Isaac - Birrificio Le Baladin
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3.43/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
250ml bottle. Brugs Chalice glass. Lemon yellow color & cloudy appearance. White froth, brief crown leaving some spots on sides. Fruity & spiced aromas. Sweet malty upfront, fruity hues. Light to medium body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Fresh citric fruit flavor -orange-, subtle spices & light hoppiness. Refreshing & pleasant sweet/sour finish. Nice spot of the Witbier Style.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 07:29:14 | More by GONZALOYANNA
United Kingdom (England)
3.3/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A sexy 250ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012. Purchased ages ago from an Italian deli in York. As always, I love the Baladin label/branding.
Poured into a Delirium chalice (with swirling to agitate the yeast). A very hazy, translucent amber colour with plentiful floating sediment and medium carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that dissipates after a minute or so. Aroma of fruity, earthy yeast esters and wheat, accompanied by hints of orange, coriander, camomile and faint herbs. Subtle but interesting.
Tastes of earthy yeast with a mild fruity character and a dry finish. Notes of yeast, faint orange, hints of coriander and subtle herbal twinges. No bitterness to speak of; the flavour seems subdued upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and has good body, but is seriously undercarbonated and lacks texture. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of earthy yeast and echoes of fruit and spice.
An interesting effort with a restrained complexity, but falls short of better Belgian offerings. Doesn't look great - virtually no head. The aroma and flavour are nice but overly yeasty and insufficiently defined by the orange/spices. The body lacks carbonation, which really shouldn't be missing in a bottle-conditioned beer. It goes down quite nicely but doesn't leave you stunned. Would probably pair well with food - worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 22:37:21 | More by jazzyjeff13
Isaac from Birrificio Le Baladin
82 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.