Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The first 100% Italian beer made with Italian ingredients. An intentionally simple beer: Italian water, barley malt, hops, yeasts and two Italian spices (bergamot and coriander) which combine to create harmony and originality. A beer which suggests more or less daring combinations, but more importantly marks a turning point in the Italian production of craft beer. Nazionale, is excellent as an aperitif and goes well with any dish. 13.6 EBC 10

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 1, 2013
2012-08-20, courtesy of Jesper; Raccolta Luppolo 2011, L050/120 Apr 2014, 6.5% ABV, 5-3-5-2-9=24
Cloudy blond color. This beer has a character of puke, straws, yeast. Bottle shock or real poor beer?

2012-06-17, bottle from Eataly, Bologna; Raccolta Luppolo 2011, 4.5% ABV, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Cloudy bond color with creamy white head, persistent. Mild aroma, some spicy malt and fruity hop, apricots. The mouthfeel is quite astringent because of the high yeast presence; spicy malt flavor, very Belgian, with a moderately sweet and fruity final.
Yeasty and spicy Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (766) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2017
I bought this beer at Crevoladossola, Ipercoop. I drank it with Massimo at home. In my opinion, it is a decent Belgian ale, with all the qualities that you can expect. The color is yellow/gold and troubled, regular carbonation, sparkling, thin and white foam. The taste is well balanced, malt, sugar, coriander, some hop but discreet, few notes of sourness, coriander notes, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (1882) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2017
How: bottle Appearance: haxy golden, medium white head. Aroma: fresh yeast, black pepper, cloves, some stone fruits. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5944) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Shared at the London tasting, October 2016. Gold color, a nice white head but undercarbonated for a Belgian ale. Lightly sweet, some yeast. A little spice but not a log going on here. ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
markoijelena (2810) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - DEC 27, 2016
Draft 0.15l at Open Baladin Roma, Italy. 15.12.2016. Pour it hazy orange color with medium white head. Aroma Belgian yeast with some annoying spice at the end. Taste of clove, banana, alcohol, Belgian yeast, spices, not so compact, herbal finish, grains in the middle, not so compact, not so big fan of this one unfortunately, medium sweetness, light body, sticky, lively, astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeniorZozo (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2016
@ Craft Bier Fest Wien 2016 November // Clear amber color. Medium size, frothy white head, stays. Perfume, yeasty, fruity, citrus in aroma. Sweet, yeasty, perfume, citrus in taste. Light and fresh. Easy to drink. Nice balance. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SebBrews (88) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - NOV 13, 2016
Baladin Nazionale 2015. 75 cl bottle @ Eataly in Milan. Hazy light amber color with a medium thick, frothy head. Nose is typical for Belgian Blond Ales: floral hops, elderflower, esters. Taste is mild bittery hops, elderflower, hay, light spices, yeast. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish. Refreshing and crispy. Good, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is pale yellow, hazy and a big head, carbonation. Aroma has fruits. Taste has sweet fruits with a biting ending (hops and spices together, I guess). Quite good, but not exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dunc1981 (39) - - NOV 3, 2016
A very crisp and refreshing beer. It has a great taste too and epitomises what good "craft" beer should be. So far I think of the few Italian beers I've had, this may be the best. It went down a treat paired with lasagne in a restaurant - so much so that I ordered a 2nd (beer, not lasagne)! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7132) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
October 2016 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. As Baladin Birra Nazion Ale. Many thanks to Fergus! Golden yellow, lightly sparkling, foamy dense white head. Aroma is floral, talc, dusty, papery. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, foamy. Taste is dusty and chalky, flowery, talc with a dry finish. Quite nice. (3.4)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Yellow, medium to large head, aroma of malt, fruits, peach, sourness, flavor of malt, dirty water, carambola, medium bodied.

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