- Tasting Notes
Region Italy, Piedmont, Cuneo
Serving temperature 8/10 °C
Type Wheat Beer Blanche
Pairing Delicate cooked fish, maybe with a touch of spices, white meat, soft cheese, mozzarella
A hay-yellow blanche, with a slightly hazy and cloudy appearance and a moderate, fine head. The scents are pleasantly citrusy and subtle aromas of spices gradually intensify as the beer becomes warmer.
When sipped, it releases a beautiful harmony of cereals and citrus fruits, which mix and blend creating a delicate flowery and spicy balance. The finish is slightly herbaceous and leaves a faint, yet tantalizing peppery note in the mouth.
It was 1997 when Teo’s first son was born and called Isaac. Immediately after his birth, the joy for this wonderful event turns into creative sublimation and Teo, with his partner Nora's blessings, creates a new beer that he dedicates to his newborn and calls by the same name. It would later become one of the cornerstones of Baladin’s production.
Isaac is the first Italian craft blanche and, to this day, it is taken as a reference within its style. The renowned, late beer hunter Michael Jackson (who shares his name with the famous singer, but has never had anything in common with him but the name) even listed it as one of the best blanches in the world. Curiously, Jackson’s father was also called Isaac.