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

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RATINGS: 209   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 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2991) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Riserva 2004 Teo Musso 13% abv .... Cloudy amber pour with no carbonation and no head .... Aroma of sweet fruits, caramel malts, almost wine like and dark fruits with almonds and a slight abv in there too .. Taste is sweet and of caramel malts, sweet dried dark fruits and a slight nutty almond flavor ... No trace of abv .... Has a lingering sweetness and an overall syrupy feel to it think port wine ... 10 years old and tasty but nothing crazy here. Like a sweet wine

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saintjulien (185) - - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Is is more like wine than beer. Not carbonated. Interesting to taste once, but too expensive

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (6332) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ DVMBBT: No head. Cloudy ruby colored beer. Aromas of prunes, some leather, some wood, molasses, Flavours of prunes, sweets, brown sugars, caramel, light sweet barley malts, some bitters, some raisin, light cardboard sweets Aftertaste is a mix of prunes, malts, some oatmeal, barley malts and some silky darker fruits. Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy silky texture.
Earlier Rating: 5/26/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle @ BBQ’13: no. 352289: Served in a taster: No head. Clear orange amber colored with a ruby shine. Aroama of butter, fruit, peach, sticky sweets, light smoke and light alcohol, autumnal herbs and cream. Flavours of honey, molasses, cream, oaky, vanilla, sticky, peach. Aftertaste is bitter, spicy, creamy, fruity, light spicy. Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy oily sticky texture. Utterly balanced, creamy and full. Tasty as hell!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ van moll tasting. Brown color and no head. Smells and tastes sweet, sirup, cherry, no carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14789) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Tasting shared by Joes. Clear dark amber / deep red color, no head. Aroma has malts, sweetness, sweet malts, raisins, prumes, molasses. Taste is very sweet, sweet malts, sweet raisins, alcohol, wood, liquor. Sticky, syrupy texture, medium to full body and carbonation. Wow, heavy beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5706) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ proeftafel Van Moll. Amber colour no head. Smells molasses, sweet, syrup, apple, cider. Tastes sweet, molasses, syrup, very sweet, raisins. Medium body, soft carbo. Very sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abijen (2550) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Pours an dark orange beer with a small white head. Smells molasses, very sweet. Tastes very sweet. Syrup, molasses. Way too sweet. Low carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (6688) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
2009 vintage released in 2013. Deep ruby color flat carbonation. Aroma is big alcohol with port wine, oak barrel and thick syrupy dark fruit.

Flavor is crazy. The depth of flavor is unreal. Honey, sherry, fruity esters of raisin, dates and figs. Light hints of barley and the oxidized just long enough. I like my barely wine at least 2 years old, maybe I need to hold them longer because this is insanely smooth. Yet not many breweries hold their barley wine in oak for two years. Full body with a sweet character without being cloying. This is way beyond anything I that I’ve had in the style. This is 14 % and I don’t taste any alcohol, unreal!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft romrussin, kontaktlim, likör, vanilj, madeira, fatkaraktär och marsipan. Oljig, rund, len men alldeles för sötsliskig vilket drar ner den intensiva smakupplevelsen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft at Eataly. Part of a flight. Red brown color. Carmel color. Carmel taste. Has an offensive smell like rotten plums. Taste was surprisingly good. Carmel candy sweet warm. Enjoyable but not too much of it please.


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