Malthus Baluba
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Brewed by Il Birrificio di Como
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Como (CO), Italy


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Bottom fermenting beer made with a bitter herb, ruta , and dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of butterscotsch an dburned sugar. Fruity flavour of butterscotsch and burned sugar with light acidic notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Bland, fizzy pour, prune juice and syrup aroma. Sweet, very sugary, light fruit, overly fizzy. Do not want.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2009
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark brown in color with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is very bitter and complex, with a lot of fruits and malts and a very unusual bitterness. Flavor is much the same. A tart and tangy bitter flavor with some sweetness and malts. Finishes with that unusual bitterness. Almost tastes like ginger mixed with a lot of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011
Date: October 17, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet and fruity malt aroma, sharp peppery spicy ginger
Flavor: rich sweet fruity flavor, nice spicy herbal character, touch of sharp ginger, long bitter herbal finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Malthus Baluba, Zymatore
Date: October 11, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy dark brown, creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity winey aroma, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, light whiskey, hint of spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, grape, caramel, finishes with a growing fruity tartness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2010
cloudy brown small white head. aroma is a bit cellary. spicy, faint sweetness, faint flowery notes, dark fruits. flavor is dark fruity, faint spicy, flowery, full flavor, ends bitter and flowery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, herbs - vegetable, oxidide notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100314]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
A cloudy brown body with a tan head that had little retention and no lace. Carbonation was well balanced. Aroma had a sour fruit note to it. No real distinction here. Flavor was predominantly malty generally with a fruity note although there was some mild bread notes to take some of the edge off. I really couldn’t tell if the hops gave it a slightly herbal note in the finish or just what ever adjuncts they flavored with. Not a bad beer, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2009
The aroma is soapy with tropical fruit, polynesian BBQ sauce, and cola. The appearance is mahogany with an average sized head that falls fast. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is not quite smooth but not quite thin. Overall its decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle (#297) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head´. Ryebread, smokey, doe, roasted, berries, chocolate, spicy, dried fruits, sweetness, high malty, light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2008 <i>2008-12-26, draught at the brewpub, 6-3-6-2-11=28</i>
Cloudy dark chestnut color; small head. Common chocolatey lean beer; with very light ruta aroma and stronger ruta flavor; the ruta leaves a light coffee touch, a bit herbal. Thin final. Not bad, but the ruta is disturbing in a beer.

<i>2005-04-12, bottle, 8-5-8-4-15=40</i>
Dark amber color; beautiful creamy head. Wonderful aroma, explosion of malt and caramel, nuts, spices, light smokeyness, sweet wood. Very good taste, where the malt is almost fruity, and with the similar elements as in the aroma; maybe a bit thin at the end. Excellent!

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