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Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper) - Birrificio Le Baladin

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Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper)Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper)

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 71
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2006)
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Patrick999

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another bottle opened up at a recent tasting.

Pours a ruddy brown, minimal head.

Aroma is mostly Good N Plenty, red licorice, bourbon vanilla - a very candy-like nose.

Very, very sweet on the palate. Amaretto-like sweetness - in fact, this really could almost pass as an amaretto substitute. Really tasty, but can get sickeningly sweet.

It smells like a cordial, tastes like a cordial, and feels like a cordial.

I think this is a sweet after-dinner cordial trying to masquerade as a beer. Whatever it is, you only need a little of it, preferably at dessert.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 22:55:58 | More by Patrick999
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champ103

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A huge thanks to Eric and Matt for sharing both gold and copper at our recent Houston BA tasting at the Gingerman.

A: Pours a still, ruby red color. A minimal beige head forms, but recedes to nothing in a second. Basically what you would expect for such a beer.
S: Warm, toasted malts throughout. Caramel sweetness, vanilla, chocolate. Dark fruits like cherries and plums A bit of oxidation which really adds to the complexity.
T: Like the nose, the malty character is amazing. Toasted and caramel malts. Certainly sweet, with vanilla and chocolate. Dark fruits, and very sherry like. A bit of oxidation, that is very welcome. Incredible.
M/D: A big full body and low, almost still carbonation. Though not over baring viscosity that other beers of this strength seem to have. Ultra smooth and creamy. The alcohol is there, but in check. Amazingly enjoyable to sip on. Very much like a sherry or port.

This might be the best drinking English barleywine I have had not named JW Lees. It has aged incredibly gracefully, with finesse that many beers of the same strength miss. A great treat, and very much worth the high price tag for those that enjoy the style. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 02:12:37 | More by champ103
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-08-2014 02:40:58 | More by wrightst
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

03-17-2014 13:45:27 | More by pisano
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-15-2014 23:34:12 | More by DerekMorgan
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-11-2014 02:37:34 | More by Texasfan549
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-25-2013 07:20:25 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-25-2013 05:00:26 | More by largadeer
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10%

10-30-2013 03:48:53 | More by Chugs13
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Docrock

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-08-2013 05:26:02 | More by Docrock
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Treebs

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2005 vintage served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter. Thanks to sweenzander for the share.

A: Pours a ruby and brownish color mix with no head forming on the pour. A few wisps are present, but overall it's very still. Reminiscent of Utopias.

S: Boozy and hot, but there is a nice caramel-like sweetness to cool it down a bit. Some notes of plum and dark chocolate with a raisin as well.

T: Sherry like oxidation. Dark cherry with some boozy notes. Raisin with a burnt sugar bitterness.

M: Flat and smooth with a medium body leaning towards the heavier side.

O: A nice sipper, like a Utopias-lite, but not as complex. I definitely wouldn't drop the coin on this version so I'm glad I could get a share.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 12:43:21 | More by Treebs
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2013 02:11:14 | More by campfirebrew
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

07-15-2013 22:39:51 | More by sweemzander
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2013 19:33:04 | More by DRBiser
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Rognvaldr

Alabama

5/5  rDev +15.7%

07-10-2013 00:04:10 | More by Rognvaldr
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2013 21:04:19 | More by CTJman
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle poured into a tumbler. 2004 bottle.

Appearance - Ruby body. No head. A few floaties. Sugars cling to the glass.

Smell - Very fruity. Raisins and dark fruits. Caramel and booze.

Taste - Well it's sugary. Very fruity again. Brighter fruit, although raisins persist. Caramel and brown sugar all the way through. Boozy with the slightest sherry component.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. No carbonation. Sweet and boozy, a definite sipper.

Overall - Incredible flavors. Great fruit component to the brown sugar. It's just flat and heavy.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 01:46:15 | More by Alieniloquium
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VaTechHopHead


4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-19-2013 19:44:42 | More by VaTechHopHead
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ehammond1


4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2004)

Thanks for opening this with me, SubpoenaDeuces!

(Aged for 9+ years)

Still, clear, dark ruby, dark amber, and cherry wood in color. Leaves the glass only oily, if that, on the way down. Unexciting, but rich in appearance and appealing. A pretty color and an obviously strong concoction.

Lots of burnt sugar caramels, sherry notes, dark fruits, and a hint of honey and chocolate sweetness. Wood character as well. This is reminiscent of a sherry or a tawny port, in a lot of ways. Some oxidation aroma as well. Very nice as it all comes together.

The flavor, like the aroma, is quite sweet, but wonderfully complex. Tons of dark fruits (grape skin), toffees, burnt caramel candies, and chocolate-covered raisin combine extraordinarily well. The alcohol is remarkably well hidden, though I could feel this one coming on strong. Fantastic. Delicious and complex, though so much like a liquor in many ways, it's tough to drink a full glass of this--that is not a criticism.

Oily, moderate bodied. No carbonation. Slick. Appropriate. Very nice.

I loved this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 17:13:18 | More by ehammond1
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

05-19-2013 15:37:21 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-15-2013 02:37:12 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-21-2013 16:48:14 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-10-2013 23:38:17 | More by spycow
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Florida9

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color. flat. no head. no lacing. Aroma is a mix of nuts, barrel, and caramel. taste is nothing like a barleywine. this is very sweet, almost port or sherry like. Mildly grapy, sweet, raisin, and very sweet molasses. On the thicker side of medium, but I think this is mosttly becuase of the lack of carbonation.
This would make a fine port, but as a beer, its lackluster.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:44:46 | More by Florida9
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass.

2005 vintage. Based on some high praise I've seen this beer garner, I had to give it a try, especially considering I had the disposable income necessary for an investment in a bottle. Let's do this, my first beer in 2013: It pours a brackish amber topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises biscuit, honey, light and mild booze, and a vague sense of sweet fruits not unlike a sauternes or sherry. The taste brings in more of the same, with the sweetness really taking hold, and some cardboard-y hints of oxidation poking through every now and again. Things are slightly messy, muddled. The body is a stoic medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, I can see the allure of this beer to many, but it wasn't entirely my cup of tea. The sweet and oxidative notes are generally pleasant, but when mixed they don't cooperate, nor do they do so with any of the other components. Still, I'm glad to have tried this stuff, and I even hope to try the Silver and Gold editions some time in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 01:50:59 | More by TMoney2591
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Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper) from Birrificio Le Baladin
95 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.