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

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RATINGS: 270   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2005
Dark brown with a off white head. The nose is fruity, malty with notes of spices. Sweet, fruity flavour with notes of raisins, plums and some bitterness in the end.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled. Hazy borwn colour with a beige head. Sour aroma of fruits. Acidic flavour with fruits and yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Brownish dense head. Fruit(prunes and raisins), sweetness, some malt and light spices in the aroma. Flavour is light smoky, fruity and somewhat grassy. Notes of chocolate. Is light bitter in the end, and hides the alcohol well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
Muddy brown colour with a small beige head. Sweet fruity nose. Malty and fruity flavor with some prune hints.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy red brown colour with a medium off-white head. Sweet fruity sour aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
(on bottle) Hazy, nutbrown with a small beige head. nose is fruity sweet ´n´sour with winegum in there. Mellow mouthfeel, with a flavour of canesugar and a bit of smoke. Cinamon too somewhere. finishes out floating and with a hint of spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Apparently brewmaster Teo Musso Matterino is quite an excentric, but he sure does produce a range of excellent beers. Dark brown beer wit a ruby red tint, very hazy from the lack of filtration. Full, light brownish head. A full-bodied, very rich ale with loads of flavours. Suoerb. 241203

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3609) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle conditioned, Babblefest at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Hazy brown, moderate head and condition. Swwet chocolate and figgy fruit aromas, gentle sweetness in the mouth with more figs and a little roast barley. Chocolate, fruit and lingering bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2005
Very deep mahogany with thick off white head. Candied hop nose with a fruitness that is not apparent at first. Heavy weight with an intial sweetness that fades to a earthy dry fruitiness. Flavors of candied fruits, exotic chocolate, dried fruit, lots of spices come in and out as you sip and swallow. Interesting, it kinda reminds me of a cross between OSA and beglian strong ale, as far as the spice component is concerned. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Bottle thanks to Styles. Deep brownish color with some orange/red hues. Long lived tan head with great lacing. Dark fruits in aroma. Highly carbonated. Nice rich malt flavor. Some spice in taste. Decent.


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