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


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcbeerslinger (28) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Given that it is a bit sweet, I’m surprised at how much I like this. Dried and candied fruit, earth and malt dominate. Great carbonation and texture which really push it to the next level for me. Could drink all night while the snow is falling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kosmokrator (516) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Color ambrato-marrone lievemente torbido con massiccio cappello di schiuma beige. Aroma debolmente caffettoso e cioccolatoso con deboli sentori di spezie e caramello; gusto dolciastro e un po’ pastoso, con note di malto, cacao, zucchero caramellato e un finale corto, leggermente tostato. Corpo medio-lieve, struttura parzialmente acquosa, effervescenza gentile. Niente di eccezionale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2240) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
28.12.2013. 0,75l Bottle. Labeled Leon. Brown colour with off-white head. Malty aroma with good body. Sweet with soft caramel. Very good malty flavours. Medium bitter with woft bitter notes. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Cerveza rojo oscura, casi marrón, poca espuma, de olor muy agradable, dulce y afrutado, intenso, como a cacao en polvo, cerveza dulce de textura suave, con presencia de caramelo y chocolate, muy agradable siempre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
From an enormous bottle shared at home on the day after Christmas. Pours a clear brownish amber, with lots of little floaters, and an ecru head. Fruity nose. Vinous and fruitcake flavors. Low carbonation. Smooth, sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1753) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2013
No idea what the style is but I’m tipping dubbel or Belgian dark. Nothing at all wrong with this beer, it’s certainly well made but just lacks excitement. Chocolate, aniseed and coffee define the flavours but they do fade somewhat in the back palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8487) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
750ml corked bottle, named Leön du Baladin, picked up at Vinmonopolet Tromsø Langnes. Difficult to open, but after a while we got a pour revealing a dark brown, unclear body and a frothy, fawn-colourd head. Decent lacework to the glass. Candy sweet smell on a backbone of earthy malts. Candid fruity flavours mixed with caramel, raisin, and Christmas spices. Dry and sweet ending with warming alcohol. Well bodied. Nice Yuletide feel (shared with friends, Tromsø 13.11.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
0.75l waxed and corked bottle as Baladin Leon. This one pours a deep dark cloudy brown red body with a nice medium sized beige top that sticks neatly to the sides of the glass. Really spicy sweet on the nose. Lots of dark caramel sweetness, a little bit of cocoa nibs, tons of dark candied sugar and nut cake. I’m liking the complexity and the sweetness. Quite nice. It has a nice really light and almost cloudy oily mouthfeel with a small prickling average carbonation level. It’s not as sweets the aroma, but it has a nice medium sweetness. Mexican chocolate, dark candied sugar, a little bit of Christmas spices and more of that nut cake. Cardamom and nutmeg before some gentle alcohol finished it off. Quite delicate actually. 23.05.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2323) - GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
0,75 l bottle BB Nov 14 caramel, alcohol, bubblegum, toast, cereal, vanilla, woody, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TyggaBrown (420) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Beautiful! Lovely sweet taste of chocolate and fruits and sweets, but soft bitterness balances everything perfectly.

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