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°

3fourths' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 75cl bottle. Unfiltered hazed honey colored body with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Nose of pineapple cake from the tropical/citrus hops and the cake-like bready malts, awesome. Unique and new, this beer like most Baladin does not fit in with any defined style, but is something new and interesting and stands alone. I am quickly falling in love with Baladin who has rejuvenated my once-stagnant interest in artisan beer thanks to their perfectly executed experimental recipes. The yeast character and structure of this beer are divine. Lovely throughout. Where’s my "hotel room rate taking in a foreign country" award? And bonus points if it were in Italian? :/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (169) - 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 (1022) - 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 (307) - 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 (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - 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 (522) - 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 (1345) - 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 (1625) - 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 (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 250ml bottle poured in a tulip glass. Another lovely Baladin specimen. Tastes like a good American ale. Fresh and Hoppy. Pours a hazy golden yellow with big white bubbled head. Smell is very refreshing. Citrus hops and caramel malts mainly. Taste follows the nose. Yeasts are always a must in Baladin beers. Body is light and carbonation is medium to high. Drinkability is great. [ BA Review @ 12/25/2010 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (711) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
Pour from bottle is hazy amber with big white head. Aroma is a mix of caramel with some vanilla notes. Flavour is a bit peachy on the front and mid palate with a long spicy more than bitter finish reminiscent of Belgian style beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (389) - Tasmania, - OCT 8, 2014
Draught at Open Baladin Rome. Pours clear golden orange, white head. Sweet peachy and grapefruit aroma, a wheat impression. The flavour is sweet peachy, grapefruit, yeast, caramel. Nice but a little too sweet.

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