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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumore (261) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 22, 2017
Feel 75cl bottle at Baladin Bologna, Italy. Pours brown, no foam looking very much like whisky. Beautiful yellow reflections on the edge, and deep brown when observed from beneath. Aroma is rich: malty of course, caramel, licorice and honey very well recognizable, nuts, toffee. Body is dense but not as much as I would have expected. No carbonation. Quite some tickling of the nose. Taste starts with sweetness, which gradually gives way to a nice bitterness, and a deep alcoholic feeling. Finish is relatively long, not as much as I would have expected. No astringency, again against my expectations.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
creppyiceman (672) - POLAND - FEB 16, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 (bottle 14%abv 2013 edition) Aroma:red wine,marzipan,caramel,brown sugar,slighlty boozy but in good way. Appearance:very dark copper color,no head. Taste:veery sweet,flavour of caramel,honey,brown sugar,some dried fruits (mainly prunes) and fudge. Palate:full body,syrup-like moutfeel,no carbonation. Overall:Lovely sweet monster ,wish aroma was a bit more intensive.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (543) - Mora, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Unclear mahogany color, no head. Flat. Vinous aromas with raisins, figs, dates, liqueur, fruit flavored candy, brandy, vanilla and alcohol. Very sweet taste of dired fruits, vinous, liqueur, alcohol, wood and syrup. Too much alcohol during the taste/finish. Very much on the sweet side.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crim (251) - POLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bez piany a struktura bardzo gęsta powoli spływa po ściankach W aromacie sa tu rodzynki, jest coś w stylu dojrzałych owoców, figi, dosyć dużo miodu i troche likieru/ alkoholu W smaku pełne, lepiące usta, likierowe takie, oczywiście bez wysycenia z dosyć krótka goryczka, ogolnie tez jest dosyć rozgrzewające od alkoholowu, posmak to miód , karmel, znowu owoce Podsumowując no pewnie ze smaczne, bardzo złożone i skierowane raczej do #teamcukrzyca, mi to raczej przypomina coś w stylu miodu pitnego czy jerez/sherry. No i na koniec czy warte swojej ceny, porównując do wlasnie jerez z Andaluzji gdzie dosyć podobnie smakuje pedro ximénez czy lagrima, leżakowanie w beczce, sa w cenie 10euro butelka 0,7 (to tak max) to mozna powiedzieć ze bardzo drogo patrząc na wszystkie alkohole. Ale na tle piw to raczej ok to musi być drogie i dobre jest omom

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GhostS (193) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 30, 2017
Aroma with a lot of caramel, alcohol (rum and cognac), fruits into alcohol, some raisins, wood bark and cinnamon. A very sweet and caramelized taste, with syrup of brown sugar slightly burnt and very concentrated, well alcoholized (rum and cognac), sweetened exotic fruits. Wonderful!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (773) - HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2017
Mennyei aromái szinte leírhatatlanok, ezerféle színben játszanak, leginkább azonban a likőrökben ázó aszalványok koordináta-rendszerében képzelhetőek el. Vanília, karamellizált cukor, portói, édeskés faháncs, dió, mazsola csemegeszerű karaktere illatában, rumos, karamellás, desszertboros, likőrös jegyek selymes, olajos kavalkádja ízében. Intenzitása a rövid italokéval vetekszik, komplexitása, desszertszerű jellege ellenére is zseniálisan rétegzett, elegáns vonalai mégis egy kimagasló értékkel bíró barley wine képét festik meg.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ArtificialCyst (879) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2883) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2017
Bottled:
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowenbrau (3858) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maersk (242) - 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.


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