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Baladin X-Fumé (Lapsang Souchong)

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
X Fume 2006 Riserva Teo Musso was brewed in 2006 and bottled in 2008. This begins as Xyauyu, with the added 18-day infusion of smoked Lapsang Suochong Tea.

Editor’s note: as of 2012, 2008 vintages of Baladin Xyauyù Fumé are available; note the extended name (Xyauyù) and a the back label talking about whiskey barrel ageing; if you had such beer, put your rating there.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Alc. 14.0%. Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, smoke, sweet bacon, chrispy, honey, light roasted, light meat. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, smoked meat. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100806]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small rim of a white head. Aroma is smoked and bacon. Mild alcohol note too. Sweet caramelish and distinct bacon smoked flavoured. Smooth. Sweet and lingering into the far finish. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of smoke, malt, caramel, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, and then the powerful notes of smoke sets in combined with notes of caramel and malt, leading to a dry smokey finish. Huge thanks pinball for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a clear reddish amber with an off-white Intensely fat bacon aroma. Solid body, hardly any carbonation. Very sweet, caramel and Sherry accents. Again fat bacon smoke. Well, to be honest I’m not quite sure how well fat Bamberg smoke goes with a sweet and caramellish Barley Wine. But an interesting experiment indeed. 280710

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange red coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and smoke. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of sherry and smoke. Sweet and waring alcoholic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (20295) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Bottled. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is smoke, some bacon, alcohol, fruits and mild sugary sweetness as well. Flavour is very nicely caramel, smoked malts, some slight roasted malts as well as some alcohol. Quite lovely balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
20th November 2010
Very hazy amber beer, no head. Zero carbonation. Smooth semi dry palate. Sweet malt with traces of peach and orange but it’s mostly banana cream. A little caramel and aniseed. Then mild sherry and gentle smoke. An amazing beer and Baladin have this small corner of beer styles sewn up!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
Vintage 2006
The Xyauyù Ultimate Tasting
http://tinyurl.com/xyauyu1

Beautiful red and dark amber color, clear, shiny; flat. Delicate smoke aroma, it reminds me more a delicate smoked meat of the Schwarzwald than the Lapsang Suchong; it blends well with the malt, caramel and toffee aroma; due to the oxidisation, there is an impression of Madeira; also some chestnuts. It flows like a velvety ambrosia, sweet and delicate, yet powerful; rich sweetness, the malt melts into caramel; the smoke is very delicate, but clearly present; there are traces of chestnut honey and mature fruits; the 14% of alcohol is just a concept. Smooth. Sublime liquid for the gods.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle at home ... from RBESG 10 Trip ... copper ... light smokey roast toffee ... hint of fish nose ... sweet toffee ... juicy malts ... again a light smokeyness ... nice but i prefer the copper to gold... and by a long shot

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
Bottlen no head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, smoke, nuts, caramel and malt.


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