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

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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13248) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2008
750 ml green bottle poured a hazy orange with fishys and a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of sour citrus, apple, melon, light straw and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a lightly dry slightly tart finish. Flavors of sour citrus, aplle, apricot and light spice with a smooth lightly dry lightly tart fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Draft. Small beige head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, strawberry, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, berry, some melon, lemon. Medium body with minimal carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13142) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Some week fruity notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Disapionting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
Hazy gold with a nice off white head. Light spicey abd fruituy aroma, apricot. Nice lactic and sweet malt with balaced alcohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12828) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Amber with floaties. Lasting off-white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, some peach and a hint of solvents. Dry and fruity, with some alcohol shining through. Full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange body with a large beige head. Aroma of caramel, plastic, grass, and citrus. Medium bodied with a chaulky finish. Flavor of malt, dates, and mild spices.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12099) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of MrChopin. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of honey and ginger. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of honey and pepper. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12074) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a hazy orange with loads of small particles floating around. Head is foamy, fizzy, slightly geyish and frankly, rather unappealing. Aroma is caramel, fruity orange tartness. Some exotic fruits as well and a dose of yeast. High carbonation. Flavour is surprising compared to the aroma, thus is musky, barnyard, light tart. The fruitiness is subdued, matured and relatively mild. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Extremely balanced, nowhere near pretty, but rather nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11952) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2001
amber colour, fine head, fruity (apricot) and malty, sweet, caramel, full-bodied, long great aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
bottle clear orange, smooth offwhite head hoppy and caramelly aroma flavor is flowry, caramelly, hoppy balance


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