ST247 (494) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2014
On tap @Baladin Milan. Pours dark amber with adhesive white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity. Taste also hoppy and fruity with hints of caramel. Full mouthfeel, little bitter finish. Nice one. Kita (2124) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l at PirFest Slovenija in 2010. Cloudy amber orange color with small creamy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, mainly citrus, caramel and yeast. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and honey, follows by fruity and herbal acidity, spicy mouthfeel, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, thick and smooth texture with average natural carbonation in palate. When you open Baladin Open, it doesn’t last long... jamestulloch (4068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from Eataly, Florence. Murky bronze body with a fluffy with head. Lively carbonation. Great lacing. Aroma of green hops, honey and lemon. Flavour of Lockets, grass and lime. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Nice fizz. A strong, hoppy APA. A bit too sweet and boozy for my liking, but very tasty nonetheless. Kauge (1932) - 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. AndySnow (7579) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
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.
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. Beerhunter111 (20371) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
Dunkel orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig hopfig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack hopfig bitter, exotische Früchte, fruchtig malzig. shoulderbroken (4255) - 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.
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - 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! Blade86 (1383) - Wroc³aw, 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