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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
Cloudy brown pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma of lavender, pears and spices. The flavor is very good and has the same notes of lavender, pears and spices. The palate is light and powdery and the carbonation is moderate. Very good and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
From 12/10/05 Indy gathering. Full dark brown with redish bronze tones and a little head. Aromas and flavors are both very similar so I elect to mention them both in the same breath. Slightly sweet and a little bit nutty. Some fruity, tangy and nutty in finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2005
Dark brown colour with tan head. A little spicy malty aroma with some hints of yeast. Flavor of malt and some hints of yeast. Spicies in the flavor aswell. Weak hints of chocolate. Afruity and warming aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Mahogney brown color with a tan head. Flavor is thin, spicey malt taste with an acidic finish. Medium mouthfeel. Different to say the least. Not too bad I guess. Notes were getting bad at this point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Very upfront yeastiness with a sweet sour nose. Very spritzy mouthfeel. Sour and sweet mixing it up again in the flavor...with notes of caramel malt and sour yeast and some understated holiday spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Light brown with a tan head, this had a slightly sour, spicy yeasty aroma with a touch of light fruits. Light and highly carbonated in the mouth, it’s got a spiced up, sweet malt taste, yeast, with sour grapes. The finish was bitter and sour. Interesting concept for a Christmas ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
Deep red with sediment in suspension. Nose of gooseberry, yeast and light vineous fruit. Lively tan head. Some cereal, oatmeal and rye. A little grape more grape in the flavour. Berries. Finishes like a belgian golden ale with the malts being a little chewier. Thanks Ralph.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Dark brown with a creamy head that exited abruptly. Sweet malt, yeast, cloves, vanilla, ripe banana meet the nose. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor was acidic, tart fruit, alcohol, spice. Very mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
Minty and herbal notes in the berry-like fruity aroma with some sweet marzipan nuttiness. Clear, very dark brown with ruby highlights and plenty of protein/yeast chunks. Decent, fine bubbled, fizzy, off white head lasts well and leaves some lace. Fruity flavour offers suggestions of liquorice, grapes, plums, berries, and wood with occasional hints of alcohol. Very dry medium body with moderate carbonation and definite alcohol warming. Bottle enjoyed with GonZoBeeR, MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet fruity, with some spicyness. Taste is sweet fruity, slightly yeasty

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