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Baladin Elixir

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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Piozzo, Italy

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A demi-sec ale brewed with whiskey yeasts, from the island of Islay, creating striking dryness and lively effervescence. The nose showcases almond and tropical fruits. The palate is malty, with flavors of plum, dried apricot, and spice. It’s finish is dry and warming from the high alcohol. Rare on tap!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6644) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
75 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, malt, caramel, fruit and hoppy notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (697) - CROATIA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with an off white head; aroma is lightly sweet with fruits, yeast, and hints of caramel and spice; taste is sweet with caramel, malt, yeast, and light spice; dry finish with a hint of alcohol; pretty good beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Yoav. Hazy amber. Fruity, ripe peach, then a little plastic aroma, a little tarty fruitiness in the mouth. Medium body, juicy finish. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Yoav. Murky orange with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruitiness. Sweet flavor with a sourish note, a grainy note and a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (772) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: Rich, malty, bready, toasty. Medium fruity, banana. Appearance: Amber body. No head. Flavour: Medium fruity, light lemon, Medium-light bready, molasses, Dry finish with lingering alcohol, pepper. Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium-high carbonation, big bubbles. Medium warming. Overall: Too dry, but a fair beer overall. 750 ml bottle, poured. 18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1603) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
Cervesa amb una bona presència, el gust recorda a fruits vermells i a caramel, és bastant complexa. Cerveza con una buena presencia, el sabor recuerda a frutos rojos y a caramelo, es bastante compleja.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (252) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
Birra ambrata con una lieve schiuma croccante e fine, che svanisce in poco tempo lasciando l’orlo nel bicchiere e cerchi vaghi e saponosi. L’aroma è bello, sento un po’ di uva, mosto, prugne e frutta rossa tipo cielege. Un po’ di grano, qualche sentore floreale appena accennato. L’imbocco è dolce, con un bel miele alle castagne. Poi frutta secca, fichi e prugne. Chiusura secca, amaricante, con retrogusto lievemente etilico e le castagne e prugne liofilizzate che tornano ad emergere. Birra simile a tante altre ma unica, corpo rotondo ma non rotondissimo, nella media. Quasi pericolosamente beverina, aiuta la carbonazatazione abbastanza sostenuta che trattiene in bocca la bevanda. Buonissima birra, uno splendido esempio di quanto di buono ci sia anche in Italia.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansvf (188) - - OCT 18, 2014
In Bologna van de tap. Whiskey malt. Mooi amber, dik, vol schuim. Te Zoet, niet veel nasmaak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Brandy cherries, torrified wheat and bananas in the nose like a tropical fruit punch. Very malty. Big malty backbone, but nose does t really carry into mouth and a bit lost with flavors. Malty finish. Fairly straight forward. Ok

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Open Baladin Roma.
Appearance: Hazy amber/brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Banana, wheat, yeast, spices, fruit.
Body: Medium body, lively carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, yeast, fruit. Balanced and well hidden alcohol.


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