Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Lune: la birra che Teo ha dedicato ai grandi vini bianchi. Messa a maturare nelle botti di Cantina Baladin che hanno ospitato questi blasonati frutti di vigneti italiani prodotta con orzo e farro completamente italiani. Si diversifica, pur nel contesto della stessa produzione, grazie al differente apporto aromatico dato dalle botti stesse, rilasciato proprio dai vini che prima vi albergavano.

Blended version of Lune. Barley Wine aged in white wine barrel. Limited (brewed once).

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (47977) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2012

Bottle 500ml. clear glass.

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, white wine, cask wood, oak, vanilla notes, light alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, vanilla, caramel, wood. Very complex and lovely ;O) Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120324]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25806) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (24776) - Tyres, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2012
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Hazy amber. Intense aroma of caramel, pears and dessert wine. Sweet and full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Elegant and vinous with oak and brandy warmth. Pleasant witg balance and depth. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016
2016-07-20, bottle from Spillo, Palermo, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Oak and vanilla aroma, moderate fruitiness, a bit weak on the palate. It seems to be aging not too well. But still a reasonably good beer.

2013-09-21, bottle at Bistrot Baladin, Milan, vintage 2010, 8-4-6-3-14=35
Vanilla and malt aroma, talc. Sweet flavor, less malt than the other Baladin Barley Wines, some vanilla, light white wine (e.g. Passito) touch, low bitterness.
Rather dull; probably it should not be served so warm (but its a house beer!).

2012-05-24, courtesy of Jan (fonefan), parallel with Terre, 8-5-8-3-16=40
Amber color. Very nice aroma, luscious, malt, wood, some bourbon, light tobacco; more elegant than the aroma of Terre. Strong body, round mouthfeel; sweet but not syrupy; good malt flavor, with light fruity accent, raisins and quite evident alcohol; there is more oak and vanilla character than wine character.
Very good, but a bit rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (19716) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
Slich trockener, sehr geschmeidiger Beginn, Fruchtig, deutlich Vanille, unglaublich balanciert. Weich, rund, sffig, man kann den Alkoholgehalt nicht erkennen. Sehr gut! /13/12/11//12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (19667) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Unclear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and wood. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 111213

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (18923) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
From the bottle at Open Baladin, Roma - 04/10/12. Hazy dark amber with no head, some bubbles at the edge of the glass. Big wood tones on the nose, figs, prunes, dried fruit, vanilla and some smoke. Complex and rich taste, the alcohol is well disguised, sweet toffee, fruit, dates, prunes, figs, caramel and grapes. Full bodied, no carbonation, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alex! Deep orange beer, almost no head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, caramel, grapes, toffee, apples, sherry, woody, some raisins and prunes. Malty vinous flavor, sweetish, caramel, grapes, dades, prunes, woody, raisins, alcohol, some banana. Woody slcohol finish with grapes, caramel, raisins and banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17998) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, wood, malt, hops, white wine and fruits. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17269) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Handbottled(?) @Open Baladin
Murky brown color, tiny off-white head. Very alcoholic, white wineish aroma. Full-bodied, liquerish palate. Front is stronger but then very toffeish, sweet flavor leading to appley whitewineish finish. Covers alcohol completely. Nice dessert.

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