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


on tap

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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 it’s 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. Teo’s 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} .Here’s how Teo’s 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 it’s 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"

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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ArtificialCyst (1021) - Szczecin, POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle from Elysium. Aroma: Dried fruit, light alcohol, caramel. Appearance: Dark ruby body, no head. Taste: Great composition of dried dates and apricots covered in caramel, liquour alcohol, very sweet, vert pleasant. Palate: Sweet finish, high body, no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2908) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2017
Pours dark reddish brown, no head or carbonation. Sweet aroma with notes of fudge, caramel, oak casks and a little bit of blue cheese. Sweet and thick mouthfeel. Sweet taste with notes of fudge, marshmallows, oak casks and some licorice. Warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowenbrau (3982) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle @Cimeria, Oviedo. 29-12-2016.
"Cata improvisada". Botella de Julius. Gracies! "Reserva Teo Musso 2011".
Amazingly rich and complex barley wine. Lots os toffee, sweet, vanilla, licorice, dired fruit aromas and flavours. Really viscous texture, silky. Lovely, cloying...one of those "resembling spirit" beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maersk (257) - MOLDOVA - DEC 28, 2016
Ruby brown (black tea), no head. Smells port, caramel, fruit pie. Full body, very sweet, alcohol, liquor mildness (обвола Though not very rich in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (2447) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle Aroma-dark fruits, honey, alcohol, rasins Appearance- copper, clear, no foam Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-full body, thick feel, flat carbonation, Overall-perfect

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (1234) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad vätska utan skum. Doft av knäck, torkad frukt, kokos, fat och mandelmassa. Portvinskänsla i smaken. Katrinplommon, melass, fat och druva. Mycket söt munkänsla med värmande spritighet. Knappt någon kolsyra

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artemb (843) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 19, 2016
Aroma is very intense: sweet, sherry, oxidized, some leather, some roasted bready notes, red vermuth. No carbonation. Taste: very sweet with light spicy alcohol bitterness. Some subtle vanilla notes in the flavour. Perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicolaescu (2441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 18, 2016
BOTTLE 50 CL as Clear dark amber brown. Super rich malty aroma, sticky caramelized sugars transcending into chocolate, augmented by spicy clove, oxidized notes and good booze. Really sweet, with the alcohol drying out the sweetness, with a good deal of sherry oxidation notes and brandy infused dried fruit. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (2681) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2016
0,5l from bottle shared by kraddel. Vintage 2009. brown color, no head. smells of liquor, dark fruits, raisins, marzipan, some alcohol, coconut, some wood, light grape notes. very nice smell. full body, almost no carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of light alcohol, nutty, marzipan, coconut, dark fruits, raisins, light grapes, some wood notes. finishes lightly sweet with some alcohol and nutty and light grape notes. very nice one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7492) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2016
Pours unclear dark amber. No head. Smell is intense , walnut. Bit booze. Taste is very very silky, walnut, oak, intense, sweet. Very Rich, complex, some raisins. Very Nice !

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