Nazionale | Birrificio Le Baladin

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Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin
Italy | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ferrari29 on 11-25-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
23
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
27.3%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 23
Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange whitish color with a thick head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of oranges, herbs, coriander, bread, Belgian type yeast and mild spices.
Lots of herbal bitterness (as flavor not harshness), Belgian type yeast, bread, chamomile, coriander, white grapes and malt sweetness. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
I loved its herbal bitterness profile which perfectly combined hops with herbs and spices. I feel this walks towards a Belgian IPA.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: first of all, beautiful bottle art, Le Baladin trademark. Pours a pale cloudy yellow color forming a huge big bubbled, aired and soapy white head. Huge retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass

S: Quite herby and lemony in the nose. A malty backbone with strong notes of flowery and citrus hops. I would dare some wheat and some orange zest

T: Quite herby in the mouth too. The upfront can be slightly sweet but it quickly changes to a dry and bitter overall taste. Some notes of coriander and orange zest. Hops are significantly bitter and citrus too

M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Citrus hops aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Excelent La Baladin specimen, as expected

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Photo of ferrari29
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip-stemmed wine glass; picked this up at LoSfuso - Turin, Italy. Made with the finest Italian-only ingredients and only distributed in Italy.

A - Beer pours with a nice two finger sized, white colored head; body has a cloudy golden straw color; no visible carbonation and not much lacing formed either; head held well, but besides that, it didn't look as full or healthy as I would like

S - Belgian white beer spice nose; white wine, champagne refreshing scents, rather airy, couldn't really pinpoint exactly what I was smelling, lager nose; hop scents are of light weeds and grass; honey; floral and slightly herbal, like a chamomile;

T - Dry herbal taste; tangy and sour; sour white grapes; not much hop flavor; lacking much of a malt identity, kind of airy like a lager; rice; grassy

M - For what its worth, the flavor was consistent, from the sip's - start to finish; tart around the edges; slightly dry bitter aftertaste from the hops

D - Alright drink; needs more malt flavor; washes down pretty quick; great step in the right direction, I'm glad to see Italy break out of its "wine" laden past and building on something new

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