Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, thanks rickgordon) Pours dark brown. The aroma is sweetish fruity with a sugary dessert wine sting of grapes, plums, pears and apples. A good malt backbone, some spices and a nice alcohol warmth are also present. Hints of candy. The flavour is malty and light sourish with tones of grapes, green apples and oranges. Also some spiciness and vinous tones in the background. Bit bitter. The mouthfeel is a bit astringent. Medium bodied.
JK (5971) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite baladin beer to date. The aroma has Belgian-like malt and fruit, like an abbey ale. Fruit int he flavor as well, with more sweet malt, light spice, and yeast. This is like a malty abbey beer, full of thick, sweet malt. Very good. Dark brown in color.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from brewfiend (I think) sampled at the MN RB winter shindig. Raisins, prunes and alcohol on the noes. Pours a thick hazy copper with floaties. Metallic malt, mildly spicy yeast, and dried fruit on the tongue. Medium bodied bordering on the watery side.
Stine (1771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Gingerbread and maple syrup aroma licked with pepper and expansive spices; heated. Dusky flavor, very perfumey and full of ripe fruit, suggesting saffron and lavender with a hint rich floral touch. Mace, anise seed, tangy pickled ginger; creative, nuanced, foreign and intriguing. Crisp and lively, though quite heavy on the palate. Honey glazed orange toward the long, percolating, sticky finish of unrefined sugars, coating indefinitely to the effect of a rich, full bodied honey wine. Weird, hard to categorize, and extremely likeable.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
darker brown with some red hints. Small dark fruity aroma. Some spice and fruit. Nice palate.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very spicy belgian nose. Spicy body with some carob. Smooth finish. Brown color with no head.
KnutAlbert (6746) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coca-cola colour. Rocky head, lively carbonation. Sweet, spicy, nutmeg and cinnamon.
A beer for dark and cold winter nights. A little yeast, some sourness in the finish.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown to violet in color, small head but important carbonation. Nose of blue grapes, berries and yeast (belgian?). Starts too sweet, but a refreshing acidity takes over and ends on a metallic note. Expected it would be quite round, but is actually thin. I preferred the beer served cool, would not recommend to serve tempered as cooler, it enhances its refreshing side. OK, but not that exciting.
rickgordon (3870) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown colour with firm head. Vague aroma, it’s bit acidic with almonds and dark berries. Yeasty, bit nutty flavour with almonds and slight toasty. Acids are present here as well. Pretty one-dimensional maltiness.
larsniclas (6889) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Bottled. Thx rickgordon.
Deep amber/dark brown. Firm beige head.
Sourish aroma with loads of marcipan.
Marcipan, yeast, nuts in the flavour with a warm alco-feel.
A bit short flavour.