Wayan | Birrificio Le Baladin

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Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SixpointJMH on 01-14-2003

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joberlander
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oxidized peach juice, cloudy with no visible carbonation or head.

Smells of coriander, rust, and peaches.

Tastes of herbs, coriander, rust, and lemon.

Medium body, very little carbonation.

Got and drank in Chiang Mai. Its May 13th, 2017. I this one got cooked and leaked in the car under intense heat, resulting in the lack of carbonation. Overall its solid for the style though, but the rust is a flaw.

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Photo of EMV
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy medium golden orange pour. Minimal white head. Falls fast... no lacing worth mentioning.

S: Pear and dried fruit... grape must and spice.

T/F: Fruity and somewhat sweet. Spicy yeast character... pear and grape... mild apple. Grass and coriander. Medium in body. Badly undercarbonated. Finish is semi-sweet with a bit of spice.

O: The flavors are mostly there but overly sweet and the mouthfeel is WAY off. Badly undercarbonated for the style and just not a great beer. I've had other Baladin beers that are way better. It's possible I got an off-bottle, but I won't be picking up another to find out.

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Photo of doktorhops
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Birra Baladin Wayan is next in my gifted mixed 5 [again read my review of Super Bitter for disclosure ‘n stuff] as #4... of course the only logical question before reviewing this beer: is this brew in anyway endorsed by the Wayans brothers? And if so which brother? If it’s Shawn or Marlon, no thanks, but if it’s Damon then I say: Mo’ Money! This Wayan is listed as a Saison, it should be interesting to see where Birra Baladin go with this - Nazionale was different and fantastic and the last one I had: Isaac was classic to the style of Witbier, so they can go either atypical or archetypal these Italian craft brewers (Birra Del Borgo don’t even try to ascribe to a style - unless that style is “freestyle”).

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Cloudy AF with a heap of yeast clumps floating around - this is going to get yeastie (boys!). Colour of the body is an orangey-brown due to all that yeasty goodness. Head is almost non-existent, a thin white ring inside the glass. 6/10.

S: Big juicy ripe pear, musty/almost dirty yeast, apple sauce... yes apple sauce, you think I just make this shit up for fun? [yeah, well, sometimes]. Hard to get past all these esters and yeast characters - it’s a bit of a fruit stew here, not necessarily in a bad way, but it’s not a very clean aroma either. 6/10.

T: Yeah this one sat in the car for too long and refermented - it’s nothing like what anyone else has written about it, all I’m getting is a weird pear and apple pie with an overbearing musty yeast character. Shame, because so far the Birra Baladins have been pretty tasty. That said it’s not all bad - just a bit amiss. Finish is balanced between light medicinal bitterness, sweet pear, earthy/spicy yeast. Aftertaste isn’t great, tastes like I licked the dust off a dusty tome... umm, I’m guessing because I haven’t actually tried that... 6/10.

M: Mid to light bodied, thin with a couple burps here and there from the carbonation. 6/10.

D: Bit of a shame with this one as I love a good Saison. I did keep this in my beer cellar (aka kitchen cupboard) not sure when or how the secondary fermentation took place but it definitely would have transformed the flavour of this beer big time - as I got to the bottom of the glass it started to look like the trub at the bottom of my homebrew bottles... did I drink it? Yeah, yeast is full of nutrients/protein, never fear the yeast (or the reaper for that matter). 5/10.

Food match: I feel like eating blue oysters now for some reason.

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Photo of NightINgale
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HopMaven
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Open Baladin Rome. Little head, nice peppery, sweet aroma. Medium body with a good, peppery bite.

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Photo of FLima
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with one finger head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of chamomile, coriander, oranges, wheat and herbs.
Sweet and spicy flavor with notes of chamomile, coriander, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, sugared orange peel, cloves, banana, wheat, green grapes, pears and roses. Medium dry aftertaste with a spicy finish.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Peppery Saison full of herbs and spices. Amazing you can really distinguished most of its ingredients, meaning they were well balanced. Quite unique, but still easy to drink. Sure worth trying.

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Photo of Catalin90
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour, small head that fades soon, leaving a good lace. Sour aroma of grass, fruits (pomelo?), coriander, cinnamon, pepper. Medium to light body, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet, fruity, hot, pepper, roses. Spicy and bitter finish. Great.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickGrimes
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like my Saisons more dry and spicier, though it is a decent beer.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Matagal
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of factoide
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer of a golden color and an ok whitey foam.
Smell is typical of saison, spiced, earthy, with fruity notes of banana and papaya.
The spices get easy to detail in the taste. First come the fruits, but then come some cinnamon and then some black pepper "poking" the throat. Coriander is always present in the taste.
Feel is normal, I would say this beer should be maltier - it's made with different kinds of malts and grains, but the malty/grainy notes are somewhat hidden in this beer, unfortunately.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Wayan from Birrificio Le Baladin
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 114 ratings
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