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Wayan - Birrificio Le Baladin

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BA SCORE
85
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 01-14-2003)
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 46 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I loved this sour number, served up fresh at Birreria at Eataly in NYC. The aroma, color and froth were just what I'd expect from a Belgian style sour, and the mouthfeel and flavor were outstanding. Not too thin and acidic like many sours, this beer deserves a second helping... no wait, I mean I deserve a second helping of this beer, and did.

Ethanol4one, Mar 28, 2013
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jbaker67, Mar 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

MarioM, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into snifter at Avenue Pub NOLA. Pours a slightly brown/bronze golden color with no head or lacing, and no carbonation at all. Sour and funk aromas but grape dominates. Slightly sour and funky lager like with lots of grape flavors...almost white wine or grape skin. Slightly sweet but finishes sour and tart. Nice easy brew and pleasant. I Wish it was as sour as the nose suggests but still nice. One of the more unique brews ive had in a while and my first from Birrifico. Questa birra fa grande. Cent'annti!

DrinkSlurm, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

brez8791, Dec 30, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A – Burnt orange with a very small bright white head. Lacing was present till the last drop.

S – Lots of citrus, lemon, orange, and grapefruit were all present. Very little funk in the nose. Some coriander and possibly nutmeg.

T – Very sweet for a sour beer, had a nice citric acid bite and some green apple tartness too.

M – Medium bodied, a little on the sweeter side but not too much. Carbonation was very active and nice.

O – After reading the description I was a little worried since I really don’t like heavily spiced beers. I think the wild yeast help to mask a lot of the heavy spices which was really nice. I think they added some depth but weren’t over powering like I expected.

cps98, Dec 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle at Max's today.

The beer pours a somewhat light gold color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. The nose is OK, with something of a soapy clove aroma, and then some underlying nutmeg. It's pretty good, actually. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with minimal soap flavor and plenty of spice, wheat and clove. The beer is fairly dry, with some light honey overtones, but clearly dominated by the underlying spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, spice infused finish. The beer is juat a bit watery in the finish, but given the relatively low abv., that's almost to be expected.

While nothing extraordinary, this is still a pretty solid beer. It's main problem is the price, which in this market is absurb. Even during the Italian festival at Max's, a 10 ounce glass was $8. That's just too much to spend for this beer.

John_M, Jul 14, 2012
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capuozzo84, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

demgoth, Mar 28, 2012
Wayan from Birrificio Le Baladin
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.