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


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Water, malt, hops and yeast. Thats 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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5568) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber body with a large, long-lasting creamy white head. Nice one. Nose is protruding tones of gooseberries and strawberries, "Love Hearts" candy, pale malts, mild caramel and faint sulfur and straw in the back. Taste is pale malts, caramel, biscuits, almond essence and hints of grains and straw. Medium body and carbonation. A somewhat strange creation from Baladin, and not entirely successful, although both looks and aroma are inviting. Decent enough, though. But APA? Why not make an "Italian Ale" category and be done with it! :-P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5424) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive. Good beer from the Italians. Deep amber colour with a smallish head. Good whack of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5629) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2013
Orange body, almost amber and with stable frothy head. Modern hops, caramel body, some toasty malts, herbal and grapefruit bitterness yet moderate. (Fancy 25cl bottle from Eataly Torino)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7757) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
250 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper colour with a firm white head. Aroma of caramel malts, berries and white grapes. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel, berries, straw and vanilla ice cream. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very sweet and fruity. The hops are pretty much gone, which is a shame.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 10, 2013
Botella de 250ml. Vaso Shaker. Color dorado y apariencia cristalina. Corona tupida y persistente de espuma blanca.. Aromas ctricos y leves notas tartricas. Entrada de leve fruta cida -pomelo, manzana granny Smith y algo de uva blanca- seguida por amargor de pino. Cuerpo ligero/medio y carbonatacin moderada. Textura algo aguada. Los sabores afrutados y amargos permanecen en el prolongado final. Refrescante. 250ml bottle. Shaker glass. Golden color, clear appearance. Close & lasting crown of white foam. Citric aromas & slight tartar notes. Slight sour fruit -grapefruit, granny Smith apples, some white grape- at first followed by piney bitterness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Fruity & bitter flavor in the middle linger into a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niller (1519) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle from Hammel Hestemarked. Hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Fruity sweet taste with rich malt, yeast. Sweet finish. Too sweet for an APA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeershopLatina (10) - Latina, ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
birra troppo gasata ,sentori ferrosi,poco luppolata nn quello che ci si aspetta da una ipa .................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18360) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Youll Never Walk Alone, Kolding. Unclear orange with a lasting off-white head and some floaties. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Very dry and moderate bitter finish. 190813

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4480) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
24-JUL-2013, bottle @home, nice 25 cl bottle from Fish & Beer. Slight gusher. Huge off-white head on hazy orange body with yeast sediments. Yeast aroma, orange peel, toast. Taste the same. Quite fruity with peach. Overcarbonated with medium body. Not very bitter. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle pour at the Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka (7/13/2013). Big fruity nose, oranges, peaches, very tangy. Cloudy honey color. Tangy fruit initial / caramel sweetness in mid / final flattens out pretty quickly. A solid beer, but doesnt really seem like an APA. Flavors dont quite mix well.

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