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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1027) - 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.

2.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - 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.

3.7
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Couleur foncée allant vers le noir, apparence semi opaque laissant entrevoir une multitude de fins dépôts. Mousse écumeuse parsemée de grosses bulles savonneuses. Arômes de malt chocolaté, de crème caramel, de réglisse et de houblon sous une empreinte minérale. Présence marquée de levure cache des parfums de réglisse, d’anis et de raisins bleus demandant plus de soutien de la part des malts. Les houblons confèrent des parfums savonneux plus ou moins plaisants. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince, finale sèche, carbonatation active. Réchauffement prononcé de la part de l’alcool.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2121) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2005
another gem poured at logans during gabf weekend. a very dark brown pour with a tan head. spiced nose with some vanilla and light alcohol. bitter fresh bread and chocolate taste. lovely clean finish that allows the flavors to resonate. thanks to whoever was pouring this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 19, 2005
Elegant dark/brown color, veiled with purple glares. Abundant and friable foam, good persistence. Racy and pinching scent also too much bitter. Much drinkable. Fresh and spiced taste, little alcoholic. Predominant bitter with herbaceous and biological rumors. Long and pleasant end, slightly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2966) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
Aroma:caramel,plumb,light spices.. appearance:brown with small chunk of yeast,good tan head... Flavor:spicy,caramel,plumb,light sour flavor...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
The Lure:
Ripe fieldberries assert their presence through the bothersome yeast. Grape/plum sweetness stays behind, in case the yeast starts bullying again.

The Festivities:
A luxurious mouthfeel proffers plenty of dark fruit, laced with licorice-y spices. Alcohol heat appears in the back, but only warms, which is appreciated. Yeast is thankfully accompanied by much sweet malt (cocoa, cake) and spice infusions, so isn’t as cumbersome as in the aroma. Becomes more and more of an able evening sipper once it gets closer to room temperature.

Transcendence:
Throwing confetti around with no thought of cleaning up afterwards.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6517) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is hazy dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, chocolate, toasted grain), moderately yeasty (dough), with notes of prune, plum, cinnamon, etc. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Too much vitamin B stink in the aroma, but otherwise my favorite Baladin beer so far.


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