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Brewed by Maltus Faber
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Genova, Italy

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Tha aroma is rich, complex, appealing and not aggressive, with roasted notes and hints of dried fruit and spirit-soaked fruit. Winey, a touch of alcohol, with some notes of Imperial Stout. In the mouth it keeps what it promised in the nose: rich of every nuance of "dark", from caramel to chocolate and coffee, it has a smooth, silky and full palate with the sweet notes perfectly balanced by the right bitterness. A sipping, yet quite drinkable beer. Though it is perfectly ready to drink when it is released, the beer can benefit from some aging in the bottle.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moliere (27) - Viterbo, ITALY - MAR 5, 2012
Questa birra potrebbe tranquillamente essere scambiata per una strong bruin belga, tanto è aderente allo stile e realizzata in modo impeccabile.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mortlach (1307) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 23, 2012
03/08/2011 330ml bottle. Marrone scuro, intenso, con morbidissima schiuma color senape, poco persistente. Aroma intensissimo, di malto, ciliegie, cioccolato, con una punta acidula. In bocca è meravigliosamente complessa, dolciastra, ciliegie, cioccolato, con una punta acidula nel finale. Corpo medio-pieno, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione corretta. Meraviglioso esemplare di belgian strong ale. Sorprendente, di grandissimo carattere. Tra le migliori birre italiane in assoluto.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hellrob (15) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2011
But, is this belgian or italian??? hmmm. Wow!!! this beer seems like an incredible Xmas seasonal masterpiece or a trappist beer. This is what a belgian-lover can adores. You’ll enjoy this masterpiece cause has got a great aroma of mature and dry plums, candy sugar...in the mouth again the plums and dark frity touch with sugar, with a big carachter, notes of caramel, malt, dry fig, a touch of liquor...fantastic!!! for reflection and inspiration. what a beer!?!!! dangerous! love love love! SUPPORT this microbrewery!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 25, 2011
Alla spina all’Open Baladin, senza dubbio una delle migliori belgian strong prodotte al di fuori del Belgio.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2011
Aroma: Strong and complex, malts, coffee, alcool. Appearance: strong, like a belgian brune. Taste: Complex, sweet, than a note of bitterness. Palate: full body Overall: best italian beer? 18/20!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2011
(Bottled, 0.75l, BBE 01/2011) Murky dark brown with a small, fading head. Aroma of sweetish, rye-puddingy malt, anise, some herbs. Rye-puddingy-malty, sweetish flavor with spicy coffee notes, oatmeal sourness, and a roasty finish. Medium to full body, but feels slightly thin despite the lack of CO2. Alcohol masked by sweet maltiness. Like a mix of Doppelbock, Belgian Strong Ale, and Oatmeal Stout - but can’t really compete with the best samples of these styles. Not bad, but I liked the Imperial more than this. 7356

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joe_Pinta (34) - Arona, ITALY - JAN 15, 2011
Bella schiuma, non persistente. Caramello, nocciola, caffè, cioccolato. Un bell’amaro e un bel corpo, forse troppo carbonata.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11552) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle. [thank you, ccskou]
... finally, this breaks me into the RB top 20... on the last night of the year...
Murky brown with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has mild milky chocolate, light liqourice, some viniousness, mild port. Low, low carbonation, stunning creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is classic. Lots of chocolate, mild toasted caramel, port, really elegant. Wonderful port-like qualities overall. Wonderful!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - AUG 31, 2010
Birra da meditazione, ferma, color marrone scurissimo. Profumo di nocciola, sapore che richiama note di cioccolato, caffè, tabacco, ma soprattutto caramello. Buonissima, ed è andata giù che era un piacere, meglio della dubbel con metà ABV che ho vuotato nel lavandino

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30676) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2010
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The alcohol burns in the throat. Thanks yespr for sharing.


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