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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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (238) - USA - JUN 18, 2013
Buona birra di natale, cioccolatose e amara da tostatura con un buon equilibrio e un buon corpo ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1166) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
Gyllen amber farve med fint skum. God fruktig smak med vinøse toner. Malt og honning. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle as Leon. Deep brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, fruit, sugar, yeast. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, sugar, caramel, fruit, spices. , alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fspirit (44) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
Large white head, spicy and fruity aroma. Taste is complex, peppery, dark fruits, citric fruits and chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
Dark redbrown. Huge beige head. Sweet spicy aroma of caramelmalts, cinnamon, cardamum and something that reminds me of dishwasherliquid. Taste is really sweet, almost too sweet for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
Aroma of malts, some hops. Dark brown, nice white head. Sweet, some hops and some hints of yeast. Thin and medium carbonation. Disapointing and quite boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (885) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
Brune foncée aux parfums frais de sucre candi. La bouche se révèle beaucoup plus douce avec un équilibre alcool / sucre résiduel fort intéressant. J’aime de plus en plus les produits de Baladin que je découvre au Mondial de la Bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
750 ML Corked and Waxed?? A bit much I say. Branded as Leon here. Murky, hazy, dark orange brown color. Off white head, falls to a thin collar quickly. Some strips of soapy lacing. Pepper at first, followed by dried plumbs, strawberry,ripe banana, and caramel nose. Chocolate covered cherries, strawberries and plumbs. Juicy taste with enough chocolate and caramel to keep this occupied. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slightly sweet and slick with a juicy fruit finish (plumbs and strawberries). Much better in the front of mouth than in the back. Still decent though. Nice take on the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark nut brown colour with a small light beige head. Aroma of leather, chocolate, dried fruit, spices, alcohol and nuts. The flavour is much alike and is pretty malty but not that complex. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. Has a decent balance but a bit one dimensional. Would maybe improve by aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
750 ml bottle as Leon. Unclear brown/amber body with a decent off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, dry fruit and Belgium yeast. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, dry fruit, candy sugar, yeast and some warming alcohol. Fine body with a long and sweet aftertaste with hints of alcohol. Nice Belgium style strong ale, a bit more rustic than usually from Baladin.

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