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Baladin Nora - Birrificio Le Baladin

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261 Ratings

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 52
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

AxesandAnchors, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

2GOOFY, Jan 06, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BA decided to go down for maintenance while I was writing my review so I will have to make this new one brief.

A: A cloudy amber pour. Medium sized fizzy white head. Fades prety quickly with little head retention. Only slight smudges of lacing remain.

S: Orange marmalade and ginger primarily. Floral.

T: Again, orange marmalade up front with applesauce and ginger. Maybe even a spiced apple cider too? Get honey and a slight crackery malt in the middle. Finishes sweet with a sticky marmalade again and a touch of grass. Lots of spices throughout that I can't identify (what the hell is myrrh?) but it is quite delicious.

M: Medium bodied, sticky sweet.

O: What a unique brew. I can't identify half of the flavors in this one (no idea what myrrh or kamut is) but I can tell you that is has quite a complex variety of well-balanced flavors. And they are all pretty damn good. This is an excellent beer for the style, albeit quite unusual and unique. Not in a bad way either. Not sure I'd pay $20 for this beer on a regular basis but it stands alone in its category. Never had anything even remotely similar to this one.

Dope, Dec 31, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2006 Edition: Bright sparkly golden in body with white bubbly head that stays. Smells of tart cider, apple pie but without the crust, little citrus. Tastes cider-like: apple pie mush, tart, sour notes, light cinnamon pear. Light in body with prickly carbonation.

JRed, Dec 26, 2012
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Antnyd82, Dec 05, 2012
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, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden copper color with half a fingers worth of head

S: Nice and spicy, fairly sweet with a few sour tinges here and there. Spices are complex and theres not really much I can specifically pick out. Smells wonderful though

T: Subtle yet complex spicy notes accent the sweetness of the malt base. Fairly tart to begin with, but that quickly fades into the malts. Again, hard to really pick out what spices I'm getting, but they are very nice and work well together

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation that quickly removes any aftertaste. The carbonation level removes the overall taste almost too quickly to realize what the spices really do as well. I wish it was a little softer or not so carb'd

O: A very interesting and complex spiced beer that keeps you coming back for more. I wish I had more than the 8.45 oz. bottle, but that's all they had in stock. Definitely recommended

BEERMILER12, Nov 14, 2012
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jk3, Oct 26, 2012
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JohnK17, Oct 19, 2012
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ystazi, Oct 11, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans

A: Pours a murky, cloudy golden/orange color. Almost no head and no lace forms. Kind of lifeless.
S: Lightly tart and acidic. Herbal tea like aromas, ginger, other spices. Passion fruits like mango and papaya. Really interesting, and everything works together.
T: Love it. Tart and acidic apple skins. Almost apple cider like. Herbal tea, ginger, and passion fruits. Lots going on that all intermingle perfectly.
M/D: A medium body with crisp carbonation. So smooth at the same time, with a nice dry bite. So easy to drink. Something I can enjoy all day.

I am really glad to have come across this. A great beer, and something I will grab in the future if I see it. Recommended.

champ103, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
90 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.