Baladin Super Baladin Sour Edition

Formerly brewed at Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
750ml from State Line, picked up quite a ways back. Seems to have held up well, with nice frothy carbonation to the amber pour. Semi-tart nose of lychee, apricot, and other similar elements. Mildly acetic, some funk, some oak. Mouthfeel’s a bit underattenuated, though there’s some fizz and pertness in the finish. Flavors have gone a bit soft, though, with strong apple juice vibes and only moderate complexity, fairly muted acidity.

Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2005 bottle. Poured clear, fiery orange with a short cap of smoked beige head. The aroma picked up sour cherry, apricot, oak, and lesser appley notes over fruity and biscuity notes.. interesting stuff. The flavor opened with a tasty blend of tart and sour fruit skins, with aged light fruity meat on the middle.. tart oak, more skins, and light metallic notes throughout.. nice residual fruit skins and oak on the long finish. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. a bit slick for my liking on the middle.. overall a tasty brew that held up well over 7 years and exceeded my expectations.

zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Ariel. Pours orange to hazy brown with a medium head, aroma of olives, lemon, citrus marmalade and honey, flavor of brett, a touch of acidity, fruitiness and sweetness, medium bodied

beastiefan2k (4180) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2011
9th beer of blind tasting. Flowing orange color with no head and a bubbly halo lacing. Cannot see throught ht beer. Nose is fruity and cardboard breaking through. Faint acetic in there and a bit of garbage. Leafy and fruity. Flavor is fruit, faint acetic sour. Not really a sour, decent beer in general, I like drinking it. In hindsight, this should not have been part of the tasting, 7/3/7/3/15, Standing in the tasting: personal – tied for 6th, overall – 5th

DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Ariel. Murky dark orange to amber color. Aroma of sour fruits, brett, biscuits and wood. Sourish-sweet flavor with fruits, malt, a bit of caramel and wood. Medium-bodied. Nice and the alcohol isn’t really noticeable.

theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2011
The following are notes from a blind tasting of sour brown and sour red beers at beastiefan2k’s house. The beers were served in sets of three, three flights total. All beers were served blindly, with a random order. This was really well set up, and a bunch of fun - thanks Eugene!

Beer #1 - Squatters 529.
Aroma - Aroma of light sour vinegar clears quickly revealing some nice lemon citrus tartness. Clean. 7
Appearance - hazed copper ruby pour, with a smallish off white head. 4
Taste - Taste is the bright vinegar sour of the nose, lemon, some nice oak barrel. Flavors nicely melded. 8
Palate - spritzy carbonation, medium light bodied, bright clean finish. 4
Overall - Nice beer, bright clean natural flavors. 14
Final Score - 3.7

Beer #2 - Nøgne Ø Tyttebær.
Aroma - a lot of rubber right away, some floral, all a big mish mash - weird stuff. 6
Appearance - Hazed, golden orange with a light white head. 4
Taste - The rubber, lightly sour malt, herbal, spice, weird as expected. Rubber comes back around in the finish. 5
Palate - Medium bodied, grainy mouth feel, lower carbonation level. 3
Overall - Strange stuff. 11
Final Score - 2.9

Beer #3 - New Belgium La Folie’09 cork and cage.
Aroma - Light sour, ginger citrus, grassy - nicely put together, but less aggressive than #1. 6
Appearance - Light haze, brown bronze, not much of an off white head. 4
Taste - Blackberry, fruit sour cherry, light spiced yeastiness. Really soft and nicely integrated sour character. 9
Palate - Medium bodied, nice tingly carbonation, tart fruit finish. Quite drinkable. 4
Overall - Enjoyable beer, great balance between sour character and clean drinkability. 15
Final Score - 3.8

Beer #4 - Eugene’s Home Brew.
Aroma - Potpourri spice, light vanilla, some additional floral yeast aromas. 6
Appearance - Lightly hazed brown, caramel colored, pretty much no head. 3
Taste - Woody potpourri spice, bit of a cherry character, along with some weird apple peel sour. Lemon and cilantro in the lingering finish. 7
Palate - Medium to light bodied, spritzy carbonation, woody finish. 4
Overall - Interesting flavors, though a touch heavy handed on the potpourri. 13
Final Score - 3.3

Beer #5 - Zoetzuur Flemish Reserve Ale.
Aroma - Spiced nutmeg, lightly herbal yeasty. 6
Appearance - Hazed brown light ruby, touch of a white head. 4
Taste - Light cocoa flavor, caramel, paired with lightly tar acidity. 6
Palate - Medium to heavy bodied, mouth coating, lingering spiced nut finish. 3
Overall - Independently I liked the sweetness and acidity, though I did not feel they worked very well together. 13
Final Score - 3.2

Beer #6 - Rodenbach Vintage’07.
Aroma - Vanilla, cherries, bit of funk. Nice clean aroma. 7
Appearance - Hazed brown copper with a smallish egg white head. 4
Taste - Gentle bright cherries, lightly tart, nice acetic character. Flavors pleasantly subdued, and well integrated. 8
Palate - Medium bodied, bright cherry fruit in the finish. 4
Overall - Nice beer, really liked the integration of the fruit and vinegar sour. 14
Final Score - 3.7

Beer #7 - Cigar City Vuja De.
Aroma - Light vinegar, tart sour, nice cherry fruit. Fresh and clean nose. 7
Appearance - Hazed brown ruby along with a smallish tan head. 4
Taste - Bright lemongrass, lightly floral, tart cherry, grassy - quite a bit of variety in flavors, nicely melded. 8
Palate - Medium bodied, bright clean finish. 4
Overall - Enjoyed this, had the brightest fruit expression of the night. 14
Final Score - 3.7

Beer #8 - Two Brothers Moaten.
Aroma - Initially vegetal, pear fruit comes out as it opens, light funk in the back. 6
Appearance - Flat pour, light hazed golden copper with a smallish off white head. 4
Taste - Lightly sour, citrus, floral, earthy, tart, a bit woody in the lasting finish. 7
Palate - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, residual herbal woodiness in the finish. 4
Overall - Decent, not as well integrated as others in the tasting. 13
Final Score - 3.4

Beer #9 - Baladin Super Baladin Sour Edition.
Aroma - Light floral, sour citrus funk, some general toilet odors. 6
Appearance - Hazed, unfiltered looking orange amber with a ring of a white head. 4
Taste - Sweet caramel, tart citrus, lots of burnt caramel. Interesting lingering finish with clove and yeast. 7
Palate - Medium to heavy bodied, lighter carbonation level, lingering sweet caramel and tart finish. 4
Overall - Sort of odd interplay between caramel sweetness, tartness and an almost roast character. Weird, but interesting. 14
Final Score - 3.5

fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
Vintage 2005, 6 years oldCloudy orange-amber color, almost no head. Mild aroma, some Belgian Ale, light sourness, light fruits. Semi-dry mouthfeel, good body; light malt flavor; the sourness is moderate, allowing a nice and delicate fruity touch to appear; also light wood; the final is rather dry. Very good.

Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2011
courtesy of fiulijn - hazy reddish-amber beer with no foam left; sourish vinegar aroma with notes of cherry ; full-bodied and moderately carbonated; dry and long sourish aftertaste of cherries - excellent

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2011

Bottle 750ml. @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

[ Trade by GAManiac ]. Clear medium amber color with a small average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, vintage, barnyard, earty, apricot - peach, tart citrus - lemon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a average to long duration, apricot - peachy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110409]

Dedollewaitor (16544) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
Bottle @ J & C’s, Ulfborg. Thanks. 2005 Edition. Pours cloudy copper with a creamy white head and lacings. Dry, fruity and yeasty flavor. Some fruity tartness. Apcicot, peach, grain and yeast. Quite dry. Easy with a good drinkability.

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