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


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 25 cl bottle from Eataly (€ 3,30) in Torino, June 2014. Pours orange with tons of floating bits. Head is white, jumps right out of the bottle! Aroma is something like tinned mango, apricot or pineapple; pickled apples; warmth of alcohol, hay. Strong sourness. Tastes slightly sweet, but more malty and yeasty. Not your average APA, if an APA at all. Beeradvocate’s Belgian Pale Ale sounds more like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4409) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Open Baladin Rome.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Caramel, fruit, malt, spices.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, caramel, fruit, spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4729) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark yellow/amber pour, with an off white head. Malty, a bit bready, light caramel, fruitiness, and mild hops. Not your standard pale ale, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9261) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Dunkel orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig hopfig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack hopfig bitter, exotische Früchte, fruchtig malzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at local Italian restaurant. Similar to reserva. Fruity and hoppy, but this time less maltiness. Quite dry. Light grapefruit, biscuity malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - FEB 4, 2014
Caramellosa, leggermente fruttata, leggermente amara, prevale il gusto dei malti. Neanche il leprotto marzolino o il cappellaio matto la potrebbero definire una apa, comunque. Si fa bere, buona!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blade86 (749) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 1, 2014
light amber, hazy, minimal foam; sirup, citrus, bread aroma?; medium sweetness, light bitterness; medium body, oily feel; Overall: good beer, weird APA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4440) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber body with a large, long-lasting creamy white head. Nice one. Nose is protruding tones of gooseberries and strawberries, "Love Hearts" candy, pale malts, mild caramel and faint sulfur and straw in the back. Taste is pale malts, caramel, biscuits, almond essence and hints of grains and straw. Medium body and carbonation. A somewhat strange creation from Baladin, and not entirely successful, although both looks and aroma are inviting. Decent enough, though. But APA? Why not make an "Italian Ale" category and be done with it! :-P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3919) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive. Good beer from the Italians. Deep amber colour with a smallish head. Good whack of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4006) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 14, 2013
Orange body, almost amber and with stable frothy head. Modern hops, caramel body, some toasty malts, herbal and grapefruit bitterness yet moderate. (Fancy 25cl bottle from Eataly Torino)

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