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:
#14,171
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
261
pDev:
13.25%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
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4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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

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

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 261 ratings