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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (48154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, orange, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, and a peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090612]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44223) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2009
75 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with a small and off-white head. Aroma is fruity yeasty and grapefruity hoppy. Sweet malt base, solid grapefruity and citrusy hops notes. Yeasty accent. Smooth and fruity hoppy finish with a light bitterness. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottled. A dark golden beer with some sediment floating around under a lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops, grass, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, over ripe fruits, and fresh grapefruit. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27736) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma of pine needles and grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2011
[email protected] 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy and opaque golden with tiny floating impurities and an off-white head. Fresh and fruity aroma with some flowery aroma hoppiness. Medium body, fruity and yeasty with a distinctly bitter hop finish. 120609

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24303) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
26th April 2010
Hazy gold beer with a lot of trapped carbonation swirling around. Little white head. Light soft and dry palate. Light malt - a little creamy. A hint of saison character. Sweet orange and then bitter hops. Finishes soft with light creamy malt. Like a light saison/ipa hybrid! Typically Italian eclectic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2010
25 cl bottle served into a plastic cup (it was a beer emergency!). Hazy golden color, large white fluffy head, massive lacing. Aroma of wet green grass and anise. Taste is bitter throughout, slight edge of citrus, good balance and good character. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2010
tap at open baladin .. so i guess this was the beer to have ... golden thin bubbly white head .... light fruity lemon hop ... zezty lemon ... bright hop ... light sweetness ... good body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 2011-01-02, bottle 25cl at Eataly, Bologna, 6-4-6-4-13=33
Hazy light amber color. The aroma is simple, some malt, some yeast, lightly spicy, a bit earthy. It has a dry mouthfeel, that blends well with a trace of bitter citrus fruits; but besides that the aromatic hops dont appear as much as they used to. Just ordinary.

2009-09-21, draught at Eataly, Bologna, 8-3-7-4-16=38
Cloudy blond coloir. Vry nice hop aroma, fruity but also harmonious, with oranges and flowers. The body is less malty than expected, nevertheless the mouthfeel is smooth, and it has a good hopping. A well balanced IPA.

2009-06-12, bottle, 6-4-7-4-15=36
Cloudy deep blond color; medium creamy head. The aroma is quite light, less than expected, with some oranges. Good smooth mouthfeel, dryish toffee flavor with a strong bitterness, partially fruity (oranges and grapefruit); the flavors are well mixed together. Solid.

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