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

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
500ml. 2006 vintage. 13%. Pours a darker orange which can look more amber or ruby in different lighting. Flat of course; I wasnt expecting any carbonation after having the Silver and Copper labels recently. I like the aroma on this one the best; when I pulled the cork out, a pleasant banana aroma filled the immediate vicinity. Now in the snifter Im getting some nice caramel/toffee, molasses, honey, sweet malt, a little alcohol but not "boozy" per se. Yum, the flavor in this one is easily the best of the series: Quite fruity with again the sweet glaze/syrupy flavors. Kind of like a brandy, kind of like a port. Definitely a fermented winegrape element is present in the flavor. Its very sweet, but manages to stay just under the cloying threshold. Mouthfeel is oily, medium viscosity, sticky finish; again, just like a port. I definitely like this one the best out of the series. I think this is mostly because this one helped me understand and appreciate what this series is supposed to be (and be about). I mean this is literally a "barley wine". That is, this is wine, not beer. Wine that happens to be fermented from grain instead of grapes. When I look at it in the context of wine, and through a filter of Italiana, I can really start appreciating this and liking it a lot. But yes, in that context; not in the traditional beer context would I easily understand this opus. Overall, very good to excellent.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (2293) - Rome, ITALY - APR 5, 2017
Bottle, dark amber color no foam. The nose reminds a passito wine, malvasia sweet wine. Wood is there along with dried fruit. Mouth is sweet and charming, elegant hints of caramel and vanilla extract.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
750ml bottle @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Honey, raisins and malty caramel. Great aroma. Taste is sweet mead and fruitiness, nicely thick and oily. Very round and vanilla finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Bottle, 2013. Malty, lots of dried fruits, molasses, caramel. In taste sweet, fruity with caramel and light sugary note. Full body, no carbonation, smooth. Finish bit alcoholic, quite dry.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pjotrapostou (165) - POLAND - MAR 27, 2017
W ogle bez gazu, ciemnobrązowe. W zapachu rodzynki, banany, słodkie, mocno utlenione. Smak bardzo likierowy, słodki, cukierkowy. Alkohol w bardzo przyjemny sposb grzeje w przełyk, ale w smaku nie ma go praktycznie w ogle. Piwo likierowe, wybitnie degustacyjne, znakomite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czlowiekmotyka (184) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Sweet, liquor aroma, notes of raisins and bananas. no carbonation. Nice alcohol in the throat. WUNERBAR.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
karpik (1040) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Lots of honey in nose, followed by caramel, vanilla, dried fruits. Pours mahogany without head. Taste is sweet with honey, toffee, vanilla, dried fruits, marzipan. Low bitter finish, completely flat carbonation, oily texture. Overall wonderful.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Copid (167) - POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Aromat mleczny, krwkowy. W smaku toffi, mleczne krwki oblane ciemną czekoladą. Przepiękne piwo.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gr_pa (604) - siemianowice, POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Brownish, absolutely no head. Aroma: malt, barrell, dry fruits. Lots of sweetness, honey, oxidation, barrell. Absolutely perfectly hidden alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (2460) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2017
500 ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2013. Murky chestnut brown, hints of ruby. No head, no lacing. Great sweet port nose, sweet with sticky dried fruits, raisins and figs are prominent, earthy and caramel sweetness. Full-bodied, non-existent carbonation, sweet and viscous mouthfeel. Sweet complex taste, Madeira / Port / Sherry guessing youll find everything from it, figs, raisins, honey, malt syrup, vanilla, leaves, earthy, oak barrels and hints of tobacco. There are lots of flavor to find here, very sweet and takes its time to drink. If you appreciate vintage port, you will love this! Long warming finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Szulo (73) - Płock, POLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Pite w ramach panelu w Carpe Kraft. Nalewa się bez piany co w niczym nie przeszkadza. Barwa ciemno rubinowa, klarowna. W aromacie duża dawka słodyczy, szlachetnego alkoholu, kandyzowanych fig, daktyli, rodzynek. Odczucie w ustach niesamowite, zupełnie niekojarzące się z piwem. Gęste, wyklejające, bliżej mu do miodu niż piwa. Pije się z olbrzymią satysfakcją.


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