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


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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (882) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1703) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (373) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansvf (268) - - OCT 18, 2014
In Bologna van de tap. Whiskey malt. Mooi amber, dik, vol schuim. Te Zoet, niet veel nasmaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3971) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4587) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (765) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 22, 2014
Spina @ beerfood, Ambrata con schiuma fine piuttosto persistente. Piuttosto calda. Sentori di frutta matura. Resta abbastanza secca e bevibile: Buona ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1550) - 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 (179) - 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 (6659) - .....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.

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