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


on tap

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RATINGS: 196   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
<b>Bottle 75cl.</b>
Unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, spicy, tropical fruit hops, light yeasty, alcohol - whisky. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (050808)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31939) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully gone and white head. Mild spiced and sweet aroma. Sweet fruity and spiced flavoured with a distinct dry caramel malt base. Spiced and alcohol flavoured finish. Medium dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a huge bubbly white head. The aroma is sweet spicy with coriander coming thru combined with notes of peach. The flavor contains notes of alcohol, spices, and peach. The end is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Reddish amber, slightly hazy with a firm sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Huge bubbly head from a very high carbonation. Sweetish malt feel but a surprisingly light body considering the high alcohol. 190305

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21500) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy amber colour with a huge off-white head. Aroma of fruits, oranges and apricots. Acidic yeasty flavour with apricots, oranges and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Bottled. Honeyish golden colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is spices, alcohol, earth and fruits. Flavour is the same with some fudge and grass. Alcohol gives a nice burning touch in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
Bottled. Muddy amber, very lively aroma. Orangery, peachy, almondy nose. Sweet and very soft. Gently malty but exploding with flavours. Orangey finish. The combination of a delicate, soft malt character and an intricate yeast character makes this an outstandingly complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2011
1st March 2009
Cloudy orange brown beer. Soft and semi dry palate. Sweetish beer. Some marmaldey sweet orange followed by a little brandy alcohol dry sweetness. Crisp dry finish. Very drinkable and a good take on the Belgian style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 2009-07-05, Birra Demi Sec, best before Oct 2008, probably brewed in 2007 (L407), 2 years old, 7-5-6-2-12=32
Hazy golden color; too much carbonation, huge head; turbolent perlage. The aroma recalls the Belgian Ales, with some yeast spiciness, light fruitness, sugars, but also a light sign of bad fermentation or infection, but indeed the beer is well past its freshness... Dry mouthfeel as promised, the body is not too strong, and the alcohol is evident, probably all this due to the extra maturation/fermentation; dry malt flavor, possibly a bit acidic, very light traces of unwanted fermentation; the final is very dry.
I can’t find any interest in this beer.

2006-12-02, 10% ABV, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy copper color; creamy head. Malty aroma with a light fruitness. Medium body, low malt taste, wrong yeast choice (it doesn’t add much), candi sugar, and boring hop, still light malt fruitness. Good without thrills.

2004-12-11, 8% ABV, 6-4-7-3-14=34, Two different versions, brought by Laurent Mousson
Orange/copper color; giant head. Too high carbonation. Good Belgian Strong Ale, dry in the front, but showing some sweetness after. Very good, but still experimental.

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