Finally, a beertasting of a craft beer from the most known Italian craft brewery: Le Baladin by Teo Musso.
BEER: Open Gold
Brewery: Le Baladin
Location: Piozzo (CN)
Style: (American) Pale Ale
Alcol % vol.: 7,5
Service temperature: 8-11° C
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.
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.
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.
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.