Open Gold- Le Baladin

Finally, a beertasting of a craft beer from the most known Italian craft brewery: Le Baladin by Teo Musso.

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The Italian Craft  Beer- Open Gold Le Baladin

BEER: Open Gold

Brewery: Le Baladin

Location: Piozzo (CN)

Style: (American) Pale Ale

Alcol % vol.: 7,5

Service temperature:  8-11° C

Glass:

nonic

 

VISUAL ANALYSIS

Foam: ivory head. Medium/ small bubbles, persistent, good adhesion to the glass surface.
Appearance: orange/ amber color, deep orange reflections; opalescent with micro material suspended in liquid.
Effervescence: mid effervescence, tiny bubbles.

OLFACTORY ANALYSIS

Scent/ olfactory sensation: medium intensity, pleasant aroma. Hints of spices, citrus fruit, acacia honey and stone fruit (apricot and a little of yellow peach). Notes of lemon and sweet caramel.

GUSTATORY PERCEPTION

Tactile sensation: medium body and effervescence.
Taste: at the first sip, Open Gold shows a warm sweetness, balanced by a gentle fruity and spicy aroma, and by a medium hoppy bitterness.

Olfacto-Gustatory sensation/ back aroma: At the first sip sweet notes of yellow pulp fruit, caramel, honey. Later, yeasty flavor, lemon, yellow grapefruit and tropical fruit notes that ends in a medium dry finish. As it warms up, alcohol and orange aromas come out much more intensely. The intensity of the back aroma is good, the durability is discrete.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: pleasant, warm American Pale Ale.

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The Italian Craft Beer- Open Gold Le Baladin

VEG FOOD PAIRING: I enjoyed this beer before the dinner as aperitif, but I suggest you to eat something too, just because is quite alcoholic! You can choose a selection of cheeses (with a natural mould rind, fresh; es Castelmagno D.O.P., Robiola, Beddo P.A.T.,…) a warm pumpkin & potatoes pie, fresh salad enriched by baked crostini, white beans and sprouts. It will be nice with fried green courgettes or fried zucchini flowers filled with creamy cheese.

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