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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Barley Wine
Piozzo, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beer brewed and matured to 13.5% ABV going to 14.5% in next productions.
Malts: Pilsner Durst, aromatic Dingemans, caramunich 140 Dingemans. Hops: Hallertau Hernsbrucker, Spalt Select and East Kent Golding.
Brewing process: the wort is hyperconcentrated then boiled for two hous and half. Primary fermentation for 25 in steel vessels. Then after a sterile filtration (to eliminate primary yeast strains) the beer is transfered in a steel vessel with transparent membrane and a "oxygen hat". Afeter several tasting from 6 to 24 months later (it depends on the oxidation velocity, very inconsistant!) the brewer decides when its time to bottle in 50cl. champagne shape bottles with good quality cork. The production is very limited. Three productions brewed during two years will be available from October 2006.

Teo Musso produces three versions Gold, Silver & Copper label which differ from each other in terms of degree of oxidation allowed and fruity perfumery aromas created. Teos objective is to allow Xyauyu to perfectly oxidize during the aging proces of 2.5 years {oxidation plays a critical role in aging port, sherry, as well as our vintage beers - too much oxidation will ruin the liquid - too little will not optimize the change in flavor / aroma during the aging process} .Heres how Teos system works: Xyauyu is transfered to a steel vessel with transparent membrane and a "oxygen hat". After several tastings during the 2.5 year aging process Teo decides when its time to bottle (it all depends upon the oxidation velocity).
This golden beer reminds of an enjoyable Madera or an intriguing Chateau Chalon of the French Jura.

Bronze medal at the World Beer Cup 2014, category "Experimental beer"

Editors note: the label says also "Riserva Teo Musso" and the vintage (year).

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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4297) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle from SB. Seems like some people have accidentally rated the Xyauy Barrel instead of this one, but from the text its clear this is the one that we got. 2009 vintage. Pours hazy red with literally no head. Aroma is a sweet fruit bomb. Theres muscovado, raisins, prunes, dates, alcohol, port barrel, madeira, caramel, nuts. You know it will taste sweet the second you smell it... Taste is very sweet, surprisingly un-boozy. Lots of dried fruit, sugar. The flatness of the carbonation strikes you - its not there at all! Finish is long, lightly boozy and sweet. Realizing I just poured a 50 cl bottle to myself, Im thinking this might be too much, but hey, Im celebrating a great day, so whatever...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
larsniclas (6883) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Bottled@alex Amber with n head. Very sweet and vinous aroma and flavour with dried, sweet fruits. Flat. Wooden notes. More like a port. Rerate 160721 Sweet aroma with raisin. Vinous. Sweet with wooden notes. Like a port.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle at "En liten provning hos larsniclas" hosted by Alex ( _angst_). Amber beer with a small beige head. Malty nutty aroma, vanilla, toffee, caramel, sweet fruits, raisins, figs, hop notes. Malty floral flavor, smooth, caramel, toffee, fruity, raisins, figs, prunes. Malty sherry finish with toffee and vinous notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13554) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting (thanks Craig!). It pours deep amber-brown with a small bubbly white head. The nose is rich, oily, honey, Xmas cake, apple, dark fruit and dried berry. The taste is caramel honey, molasses, brown sugar, spice, Xmas cake, oily, sticky, light alcohol warmth and good bite to it. Full body, low carbonation and oily/viscous mouth-feel. Smooth and good depth of flavour. Nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4502) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
01-MAY-2013, tap @Open Baladin, Rome. Glass ordered for Marianne, she did not like it. Too flat. 10 cl. Brown, clear with no head. Typical barley wine. Malty, sweet, wine-like. Berries, a little oxidation. Flat, full body. OK.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Unsure if I am adding the right beer. It was a 40$ haltf liter. Giant rip off. Smells like a galaxy of ashtrays and tastes of acetone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (930) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Smooth suave beautiful & truly integrated. Wow wow wow wow wow wow jizztastoic. my of my of my

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (46606) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, alcohol - rum, sweet alcohol, sweet dried fruit, wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet with a long duration, sugary dried fruit, alcohol, warm alcohol, rum - madera, sweet alcohol - rum, caramel. Very complex and balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20121217]
Earlier Rating: 6/14/2010 Total Score: 3.8

Bottle 375ml.

[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, tobbaco, oxidide malt, moderate to heavy alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100602]
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle 500ml. [ Vintage 2005 ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry, raisin, plum, wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy - oily, carbonation is flat flat, finish feel is moderate to light heavy alcohlic. [20090321]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (831) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Sample from DocLocke at CAH. Thanks, Jeff. Pours light brown almost completely flat. nose is corn sugar, toffee, brown malt and honey, first sip has a very sweet caramel sweetnes, big notes of sherry, brandi and a drambuie quality, nicely drinkable and warming, tons of complex flavor finish is rather clean for so much going on. nice beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Poured turbid rusty brownish mahogany color with no head or carbonation. The nose is intense; a medley of plummy dark fruits, maple syrup, oaky bourbon, cherry. Tastes syrupy, sweet, complex, with no alcoho notes at all, some mid-palate plum, fig, and melted caramel flavor, and an oaky finish. This one is delicious.


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