2015
Bottle from Yamaya. Cloudy gold with lots of sediment, almost no head. Aroma has citrus and yeast. Yeast comes through way more than hops. Nice clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (303) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Z butelki obecny zapach trochę może kawy, słodów palonych, przypieczonego spodu ciasta. Kolor to ciemny brąz, pod światło bardzo ciemna miedź, piwo jest całkowicie klarowne. Piana od samego początku bardzo niska, szybko opada do krążka wokół ścianek szkła. Ze szkła aromat głównie melanoidynowy, do tego leciutka paloność, ale zasadniczo to piwo pachnie jak kwas chlebowy :D W smaku jest karmelowe, lekko palone, może kawowe, ale cały czas bardziej kojarzy mi się z kwasem chlebowym niż piwem. Dosyć przyjemne odczucie w ustach – dosyć pełne jak na tak niski ekstrakt; ten efekt zapewne uzyskano dzięki bardzo niskiemu odfermentowaniu i temu, że piwo jest dodatkowo dosładzane jeszcze syropem glukozowo-fruktozowym – nie zbyt mi się to podoba… Piwo jest głównie słodkie, ale na szczęście z tym nie przesadzono – jest w miarę wyraźna kontra ze strony takiej chlebowej kwaśności i goryczki, niemniej goryczka wydaje się pochodzić raczej od słodu niż od chmielu. Wysycenie bardzo niskie, co najprawdopodobniej jest skutkiem tego, że piwo próbowałem nalać z pianą, co i tak niezbyt się udało. Pijaność jest na bardzo wysokim poziomie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (1895) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours a hazy orange/golden color, topped with a frothy white head. Fruity aroma, some citruses and notes of caramel. Starts sweet and fruity, decent hoppy bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (448) - ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
75 cl bottle. Hazy orange with frothy white head. Hops and malty aroma. Sweet taste with a bitter hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aggtBeer (31) - Rock Cave, West Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Hazy yellowish orange w/ a white head. Aroma was mainly citrus with some fainter tropical fruit and caramel. Flavor was a bit more balanced with citrus and caramel malt flavors being close in proportion. Found this beer to be okay, but it wasn’t very memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1735) - GREECE - NOV 17, 2014
From tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Clear golden color with white head. Light malty and light hoppy fruity aroma. Sweet malty taste, light bitter, hoppy citrusy fruity. Medium oily body with average carbonation and biter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
haukur (1515) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 4, 2014
draft. Yellow with a fluffy head. Peppery aroma, almost like pumpkin. Some hop notes. Taste is a bit sweet considering the style. Yeasty finish with medium bitterness. Not overly impressed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
Cervesa dolça i aromŕtica, és molt clara i amb una bona presčncia d’escuma, la graduació queda molt amagada. Cerveza dulce y aromática, es muy clara y con una buena presencia de espuma, la graduación queda muy escondida.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1148) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015 750ml bottle served in a tulip glass. Another lovely Baladin. An American Pale Ale with a magic Italian touch :). Fresh and quite hoppy. Pours a hazy golden yellow with big off-white thin bubbled head. Grassy and citrus hops in the nose. Strong notes of pale and crystal malts. Very fruity too: Grapefruit and peaches. Taste follows the nose. Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of pale malts. Hints of caramel malts. Grapefruit and peaches. Orange zest. Grass. Light body and average carbonation. Quite drinkable and refreshing Ale. [BA Review @ 12/25/2010]

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