Baladin Blonde du Baladin

Formerly brewed at Le Baladin
Piozzo, Italy
4.9% Belgian Ale | 4 Ratings |
Nose characterized by the sweet of the malt with a veiled but concentrated honey, which let, now and then, outcrop a fresh floral of field flowers, already found during the former tasting session; but a sweeter fruity taste of pineapple and apricot in syrup. Taste dominated by a malt almost completely overbearing that I would define (without any fear to be contradicted) of excellent quality. A sure fresh fruity taste of melon and a more hidden taste of ripen banana and bitter orange is anyway able to peep out in the front part of the tongue, shyly spreading through the palate, in this real "malt’s reign". When the temperature rises, an absolutely pleasing vanilla hint appears. Carefully analysing its aftertaste, with almost completely absent bitter aroma, I easily realise of the choice made by the brewer of avoiding the "dry hopping".

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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