Al-Iksir | Birrificio Le Baladin

Al-IksirAl-Iksir
BA SCORE
72.5%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 40 ratings
Al-IksirAl-Iksir
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin
Italy
birreria.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 01-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
40
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Mdodge8837
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Wobbly
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dar482
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%

The beer tastes towards an apple cocktail, especially with the huge alcohol punch at the mid palate. Spice hits the front, but then explodes of that almost "vodka" character.

One of the worst beers I've had in recent memory. The beer is flat of flavor, hot, and just boozy.

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Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Danobold
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gfg0020
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JakeSmith
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CTJman
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MCain04
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JDavidRice
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of koopa
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Received this as an extra in a trade from a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a light amber to honey tinged copper with decent clarity and a 1 finger white crown that shows little lace as well as little retention.

Smell: Mildly earthy and herbal with a faint caramel to toffee malt profile.

Taste: Alcohol presence and esters up front. Caramel, toffee, honey, brown sugar, and minor plum notes in the finish. Surprisingly no signs of oxidation found.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall: I probably shouldn't assume that this beer tasted anything like this back when it was made quite a long time ago, but based on how it tastes now I'm happy they retired it.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of TubbyDullard
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a cloudy copper and crimson body. Very bready and malty with peach, apricot and cantaloupe fruity sweetness. Fairly spivey as well. Flavor is fairly boozy and malt forward bordering on a barleywine. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Candied oranges, citrus hops notes as well. This one is very sweet as expected. Fairly boozy overall.

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Photo of capuozzo84
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Gino
5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Al-Iksir from Birrificio Le Baladin
Beer rating: 72.5% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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