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Baladin Super Bitter

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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Una piccola concessione all’attuale “trend” sulle birre amare... ma neanche troppo. Si presenta ricca di profumi “luppolacei” grazie al generoso uso di un luppolo americano dal nome di “Amarillo” ma, nonostante ciò, in bocca rimane fedele all’identità baladiniana, ben equilibrandosi tra sentori di caramello e frutta secca. Questa ”deviazione” ha dato origine ad una birra che ha reso la mitica Super Baladin ancora più beverina e di facile bevuta e ancora una volta gli otto gradi di questa birra sono ben equilibrati con la sua struttura. 18.2° 33 EBC

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
josanguapo (1158) - SPAIN - OCT 25, 2016
From decervecitas. In Teku glass. Playing Magic Duels. Odd. Reminds a resinous fruity dipa in taste and aroma but have an amazing smoothness and alcohol is completely hidden

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (295) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2016
De color ambar, con espuma blanca de moderada retención. Fruta madura y azúcar moreno en nariz, equilibrados en boca por el amargor del lúpulo. El alcohol está agradablemente presente. Batch: 171/150 BB 2017-08

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
satanas147 (18) - FRANCE - SEP 26, 2016
Not as bitter as expected. Orange amber, medium carbonation, no foam on top. Smells hoppy, mostly citrus notes, then a bit sweet. First taste is lightly bitter, with confirmation of citrus notes, and some fruity hints (raisin, berry) and a bit of spice (pepper, clove). Then it smoothes a lot, going to bread notes, caramel, yeast. Aftertaste is quite balanced, with a bitter finish. Nice one, not amazing but really balanced and an easy introduction to bitterness for beginners.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parogolima (5) - - SEP 3, 2016 does not count
Good, but not excellent. It could be more agressive and little less bitter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1627) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
From a bottle. Dangerously smooth and drinkable, I like this a lot more than I’d expected and will keep a look out for it in future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baramba (977) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle. Hazy orange medium white head. Caramel and fruity hops aroma, fruity caramel flavour, butterscocth, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2016
May ’16. A 0.75 l bottle. It poured hazy golden to amber body with a small head. Sweetish toasted malt aroma, caramel, peach, raisins. Only lightly hoppy like citrus. Flavor was still on the sweeter side, toasted, especially caramel, vanilla, yeast, typically Belgian. Spicy as well, there were some cloves and pepper, too, with light citrus hop presence rounding it nicely. Medium to full body with high carbonation and a long, tingling sweetish finish that also showed light bitterness towards the very end. Very nice beer, well in style with Belgian ales, better they didn’t hop it up too much, achieving an excellent balance this way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pinky77 (223) - - JUL 5, 2016
Bevuta in bottiglia. Il colore risulta arancio, leggermente torbida, schiuma beige chiara non molto persistente. Aroma di zucchero candito, nocciole e albicocca disidrdatata, leggero agrumato. Al palato si sente il miele: più zucchero candito, dolce e un leggero agrumato, con un erbaceo sul finale. Birra un po’ troppo acquosa, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2016
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, aprikos, honung, marmelad, brunt socker och plommon och annan torkad mörk frukt. Liknar en barley wine i smaken. Fin maltsötma, fruktig, rund och len, lätt beska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (205) - ITALY - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle in teku glass, tried several times during past years, got some boxes. Pours a moderate but quite durable off-white head, hazy full orange colour. Smells apricots, acacia honey, candied fruits, marmalade, sweet roasted. Tastes caramel malty, orange fruits, dried fruits, brown sugar. Very pleasant and well dosed medium sweetness, which is the focal point of the brew; low hoppy finishing note just to balance out. REGARDING THE BITTERNESS: THIS IS JUST A SLIGHLTY MORE HOPPY VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL ALL MALTS "SUPER", SO DON’T EXPECT THIS TO BE BITTER... The description in Italian: "A new concession on the actual "trend of bitter beers"... But maybe not too much". By the way good overall balance imo. Very nice medium to full body, spot on soft carbonation, huge drinkability. Great and original example of the belgian tradition, a mix between a blond and a dark strong ale. Almost better tweaked than the original Baladin Super.. Almost.

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