Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Traditional Ale
Piozzo, Italy


on tap

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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Made with kamut grain from Egypt, flavoured with ginger and myrrh.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Pours a pale peachy amber with a thin fizzy white head. The nose was sweet, lightly alcoholic, malty, pungent and perfumy, friuty, spicy. The flavor was very spicy, warm, malty, slightly earthy, bready, ligthly fruity. Very interesting flavor. The palate was lightly bitter and fully carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle shared by emacgee. Thanks Ethan! Very different than the sour edition I had about a month ago. Nose is very perfumey with hints of peppercorn, peaches, potpourri, and other spices. Flavor is full on peppercorn and I really didnt expect it. Some ginger in there too, now that I think about it, Interesting brew, glad Ethan didnt pay too much for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle, shared with Traci on a rainy 1 Sept. From the BSF at GBBF. Pours pale copper with a little rose, good layer of fine white head. Incredibly evocative aroma: I’m 12, mowing lawn on a hot summer day for the old couple next door. This is that magic combination of hot petrol mower engine, a whole patch some kind of lawn weed just given a blitz (creeping jenny?) and old dusty garden shed. A hint of old-lady perfume. A dry prickly heat smell, massively interesting. Flavor is a bit less singular that the nose, but still quite a character: dry dandelion and quinine up front, transitioning to a big banana rum finish. Oddly, starts with apparent dryness, finishes sweet. Wonderfully messy beer. I’d happily lump this in with some of the funky Fantome saisons. Mighty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8358) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2008
(Bottle, GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Dark amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity nose with apricots and orange. Fruity, malty taste with notes of apricots, orange and spices. Low bitterness, medium body. not overly sweet. Definitely different, but a nice and very spicy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Hazy Orange. Small, fast head. Aroma: Fruits, spice. Flavor: Fruits, coriander, wheat. Dry, sweet finish. Not bad for Italia, better known for its wines.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle. High creamy and loasting white head. Hazy orange body. Perrery and fruity aroma. Spicy flavor that I cannot quite figure out. Pepper, oregano and nutmeg. Little hops bitterness. Low carbonation and a long spicy aftertaste. Do not think that I have ever tasted anything like this. Thank you. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2008
75cl bottle from Willow Bend Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy dark golden caramel color with a huge frothy off-white head that settles slowly. Nice lacing on glass. Aroma is interesting with strong ginger notes, spice, flowers, a strong pine note, and a pungent, earthy character as well. Flavor is very interesting as well with notes of sweet malt, slightly tart and sour with a strong incense-like character. Very complex ale. Difficult to detect all the flavors in this one. Generally medium body with slightly sweet and tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
The old ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy quickly dissipating head. The aroma is interesting, floral and spicy and slightly bready. A medium to light bodied ale. The malts are caramel and dark fruits. The hops are more spicy and herbal than hoppy. Nice beer. I can see this one being I love or hate it thing. Light and refreshing, with some very lively carbonation. The spices really contrast the malt sweetness. Starts fairly sweet, but somewhere about the middle it turns crisp and dry. Lots of citrus, lemon and herbal notes. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Pleasant surprise. I knew the brewery but I did not know how wide their range was in Italy. This had a complexity from an unusual grain and a spice I originally attributed to wheat. Gold / orange / amber pour, great head, great lace. Complexity in nose and in taste, from unusual grain and the additional spicing. Good mouth feel, complexity builds, with notes of casual Saison yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Had on tap at Bir & Fud in Rome on 7/6. Pours golden amber with a huge white head. Nose of yeast with distinct sour niotes. Taste is complex, with notes of a saison (yeast, some souice) and a sour (tart apple). One of the more unique beers I’ve tried.

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