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


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The masterpiece of the brewery. The beer that mostly encountered the favour among the customers at Le Baladin. Although one wouldn’t believe that, it’s the most alcoholic among all the productions. It originated from an old recipe created toward the end of the ’800 following the style of the belgian abbey beers. Intense aroma of warm flowers, apricot and banana and hints of bitter almond. Agreeable, refreshing and quenching taste of apricot in syrup, almond cake and citrus fruits. Excellent the use of belgian selected hop during the fermentation process. This beer matches perfectly with ripen cheeses, biscuits and almond sweets.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (952) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
Tåkete brun med hvitt skum som forsvinner fort. Lukter stenfrukt. Rund fruktig behagelig smak. Søt lite ettersmak, men behagelig rund.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (482) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
Brunorange uklar farge med hvitt skum. Aroma av frukter, blomster. Serverte den noe kald og synes smaken ble bedre og bedre når ølen ble mere temperert. God fylde og fin ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tomy63 (176) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2013
ambrée assez sucrée, caramélisée, un peu plus fruité que la moyenne, mais ça reste assez classique

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RuneStumo (2143) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
15.12.2013. 0,5l Bottle. Lucca. Amber brown colour with off-white head. Very nice sweet malty aroma! Dark malts. Malt sweetness. Nice aroma of yeast as well. Aftertaste isvrry good with nice bitterness. notes of fruity yeast and sweet dark malts. Very nice beer!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (258) - Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
A very frothy, short and dying soft white head momentarily floats on a hazed dark honey body leaving no lace

Aromas and flavors are initially somewhat cheesy with dusty yet juicy fruit notes of overripe banana and apricot, a touch of bubble gum, reminding me a bit of Matilda and Orval with it’s sweet medium dark malt layer juxtaposed with a mildly off putting earthy cheese layer, small sips combined with exaggerated tasting movements offer some effervescence of pear and apple, this one grows into a more enjoyable experience with warmth into the 60’s, carameled sweet red apple leads to a pinnacle of juicy apricot and blood orange with layers of malty almond

Palate is medium with almost no carbonation, creating a light coating of all the aforementioned flavors, definitely not your standard texture

8.5oz capped bottle code LO58 at 55º into TeKu

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5522) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from Super Best, Rødovre. Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, caramel. malt, bread and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (241) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 The first (and maybe the best) beer from Baladin, a strong belgian style beer with a wonderful amber/orange colour. Sweet and full flavoured with a pleasant finish. 25cl bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1542) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
A cloudy, coppery beer with a medium and cream head. The nose is quite sweet, mix of berries and fruits, strawberries, prunes, some nuts. Succesfully aroma. Taste of nutty maltyness, dark and fresh fruits, nice fruity sweetness, some spices and bitter almond. Medium bodied, balanced carbonation. Interesting beer and unique beer. At one word, sophisticated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leini (711) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
75cl bottle at a local bar. Redbrown body with a very low white head. Caramel and dark fruits, along with some bitter notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3006) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive. This beer certainly is super with full flavour and a strong long lingering finish.

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