Le Baladin Reviews




SNL
3.7
Baladin NazionAle
Bottle. Slightly hazy light golden pour, small white head. Fresh hoppy nose, with a slightly wheaty finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

veceo
3.6
Baladin Nora
Hazy amber/orange color, average sized tan head. Aroma of spice, malt, orange, cherries, peaches. Taste of malt, ginger, figs, honey. Medium body, soft carbonation. Fruity, spicy and very tasty.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Saturday, May 28, 2016

brianza_ale
3.9
Baladin Super Bitter
Bottle in teku glass, tried several times during past years, got some boxes. Pours a moderate but quite durable off-white head, hazy full orange colour. Smells apricots, acacia honey, candied fruits, marmalade, sweet roasted. Tastes caramel malty, orange fruits, dried fruits, brown sugar. Very pleasant and well dosed medium sweetness, which is the focal point of the brew; low hoppy finishing note just to balance out. REGARDING THE BITTERNESS: THIS IS JUST A SLIGHLTY MORE HOPPY VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL ALL MALTS "SUPER", SO DON’T EXPECT THIS TO BE BITTER... The description in Italian: "A new concession on the actual "trend of bitter beers"... But maybe not too much". By the way good overall balance imo. Very nice medium to full body, spot on soft carbonation, huge drinkability. Great and original example of the belgian tradition, a mix between a blond and a dark strong ale. Almost better tweaked than the original Baladin Super.. Almost.
Friday, May 27, 2016

azzie
3.6
Baladin Nora
Bottle 0,33l from Hops Beer Shop in Trieste. Hazy dirty yellow liquid with average head. Smell is very nice, spicy, cloves, cinnamon. Taste is very spicy, again cinnamon and some other spices, ginger maybe. Medium body, light carbonation. Long cinnamon finish. A bit too much cinnamon. Interesting.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

Friday, May 27, 2016

fombe89
3.4
Baladin Open Rock’n’Roll
Botella, @El corte ingles. 21/05/2016. BBD: 12/2017 Color amarillo turbio, aromas frutales sabor maltoso, herbal seco
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Camons
3.5
Baladin Elixir
Bottle @ Jacobs,courtesy of Rasmus40. Pours golden amber with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of malt caramel, little bread, sweet dried fruit, alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, caramel, little spice, sweet dried fruit, plum, raisin, alcohol. Medium to full body, rather high carbonation, sweet finish with loads of warming alcohol. 210516
Saturday, May 21, 2016

TedE
3.1
Baladin Super Bitter
330ml bottle into tulip. Found at Bardwell Park Cellars, Sydney. Caramel toffee on the nose. Opaque ’caramel sauce’ appearance with solid foamy white head. Champagne effervescence. Tingly and bitter like a grapefruit soft drink. Finish is fruity hoppy, alcoholic and red wine dry. Eccentric Italian version of a strong ale.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

ClubGonzo
3.3
Baladin Nora Sour Edition
On tap @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Hazy orange body, small white head. Nose is grape peel, pale malts, straw and hints of herbs and red berries. Taste is red berries, lactic sour notes, citrus notes and red fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, but not too memorable in all its fruitiness - this could be more sour IMO.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Lilja
4
Baladin Open Rock’n’Roll
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av jäst, vita russin, apelsin, örter, peppar med toner av karamell och citrus. Torr, lagom sötma, rund och len, fina lena smaker, beska med smak av citrusskal och peppar. Uppfriskande och fruktig. Mycket gott!
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hikeg
3.6
Baladin Wayan
Pours cloudy medium yellow with a hint of orange tint. Small white fully diminishing head. Aroma is lemon zest, coriander, lacto, sweat, grass. Some plastic present also. Mostly on the sweet side, herbal, low bitter, low funk, low sour, not particularly refreshing. Interesting peppery, almost chili yet soft aftertaste. Unusual and kinda exciting brew. Lacks a bit of brett to my taste.
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Flanfl
3.5
Baladin Super Bitter
Hazy copper body, big lasting white head. Aroma of dried fruit, apricot, plum, caramel, hearthy hops. Flavour of dried fruits, caramel, apricot, plum. Medium sweet and sligghtly bitter finish. Ends up dry. Medium body and carbo. Not sure about the style, good anyway. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, May 13, 2016

bbllmm
3.8
Baladin Open Rock’n’Roll
Pours turbid hazy orange. Mild mandarin nose. Pleasant mouth with orange, raisins and dried mandarins. Makes you wish for something more....
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sammy
3.2
Baladin Elixir
On tap at saint-bock. Fine belgian and a bit fruity. Not bad. Fruity colour. Good drinker
Sunday, May 08, 2016

RexTalionis
3.1
Baladin NazionAle
Bottle. Hazy golden in color with a whitish head. Garden fruityness, dried fruits-in-a-box, funky hay in aroma. Some sweetness too. Floral notes and bittersweetness in taste. Mild bitterness too. Quite soft but bit too bland on the whole.
Saturday, May 07, 2016

DraftDodger
2.7
Baladin Super Baladin
Copenhagen 6/5 2016. 75 cl bottle from Mad & Vin. Nice bottle design with a real cork that you have to use a Corkscrew to get rid of. "Super" written in capital letters on the label to get your expectations up. Pours hazy and murky orange amber with small white head. Disappears almost immediately leaving small island of foam floating around. Aroma is quite sweet. Sugary honey, sweet banana and Belgian yeast. Soft carbonation and medium thick palate. Taste is sweet and quite one-dimensional. It does not have much resemblance to an Belgian beer and "Super" is taking it a bit too far in my opinion.
Friday, May 06, 2016

martjoobolut
3
Baladin Isaac
Bottle (from SIP). Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is fruits, wheat, sourness, slight vegetables. Flavor is sweet, fruits, peach, orange, wheat, spices, some carrots. Overall: ok-ish.
Friday, May 06, 2016

mecafilo
4.1
Baladin Xyauyù Barrel
Bottle @ home. Pours with a deep red colour, absolutely no head whatsoever. Aroma is extremely fruity, including, but not limited to, grapes, red fruit, woodberries and a hundred other fruits; a little faint, but it’s ok from a barley wine. Taste is extremely sweet, very little bitter; not at all balanced, but I really enjoy it. Medium body, oily texture, absolutely flat carb. Quite an extreme "beer", I can understand if somebody hates it; but I found it to be quite an astounding one. Mother of all barley wines!
Thursday, May 05, 2016

minutemat
4.5
Baladin Xyauyu Kentucky
50cl bottle @ Whale Night, Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours mahogany. Aroma is rich alcohol-soaked dark fruits. Taste is a mental amped-up barley wine, can’t detect any tobacco sadly, but there is so much layered flavours itching to get out, brown sugar, port, dark fruits, liquorice.. this is nuts.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Echon
4.1
Baladin Xyauyù Barrel
Dark mahogany and very full-bodied, if not thick. Wonderful intensely sweet and fruity aroma, a rich flavour dominated by raisins, prunes and rum, with a port wine-like character, and a very sweet taste. There is no trace of bitterness or carbonation - or the alcohol, which is quite impressive. Overall, this beer is highly vinous and very tasty, but besides the sweetness it is also relative mild and not very complex. I enjoyed the 8 cl I drank, but more than that would quickly have become cloying, and I would need to lower my grade accordingly.
Monday, May 02, 2016

mecafilo
2.6
Baladin Sidro
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark golden colour, medium white head. Aroma is quite a lot fruity, apple and pears too; somewhat artificial, but enjoyable. On the contrary, taste is quite dull: not so sweet, a little bitter, not even remotely interesting. Quite a heavy body for a cider, little carb for a cider.
Monday, May 02, 2016

zacgillbanks
3.6
Baladin NazionAle
Bottle from Alimentari Quadrifoglio, Peschiera del Garda, Italy. Hazy straw coloured with a sweet, spicy herbal and floral fruity flavour followed by an earthy, honey and spiced finish. Nice!
Sunday, May 01, 2016

ebone1988
4.5
Baladin Xyauyù Barrel
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Aroma is caramel, toffee, sweet, English candy, butterscotch, make wow. Appearance is brown, no head, clear. Taste is sweet, butterscotch candy, caramel, toffee, slight heat, wow. Mouthfeel is medium body, no carbonation, butterscotch aftertaste. Overall, this is so so good.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Vestergaard
3.4
Baladin Super Baladin
On tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a clear orangy amber with a medium sized, creay, short lasting, white head. Aroma has heavy honey-sweet malts, light caramel, banana, pear, overripe mango, some spice as well.. Taste is sweet, more toasty, light spice, light floral, but not very complex taste. Velvety body and an average carbonation.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

SeniorZozo
3.6
Baladin Nora
Craft Beer Fest Vienna 2016 v1 Dried fruit, spice and ginger on the nose. Medium bodied, sweet with very interesting roasty notes. I daresay this reminds me of barbecued meat, in the best way possible. Finishes a bit dry.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

SeniorZozo
3.1
Baladin Mama Kriek
Craft Beer Fest Vienna 2016 v1 Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, light bretty and a little cherries. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. High carbonation.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

gopherfan99
4.2
Baladin Xyauyu Kentucky
Bottle; pours dark amber with no head; sweet boozy aroma of caramel, raisins, with hints of vanilla and wood; taste is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and whisky with some wood and vanilla notes; finish is sweet and dry with some alcohol warming; very good
Saturday, April 30, 2016

SkillsFactory
4
Baladin Xyauyu Kentucky
Lotto L 198-199/130, 2011, aperta il 30 aprile 2016. Rosso rubino limpido con riflessi dorati, schiuma inesistente. Aroma di uva passa, liquorosa, albicocca essiccata, note leggere di liquirizia e legno. Al palato uva passa, caramello, vin santo, note legnose, finale sempre legnoso e di tabacco con note di uva passa. Corpo pieno, liscia, texture oleosa.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lele
3.6
Baladin Isaac
Interessante interpretazione di una Witbier. Biondo direi oro, molto torbida e con schiuma che purtroppo scompare subito.Al naso e in bocca molto speziata, dolce, ma non stucchevole. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione bassa.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Marcius
3.4
Baladin Open Rolling Stone
Amber color, cloudy liquid and medium head. Hoppy aroma with some caramel notes. Taste is bitter with a long finish. It's a very good italian pale ale!
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lele
4.2
Baladin Open Rock’n’Roll
Birra veramente squisita e ben fatta. Colore oro, schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e persistente. Consistenza quasi oleosa, scivola bene sulla lingua, non tante bollicine. Corpo medio. Al naso sentori di caramello, miele e tante pezie. In bocca è saporita e appagante, con sentori di luppolo leggerissimi sul finale. Per ul resto è tendente al dolce, ma assolutamente non stucchevole. Fino ad ora credo la birra maggiormente ben farra di Baladin.
Friday, April 29, 2016

Silvan7
2.9
Baladin Open Gold
on Tap Circolo s. Eugenio, Tornavento. Giallo dorato, limpido, solo lievemente velato. schiuma bianca, fine, persistente. Aroma intenso, luppoli aromatici americani, agrumato, pompelmo, arancia candita, resinoso. Forte componente maltata/caramellata. Lieve erbaceo. abboccata, quasi amabile (non proprio nei dettami dello stile). Caramellata, quasi una confettura di agrumi, solo un lieve sentore erbaceo. Poco amara. Piuttosto calda, rotonda, piena, corposa, non molto carbonata. Abbastanza equilibrata, non del tutto armonica, ma gradevole.
Thursday, April 28, 2016

egidis
3.5
Baladin NazionAle
bottle. golden, hazy, minimal white head. aroma of floral hops and coriander, belgian yeast. medium sweet, crispy, medium body.
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lele
3.6
Baladin Wayan
APPARENZA: 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. Amaro assente, anzi una nota mielosa di dolce che, insieme alle altre spezie, rende la birra non scontata. Carbonizzazione bassa.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Desverger
3.6
Baladin Super Baladin
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (shared with Niller/Fam) - pours hazy copper amber with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, high sweetness with a deluge of treacle, brown sugar, caramel, some nice spices in there, dried fruit, medium body, sweet finish.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

hrabren
3.5
Baladin Super Bitter
Mas Plenum stand at Vinocom Zagreb, 2014. Amber with some sediment. Sweet and syrupy. Full taste, nice finish, but not bitter at all.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Lubiere
3.7
Baladin Super Floreale
An orange amber ale with a thin creamy lacing off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with Barley Wine like vinous notes, treacle, light butterscotch, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with loads of vinous notes, vanilla fudge, alcohol warmth, light licorice notes, very nice. On tap at St Bock.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Andgun87
4
Baladin Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Golden Label)
Fin vinröd färg helt utan skum, stor doft med tydliga toner av russin, plommon och bränt socker. Vinös smak helt utan kolsyra som exploderar i eftersmaken med ljuva toner av port, sherry, mogna bär, bränt socker med mera. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 22, 2016

Xebbe
4
Baladin Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Golden Label)
Extremt tung doft av russin och torkad frukt. Smaken är inte helt fullbordad men när man svalt kommer alla paletterna fram. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 22, 2016

Bov
3.6
Baladin Lune Riserva Teo Musso 2012
@les Trentenaires, Fribourg - very hazy ruby-brown beer with no foam; maderizated and woody nose, aroma of prunes, molasses; absolutely no carbonation; medium-bodied, gently sticky, woody, astringent, long aftertaste of plums, cognac and warming alcohol
Friday, April 22, 2016

Bov
3.5
Baladin Open White
@les Trentenaires, Fribourg - cloudy orange beer with a modest head retention; delicate aroma of orange peels and tangerines, coriander; velvety palate, medium-bodied, moderate carbonation; sweet, gently acidic, citric and dry finish with lingering notes of coriander
Friday, April 22, 2016

Bov
3.6
Baladin Brune du Baladin
@les Trentenaires, Fribourg - hazy dark brown beer with a long lasting beige foam; toasted biscuit maltiness, hazelnuts; soft palate, low carbonation, thin-bodied, light earthy bitterness, malty, biscuit finish
Friday, April 22, 2016

AssKicker
3
Baladin Open Rock’n’Roll
Bue à la pression. Blonde ambrée à la mousse faiblarde, grosse odeur de levure pas très agréable, goût de levure également dominant en bouche, mais tout en douceur. Goût assez étrange que j’ai du mal à identifier. J’ai aussi du mal à dire si j’aime ou pas du coup...
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Serapac
3.6
Baladin Open Rolling Stone
Bottle in La Tana, Brussels. Deep golden, large white head. Aroma mango, peach. Medium low carbonation, fairly full body. Taste first follows aroma, later turns more peppery and hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Batavi
4.5
Baladin Xyauyu Kentucky
Fles, gedeeld en uitgeschonken in Bush craquelé bokalen. Fraai donker koperkleurig, bruinachtig bier, geen carbonatie, volledig vlak. Intense aroma’s van gedroogd fruit, als rozijnen, vijgen, dadels, verder; toffee, vanille, rum, en specerijen als kaneel gecombineerd met aardachtige tonen van tabak, leer en hout. Complex en vineus in aroma. Het smaakpallet is zeer zoet, complex als een goede dessertwijn, met tonen van rum, karamel, toffee, rozijnen, vijgen en dadels, dessertwijn, de tabak is zeker herkenbaar, verder specerijen als vanille en kaneel, en houtige notities. De afdronk is lang alcoholisch verwarmend, als in rum, met een lange zoete snoepachtige finish. Een zeer complexe Barley Wine, in zowel aroma als smaak, het ontbreken van carbonatie past heel goed bij dit bier, dat smaakt als een mooie dessertwijn. De tabaksbladeren voegen zeker ook een extra dimensie toe aan deze goed gebalanceerde Italiaanse Barley Wine. Exclusief in aanschaf, maar toch de moeite waard om ook de andere versies van deze serie te proberen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, April 18, 2016

hub66
3
Baladin Wayan
Couleur dorée; petite mousse blanche qui disparaît rapidement; arômes et goût maltés, fruités (banane) et épicés; bière un peu trop douce à mon goût avec finale poivrée
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nische
2.8
Baladin Xyauyù Barrel
2010 bottle acquired at Baladin Bologna, shared at a tasting. Pours copper with no head or carbonation. Aroma of caramel, candied sugar and light red fruit. Taste is heavily sweet, syrupy with dried sweet grapes. Highly vinous and very odd. Just extremely sweet and not so much else.
Friday, April 15, 2016

Psytron
2.4
Baladin NazionAle
Smell of malt. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of rubber, hops, malt, alcohol. Sweet. Half flat carbon. Oily texture.
Friday, April 15, 2016

Psytron
3.4
Baladin Isaac
Smell of coriandet, fruit, yeast. Hazy ambet colour, white head. Witbier like, aromanof coriander, honey, fruits. Sweey, lively carbon.
Friday, April 15, 2016

GioPiso
3.3
Baladin Birra Lurisia Otto (8)
Very good Belgian ale taste, it only comes across as slightly worse than some of the trappists on the palate: the bitterness lingers on for a little longer than you’d like. Still it’s very enjoyable, but the problem as with many Italian craft beers is price: even here in Italy this costs more than most imported trappists, so no reason why you shouldn’t choose the latter, really. Come on guys, sell it cheaper!
Thursday, April 14, 2016

alex_leit
3.2
Baladin Isaac
Bottle. Cloudy yellow. Aroma: malt, fruit, candy, quite spicy, pear, a little dried apple. Taste: spicy, a little apple, milk, wheat and coriander.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016