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


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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 14/20
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
Brown to violet in color, small head but important carbonation. Nose of blue grapes, berries and yeast (belgian?). Starts too sweet, but a refreshing acidity takes over and ends on a metallic note. Expected it would be quite round, but is actually thin. I preferred the beer served cool, would not recommend to serve tempered as cooler, it enhances its refreshing side. OK, but not that exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
Bottled. Cloudy brown colour with firm head. Vague aroma, it’s bit acidic with almonds and dark berries. Yeasty, bit nutty flavour with almonds and slight toasty. Acids are present here as well. Pretty one-dimensional maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6691) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Bottled. Thx rickgordon. Deep amber/dark brown. Firm beige head. Sourish aroma with loads of marcipan. Marcipan, yeast, nuts in the flavour with a warm alco-feel. A bit short flavour.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9569) - 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.

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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6516) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12885) - 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 (10295) - 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 (12079) - 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.

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