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

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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The masterpiece of the brewery. The beer that mostly encountered the favour among the customers at Le Baladin. Although one wouldnt believe that, its the most alcoholic among all the productions. It originated from an old recipe created toward the end of the 800 following the style of the belgian abbey beers. Intense aroma of warm flowers, apricot and banana and hints of bitter almond. Agreeable, refreshing and quenching taste of apricot in syrup, almond cake and citrus fruits. Excellent the use of belgian selected hop during the fermentation process. This beer matches perfectly with ripen cheeses, biscuits and almond sweets.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11641) - Troms, - APR 8, 2012
100ml sample from tap at Open Baladin, perfectly served in a snifter glass. Amber coloured body with a deep reddish shade, almost clear. Tiny head, spotty lace. Aromatic with focus on fresh and dried fruits. Spiced, sweet fruity taste added by honey sweetness. Bittersweet ending with a careful vapour of alcohol. Medium bodied. Very nice (Roma, 31.03.2012).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (519) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle @ deTolly baar. Dark yellow, hazy. Sugary sweet aroma, strong toffee appearance, fruits, caramel. Taste: dry, sweet, some bitterness, caramel. Rich palate. Nice example of belgian style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1712) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle@ Maxima, Tartu. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber with small brief head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, toffee, sweet pale fuits, Taste: medium plus sweet with some weak balancing sourness, caramel, a bit yeasty, toffee, Medium body. Smooth to drink. Nice beer. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (995) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2017
75cl bottle. Pours light caramel brown with light beige head. Some residue in. Aroma is butterscotch, caramel, milk, toffee, some herbs, cinnamon. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, some fruity sourness, cream, oily, butter, milk chocolate, some yeast, milk caramel. Very good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guruhso (489) - Grindsted, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle at lumskebugten. Malty. Aroma of caramel, syrup, toffee, nuts and overiped fruits, dried fruits. Orange/apricot notes. The flavour is heavy sweet. The body is medium and the texture is oily. Lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (1047) - ITALY - OCT 16, 2016
On tap at Open Baladin Torino. Dark amber to light red color, almost clear, frothy offwhite head, persistent. Aroma is sugar, yeast, starch, fruit (plum, apricot, pear). Light hops. Taste sweetish, dugary. Medium body, sustained carbonation, slightly alcoholic, sticky finish. Reminded me of kwak somehow, but not sharp enough.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariohop (11) - - SEP 25, 2016
Big and rich in every way, Deep amber pour with off white head, lovely rich pallet and good length

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (8175) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
*Bottle from Rudat. Intense thick spicy brown beer. Round and rich, dark fruits, Belgian yeast. Very deep with a nice fruity roasted body, spicy, great!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echon (428) - rhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Mrk rav. Maltet og krydret. Sd, krydret og let bitter. Medium krop. Dark amber. Malty and spicy aroma and flavour. Sweet taste with light bitterness. Medium body. Overall, a good if a bit mild belgian strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tjeerd (401) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
Light amber, hazy beer with a small head. Fruity aroma (apricot) with hints of caramel. Taste is malty, earthy with a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is quite okay (8% abv helps of course). Intensive taste but not fully my thing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ulrikolsen (527) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 [email protected] Pours almost clear amber with small head. Aroma is sweet malty, slightly fruity with ripe fruits and has some honey and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty with biscuit, caramel, overripe fruits and some honey. Hops is almost absent but finish is sweet, alcoholic but semi-dry. For the type the alcohol should have been better hidden.


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