Super Baladin | Birrificio Le Baladin

BA SCORE
86
very good
255 Ratings
Super BaladinSuper Baladin
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin
Italy
birreria.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SixpointJMH on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
13.21%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of shelby415
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmaggot
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%
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 +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Catalin90
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tlema1
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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 +6.5%
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 +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreRus
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
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 +13.5%
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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Photo of Bmunge
3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip style glass. Pours a slightly cloudy, copper color, looks like cloudy apple cider. Head is very light and quickly dissipates. The nose has strong notes of apple, fall spices, and bread with plum fruit and ripe banana. The taste carries ripe fruit, tart apples, molasses, booze, and grain. Very little carbonation with a finish of booze on the tongue. Overall a interesting brew but a bit hard to finish on your own. I would rather drink a Trappist quad for the price.

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Photo of farrago
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wispy head at best, a momentary coating across the surface, minimal stickiness to the lacing as well. The liquid is fully opaque and murky, at its core it’s a reddish brown, nearer the surface an orange to yellow hue, hard to peep any carbonation bubbles. The nose is somewhat simple, raisin bread, clove, banana, German chocolate cake and plum, cherry, apple fruit, more lees and yeast than finished breadiness, nothing actively opposes the sweeter elements, smelling it feels like walking through quicksand. Full-bodied, very low carbonation, here too it layers itself like wet cement. Toffee, butterscotch, dark chocolate, maple syrup, hint of orange peel. Nutty like walnuts or nuts you’d use in baking. Scone, black bread, tries to get sour but stays sweet. Glances of bubblegum and banana, the more you sip the boozier it seems. Clove, cinnamon spice mostly upfront, then gets leafy in the manner of wet forest floor matter, “sous bois.” The flavors have initial intensity but not much staying power and given its palate heaviness it becomes somewhat of a chore to finish.

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Photo of Jmbeca
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had it at Open Baladin in Rome and loved it. A bit sweet, nice malty flavour, a complex and smooth taste.

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Photo of EMV
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at Champs in State College, poured into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a golden orange... semi hazy with a big fluffy head.

S: Herbal and sweet... honey and citrus... yeasty.

T/F: Yeasty and carbonated with lots of different flavors going on. Definitely on the herbal/medicinal side. Bananas and citrus, cherries and almost floral (but not hoppy). I didn't pick up on the promised sour notes which was a disappointment.

O: Not a bad beer... a bit herbal/medicinal and I don't think I could drink more than one in a sitting. Still... a nice change of pace and complex enough to be interesting. I'd definitely like to sample it again sometime.

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Photo of rodzm14
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Super Baladin from Birrificio Le Baladin
3.86 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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