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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (1752) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet fruity flavor. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle from Vinens Verden. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are peach, hops, flowers, citrus and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
A hazed blonde IPA with a thick white head. In aroma, a light incense, lemony notes, not bad. In mouth, a sweet malt with smooth orange pulp, coriander, powdery and sweet. Bottle at Mondiale 2011, June 11 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle. Hazy golden with a thin white head with ok retention. Aroma is citrus, cereals, alcohol, sugar, some spices and yeast. Flavor is citrus, pears, orange, peaches, pale malt, alcohol, bready notes and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tommaso (20) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2011
Bottiglia, aroma non molto coinvolgente, il gusto dei malti è piacevole ed equilibrato da un amaro, per me, un po’ blando.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
trecifre (15) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2011
Spina. Alcolicità subito evidente. In bocca forte squilibrio tra dolce e amaro. Finale abbastanza secco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Bottle thanks to some kind person at mesandsim’s tasting. Most likely them. A new one on me I think, not had much Italian beer apart from the obvious shite lagers. Strange for an IPA, more like a Belgian tripel. As an IPA, no. I quite enjoyed it though. Strong yeast in the nose and in the flavour, some fruit, brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Lagery aroma, weak hint of grapefruit. Cloudy dark yellow colour. Good stable white head. The flavour starts off sweet and a bit yeasty. Turns quite alcoholic and spicy, seemingly from the yeast. More yeast in the aftertaste. Except for the rather dry finish, this is a Belgian tripel IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magnini (22) - ITALY - APR 19, 2011
Non è una IPA e non è una belgian, al naso spiccano il malto e luppolo in egual misura, in bocca è piatta e banale,nè carne nè pesce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2011
Bottled@Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki. Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, wood, some earth, mild spices and some slight yeastyness as well. Flavour is quite similar with some quite strong yeasty notes. Flavour was quite dull.

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