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Baladin Nora - Birrificio Le Baladin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

247 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 46
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Egyptian inspired brew is spiced with ginger, myrrh, and orange peel ... very complex.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002)
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

1.73/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I didn't really care for this beer. It had an oddly perfumed aroma, and a combination of yeastiness and cerealness in its flavor that I couldn't get into. More over, the excessive amount of floaties in this beer gave it a strange and unpleasant mouthfeel that was at the same time both slick and gritty.

Appearance was a hazy tan, with some light and dark specks in it which reminded me of eggnog. Aroma was perfume-y, and the first thought that hit me was "lavender." Taste was faint at first, intensifying as it warmed, and the emerging flavor was cereal-y and yeasty in a way that was unpleasant to me. The mouthfeel was a bit gritty due to the floaties present, but also a bit slick and slimy feeling. Much of mine went down the drain.

I was not a fan of this beer and would not recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2007 17:42:58 | More by BeerBelcher
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AdamBNYC

New York

2.5/5  rDev -38%

02-19-2012 21:10:54 | More by AdamBNYC
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

2.5/5  rDev -38%

06-19-2014 21:28:54 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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jmhuff1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -38%

09-24-2013 00:46:20 | More by jmhuff1
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -38%

05-18-2014 01:25:33 | More by thegerm87
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Dodgerrigo77

California

2.71/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On draft @ Open Baladin, Rome.

Looks nice in Teku glass.

No identifying smell other than adjunct lager?

The taste has nothing but a bit of honey and faint citric taste.

I had an Open IPA 20minutes ago, that wasnt impressive, and parmesan chips,
maybe my senses are off or the style doesnt suit me, not impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 17:21:38 | More by Dodgerrigo77
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dogfishandi

New York

3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

big 25oz(?) bottle split amongst many friends at a party poured into a plastic cup. purchased at consumers on sale for 12$. i was unsure exactly what this was at time of tasting, never heard of it and had no idea what style it was.

from what i could tell it poured out a cloudy, hazy golden color, nice foamy white head with good retention.

acidic vinious aroma. very grapey and wine like.

no real funky flavors in the taste, but it has quite a bit of acidity and some sourness, similar to a wild or a belgian. again with grapey, vinious wine notes at the forefront. apricoty, pukey finish and aftertaste.

medium body. slightly tart. not very drinkable, the half pint sample i had was enough.

overall: IMO, not that great, my friends thought so as well. someone mentioned it reminded them of sam adams cranberry lambic which i agreed with. definatly not worth the 12$ price tag (and that was on sale!). one of the most wine like beers ive ever had.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 00:44:15 | More by dogfishandi
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

3/5  rDev -25.6%

07-13-2012 00:00:46 | More by Jordanbryan10
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.6%

09-10-2013 13:59:39 | More by mendvicdog
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.6%

05-07-2013 13:42:37 | More by tommyguz
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-09-2013 21:13:31 | More by Liquoric3
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memphischas

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

07-29-2014 23:01:41 | More by memphischas
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

02-14-2014 20:45:48 | More by LambicPentameter
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Mix_Master_Mike

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

08-03-2013 23:32:32 | More by Mix_Master_Mike
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DerBayer

Germany

3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brewery and this particular beer have been highly commended so I was really looking forward to it.

This is a pre-hopping style beer and honey and spices are used to balance out the malt.

This works quite well only that the main aroma is honey both in smell and taste and the other spices were hard to tell apart.

In all a good beer but not living up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2010 19:00:14 | More by DerBayer
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winomark

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium gold, almost orange with a pale tan, frothy and vigorous head. Candy, citrus and mild bread notes on the nose. Similar to a belgian pale ale, IMO. Sweet, spicy finish. Some ginger is noticable, along with some white peppercorns. Sugary throughout. Slightly yeasty finish. Good mouthfeel overall. Flavorful and coating, but not heavy. A nice brew. Not sure of the style they were going for; belgian pale ale meets a spice beer, i guess. Solid. Give it a try if you find it.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2004 16:37:24 | More by winomark
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nick76

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma is sweet with yeast, malt, spices, and fruit. The appearance is hazy amber gold. The head is decent. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it's OK but nothing special. This is another disappointment with a nice bottle but too expensive for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 21:01:24 | More by nick76
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VIPbeer

New York

3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at Whole Foods on the Bowery with a bottle of Sella Del Diavolo and Nice Chouffe 08. Poured into a Lucifer Snifter. First impressions: the color is definitely a Saison. Orange-amber hue with the color of clover honey. Thin, pure white head with persistent retention- some lacing. The aroma is pungently bitter herbs and orange. This is certainly a good looking beer but something suprising is how little effervescence there is in this- it's very dry and the effect is somewhat flat on the tongue. Flavor throws a kind of a curve ball too. It was barnyardy, hay-like and with a strong perfume of myrrh. I know this beer is brewed with an ancient Egyptian grain and this drinks like an ancient recipe. I drank this solo and I think it's better suited to drinking with food than enjoying on it's own.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 02:31:29 | More by VIPbeer
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kiya

California

3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was expecting something dramatic to come out of this bottle considering the bottle shape and label design.

Pours a nice golden color with little to no head but with massive yeast clots... very little lacing brings up a great and strong floral scent.
Initially i was quite surprised that the overall flavor was so smooth. Nothing jumped out at me, i was sort of wishing something would.
The mouthfeel was one of the highlights for me, great levels of carbonation and a nice light feeling make this a great beer to drink a lot of, but it's not packaged or priced like a beer that's a session beer. Regardless, i loved bits and pieces of this, while overall i felt like it was missing something.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 03:47:41 | More by kiya
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-28-2012 19:02:44 | More by jburchett
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a fizzy white head that disappears rather quickly. Smells very spicy, with loads of ginger and something else that I'm guessing is myrrh. Slightly citric, floral, and with an overall bready malt character. The same spices are strong in the taste as well, along with floral notes and some earthy character. Quite tangy overall with a dry finish. Light-medium body that is pretty effervescent. Interesting to be sure, though overspiced.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 00:25:19 | More by philipquarles
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear light golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some light fruity notes. Taste is sweeter then expected with a solid malt backbone and some light fruity ester. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed though too sweet for my own taste and different malt are hard to distinguish.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 04:02:10 | More by Phyl21ca
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-15-2013 22:03:21 | More by Mattias
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ncelauro

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-11-2013 21:33:45 | More by ncelauro
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An Egyptian styled brew. Brewed in 05. sampled 11/07.

A: Poured a hazy copper orange color with a huge fluffy white head that slowly diminished. Visible carbonation was moderate while small bran flake yeast sediment collected on the bottom of the glass.

S: The nose was yeasty with light bread, a touch of lemon sourness and muskiness.

T: The initial flavor was a blast of lactic sourness, lemons, and light bread notes. There was a huge citrusy sourness flavor along with coriander (pepper) spicing notes. The finish was dry bitter sour citrus with a moderate fade along with some peppery notes. There was a nice tangy spiciness as well. The flavor was yeast dominated but rather one-dimensional. Still a good beer overall, yeasty, with a nice spiciness and wheat palate.

M: The mouthful was oily, with sour citrus (oranges/tangerines) gracing the tongue.

D: moderate drinkability but failed to leave me wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 23:28:12 | More by beerthulhu
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Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
90 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.