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Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Gold) - Birrificio Le Baladin

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 59
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Italy

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-06-2010)
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3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body. Clear. No bubbles.

Smell - Apples. Brown sugar. Like caramelized apples. Smells very sweet.

Taste - Very sweet. Apples. Dark fruits. Lots of brown sugar. Very sweet. A little bit of oxidation. Sherry-like.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Heavy. Very sweet.

Overall - Memory is, of course, flawed, but I remember the other variants of this being more complex.

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Photo of champ103
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Again, thanks to Eric and Matt for sharing Copper and Gold at our latest Gingerman tasting in Houston.

A: Thick, viscous, and still. Pours a hazed ruby red color. No head and no lace. Acceptable for the style, age, and alcohol.
S: Toasted malts, bread, biscuit, and a big sweetness. Caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. Some booze, but not overwhelming at all.
T: Like the nose toasted malts up front. Baked bread, biscuits, and then the sweetness. Caramel/toffee, vanilla and chocolate. Slightly boozy with, but finishes with a dark fruit flavor. Almost sherry like. Amazing.
M/D: A full body, with low carbonation, but so smooth. A bit of warming booze, but really enjoyable to sip on considering the size.

Like the Copper version, just incredible. Warming, but never over barring booze, and the malt character is to die for. A great English barleywine that holds up with some of my favorites.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's a $50 bwine kind of night... 2009 bottle. Thanks Rodkin!

Appearance. Pours a deep deep amber with haze. No head, looks complete flat as intended.

Smell. Caramel, booze, brandy, brown sugar and ...fruit blossoms. Yep, that's what I'm picking up. Interesting for sure.

Taste. Big brown sugar, some booze and caramel and some light floral notes that I was picking up in the nose and some sweet red wine ...maybe pot but I'm not well versed in that stuff to say for sure. . Quite smooth considering the abv.

Mouthfeel. Full body, completely flat. I think a little carbonation would be nice but it actually drinks well without. Some smooth boozy heat for sure.

Overall. An experience for sure. I wouldn't normally go for such an expensive brew but this was worth the try one time at least.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes.

Picked this one up from a wine shop in Sorrento. 2008 vintage. 14% ABV.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark copper to brown with absolutely no trace of a head.

Aroma: Nose is very malty, with some extreme sweetness, and maybe a little nuttiness. Early is some light chocolate and candy, then molasses, caramel and toffee come through, and even a little dark chocolate. Some oak character is present, and a bit of alcohol is noticeable.

Taste: Follows the nose, it is very sweet, with molasses, toffee, vanilla extract and caramel. Maple syrup is actually a strong character, and it carries throughout the taste. The candied flavor and light chocolate come in, and a little bit of dry red wine creeps through into the alcohol warming in the finish. The whole taste is quite syrupy, I really had to sip this one slowly. The alcohol is nothing terrible, but that combined with the syrupy quality made it a sipper. The sweetness plays with the line between nice and cloying, just barely avoiding being cloying. The beer is not what I'd call balanced, but it manages to end the sweetness at just the right time.

Mouthfeel: Quite thick and syrupy, with no carbonation. The alcohol is definitely there, but it doesn't ruin the mouthfeel.

Overall: An extremely sweet, but not cloying beer. The malt profile is extremely complex, with layers of sweet flavors that play around in the mouth. Definitely a unique beer, definitely a real sipper. Not my personal favorite, but I really appreciate this well crafted beer.

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Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Gold) from Birrificio Le Baladin
95 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.