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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Shared a bottle at the Hop Devil. Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma isn’t particularly strong... has some dark fruit, though without a commanding presence. The first few sips were surprisingly bitter, but it mellowed out after that. Very unique beer, but not really my style. Had the texture of a really dry wine, like a Bourdeux, but for some reason I wasn’t really impressed. Maybe it was the presence of alcohol in the flavor, which didn’t really match the abv. I have to give them credit for making a good, solid and original beer, but it’s just not my thing. I’d recommend that everyone give it a chance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8139) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 First rating
75 cl bottle, thanks rickgordon!
Shady dark brown color, tan head. Acidic and milky scent. Rubber and smoke phenolic taste, also wood. Medium mouthfeel and bitterenss. Acidic aftertaste.
6/3/5/3/11=2.8

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75 cl bottle thanks to Honka (non ratebeer) on November 27, 2011
BB Feb 2010
Brown color, tan head. Alcohol, licorice, strawberry yoghurt scent. Apple, alcohol, grainy, harsh taste. Warming alcohol. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
4/3/4/3/8=2.2

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5731) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle (75 cl), thanks to rickgordon. Murky brown with medium beige head. Dark berries, some nutty flavours along with roasted notes of chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. Slightly acidic and vinous with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2004 bottle (tasting hosted by after4ever) - carried all the way from italy by preston!! pours ruby brown with cream head; lots of malts and sugar sweet hints in the aromas; sweet flavors mixed in with a little spice; drinks smooth with almost no aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11477) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11335) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.1
   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


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