Super | Birrificio Le Baladin

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin
Italy
birreria.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AsburyParkJMH on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,526
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
260
pDev:
13.25%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
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Photo of Commandophile
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We are right in the heart of the 2018 Winter Olympics & as such, I am delving into my foreign/import stash to venture into worldwide territory.

From the bottle: "Amber Beer"; "Floral"; "Bottle-conditioned".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. Knowing that it was bottle-conditioned, I left some of it in the bottle for a final pour after the bulk of the review was completed. Unbidden, it formed a dense, one-finger cap of foamy, tawny head that simply refused to dissipate. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very sweet, obviously malt-driven, with notes of almonds and bananas. Mmm. Mouthfeel was creamy & full. The taste was not as sweet as the nose had led me to gird myself for. Instead, the nutty almond-like taste was prevalent with just a touch of banana-like sweetness. It was obvious that the yeast had done its job. I have to say, I think that it should be identified as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, given its coloring and the way that it fits this site's style description. Finish was dry, quite nutty, slightly musty from the yeast & very tasty. As to that last, I found myself drinking through it rather quickly, perhaps more quickly than I should have at its ABV, so be warned that it also has that quality. The last pour from the bottle was muddy, as expected. i adhere to a "Waste not, want not" mentality, plus I find that the lees keep me a regular guy. The nuttiness was a little more pronounced on the nose. The taste was both nutty and bananas & that was making me crazy! Ha. That marks a good place to stop.

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Photo of Heftklammer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reminded me of a barleywine.

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Photo of shelby415
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmaggot
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ Baladin Open Torino for 4.50 euro.

Has a darker malt backbone than suits the style usually, bending bready. Belgian yeast is obvious, but the complexity of its spiciness is limited, if not replaced by the stronger presence of a doughy flavour. Belgian pale malts, maybe some Caramalt or caraMunich. Apple. Vague indistinct fruit. Average depth of flavour. Not much intricacy or nuance here.

Texture is medium-bodied, smooth, and soft.

Not strong work from Baladin, but drinkable. I definitely wouldn't want to buy it at export prices, but I do like it for the simple Belgian style ale that it is and it hides its ABV decently.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of andpit
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Catalin90
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyLema1
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: copper color, thin tan head, cloudy
S: fruity and grainy
T: dark fruit, Belgian yeast
F: medium body, good mouthfeel
I: not a bad example of the style, but a beer that I won't revisit

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Photo of dgmirelli
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

great copper color with fine head and lacing, smell was of grain and fruit with a taste of brown sugar and slight hop sense, feel was full and deep with ok carbonation. brewery is on track

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Photo of Burnerdale
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a permanent white head that lasts and laces. Aroma is spicy, sugary estery goodness. Flavor is the same. Very good. Mouthfeel is just right. Worthy.

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Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreRus
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Probably one of the best beers that you can find in Italy

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Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle
Beige Foil/Capped

Poured into a chalice a nice slightly cloudy golden amber color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves a very nice big island and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice malty, yeasty, lots of fruits (banana, green apple, cherry). The taste is very nice, malty, nice touch of yeast, and a nice complex touch of fruits, very nice tart/bitter/sour note. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, this one surprised me, very nice/complex brew. Recommend!

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