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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Piozzo, Italy

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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A demi-sec ale brewed with whiskey yeasts, from the island of Islay, creating striking dryness and lively effervescence. The nose showcases almond and tropical fruits. The palate is malty, with flavors of plum, dried apricot, and spice. It’s finish is dry and warming from the high alcohol. Rare on tap!

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BeerandBlues2 (13214) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Draught at Open Baladin Torino. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel, nutty and toast malt with dates and figs, and light floral hops. Flavor is sweet toast, caramel and nutty malt, light floral hops and bitterness with dates, figs and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
jesperhammer (4727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2017
20-JAN-2017, bottle @home, from Magasin. Very hazy amber with a very short lived tan head. Wonderfull aroma of fruity malt, alcohol, sweet dessert wine - like a sweet red wine, and wood. Surprisingly dry, very lively carbonation. Bitter, alcoholic, some sweetness. Very nice.

4.3
alex_leit (3692) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Hazy, amber color, weak foam. Excellent aroma, shades of vanilla, malts, candy, dried fruits (apricots, yellow plum), raisins, sherry, a little fresh yeast cake with raisins. Taste: wine, sherry, sparkling plum wine, cake, toffee, vanilla. Very good one.

3.7
Lilja (3140) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av torkad frukt, aprikos, russin, brunt socker, apelsinskal, karamell, kryddor med toner av honung och äpplen. Stor sötma, fruktig, rund och len, värmande alkohol, fin beska.

3.5
Erzengel (8626) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
*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.

2.6
serjaymz (170) - Istanbul, TURKEY - AUG 30, 2016
Viski mayası mı? Bu nasıl bir açıklama anlamadım. Renk bordo, köpük yok, vaat ettiği koku ve tatlar yok bence.. Hele ki islay??

3.4
heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 26, 2016
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 didn’t amaze me.

3.9
ignorant (113) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
amber color orange medium dark ruby with orange reflections foam that dissolves very quickly to a thin layer. malty sweetish odor, oranges, dark fruits, apricots, nuts and yeast notes. Vigorous yet delicate. Initially malt flavor and sweet, fruity, tart, leather, spices, butter or nuts to be transformed into a tasty bitter end yeasty, predominantly sweet and pleasant. Very well balanced and tasty, uniform, but also complex. Something vinous.

3.3
Marko (5640) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 19, 2016
Again, enormous thanks to heavy for sharing. Dark amber body, slightly hazy, tiny white head, almost none. Distinctly caramelly malty aroma, alcohol and more caramel. dry, sweetish, with notes of dates and müsli. Somewhat sugary, notes of figs. Complex and appealing. The taste is less impressive in comparison, full, nice, dry malty taste, again, a caramel bomb, notes of alcohol, sweetish. Good, but I somehow expected more.

3.4
NordicV (2332) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Grumlig bärnstensfärgad öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Doft av frukt, marsipan och lätt kryddighet. I smaken tillkommer maltsötma och viss jästighet. .


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