BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malts, some hops. Dark brown, nice white head. Sweet, some hops and some hints of yeast. Thin and medium carbonation. Disapointing and quite boring.
BiereLuc (643) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune foncée aux parfums frais de sucre candi. La bouche se révèle beaucoup plus douce avec un équilibre alcool / sucre résiduel fort intéressant. J’aime de plus en plus les produits de Baladin que je découvre au Mondial de la Bière.
fletchfighters (921) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and Waxed?? A bit much I say.
Branded as Leon here.
Murky, hazy, dark orange brown color. Off white head, falls to a thin collar quickly. Some strips of soapy lacing.
Pepper at first, followed by dried plumbs, strawberry,ripe banana, and caramel nose.
Chocolate covered cherries, strawberries and plumbs. Juicy taste with enough chocolate and caramel to keep this occupied.
Medium bodied, light carbonation, slightly sweet and slick with a juicy fruit finish (plumbs and strawberries). Much better in the front of mouth than in the back. Still decent though.
Nice take on the style.
Foffern (980) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark nut brown colour with a small light beige head. Aroma of leather, chocolate, dried fruit, spices, alcohol and nuts. The flavour is much alike and is pretty malty but not that complex. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. Has a decent balance but a bit one dimensional. Would maybe improve by aging.
Beer4000 (4102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle as Leon. Unclear brown/amber body with a decent off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, dry fruit and Belgium yeast. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, dry fruit, candy sugar, yeast and some warming alcohol. Fine body with a long and sweet aftertaste with hints of alcohol. Nice Belgium style strong ale, a bit more rustic than usually from Baladin.
nilsas (655) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Godt leskende øl. Lettdrukket. Mørk brun farge. God drikk når man sittet ute og griller.
Smaskifa (116) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of caramel/roasted malts, fruit, some alcohol and Belgian yeast. The taste is nicely balanced and smooth with light roasted malts, some caramel, the Belgian style yeast, light hoppy finish with hints of fruits and chocolate. Pretty nice beer actually, I prefer this one to the vanilla Xmas edition.
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Simonsen as Baladin Leon
Dark brown, tanned head. Smells of dark fruits, malts, roast and some hops. Medium sweet, fruity with some plums, hints of roast as well. Moderate bitter, fruit bitterness. This beer was a yule seasonal as origin - i think it’s better of without that heritage. A nice beer
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ home
Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, milk chocolate, banana and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long fruity, caramel and light chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, spices and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with some yeast, spices, nuts and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.