Baladin Nöel du Baladin

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

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aroma initially characterized by pepper that fight in a field ruled by a rich fruity fragrance of dried fruits with ripen banana, toffee and a soft sweet chocolate fragrance. The attentive taster shouldn’t miss a sharp floral of rose and a sensation of must of wine always pleasant.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalspice (816) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2017
Som Baladin Leon. Mørk brun med off-white skum. krydret duft med noe banan og marsipan. Det samme i smaken sammen med litt tørket frukt. God, men hadde forventet enda sterkere smaker. behagelig, tykk munnfølelse, men litt lav på kullsyre

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALIBALI (1308) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
Leicht Cherryfass smelly, dezent rosty und getreidig stumpf. Kräuter? Klar. Samtig, verbrannt und alkofett. Not sooo good ;). 0,1/Bottle. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6746) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2017
Big Bottle from web SB cons 2017... in Hemsedal, Norway AR: yeasty, wee vinos, red berries AP: brownish colour, F: yeasty, thin, bakers chocolate, wee vinos, red berries,caramel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (6023) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Wood, dates, honey, and figs aroma. Cloudy brown, thick tan head, great lace. Fig, caramel, treacle, plum. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (242) - MOLDOVA - DEC 28, 2016
Ruby brown, hazy, medium strong head. Fruit, caramel, some alcohol in the aroma. Medium body, sourish focus, a bit peppery, carbonation. Refreshing. Nothing exceptional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (836) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 19, 2016
Baladin Leön Look: dark amber with red shades, cloudy, sparkling unstable head. Aroma: boiled fruits, unripe black pepper. Taste: light tartness with light spicy bitterness. Flavour: candied fruits, light roasted notes. Not bad but aroma and taste is too weak.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2339) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 18, 2016
BOTTLE 75 CL as Leon. Hazy mahogany, small beige head. Dark fruit but not sweet, more like brown sugars, quite boozy. A bit thin, very faint maltiness, toasty, and clovy spice. Ok, but underwhelming, as most dark Belgians.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostS (193) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 5, 2016
(tap, Baladin Bistrot, Milan) medium aroma - fermented fruits with few rum, yellow fruit jam (peach and apricot), raisins, caramel, some belgian yeasts. medium taste - sweet fruits under fermentation, sugar’s syrup, peach jam, a lot of flowers, belgian yeasts, some chili (very few). very good and balanced!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (8242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
*Bottle from Rudat as Baladin Leön. Very thick and intense brew. Dried red fruits. Lots of malt, very rich and deep. Moderate bitter, very intense sticky, round and great!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heavy (2808) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2016
Jun ’16. A 0.75 l bottle, corked&waxed, as Baladin Leön. Obviously a palindrome of Nöel, clever. It poured hazy dark rusty brown body with quite a big and creamy head that dampened the aroma initially. It showed dark dried fruits, some spices, weaker anyway. Flavor was lightly sweet, dark dried fruits, strong chocolate note, caramel, grainy, bread, pepper (brewer’s signature I guess) wood, some perfumey spice. Pretty complex with notable alcohol that didn’t bother though, I understood it as a part of its Christmas character. Full bodied with long, lightly bitter (both grainy and alcohol bite) and sweet dried fruit finish. Quite nice Noël.


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