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


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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1521) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle@Brewdog. Cloudy amber color, minimal off-white head. Cellary aroma, wet stone and fruit. Surprisingly lively flavor, dates, dried fruit. Sweet, oily finish. Full body, high carbonation. Interesting. Might develop with age. Good pairing with pork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2015
75cl bottle. Pours amber with almost no head. Aroma is fruity and bit alcoholic. Taste bit sweetness, fruity, alcoholic, plums. Alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (1358) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 8/8-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity with red apples and some dried fruits, also sweet. Body is medium, the finish is fruity with red apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fillepolo (455) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Red apples in both aroma and taste. Watery texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2475) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
tasting @ fillepolo 150808. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, spicy and sweet, apples, dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (1557) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber with an off-white fizzy head that drops really quick, not much lacing. Aroma, pears, apple, yeast, honey. Medium bodied, sweet, silk mouthfeel. Taste is very sweet, caramel, sweet malt, dark dried fruit, honey, figs, apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (532) - - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a deep amber body with a thin head. Aroma with fruity tones. Rich taste with a nice bottom to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6557) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
Deep amber color with a smal tan layer on top. Toffee, a bit sweet fruity and some spices in the aroma. Thick nice body with a soft carbonation. Tad sweet. Nice mellow sweet flavor with some spices, mild fruity, toffee and some yeast. Well masked alcohol. Nice tasty evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8248) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Light amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Yeasty aroma. FLavor is sweet, sugars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1301) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 27, 2015
750ml bottle from Enoteca Sileno, Melbourne. 2008 vintage. A cloudy dark amber beer with no discernable head. Initial gush of foam on bottle opening. Aroma has strong brandy notes with notes of alcohol, toffee sweet malts, Christmas cake, cloves, and subtle marzipan. Flavour is very sweet and malty like a brandy with light spiciness and alcoholic warmth. No hop presence to speak of (which may reflect the vintage). Palate is sticky sweet and fullish bodied with a flat carbonation and astringent dryish finish. I suspect this is maltier, sweeter and less hoppy than fresher bottles. OK for that Winter sipper by the fire.

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