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Baladin Wayan

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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Saison
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Le Baladin Wayan is made of 17 different ingredients (barley, wheat, spelt, oats, rye, different types of hops and many different spices besides coriander. Teo calls it a "Saison" but it is certainly his personal definition of a saison. Aroma and palate are rather complex, ie it takes some time to find your way through it, so to speak. The different hops are barely noticeable. The balance and bitterness is by a high defree provided by those many spices some of which are very, very unusual in brewing. This quite unusual combination of spices and herbs greatly impacts the finish which again is very different from "regular" saison-style ales. Food pairings: Fish, salmon, salads, filet mignon and other steaks, Thai food.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toipe (3) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2016 does not count
Beautiful unfilttered orange appearance. Cinnamon, canel and peach and fruits. Palate is quite light. Pleasant and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heavy (2662) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 18, 2016
Jun ’16. A 0.75 l corked/waxed bottle. It poured a bit hazy yellow body with medium to big head. Quite weird, but fine aroma. Apple, peach, coriander, elderflower, regular mineral water, hint of something similar to a cheap citrus radler, but blended quite nicely here with all the components. Flavor was lightly bitter, also, as it got warmer very peppery (most realistic black pepper I’ve ever encountered in a beer) leaving the long hot aftertaste. Every new sip helped it to go away for the new lighter flavors to show up. Light malty sweetness was biscuity, chalky, floral with a hint of cucumbers, coriander, other spices, sunflower seeds. That said, it’s obvious couple of sips can’t be enough to really understand this one in its full complexity. And it’s so weird. Thinner in body, believe it or not after all, smooth (oats I guess), mineral water in the finish as well, besides aforementioned pepper. Wow, this was probably one of the most twisted beers ever, but I enjoyed every bit of it. Extreme complexity for the little ABV, luckily, not another "praised" bland saison. I’m in love with this brewery!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jampura (66) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Hienovarainen, aika ohut nokka mutta maku muovautuu kivasti. Hapokas, raikas ja kesäinen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2779) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bob. Hazy copper with a medium sized diminishing white head. Nose has dry flowers, pepper, hay, dust, grain, citrus. Flavour has some rye followed by pepper, hay, bread, flowers, citrus. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, some sweetness, low bitterness. Pepper in the finish. Ok, but a bit fizzy and sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Speko (157) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle 0,75. Pours hazy orange with small quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of pepper, malts, citrus, herbs, grass. Taste of lemons, grapefruit, grass, malts, pepper, cloves. Medium body and fizzy carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (1038) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2016
750 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour, thin white head. Aroma of malt, lemon, grapefruit and spices. The flavour is sweetish malty, fruity, with a herbal/spicy finish. Tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (2387) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle, #h-J16, 25/06/2016, thanks bluus. Pours dark orange. Aroma is apricot, slight lemon. Taste is apricot, peach, lemon, slightly yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
romanstep (175) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 1, 2016
W nosie aromaty średnio intensywne, głównie zioła, trochę kwiatów, kolendra, trochę drożdzowej ostrości, aromat słodów pszenicznych plus nuta cytrusów. Barwa jasno pomarańczowa, mocne zmętnienie, piana niska ale drobna. W smaku również ziołowo i przyprawowo, spora kontra słodowa. Goryczka niska, lekkie pieprzowe szczypanie na finiszu. Wysokie wysycenie, kremowa konsystencja. Dość ciekawe piwo, mocno przyprawowe, coś na pograniczu witbiera i saisona. Butelka do 11/2017

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (247) - - MAY 14, 2016
Pours cloudy medium yellow with a hint of orange tint. Small white fully diminishing head. Aroma is lemon zest, coriander, lacto, sweat, grass. Some plastic present also. Mostly on the sweet side, herbal, low bitter, low funk, low sour, not particularly refreshing. Interesting peppery, almost chili yet soft aftertaste. Unusual and kinda exciting brew. Lacks a bit of brett to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (382) - Padova, ITALY - APR 23, 2016
APPARENZA: giallo intenso, quasi ambrato, torbido. Schiuma bianca, fine, poco abbondante e poco persistente. AROMA: decisamente speziato, gradevole. Soprattutto pepe rosa, leggermente balsamico e miele. GUSTO: prevalentemente speziato e mieloso, con una punta di acidulo. Amaro assente, anzi una nota mielosa di dolce che, insieme alle altre spezie, rende la birra non scontata. Carbonizzazione bassa.


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