Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Traditional Ale
Piozzo, Italy


on tap

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Made with kamut grain from Egypt, flavoured with ginger and myrrh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Poured a bomber of this, Poured hazy amber, small head. Sweet and flowery aroma. Taste was weird, there wasmore alcohol in the taste the in the actual ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1511) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 28 Jan 2005 - Hoppy sweet malt aroma. Cloudy orange colour with small head. Nice pleasant but simplisitc flavour. A bit too fizzy and a nice nutty tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Strong aroma of spice and bits of alcohol and hop. Spice, clove and fruit in the flavor. Someone said it was ’perfumy" and I’d have to agree. There is something very "fragrant" about the way this "tastes." I know that is odd, but it is still true. Very unusual. Elements of a saison and a belgian strong though much less gas. ZInteresting and pleasing to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 The Lure:
Flowery bouquet of sweet citrus and Middle Eastern desserts. White pepper, rose water, oranges form a very fruity shampoo. Very interesting, but not assertive enough for me to fall in love.

The Festivities:
Fluffy Belgian-like carbonation stabs through the orange peels, white bread crumbs and cake dough. Perfumy, enticing, but again not confident enough compared to their Super Baladin.

The market’s been closed for many hours, but the day’s fragrances still hover.

From the bottle and from the tap at Bir&Fud, Roma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
Resinous, spicy spruce, pine, peppery, woody aroma has strong notes of pineapple-orange-lemon, lavender flowers and icing sugary sweetness. Opaque tan-copper with fine-bubbled, fizzy, white head that diminishes to partial cover and ring. Some dark brown sediment. Orange-pineapple-cherry esters with pepper and spruce spiciness and floral-vanilla tones in the aftertaste. Medium body is dry and well-attenuated with gently prickling carbonation that awakens the tongue. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and Yowie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
Oranger, très trouble, d’une grande opacité, laissant s’évader de grosses bulles gazeuses. De merveilleux parfum résineux d’huile à la lavande et de shampooing à l’orange et à la citrouille semblent offrir un juste substitut au houblon. Balance un peu moins cohérente en bouche, les résines sont davantage présentent alors que les herbes des montagnes continuent à nous faire rêvasser. Son corps allant de léger à moyen, les grains utilisés semblent en provenance d’une autre planète. Les grosses bulles effervescentes combinées aux parfums d’essence d’orange rappellent vaguement l’orangina. Unique en son genre!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
Pours a cloudy orange color with lots of floaties and no head. Dry aroma of fruits and yeast. Flavor of spices, lavender, fruits and yeast. Light to medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
Opaque cloudy orange-yellow color. Nice off-white head recedes to a ring. Big nose, very spicy. Original notes of lavender and spruce reminds of soap or deodorant. Woody and dry character, I wouldn’t mind drowning in that one. Nicely floral yeast aptly providing new developments in mouth where sage and aquatic plants juice bring up a whole new world of interesting flavours, but it’s globally less well integrated than the nose. Moderately carbonated, medium bodied. Impressive Italian beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
The aroma had slight flowers, a thin citrus note, and malty. The flavor had slight flowers and citrus notes w/ a little maltiness. The flavor was kinda thin. The beer poured a slightly cloudy yellow w/ thin head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
Pours with a golden body with some floaters, topped by a medium thick, white head with some lacing. It’s slighlty sweet yet a touch sour with a lemony note. Not much else. Medium bodied and dry.

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