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


on tap

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewhemia (149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2015
Hazy light yellow color with very little white head. Nice sour aroma of grass and herbs as well ass a vanilla and toffeee like sweetness. The taste is fresh and grassy I think. It has a citrussy sourness to it and a light sweetness with sourness dominating though. Low bitterness. Over all it has a unique taste too it in the balance between it all. I like it! A bit too low carbonation to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Bottle at lumskebugten. Aroma and taste is rather complex; Fresh but sweet, citrus and over-riped fruits. Coriander. Body is light to medium and texture is juicy. Very very high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Tasty and very fruity saison with an interesting spiciness. Not as sour as the original from Belgium, but more passive and more like a wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6047) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ OlutExpo 2015

Pours yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, yeast, earthy notes and spices. Taste is sweet, yeasty and stuffy with some citrus and lemon. Finish is lemony, citrusy and fruity with some yeastiness. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Sample from bottle at Olutexpo 2015, Helsinki. Colour us slightly cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, spices, hops and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2458) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2015
A light yellow, a head is blond and almost medium. Aroma has flowery and aromatic. Sweet fruits, flowers, black pepper and some lemon. Taste has strong but mild spicyness, camomilla and lemon. Some sharp peppers in the end. There are also much more flavours then I described here but it’s difficult to say exactly what. Medium bodied. Maybe even too complex beer. Personal. Spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (1292) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 10, 2015
Deep opalescent bright golden (5-6 EBC) with a fluffy fine poring head and very good lacings. Aromas are right away pretty complex and hits you with plenty of different impressions such as wheat, coriander, bergamot, safran, black and white pepper, floral, grassy and a touch of dried citrus peel. Soft and mild carbonation offering a smooth texture and a medium body. Spices like pepper and ginger and coriander are all over the place with a light malty touch to it all offering some light acidity and a faint bitterness. Lasting spicy finish. Pretty good beer and pretty harmonic but not really a saison as you would expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1616) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle Aroma-herbs, spices Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very interesting

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (6277) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
750 ml corked and waxed bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. Probably 2 y.o. when consumed. ABV is 5.8%. Golden colour, lightly hazy. White head goes rapidly from moderate to none. Aroma of saison yeast, but also less pleasant notes of over-ripe and decaying fruits, moldy wet grain, compost and solvent. Fairly refreshing flavour, medium dry, a little fruit, not very complex but nice enough to drink. Less spicy than expected. Might sample again from a fresher bottle, hopefully the aroma will be better then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle from GBBF 2015 and drunk at home. Pours hazy golden lasting beige head. Slightly funky aroma with some spice. Funny having this after so many English saisons. This is a little more cereal led. Herb. A little funkier than some saisons. Decent.

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