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

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2006
HWOH thanks to Slinger. Pours a Ruby amber body with some yeasty floaties, and a nice beige head. Aroma of fruity esters, light oxidation, some green apple and apple juice mixed in with some caramel malt notes. Sweet caramel flavor with light nuttyness, and some alcohol with a relatively light body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2006
750ml bottle-pours a light tan head with dark brown color with particles. Aroma is musty dark fruit. Taste is musty, dark fruit, creamy, syrup. OK carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Bottle thanks to Slinger at the HW open house. Murky brown color with a fairly thick beige head and tons of floaties. Bready, caramel malt aroma with a hint of black licorice. Mildly sweet malt flavor with dark dried fruits and a lighly vinous finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 30, 2006
This bottled brew from Indianapolis, IN poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent sheet lacing on top of an semi-transparent brown colored body with carbonation. The aroma was mildly vinous with brown malts in the nose. The mouth feel was mildly tingly at the start and medium in the finish. The flavor was of mild brown malts and mild hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle. Dark red/brown, lots of still chunks, huge foamy thick ice cream head. Interesting spice aroma - creamy, soft, mild, malt, hops, some citrus. Decent hops in there. Nice taste - soft spice, malt, some grapefruit, and more hops than expected - very falvourful! No alcohol. Hint of herbs. Fruity. Very unique and tasty - a very solid beer and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
From 750 ml bottle at the Montreal YeHa! 2005. Dark, dark muddy brown with a thick, lasting dark head...lightly spicy nose offers anise first among many spices, dark pumpernickel-bready yeast...caramlel and licorice prominent in the very (almost too) sweet body, with notes of vanilla, nuts and cherry late...full and almost syrupy. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Poured with a dark brown body and a light tan head. The aroma was bread with some ginger and carrots. There was also some apples.The was cinnamon, toffee and iced tea. I also got a subtle pear taste in the finish. Another nice one from Baladin.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Cola brownish with a few crimson tinges, the ring of lace was short-lived.
Quite vinious, in a very tannic, plonk red wine kind of way, with plenty of alcohol and a wheaty finish.
It just tastes like melted ice cubes, like when you thaw out something that’s been sitting in the freezer for years, it had a freezer burn flavor. Was this bottle frozen? There is a lingering rafined sugar sweetness in there, but I just found it to be watery, bland, and quite dissapointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
bottle. dark mahogany coloured body with a small ring of white head. aroma consists of fruity yeast, sweet malt, and alcohol. very sweet flavour among a high alcohol presence. grainy and moderately spicy. it’s decent but didn’t really wow me in any respect.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Reddish brown ale with a spicey pruney aroma, with light pears and lavender. Alcoholic malt with light orange peels. Tangy mouthfeel, with strong alcohol warmth. Medium bodied. A bit unbalanced. Enjoyed at YEHa!05 Christmas Party on Dec. 17th, 2005.


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