Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Traditional Ale
Piozzo, Italy


on tap

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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Made with kamut grain from Egypt, flavoured with ginger and myrrh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pleasant surprise. I knew the brewery but I did not know how wide their range was in Italy. This had a complexity from an unusual grain and a spice I originally attributed to wheat. Gold / orange / amber pour, great head, great lace. Complexity in nose and in taste, from unusual grain and the additional spicing. Good mouth feel, complexity builds, with notes of casual Saison yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Had on tap at Bir & Fud in Rome on 7/6. Pours golden amber with a huge white head. Nose of yeast with distinct sour niotes. Taste is complex, with notes of a saison (yeast, some souice) and a sour (tart apple). One of the more unique beers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Upon opening, there is a distinct aroma of grapes and tart apples. The flavor is that of a tangy apple. There are also hints of a yeasty banana. Nice mellow beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2008
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Big booming gold-to-orange pour into a Duvel tulip. Fairly impressive carbonation, and good sticky retention. The nose is potent yeast with some sour apples. I think this one may be a bit past its prime, as it’s certainly less complex than I recall, and few hints of the spices remain (I get more honey than ginger). Still, a good and relatively funky brew that goes down well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Hazy golden pour with a finger thick white head. Pineapple with light fruit aroma. Canned pineapple in the flavor with some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Light malty citrus aroma. Malty flavors and black pepper with some sweet caramel. Sweet citrus duration. Fruit juice qualities. Light pickle juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 26, 2008
nice and hazy golden orange body with a lasting, frothy white head; this is a smooth, calm, complex, and vinous ale; i preferred the flavor than the aroma; the subtle mix of spices and herbs provides an interesting, soft, and also welcome addition to taste--how it contrasts to typical flavor profiles of this day yet grasps smoothness and deliciousness is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Has a somewhat herbal nose, mixed with some floral notes and a bit of ripe fruit and honey. Nose really matches the flavor, rosewater, a bit of honey, and apple skins. Its quite different. I love the idea behind it, and I love recreations of historical styles, but I just don’t think it all came together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
Bought this bottle thinking it was a sour...so I guess I was kind of disappointed. Spicy and fruity aroma. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin head. Some sweet apple flavors...almost a little too sweet. Different and a decent beer though, just don’t know if I will try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Something different... looks and tastes a bit like a cider to me. Nice crisp light golden pour with a frothy white head. Strong sugary apple notes and a bit of funk to the aroma as well. Taste is dry and somewhat crisp, with some sourness prevalent. If this one was billed as a sour, I wouldn’t have minded it, but I didn’t care much for the sour bite given what I expected. Good beer, not great. And like I said at the top - it’s something different.

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