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


on tap

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.

SpudClampDawg's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2009
750ml bottle: Golden yellow pour with a pillowy white head. Very nice aroma of spicy yeast, honey malt and earth. Some alcohol rounds out the nose. The body is really peppery, which is nice. Some rye adds to the multi-dimensioned body. A very interesting take on the style. Saison is one to go to the fringe with and this beer certainly does that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (1071) - 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 (1222) - 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 (5831) - 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 (15643) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1313) - - AUG 15, 2015
Hazy yellow color with flakes floating. Aroma is fruity, citrus. Flavor is citrus, hops, grapefruit, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
creppyiceman (129) - POLAND - AUG 10, 2015
(bottle 330ml) Aroma: strong fruity (orange and citrussy) notes, spicy and pepper hints. Appearance: orange color, very hazy medium-size white head with weak lacing. Taste: mainly fruity (orange and citrus flavour), pepper and spicy notes are quite strong ,medium to heavy sweetness, Dry finish with orange pill notes, Pepper/orqange pill flavour in aftertaste. Palate: light body, strong carbonation warming feel coming from alchohol or pepper. Overall: Very tasty beer, with complex taste and aroma. It’s definitely worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4333) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity smell with apples. Sweet and fruity taste with pale bread, spices and oranges. Clean and easy to drink. Quite sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2015
Pours a cloudy gold with short lasting white head. Light citrus and spice aromas. Flavours bring orange zest, coriander, and lemongrass. Black pepper makes a big appearance as it warms. The finish is quite dry leaving a light bodied beer near the point of watery. Very effervescent carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1782) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
With Z , pours hazy dirty gold color with no head. Nose is sour and tart, with spice namely coriander. Complex taste with fruit and spices punctuated with sourness and funk. Finish is dry, short and ends on the same tasting notes. A very nice saison ! Quaff Score 7 /10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1711) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bomber. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head and aroma of tart fruits. Taste is tart, fruity with funk, spices, and wheat leading to a dry, tart finish.

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