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

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a dark mahogany with ruby hues and a well-lacing frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and earthy malts has some complex milk chocolatey notes with a touch of spices. Body starts fairly full, dark malty and sweet with a hint of tartness and some light fruity notes. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, citrus fruity, and some spices. Flavor is malty, citrus, some spices and clove.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2414) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2007
Pours a one-fingered cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a little lace. Dark cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Almost malty nose. Flavor is sweet/spicy, balanced, clean finish. Higher ABV is hidden. Christmas gift, bought from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, OR.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 26, 2007
Bottled. A cloudy dark amber beer with a very nice head. The aroma is fruity with a hint of alcohol. The aroma has strange sourish and maybe winey notes that aren’t totally pleasant and well balanced. Also fruity (maybe banana). Medium body, it doesn’t seem 9% ABV. Dry finish. Not exceotional (they make better beer), but surely drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cittadinu (21) - ITALY - FEB 11, 2007
Colore bruno opaco, schiuma compatta, gusto millefluo, avvolgente e persistente.Ottima!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3858) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle; nose of berries, caramel, with some chocolate and woodiness; lightly hazed brown with a small tan head; flavor of spicy, chocolate -covered, toffee boysenberries in a medium body with a slightly tart finish. Kind of underrated!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5838) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Shared bottle at the Coastal Wine Connection’s monthly beer tasting. Poured a deep dark brown wtih a thin tan head. Lightly medicinal at first, but this mellows with a bit of woody bark-like flavors, lightly bittered with an almost currant-like fruitiness. Quite good. Only my second Baladin offering, but I’m impressed with their offerings. (#2674, 2/1/07)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and warming. Flavors of dark fruit, brown sugar, and light spice with a lingering warming bittersweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2006
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, vinous, and sourness. Flavor of vinous, balsamic vinegar, dark fruits, malt, and bretts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5854) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
Bouteille, de 750 ml, partagée dans le cadre du "Montréal YeHA! Party 2006" chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de raisins. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de petits fruits confits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #797)


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