Le Baladin Reviews




Theydon_Bois
3.2
Baladin Sidro
Bottle on the train from Florence to Roma, 26/09/16. Golden orange with a well appointed off white head that retains very well for a cider. Nose is sweet, toffee apple, moscavado sugar, apple pulp. Taste comprises sweet apple, brown sugarm caramelised apple, light hay. Medium bodied, miderate carbonation, semi drying close. Ok easy drinker for a lunchtime train ride but to sweet for me overall.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Baladin Open White
Bottle on the train from Florence to Roma, 26/09/16. Hazed golden orange with a big old white head of bubbles that stays for the show. Nose is lemon rind, hay, white peppery spice, straw, light soap. Taste comprises lemon curd, a touch sweet, crackers, bread, grains, light herbal, lemon squash, light clove. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, seim drying close. Decent enough for style if a touch a sweet.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.3
Baladin Open Amber
Bottle on the train from Florence to Roma, 26/09/16. Hazed golden amber with a decent light beige cap. Nose is caramel, light fruit esters, brown sugar, airy malts, light booze notes, dried fruits. Taste comprises fruit cake, raisins, dates, biscuit malt, toffee, candied fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the close. Tasty enough offering if lacking depth for the ABV. Comes over a little like a Belgian strong to me.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

satanas147
3.8
Baladin Super Bitter
Not as bitter as expected. Orange amber, medium carbonation, no foam on top. Smells hoppy, mostly citrus notes, then a bit sweet. First taste is lightly bitter, with confirmation of citrus notes, and some fruity hints (raisin, berry) and a bit of spice (pepper, clove). Then it smoothes a lot, going to bread notes, caramel, yeast. Aftertaste is quite balanced, with a bitter finish. Nice one, not amazing but really balanced and an easy introduction to bitterness for beginners.
Monday, September 26, 2016

nutjes
3.2
Baladin Wayan
33cl-fles bij Nathan thuis. Merci! U: Helder goudblond met dunne witte schuimkraag. G: Kaneel, kruiden, pilsmout en gist. S: Zeer zoete aanzet, fruitig, wat kruiden en licht bittere afdronk. Voor mij is dit geen saison. M: Medium carbonatie en medium body
Sunday, September 25, 2016

nutjes
3.1
Baladin NazionAle
33cl-fles bij Nathan thuis. Merci! U: Licht wazig goudblond met dunne witte schuimkraag. G: Pilsmout, gist en kruiden. S: Bittere toetsen, moutzoet, gist en prikken van koriander en bergamot. M: Stevige carbonatie en medium body.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

mariohop
4.4
Baladin Super Baladin
Big and rich in every way, Deep amber pour with off white head, lovely rich pallet and good length
Sunday, September 25, 2016

mariohop
4.2
Baladin Isaac
Really nicely balanced, golden pour tight white head, lovely herbal notes on the nose and the pallet, easy drinking very sessionable
Sunday, September 25, 2016

mariohop
3.7
Baladin Nora
Pours dark and small head, herbal notes on the nose with a hint of the ginger, pallet is interesting with the ginger nicely showing through. Interesting with slight sourness.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

The_Osprey
4.1
Baladin Xyauy Fum (Islay Whisky)
August 2016 - Served gravity dispense from a tiny oak barrel at GBBF 2016 as Baladin Xyauy Fum, 14%, Islay BA. Very dark brown with a red hue, no head at all. Aroma is smoke, raisin, toffee, sugars, peat. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is a smooth marriage between sweet honey-ish malt and Islay whiskey sherry, raisin, smoke, molasses, booze. Wow. Easily the best barley wine Ive ever had. (4.1)
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Rumbero
2.6
Baladin Isaac
in the nose, some green apple, and slightly vinous. as it breathes, these stale components surprisingly mostly dissipate.
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Baladin Open Gold
Keg at Open Baladin, Roma, 23/09/16. Clear golden orange with a decent off White head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, melon, light orange, bread dough. Taste comprises tangerine, melon, vanilla essence, soft bread, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Rather pedestrian for what is effectively an IPA at this ABV and lacking in hop definition.
Friday, September 23, 2016

Lele
4
Baladin Nora
ASPETTO: biondo oro antico, schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante, un po persistente. AROMA: decisamente speziato, mieloso, un po fruttato. GUSTO: in bocca presenta decisi sentori speziati, abbastanza rinfrescanti, nonch mielosi e un pizzico fruttati. Birra ben fatta, interessante e dissetante.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

lello4ever
3.7
Baladin Isaac
Buon colore giallo intenso, sottile schiuma bianca. Aroma di lievito, agrumi, sottile banana, pungente. Al palato molto bene con buona dolcezza. Banana presente, malto dolce e frutta, una carbonazione media.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.4
Baladin Open White
Keg at beer house club, Florence. A clear golden yellow coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is nice zesty orange, soapy lemon, wheaty doughy malts, perfume. Flavour is composed of pale grains, wheat thin mineral, lime zest. Palate is light and refreshing, nice airy carbonation. Good wit maybe a little soapy.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.1
Baladin Brune du Baladin
Keg at Baladin, Bologna. A hazed dark brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head . Aroma is sweet nutty roast, tangy, woody vanilla, apple, cakey. Flavour is composed of sweet tangy cakey malts, dried apple, vanilla. Creamy. Palate is medium sweet, moderate to low carbonation, flabby. Ok.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.6
Baladin Summer 2016
Keg at baladin Bologna. A nice translucent golden orange coloured pour with a lasting white frothy head. Aroma is perfumed orange citrus, kaffir lime, spicy citrus. Flavour is composed of pale grains, spicy orange, perfume, lime. Cardamon. Palate is semi sweet, medium light bodied, moderate carbonation. Slightly soapy finish.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Baladin Nia
Keg at Baladdin Bologna. A mostly clear dark amber red coloured pour with a a lasting creamy off white head. Aroma is spicy toffee, brown sugars, nutty. Malts, cinnamon. Flavour is composed sweet and cakey malts, Toffee, nutty, some dried fruits. Palate is medium sweet, creamy, lowish carbonation. A little flabby.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.5
Baladin Wayan
Keg at Baladdin, Bologna. A nice translucent golden orange coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is fresh orange tangerine, wit yeast, orange rind, wheat, Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, a little flabby. Flavour is composed of spicy orange peel, cinnamon mellow saison yeast, little perfume. Ok saison.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

guimatheus
3.5
Baladin Wayan
Saison bem fiel ao estilo, seca, uma picancia bem interessante no retrogosto, aroma esterificado levemente doce. Muito boa cerveja!
Friday, September 09, 2016

Scopey
3.9
Baladin Xyauy Fum (Islay Whisky)
Bottle at GBBF 2016, massive thanks to Daniel. It pours clear rich red - brown with a small head. The aroma is rich, roasted malts, bitter - sweet, smoked peat, toast, whisky, toffee, fruit cake and alcohol sting. The taste is slick, sweet, juicy, fruit cake, treacle, figgy pudding, plum, malt loaf, alcohol warmth, wood, slight acidity, umami, smokey whisky and some caramelised banana with a slick, warming finish. Full body, low carbonation and oily mouth - feel. Great depth of flavour. Very nice sipper.
Friday, September 09, 2016

Erzengel
3.7
Baladin NazionAle
* Bottle from Rudat. Cloudy yellow in the glass. The beer starts fresh, coriander, yeast, a bit of citrus. Yeasty flavour, spicy with a slightly bitter touch and a citric (Bergamotte?) note. Nice and spicy!
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Erzengel
3.5
Baladin Nel du Baladin
*Bottle from Rudat as Baladin Len. Very thick and intense brew. Dried red fruits. Lots of malt, very rich and deep. Moderate bitter, very intense sticky, round and great!
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Erzengel
3.5
Baladin Elixir
*Bottle from Rudat. Very fruity beer with a nice and round sweetish grainy body. Caramel, dried fresh fruits and nice smooth and fruity yeast. Heavy intense thick but still easy to drink. Nice and viscous.
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Erzengel
3.4
Baladin Nora
*Bottle from Rudat. Very spicy and interesting brew. The ginger is there, some other herbal aroma as well. Hints of sourness, moderate grainy and very refreshing. Floral, grainy, hints of bitterness, the ginger is fruity and slightly sharp, the beer is herbal with a nice grainy body. Interesting!
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Erzengel
3.9
Baladin Super Baladin
*Bottle from Rudat. Intense thick spicy brown beer. Round and rich, dark fruits, Belgian yeast. Very deep with a nice fruity roasted body, spicy, great!
Thursday, September 08, 2016

teorn88
3.5
Baladin Open
Keg at Baladin Bologna. It pours a clean golden color with a medium tan head. Aroma is floral, fruity sweet, lightly yeasty. Taste is also moderately sweet floral and fruity with notes of lemon, melon and grass. Light biscuity malts. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok
Thursday, September 08, 2016

teorn88
3.6
Baladin Pop
33cl can in a Cagliari pizzeria. Super fresh, delivered the same day. It pours a clean pale golden color with a medium creamy white head. Aroma is clean crispy, quite tangy fruity with notes of lemon, grass and citrus peel. Taste is also crispy lightly bitter and grassy, fruity with melon and citrus notes. Medium to light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very refreshing and well made. Depending on price point, could be a regular buy for me
Thursday, September 08, 2016

tandembrauer
3.4
Baladin Nora
On tap at Taphouse Copenhagen. Pours hazy dark amber with dense white head. Aroma of grains, flowers, red berries, peanuts, herbs. Taste is slightly sour with some residual sweetness. Medium bodied. Interesting.
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Parogolima
3
Baladin Super Bitter
Good, but not excellent. It could be more agressive and little less bitter.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Echon
3.4
Baladin Super Baladin
Mrk rav. Maltet og krydret. Sd, krydret og let bitter. Medium krop. Dark amber. Malty and spicy aroma and flavour. Sweet taste with light bitterness. Medium body. Overall, a good if a bit mild belgian strong ale.
Friday, September 02, 2016

Robeperse
3.9
Baladin Wayan
Alla spina. Colore giallo intenso, quasi ambrato, torbido. Schiuma bianca, fine, poco abbondante e poco persistente. Aroma decisamente speziato, gradevole. Soprattutto pepe rosa, leggermente balsamico e miele. GUSTO: prevalentemente speziato e mieloso, con una punta di acidulo note di agrumi. Amaro assente, anzi una nota mielosa di dolce che, insieme alle altre spezie, rende la birra non scontata. Carbonizzazione bassa. Molto dissetante adatta al caldo e hai climi estivi.
Friday, September 02, 2016

Idiosynkrasie
3.4
Baladin Open Rolling Stone
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, copper colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Mildly piney, hoppy aroma, a spicy touch of green pepper, sweet-ish, biscuity malty background. Taste is mildly, bitter hoppy, slightly peppery spicy, hints of green pepper, minimally sweet, biscuity malty basis; smooth, minimally creamy palate.
Thursday, September 01, 2016

R4N5H
3.5
Baladin Open RocknRoll
75cl bottle picked at De Cervesia, Lucca and shared on 30-Aug-2016. Hazy orange amber with an off-white head which disippates whilst drinking. Aroma of pine, soft tropucal fruits and citrus. Medium to light body and carbonation. Lots of sherbert orange, apricot, tropical fruit, caramel, spices and sweet malt. Light to medium bitterness and hopped - felt it needed more. Nice and fruity.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

strap
3.6
Baladin Nora
Cloudy light caramel pour. Full of spice and sweetness. Candy Apple aroma. Malty with caramel and light fruit notes. Good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Klimaet
3.5
Baladin Xyauy Barrel
Bottle. Pours flat dark murky brown, no head. Notes of heavy oak, booze, whiskey, spice, caramel, malt, dark chocolate, prunes, raisins.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bosbouw
3.2
Baladin Nora
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt mout, zoetig, kruiden. Beetje zurig. Smaakt zoetig, fruitig, stroop.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

serjaymz
2.6
Baladin Elixir
Viski mayası mı? Bu nasıl bir açıklama anlamadım. Renk bordo, köpük yok, vaat ettiği koku ve tatlar yok bence.. Hele ki islay??
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

zacgillbanks
3.9
Baladin Open RocknRoll
Bottle from Drink Shop, Raffa di Puegnago, Italy. Hazy straw coloured with a thin white head. It has a sweet peach, apricot and floral fruity flavour followed by a herbal, vanilla and lemon fruity finish. Very good.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

R4N5H
3.6
Baladin Open Gold
On tap at Baladin Bologna on 18-Aug-2016. Orange amber with a medium sized head. Aroma of sweet malt, flora and citrus. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of sweet malt, honey, grapefruit and floral hops. Sweet, with light bitterness and hops in the finish.
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Werckmeister
4
Baladin Xyauy Etichetta Oro (Golden Label)
0,5l from bottle shared by kraddel. Vintage 2009. brown color, no head. smells of liquor, dark fruits, raisins, marzipan, some alcohol, coconut, some wood, light grape notes. very nice smell. full body, almost no carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of light alcohol, nutty, marzipan, coconut, dark fruits, raisins, light grapes, some wood notes. finishes lightly sweet with some alcohol and nutty and light grape notes. very nice one
Sunday, August 28, 2016

kraddel
3.9
Baladin Xyauy Etichetta Oro (Golden Label)
Pours unclear dark amber. No head. Smell is intense , walnut. Bit booze. Taste is very very silky, walnut, oak, intense, sweet. Very Rich, complex, some raisins. Very Nice !
Saturday, August 27, 2016

jaghana
3.6
Baladin Open RocknRoll
Bottle 75cl, a slightly cloudy copper beer with good creamy head and retention. Nose is on agrume, quince, cardamom. Aroma is on caramel, correct body on malt and sugar presence, still quince touch, some pepper but slightly there, vegetable hops. Whole body is properly balanced, quite easy drinkable, still some quince at the end.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

heavy
3.9
Baladin Terre Riserva Teo Musso 2012
A 0.5 l bottle, vintage 2012. It poured a hazy copper to brown body with no head but still some carbonation there. Aroma showed me some caramel, sugar, dried figs, wood with just a touch of fruity red wine. Flavor was sweet, not overly, with caramel, dark fruits, toffee and other fine barley wine notes pleasantly "spiced" with tanine rich, red grape skin. Woody as well, quite much. Medium bodied with moderately long, sweetish and tart tanine finish that was also lightly warming. Unlike Lune, this is very slightly vinous and this wine varietal obviously pairs better with sweet barley wine. A very pleasant one!
Friday, August 26, 2016

heavy
3.4
Baladin Elixir
A 0.75 l bottle that poured a hazy brownish body with small to medium sized ivory head. Dry caramelized sugar aroma, even light dog food with a grainy touch and a bit of wood. Flavor was accordingly lightly sweet, heavily toasted, yet not roasted malts with wide variety of these flavors like caramel, dried fruit, brown sugar, alcohol. Then, strong wood, almost whisky peat bitterish bite came just a bit later. Medium to full in body with a long peaty, malty and fruity sugary finish. A bit weird like most of the Baladins tend to get but this one unfortunately didnt amaze me.
Friday, August 26, 2016

Robeperse
3.8
Baladin Zucca
Birra alla zucca. Al naso la percezione della zucca lieve coadiuvata da aromi speziati di cannella e cardamomo. Questo ha leffetto di sorbirsi un minestrone con aromi tipici di verdure campagnole. Ci riporta un po hai sapori di una volta armoniosamente e sapientemente ben strutturati in una birra. In corpo medio regge discretamente il volume alcolico che comunque di 7.0 gradi. I restanti malti danno corpo ad una birra equilibrata.
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Travlr
3.4
Baladin Sidro
Bottle at Etto. Hazy deep golden color, big fluffy white head that settles quickly. Chunkies. Aroma of freshly baked apple pie. Taste is sweet and syrupy apples. Sweet and refreshing.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

jesperhammer
4
Baladin NazionAle
20-AUG-2016, bottle @home, from Magasin, present from Marianne, thx.:-) Hazy golden with a huge, lasting, lacing, White head. Fruity, yeast, spice, even a slight brett? Huge carbonation, dry, bitter. Very nice.
Monday, August 22, 2016

StevieT
4
Baladin Super Bitter
From a bottle. Dangerously smooth and drinkable, I like this a lot more than Id expected and will keep a look out for it in future.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

TedE
3.8
Baladin Isaac
330ml bottle into weizen glass. Bought at Porters Liquor, Bexley. Pours a hazy golden amber with a towering fluffy white head. Highly effervescent, some sediment visible. Floral/fruity nose. Hints of orange, lemon, chamomile, caramel. Smooth mouthfeel, really goes down well. Finish is sweet and fruity, notes of stonefruit, nutmeg and pear. Great beer, super-easy drinking.
Saturday, August 20, 2016