Beer #52 Nöel Baladin

Nöel Baladin

Name: Nöel Baladin

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale  

Brewery: Birrificio Le Baladin website

Country: Italy

Region:  Piozzo

ABV: 9.0%

How served: 750 ml capped bottle poured into a Triple Petrus glass.     

My Overall Opinion: Good

I paired this beer with: Tilapia & potato latkes

Tasted on: Wednesday December 16, 2009.

Note:  This beer was actually very good, but I gave it a good as it didn’t taste like a “Christmas beer” nor a “winter” style beer.  This would be a great summer beer to have sitting in the hot sun.   This brew was not as tart as some of the other brews I have had from Birrificio Le Baladin, & their Nöel tasted more like a saison then Belgian strong dark ale.

From their website:  Sconvolgente all’impatto per profumi e sapori. E’ spettacolare nella sua esaltante festosità. L’esotismo delle note tostate di cacao, caffè e di varie spezie evocano l’estrosità di una musica dodecafonica. E, nel gruppo delle  Baladin oro, può con decisione e protagonismo, reggere una peccaminosa convivenza con piatti supponenti ed esigenti a livello di brasati e cacciagione da pelo.

  Nöel translated from Italian: (but doesn’t realy translate well):  Overwhelming impact of perfumes and flavors.  Spectacular in its exhilarating sense of celebration. The exoticism of the notes  of roasted cocoa, coffee and various spices evoking the flair of a twelve-tone music.   And, in the group of Baladin gold, can decisively and leading role, carrying a sinful cohabitation with dishes opinionated and demanding in terms of stews and venison from hair.

This is the 21th of my daily Christmas beer, on my quest for a Christmas beer a day from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  There are now only 8 more beers until Christmas!