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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 7, 2012
Bottled 0,75L. Moderate amber color, fraught and with a resistant head. Nice bubbly aspcet. Vinous and malty notes, little cereals and alcoholic tip. Round and lively taste, much equilibrate bitter content with a little acidulous tip on the end. Unusual IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours an orange colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is orange, caramel, fruit and hops. Taste is also fruity with caramel and orange notes leading to a moderate bitey bitter finish. Nice soft mouthfeel. Pretty decent but not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - JUN 27, 2012
Clear gold with a tight stable head. Light aroma of hops and caramel, but not very distinct. Soft bitterness developing into some sweetness later on. "hot" palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Grasig hopfiger und weicher Beginn mit schmeckbaren Fehlaromen. Leicht getreidig. Trinkbar, nicht weiter. 10/8/9/8//8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14303) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
26th April 2010
Hazy gold beer with a lot of trapped carbonation swirling around. Little white head. Light soft and dry palate. Light malt - a little creamy. A hint of saison character. Sweet orange and then bitter hops. Finishes soft with light creamy malt. Like a light saison/ipa hybrid! Typically Italian eclectic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2012
Free sample served at a beer tasting session at the Stratfort shopping mole. A deep golden body with a decent white head. Aroma is nice and light fruity with spices. Flavor is fruity, delicate spicy, grainy, yeast and very refreshing. There is a delicate bitterness here, but not IPA type, more like a hoppy Saison. Medium body and a spicy aftertaste. A bit unusually and definitively very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle at Beer Bistro. Comes on like an IPA, and then resolves into malt and a yeasty finish. More like a Belgian IPA. Orange flavours-Simcoe hops is a guess. Good drinkability, though not exceptional nor worth $35 plus tax and tip for 250 ml.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2012
Awesome inscribed 25cl bottle from Le Langhe, York. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. A Belgian tripel aroma of candy sugar, caramel and alcohol with a fruity, berry character also. Quite an astringent and bitter flavour upfront of juniper berries, grass, alcohol and an earthy mushroom finish. Some biscuity malt also. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. Definitely not what I was expecting from an IPA. I agree with Dan, this drinks more like a hoppy Belgian ale. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle 25cl, a cloudy amber beer. Nose is spicy, aroma is astringent, near a triple beer, fruity and hopy, very yeasty and ester notes, unbalanced and not so drinkable, grapefruit notes, quite sweet. Is that an IPA ??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 8, 2012
100ml, draught at Open Baladin. Nice white tophead, slowly fading over an amber coloured body. Malt-fruity nose, with hints of lactose. Fruity hops in flavour again with hints lactose and added by grainy malts. Distant bitter ending. Medium bodied. Pleasing, however, a rather unusual IPA (Roma, 31.03.2012).

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