Birra Baladin

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Birra Baladin
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #79
Ranked #22,825
3.72 | pDev: 10.48%
May 06, 2023
Nov 25, 2011
This is how we make... Blonde Ale

This beer has a deep yellow color, a very subtle hazy appearance and a white, fine, persistent head. Its delicate scents are a perfect example of balance between the fruity, herbaceous and malty components, and give it a light aroma that invites you to drink.

A sip of Nazionale reveals a little masterpiece of connections between individual tastes. Its notes of chamomile and citrus fruits, balanced out by the gentle bitterness of Italian hops - grown and harvested on Baladin’s own hop fields - make it simply complex. A clean beer that is easy to drink and will satisfy those who want to drink well, with no compromise.


Baladin is committed to supporting Italian agricultural products. Nazionale is made with:

Water from the Maritime Alps
Barley malt from our fields in Basilicata and Apulia - Italy
Hops from our fields in Piozzo and Busca (Piedmont) – Italy
Spices from central and southern Italy
Yeast grown at the brewery in Piozzo (Piedmont) - Italy

Ingredients: Water, malt of barley from our fields, Italian hops, mix of spices and citrus zest in variable proportions, sugar, yeast.
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: semi-clear yellow with a half inch white head

Aroma: pear, clove, yeast

Flavor: sweet crackers, pear, clove, yeast, some grassy hops

Body/Overall: light and thirst quenching
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From a bottle with a stamp of 099/220-5. Sampled April 30, 2023.

The pour is a slight cloudy orange-amber under a long lasting white foamy head. Lots of lacing.

On the nose, I get biscuits, apricot, yeast, but mainly coriander and Belgian spices.

Soft medium mouthfeel.

The taste is sweet and bready with a nice dose of herbs at the end. Reasonably clean finish. Fairly easy to drink if you like those spices.
Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 3.47 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Apr 27, 2023
Rated: 4.28 by Rhetion from Florida

Mar 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

Mar 01, 2023
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle pour down side of snifter.
L: pristine golden transparent color, head not to be suppressed and good retention
S: flora, spice
T: flora, clove, coriander, grain, bitter, dry
F: champagne like
O: complex, interesting, enjoyable
Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light golden color to the body, clear; great carbonation; thick, white, sudsy head. Nice woody and herbal aroma, sage and oregano; lemony at times. Taste follows the nose; light malt presence; spicy; light overall bitterness. Medium-light mouthfeel; crisp.

An interesting beer featuring intriguing light malt and spicy character. The beer really opened up as it warmed.

Pouring temperature: n/a; bottling info: 099/220-5
Source: Mountainara (a Woodland Park, CO restaurant)
Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 15, 2022
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Rated by Vortex7

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this in a cafe in a Florence plaza. Yessir!
Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by shelby415 from Oregon

Mar 11, 2022
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Reviewed by spectru from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
1/28/22 - light gold slightly hazy at first, clear later on (The haziness may be due to carbonation), head is a white cap, lacy; A mild good beer smell, maybe a little sweet; tasty but not outstanding; Good mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Not bad..

This may be my first Italian beer. I bought one bottle on its appearance. Its price was not marked. the receipt said $4.79. Overpriced..
Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 16, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 21, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a hazy golden yellow, brief 1.5" champagne head that settles after a few seconds to a thin ring, no lacing. Nose is very yeasty - sweet fermented dough, light stone fruit (apricot), lots of hop spice, even some muskier pine; as it warms, some sharper, sweeter aromas kick in that really remind me of champagne. Taste is very yeast forward - fruity, estery, boozy, and vinous - with a healthy amount of black pepper and coriander. Carbonation is crisp, though it drinks a bit oily, and despite the moderate ABV suggests some heat on the finish. Overall, prefer others within the style.
Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Birrificio Baladin "Nazionale"
33 cl brown glass bottle, "Da consumarsi preferibilimente intro fine: 02/2020 004/180-5"

Look: Hazy golden body beneath a massive head of white. Excellent head retention and lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt, yeast, floral and spicy hops.
Taste: Rich and full with sweet and grainy malt, floral and spicy hops, and a mild bitterness. Slightly honeyish with a semi-dry finish as the malt fades leaving hoppy spiciness behind.
Feel: Medium bodied with a fine-bubbled natural carbonation that's gently effervescent, bristling, and then airy and smooth.
Overall: A basic golden ale, but one that's bottle conditioned with an interesting yeast character and wonderful mouthfeel and lacing.
Feb 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
750 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Pale golden colour, slightly hazy, huge white head. Very yeasty and very spicy aroma, strong notes of coriander and cloves. Very dry flavour, very yeasty and very spicy again. As I am not Italian, Teo Musso & Co. will have to forgive me for not being emotional about all ingredients being Italian home grown. A drinkable beer of course, just not Baladin’s best.
Jan 07, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Danzifer from Ohio

Nov 05, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This one pours a very clean looking and clear light yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like tea like and floral hops, vague spicing, light fruitiness, and crackery malt.

This is very basic, but cleanly brewed. It would probably pair well with a lot of different types of food. There's a light, clean, and floral hop character, with some yeasty spice, a touch of crackery and just lightly sweet malt. It works very well on a hot day while grilling.

This is quite drinkable, and goes down very easily. It's crisp and super clean.

This is nothing that's going to knock your socks off, flavorwise, but it's well-brewed, with no flaws, and it's super drinkable.
May 26, 2020
Rated: 3.47 by desint from Belgium

Jan 30, 2020
Nazionale from Birra Baladin
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 68 ratings