daniele (9435) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2011 fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), vintage 2008, 3 years old; bottle with a bad quality cork
Cloudy amber color, with a big but not persistent head; this one, differently from the Xyauyù series, is well carbonated. The aroma has malt, very dusty, probably the result of the cocoa beans, and fresh wood sap. Sweet malt flavor, with a strange, light acidity, and again some dusty character. Low bitterness, and the sweetness is quite cloying in the end, not supported by anything else. Not as good as other Baladin beers.
ambrata schiuma quasi inesistente naso fruttato caramello frutta secca uvetta leggero cacao dolce con note ossidate fonefan (49996) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle 500ml. @ [ Tasting by fiulijn ].
[ Vintage 2008 ]. Unclear medium red orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, coconut skin - peel, sweet smoke, alcohol, wood and cacao notes. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long duration, berry sweet, candy, oxidide -wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.