Baladin 30 E Lode
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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Made in honour of the Beerhunter, Michael Jackson. Shorter aged version of the Xyauyù.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8082) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Big, huge, massive thanks to SHIG for trucking this beauty across the pond for us Tampa geeks to lush over. I owe you one Shawn! Pours still clear copper without the slightest sign of a head. The aroma pushes up sweet dark fruitiness like figs, prunes and plums as well as caramel and some mild booziness. The taste is smooth as silk and sweet like nectar and coming across as a rich sweet dark fruit juice reduction of plums, pears and figs mixed with iced cider and a modest level of creamy caramel candy. This one is yummy sweet nectar goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4521) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle: Poured a caramel brown with no head. The aroma is boozy and sweet caramel. The taste is sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, and boozy tongue all of which actually hides the 13% alcohol. #100 Italian beer rate!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
Cheers to Shig for the share. pours amber, no head. aroma and flavors, lots of dark fruit goodness here, sweet candi caramelized sugars, hints of floral hops hinting toward a blossom louthfeel. abv is subdued even at 13% this beer is going down smoothly. The caramel sugar reminds me of baked apples leaving a nice sirupy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Thanks to SHIG for the share. Pours amber red like the other Xyauyu bottles, but had a bit more head. Nose is booze with spice, pepper, caramel, lots of malt, and some vinous fruit and character. Palate is very sweet and mouthfeel is almost syrupy, but this beer has so much depth and flavor to it. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Very slightly hazy deep amber, no head just a few bubbles. The aroma is vinous and fruity with notes of wood, prunes and malts. A faint oxidized character and hidden alcohol. Nice. The flavor is seriously sweet, and the sweetness is accentuated by the completely flat mouthfeel. The body is not overly full, but decent and the texture is very sticky. Lots of sweet fruits, brown sugar, powdered chocolate and hints of spices. The finish has a slight alcohol twang to it, chewy malts and vinous cherry notes. A good beer, but not fantastic. Very heavy and too much emphasis on the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2010
Light brownish amber with no head, just some legs. Aroma caramell and brown sugar, sherry, raisins, dried fruit and some acetone. Flavor is the same, sticky sweet and suprisingly muted. Unlike the other versions of the "Xyauyù" this even less aged one doesn’t quite blow any minds, the flavor is simply too muted and you have to wash the beer around in your mouth like a maniac trying to get the flavors out. Still, the muted flavors it holds is rather nice, sweet with a nice warming ending. Flat slightly stiicky body as expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (7959) - ITALY - AUG 2, 2009
ambrata schiuma assente piatta note intense alcoliche fruttate leggera ossidazione quaisi un porto in bocca diventa morbida buona corpo intensa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle at Mondial 2009. Amber with no head. Aroma is really sweet and syrupy. Hints of cherries, nuts and prunes. Quite complex. Taste is really syrupy and nutty. It has a faint alcohol feeling at first but it grew stronger at the end. Carbonation was really faint. This is one very special beer. It really felt like a port wine. Really rich and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at Mondial 2009.Amber with a thin white head. Average retention and above average lacing. Aroma is wood, cognac, alcohol, maple syrup, raisins and figs. Flavor is maple syrup, wood, cognac, hops, alcohol, dark fruits and hops. Liquorous mouthfeel. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9392) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2007
No head, clear cognac colour. Whisky nose, whisky malt, distilled if anything. Raisins, sweet, brandy, sultana’s, smoked malt in the finish. Syrupy, oily MF, alcoholwarming; A bit too sticky. That was to say something negative. OTOH, it is a rich, powerful brew. And it costs the earth, but I still recommend it.

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