1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Al-Iksir - Birrificio Le Baladin

Not Rated.
Al-IksirAl-Iksir

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 01-08-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +1.8%

djrn2, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Wobbly, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of dar482
2.7/5  rDev -31.3%

The beer tastes towards an apple cocktail, especially with the huge alcohol punch at the mid palate. Spice hits the front, but then explodes of that almost "vodka" character.

One of the worst beers I've had in recent memory. The beer is flat of flavor, hot, and just boozy.

dar482, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +1.8%

brandon911, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Danobold, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of gfg0020
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

gfg0020, May 28, 2014
Photo of JakeSmith
4/5  rDev +1.8%

JakeSmith, May 26, 2014
Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jALEson, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of CTJman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

CTJman, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4/5  rDev +1.8%

MCain04, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of JDavidRice
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JDavidRice, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of koopa
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Received this as an extra in a trade from a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a light amber to honey tinged copper with decent clarity and a 1 finger white crown that shows little lace as well as little retention.

Smell: Mildly earthy and herbal with a faint caramel to toffee malt profile.

Taste: Alcohol presence and esters up front. Caramel, toffee, honey, brown sugar, and minor plum notes in the finish. Surprisingly no signs of oxidation found.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall: I probably shouldn't assume that this beer tasted anything like this back when it was made quite a long time ago, but based on how it tastes now I'm happy they retired it.

koopa, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of SteeleWright
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

SteeleWright, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

PeteRiz, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of TubbyDullard
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

TubbyDullard, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a cloudy copper and crimson body. Very bready and malty with peach, apricot and cantaloupe fruity sweetness. Fairly spivey as well. Flavor is fairly boozy and malt forward bordering on a barleywine. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Candied oranges, citrus hops notes as well. This one is very sweet as expected. Fairly boozy overall.

kylehay2004, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of capuozzo84
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

capuozzo84, May 21, 2012
Photo of Gino
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Gino, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Antnyd82
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Antnyd82, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a glass at the Trapp Door in Emmaus PA. The beer was smooth and well-aged, but as distinct or complex as you'd hope for a beer like this. There was a big fig ester hit up front and a light, nutty caramel malt taste rolls through the finish. It's a tasty beer, but the flavors are blending together instead of standing out and complementing each other.

tempest, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of WreckDiver
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

WreckDiver, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.8%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a giant bottle of this at Shangy's in Emmaus to take along with me to Thanksgiving dinner with my family. The bottle had the year 2000 pressed into the glass just below the neck. The cap was heavily wax coated, The bottle opened with an impressive hiss for being 10 years old.The look of the beer was a cloudy orange yellow color. The head was a little fizzy but had a light lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer had a wonderful aroma of sweet tropical fruits and some flowers in there. The beer smells really nice overall. The taste of the beer wasn't as good as the smell but not too far off. The beer had a nice amount of Belgian yeast, and fruit flavors. The mouthfeel had soft and lightly carbonated feel to it. Overall I really enjoyed this beer quite a bit. Very nice to have something like this with family and friends around the holidays.

Knapp85, Jul 15, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Al-Iksir from Birrificio Le Baladin
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.