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


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Aroma initially characterized by pepper that fight in a field ruled by a rich fruity fragrance of dried fruits with ripen banana, toffee and a soft sweet chocolate fragrance. The attentive taster shouldn’t miss a sharp floral of rose and a sensation of must of wine always pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11377) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
Brown with a lasting off white head. Malt, brown sugar and licorice in the aroma. Rather sweet, roasty malt flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle @ You Never Walk Alone, Kolding. Pours a brown colour. Aroma is sweet with roasted malt, some spices and dark fruits. Good flavour of softly roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and bit of chocolate. Good roasty sweet bit spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11297) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle. on ØJ-dag. @ YNWA, Kolding
Pours a deep red with lots of bubbles in the liquid. Head is creamy, off white and stays for quite some time. Sweet aroma, light strawberries and a roasted spicyness. Full, lively and still a bit oily mouthfeel. Flavour is dominated by slightly burned caramel, apples, chocolate, strawberries, toffee, cinnamon, coriander and cardemum. The spices never ’take over’, lying perfactly balanced in the back. Lightly dry and spicy sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours brown with some sediment and a durable, tan head. Aroma is crayon-ish and grape with some burnt caramel. Flavor is some chocolate with dried fruits and even more fresh vinous grape. This is as close to a wine as any beer I’ve tasted. I’m sure this beer would be fantastic in 10 years and after just one, although not boozy tasting, I’m getting a buzz from just a few sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
The beer poured a clear dark chestnut color with a small off-white head. The aroma was fruity and yeasty with a mlaty sweetness. The aroma was full. The flavor was malty and estery with a dry finish. Lightly spiced. Medium bodied. There was a hint of tartness in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/05/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!

clear dark brown, wispy off white head, dry fruity aroma with light tartness, rich dark dark caramel flavor, lots of spicy character, light tartness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4290) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2007
The aroma is sweet and yeasty with some chocolate. The appearance is brown with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with plenty of alcohol for a 9%. The palate is thin. Overall it’s pretty good but not that impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Gives a real spicy punch. A true peppery overtones that makes this a great winter warmer. Toffee and caramel like. Enjoy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours brown wih a red hue and a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, spices, and alcohol. The flavor is fruit, bread, caramel, and alchol is present. Good body, good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3516) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottled: Fresh fruity aroma with plums and cacao. Hazy brown color, off-white huge head. Flavor is sweet with hints of acid. Light alcohol notes, intensive flavor of roasted malt. Light fruity notes (plums) and cacao. Roasty, chocolate end. Pleasant roasty beer, well balanced.

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