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


on tap


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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7344) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
Deep amber color with a fine off white head that leaves a fine lacing on the glass. Bready, malty, fruity and some spices in the aroma. Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation and a bit oily texture. Dried fruits, toffee, bready and a bit spicy flavor. Nice evening sipper. Some alcohol coming up.
[Bottle as Baladin Leon from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22513) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy golden brown color, creamy head. Aroma of toasted gingerbread. Taste is spiced brown bread. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1488) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle; pours amber with a thin beige head; aroma is sweet with chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of hops; taste is sweet with dark fruits, chocolate, and some yeast; finish is mostly sweet with a hint of bitterness; very nicely balanced and the alcohol is fairly well hidden; nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6451) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 ounce pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark ruby brown with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, light licorice, toffee. Tastes of toffee, plum, light herbs, cola. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1424) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
Completely dark color, small off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, some fruity notes, raisin, toffee. Alcohol is very well hidden. Thin to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium sweetness. Very good.
(Vrutak 0,75l bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (12932) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 From tap. Clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, spice, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Akilles047 (24) - - DEC 30, 2014
Brown creamy foam. Smells of coffee and caramel. Little carbonation. Very sweet, sugary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (876) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 11, 2014
It pours a cloudy dark brown, small head of foam, near no lacing left behind. Smells of dark fruits, yeasty, some spice, almost a tartness to it. Fruit is light in the taste as is everything else. A bit of a shy brew except for the abv. I get some bready notes from time to time as I do some vanilla notes. Very slight tartness. Pretty light bodied with, I think, too much carbonation. Not bad but not worth the $$$

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (256) - roma, ITALY - JAN 9, 2015
Si presenta di un bel colore marrone scuro con riflessi rubino; buona la schiuma, compatta e cremosa, ottima persistenza. Naso maltato, con evidenti note di caramello e frutta scura, che si uniscono a molteplici odori di spezie. In bocca è rotonda e delicata, ritroviamo malto e caramello, frutta scura (prugne, fichi), zucchero di canna, una punta di liquirizia e spezie. L’alcool rimane ben nascosto, e non disturba la beva, la carbonazione è leggera. Leggero tocco amaro nel finale che simula un tocco di equilibrio a "La grande dolcezza". Birra che resta comunque di grande complessità, e che vale la pena avere sempre in cantina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (8062) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Nice package, and well done. Cloudy brown with decent head and lacing. Some toffee and a little bit of dried dark fruit. Comes together well. Thick pour. Light sweet finish. Well-balanced, and a touch of spice. Tap at Churchkey.

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