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

bottled
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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


Voivod's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voivod (304) - Como, - MAY 17, 2003
Pale orange colour, nice head, really lasting. Strong apricot and peach aroma. The flavour is very fresh and fruity with hints of peach, apricot, apple and plums. The finish is spicy, with traces of corn. Really pleasant!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (318) - Gorizia, ITALY - JUL 26, 2015
0.33 bottle. pours hazy yellow with small faint head. spicy and yeasty aroma. spices andd yeast carachterize also the taste, almost umami with some malts in the final. it’s like a geuze with less sourness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lmastr (56) - Norma, ITALY - JUL 19, 2015
A beer of a great complexity. You can feel the aroma of oranges, that soon evolves into a concerto of different ingredients. Spicy but refreshing, sour but sweet, all balanced perfectly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Sweet and estery saison with notes of mild spices. Well balanced and drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7592) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Yellow coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Yeasty, sugar, light acid. Flavor starts sweet, light acid. Chili?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (815) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 16, 2015
Cloudy yellow color with floaters, minimal white head. Sweet aroma with some sourness, peppery hotness and even meat. Taste is also sour and sweet with some fruitiness, pepper and spices. Medium to full body, lively carbonation. Maybe a little bit too sweet and not sour enough. //stellabeershop

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (174) - ITALY - JUN 26, 2015
Ambrata chiara, opalescente, schiuma bianca non molto persistente. Aroma di coriandolo, scorza d'arancia, pera, pepe, camomilla, leggerissima cannella e mentolo. Al palato coriandolo, pepe, scorza d'arancia, leggera pera e camomilla, successivamente si sentono i grani e l'amaro erbaceo finale, anche in bocca è rinfrescante. Retrolfatto pepato e speziato. Corpo leggero, molto carbonata.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (488) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Tried on 13.6. at Bier-Bier saison tasting in Helsinki. Mildly hazy yellow body with quickly settling white head. Nose has lovely aromas of sweet pears, spices and white pepper. Taste is fairly dry but the finish has a lingering white pepper taste that is quite interesting. Soft carbonation and light palate. This is quite nice and different.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1541) - CROATIA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Cloudy yellow, short lasting white head. Tastes and smells like cellar, moist, bit spicy, yeasty. Very weird.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. BBE 2016.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very spicy and lemony aroma, stuffy too, yeasty and somewhat grassy. Spicy flavor, gets stronger towards the end, some pepper and lemon, yeast rounds the palate with all the spices. Quite nice, I like the spices here.
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1075) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 28, 2015
750ml corked bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange color forming a small and fizzy white head. Medium retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. Strong spicy notes in the nose. An authentic Farmhouse ale. Sweet pale malts followed by strong notes of black pepper, flowery hops, honey, cinnamon, coriander, camomile and earthy yeasts. Slight sweet upfront in the mouth. Again, strong notes of pale sweet malts, honey, camomile, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper and earthy yeasts. In overall, a light sweet taste with nice spicy and "hot" pepper notes followed by a mild and pleasant hoppy bitterness. Light body. Medium to low carbonation. Very smooth body. Peppery aftertaste. Damn good drinkability. Excellent drinkability. Excellent beer. Masterpiece.


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