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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Unclear with small body particles a medium amber color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel nutty, brown sugar, syrupy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20081121]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a diminished white head. Solid hoppy bitter and spiced aroma. Sweet malty and light spiced and fruity. Vague smoked on the back of the tongue. Sweet and spiced into the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2003
The aroma is sweet, with notes of yeast and cloves. The color is brown and it has a beutiful though disappearing head. The flavor is sweet malty with alcohol prickling the tongue and notes of chocolate and wood. It ends on a dry and somewhat alcoholic note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled. Hazy borwn colour with a beige head. Sour aroma of fruits. Acidic flavour with fruits and yeast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2010
Bottled (bbe 02/10, had this in cellar for some years). Very deep ambery brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is caramel malts, toffee, alcohol, spices, dark dry fruits and some mild raisins and vanilla. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee and some alcohol. Also some raisins and vanilla. Smoothly balanced and nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2003
Bottled. Coffee colour, creamy head. Aroma of plum and alcohol. Lightly roasty and medium sweet with short, rounded maltines. Vaguely acidic with a hit of cherries in a drysih finish. Baladin can do much better than this. Is the spelling Nöel Italian humour?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16582) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
29th July 2008. Dark ale. Sourish with a just a hint of chocolate in the finish. Not bad effort at a Belgian brew. Hides the alcohol well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 03 June 2002, 7-5-8-4-16
Dark ale, beautiful thick head. Nice malt aroma, not very strong; some roasted malt as well; nice alcohol note. Maybe too much carbonation, but wonderful mouth, full, complex; caramel, liquorice, malt, bitterness; good hop notes, quite hidden but very nice; roasted malt, light nuts; perfect marriage. Smooth sensations, average palate, undertone for this beer, but long.

04 July 2003, 6-4-7-3-14
Brown color. I don't go mad for the aroma, the taste is ordinary, with a light sour note, missing any originality or good character.
And do they write nöel or noël? ;-)


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