3fourths (7534) - Boulder, - DEC 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, fresh. unfiltered, bottle conditioned, little muddy and cloudy from a careful pour. oat bran color. some ethanol esters in the nose, a little bit of metal/iso acid, seems to settle out after aeration. dark stone fruit and honey in the nose with some brown malts/brown sugar notes. silky and smooth texture, medium body. unexciting approach with a somewhat disappointing finish. has the requisite brown sugar/toast/honey malt typically found in baladin beers, and the cheesecloth/yogurt/staleness of the yeast, but it lacks depth and punch. the finish of coffee doesn’t see to work well. interesting but not a favorite from baladin.
Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Rune (6948) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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).
Palme (2710) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
hawanna (1559) - GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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,
TyggaBrown (339) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful! Lovely sweet taste of chocolate and fruits and sweets, but soft bitterness balances everything perfectly.
sblsimone85 (138) - USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buona birra di natale, cioccolatose e amara da tostatura con un buon equilibrio e un buon corpo
---Rated BY Italianbeer85
Gorm (579) - sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gyllen amber farve med fint skum. God fruktig smak med vinøse toner. Malt og honning. Vinmonopolet.
gunnfryd (9376) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Fspirit (42) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large white head, spicy and fruity aroma. Taste is complex, peppery, dark fruits, citric fruits and chocolate. Good stuff.
Uhlen (222) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.