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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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A beer brewed and matured to 13.5% ABV going to 14.5% in next productions.
Malts: Pilsner Durst, aromatic Dingemans, caramunich 140 Dingemans. Hops: Hallertau Hernsbrucker, Spalt Select and East Kent Golding.
Brewing process: the wort is hyperconcentrated then boiled for two hous and half. Primary fermentation for 25 in steel vessels. Then after a sterile filtration (to eliminate primary yeast strains) the beer is transfered in a steel vessel with transparent membrane and a "oxygen hat". Afeter several tasting from 6 to 24 months later (it depends on the oxidation velocity, very inconsistant!) the brewer decides when it’s time to bottle in 50cl. champagne shape bottles with good quality cork. The production is very limited. Three productions brewed during two years will be available from October 2006.

Teo Musso produces three versions Gold, Silver & Copper label which differ from each other in terms of degree of oxidation allowed and fruity perfumery aromas created. Teo’s objective is to allow Xyauyu to perfectly oxidize during the aging proces of 2.5 years {oxidation plays a critical role in aging port, sherry, as well as our vintage beers - too much oxidation will ruin the liquid - too little will not optimize the change in flavor / aroma during the aging process} .Here’s how Teo’s system works: Xyauyu is transfered to a steel vessel with transparent membrane and a "oxygen hat". After several tastings during the 2.5 year aging process Teo decides when it’s time to bottle (it all depends upon the oxidation velocity).
This golden beer reminds of an enjoyable Madera or an intriguing Chateau Chalon of the French Jura.

Bronze medal at the World Beer Cup 2014, category "Experimental beer"

Editor’s note: the label says also "Riserva Teo Musso" and the vintage (year).


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle thx to the homebrewer Karl cons 2013-10-26 Göteborg AR: brandy, chocolate, dried brittish dried fruitinees AP: mahogny ruby, no head at all - tried to force it from 1/2 a meter without success;) F: rich black peppery, flat carbonation, autum honey, brand barrells, grapes, wine, prunes, warming feeling

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
Sample from bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, no foam. NOSE: alcohol, some oxidation, malts. TASTE: alcohol, sweet, nice sweetness, lots of alcohol, red fruits, wood.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Thanks a lot for the share. 375ml bottle sampled. 2006 Vintage as "Baladin Xyauyu Birra Da Divano Riserva Teo Musso". Pours dark amber sherry with absolutely zero head. Nose is pure oxidation in best way imaginable. Lots of walnuts, sherry, sweet herbs, caramel, hazlenut, sweet brown sugar warming, but no alcohol noticable. Taste is pure oxidation, sweet caramel malts, heavy on walnuts, sherry, dark oak, slight warming booze as in fine liquor coupled with a sweetness,sirrup. This really reminds me of the early 1980’s Oerbier Magnum I’ve tried. This really shows oxidation at its best in beer. Quite impressive body substantial, but not overly heavy considering ABV. Zero carb, whilst warming the alcohol is completely masked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (575) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
-2009- Oklar röd-brun och naturligtvis utan skum. Doft: Alkohol, ek lagring, körsbär, wiskey, gröna äpplen, päron, hallon-björnbärs sylt, ananas. Smak: Sött portvin, alkohol, calvados, hallon sylt, körsbärs likör, hjortron, havtorn. På tok för ung, behöver några år till för att bli riktigt kanon tror jag.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Light hazy deep copper liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, port wine, dried fruit, sweet alcohol, high alcohols, almond and wood. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, port wine, wood and dried fruit. Full bodied with low carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Really nice, very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1086) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Rödbrun öl, lätt grumlig med i stort sett inget skum. Doft av russin, desertvin, lätt dammighet. Smaken är även den russin och sherry. Oxiderad som en långlagrad öl. Döljer alkoholhalten väl.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 23.04.2012, 0,5l bottle (2008 vintage) sampled @ Maltmisjonen tasting:
Sødmerik vinøs lukt med preg av karamellmalt, humle, sukker, sitrus, epler, rosin, daddel, alkohol, gras. Sødmerik fruktig smak med preg av malt, humle, sukker, rosin, daddel, alkohol, gras, karamell, smørkaramell. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God, men kan ikkje måle seg med Utopias.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1088) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle 2009 edition 14 % ABV. Ar: very rich and potent, malts, malts, malts, jam, honey, sherry, port wine, very oxidized and mature, alcohol is very evident, but the aroma is not boozy, hops is very low, some earthiness and grass. Ap: ruby/deep copper colour, no head. F: very sweet, honey, jam, oxidized, sherry, alcohol, dark fruits, very low bitterness, but some earthy hops are there in the background, warming finish. Sweetness lingers. P: very full body, no carbonation. Silky smooth. T: an experience, but extremely demanding.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenima (236) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Very special beer. No carbonation. The aroma contains caramel, raisins, cognac and honey. The taste is similar. A little sweet. A little warming alcohol in the finish. A master piece! Mead like. Cognac like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of I forgot who. Clear copper, no head. Fruity, nutty, caramelly with some floral hops. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness. Good, but nothing special.


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