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


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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 16/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Cherry Coca Cola with a huge, frothy, dense head of beige locks. Sweet molasses/caramee, replete with notes of chocolate, cocoa, anise and alcohol soaked cherris. Mig, full yet slick mouthfeel, all about buffeted by malt and hops. Balanced. Complex yet drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maersk (211) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (830) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2275) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostS (119) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (8176) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4374) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Style et résumé: Strong ale belge aux épices.
Comment: En fűt au Saint-Bock finale Euro 2016.
Portrait: Sous le nom de Leön (Noël ŕ l’envers). Un nez de chocolat au caramel épicé. Une touche d’épices de Noël. Une bouche mince avec des saveurs simples d’épices. Facile et agréable, pour amateurs d’épices.
Note: 6+/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1520) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2016
[email protected], Aarhus, as Baladin Leön. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, yeast, chocolate notes. Soft carbonation. Dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (1712) - ĺrhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
duft: lidt maltet karamel smag: malt karamel lidt sřd lidt kiks lang blid sřdlig eftersmag

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (18363) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle as Baladin Leön. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 260216

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