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


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1432) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 19, 2014
Tap at Open Baladin. Color dark red with small white head. Aroma sweet, almond, fruits. Taste sweet, spicy, fruits, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (153) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 75 cl Bottles, in Baladin Teku. Pours a small/medium white head with orange reflexes, which dissolves quite rapidly to a very thin layer, great lacing; dark orange colour with ruby and brown hints. Smells it’s very malty, sweet, orange/dark fruits (apricots), nuts and original yeast notes :P Strong but at the same delicate, very nice. Initially tastes sweet/malty, fruity, fig, leather, spices, butterscotch, dried fruits, and then leaves space to a long tasty, slighlty bitter predominantly sweet and nice yeasty finish. Really well balanced and tasty , uniform but at the same time complex. It’s almost quite hard to define and distinguish its notes and flavours, cause it’s sooo well combined. After you taste a few bottles you start to realize why it’s called Elixir. A sort of mix between a strong belgian ale, barley wine and amber beer. You can feel the amount of "craft" and quality of the ingredients. One of the best Italian Strong beers (one of the best Baladins for sure)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6116) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Had the ali baba version .. Dark maroon shoe .. Decent lacing .. . Burnt sugar and chewin sugar .. Nice but very dumbed down .. . . This is only a test.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (611) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Barwa: jasno miedziana, wyraźnie zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, bardzo szybko opadająca i utrzymująca się jedynie przy ściankach ściankach. Wysycenie wysokie. Aromat: wyraźnie słodowy (karmelowy, herbatnikowy, po chwili również zbożowy). Do tego owoce (morele, mirabelki) oraz nieco miodu i delikatna nuta alkoholowa. Smak: słodowy, pełny i słodki. Miód, owoce, delikatna alkoholowość. Nie czuć tak dużej mocy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3864) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Tap at OLAR. Pours mostly clear dark amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is fig, dates, cookie malts, floral notes, light tropical fruit, and fresh bread. Flavor is fruit cake, faint booze, raisins, figs, and light cherries; semisweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2646) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at Of Love & Regret. Pours murky copper brown with a bubbly off white head. Smells like cherries and a sweet almond pastry with a hint of yeast. Tastes like malty, yeasty cherry. Light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stol (8) - laives, ITALY - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
weak foam,complex citrus fruits aroma, malty and plum taste, warming,average beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8707) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3316) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Dobre piwo o czerwonawej jasnawej barwie. Bardzo musujacej jak szapan. Slodkawe przypominajace wino rozowe. Moc alkoholu niewyczuwalna ale po kwadransie mozna zdac sobie sprawe ze piwo sprawia wrzazenie ciezkiego. Posmak truskawkowy i brzoskwiniowy zarazem. Troche tez w smaku owocow tropikalnych. Zblizone do owocowego szampana to piwo, takie mi sie skojazenia nasuwaja. Plus za fajne zakorkowanie i oblanie woskowina. Prawdziwa elegancjaw opakowaniu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2340) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Sweet malty spicy aroma with some hints of oranges. Sweet malty fruity flavor with some spicy hints. Dry malty warming finish with some hints of oranges.

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