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Super Baladin - Birrificio Le Baladin

Super BaladinSuper Baladin

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BA SCORE
86
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 184
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%


Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 07-01-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by mattmaples:
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mattmaples

Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wonderful fruity aroma. Apricot / apple fruityness, spicy notes with a sweet taste and a dry almond like finish.

It is on the upper end of the price range but well worth it.

Great triple, the Belgians better watch there backs :-)

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2002 14:40:46 | More by mattmaples
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3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed out of a brown 8.4 oz bottle at Beer Kitchen. No dating on the bottle that I can see, but that doesn't really matter, given the style. Poured into a Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Much darker than any BSPA I've had before, a murky reddish brown, much like an unfiltered cider might look. There looks to be a significant amount of sediment in suspension after the pour. The head is very small, only a quarter finger of off-tan foam that quickly dissipates, leaving little to no lacing or foam visible after the initial head has departed.

Smell - Very fruit forward, with notes of plum, pineapple, apricot, pear and some notes of spiced apple cider. Give that there are no additives listed for this beer, I can only assume that the huge fruit basket elements come solely from the yeast used. There are also spicier elements, with hints of clove and nutmeg.

Taste - The assault of fruit continues in the taste, with notes of rum, apple cider, pineapple, apricot and pear. The fruit characteristic is so dominant that it almost lends a bit of sour/tartness to the beer like you might expect from ripe strawberries or currants. Not like the vinegary or citric sourness you get from a lot of styles that will leave your mouth puckering, but sour-like all the same.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and low carbonation, which I think is probably the biggest downfall of this beer. With more effervescence as is often standard with this style of beer, the explosion of fruit flavors would probably come across much better. Finish is a bit sweet.

Overall, this is a very unique beer, but one that appeals to the point that I'm likely to pick it up again. I think some more carbonation and a bit more bitterness would serve it well, to avoid allowing the huge fruit presence to overtake the beer.

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Look: Hazy caramel body. A tan head that dissipates to nothing. No lacing.

Aroma: Caramel, sour fermented apples.

Taste: Super, super sour and tart. Only a faint toffee or caramel presence comes out before being destroyed by sour tartness and a fermented apple note.

Mouthfeel: Bright.

Overall: I bought this on sale. And I'm wondering why it was reduced price. Maybe I'm missing the point of this beer, because to me it tastes old and sour.

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S - The aroma is like a sweet wine.

T - Fruity, sweet, grapes, no bitterness.

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Super Baladin from Birrificio Le Baladin
86 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.