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Baladin Nora - Birrificio Le Baladin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

253 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 51
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of TribeBeerDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

TribeBeerDrinker, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of DogFood11
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tall pilsner glass it forms a nice white head that leaves sliding sporadic lace. Yellow body and tons of swirling rapid carbonation.

Ginger root, dirt, earthiness on the backside. This beer is all about the spices. Crisp mouthfeel. Floral is the base smell and it comes through in the mouthfeel, drying...and the taste. Fruits and spices are the dominant theme, Mango comes into play and even some vineous characteristics. Is it well put together? Yep. Is it rustic and more of a spiced and herbed tea than a good kick as beer?Yep

Notes: This was a nights worth of depth. So many spices and fruits that I'm spent and done for the evening. Not sure what could possibly follow this. I liked it and reccomend it.

DogFood11, Sep 30, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

cuy50, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

kjkinsey, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jryanj927, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Hultkrantz, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Bandi, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

TubaDan, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Kimbo1318, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

PEIhop, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

RobertColianni, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

masonkessinger, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Mesa512, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Peyton5410, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

KalanM, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

oglmcdgl, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

cjgiant, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Travlr
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange color, with no head at all and no lacing to speak of.
S: Aroma of myrrh (just kidding). Bread and ginger.
T: Flavor starts with fresh bread and progresses rapidly to strong ginger and lemonade.
M: Medium body.
D: Interesting, but difficult to finish. Is this really a beer?

Travlr, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of BeerImmediately
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

25oz bottle into Orval chalice at cellar temp.

Pours with hardly any head over a fairly clear, dirty-blond body. Fair amount of yeast at the bottom of bottle.

Aromas are pleasant and inviting. White pepper, cardamom, flowers, and light citrusy fruits.

Quite light on the palate, with smooth flavors of orange, lemon, and faint spices. This would pair really well with fish or lemon-pepper chicken dish.

Mouthfeel was light, with a below-average carbonation level, and slight tang in the finish.

Overall, a really well put-together and easy drinking spiced beer that won't offend anyone.

BeerImmediately, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of jamie2dope
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This bottle was purchased at Winchester Wine and Spirits. Poured in to a wide mouthed wine glass a hazy orange, with little heading, and lively carbonation. Smell has essences of honey, chamomile, ginger, cinnamon and wild flowers. All in all very spicy in aroma. Taste is more of the same, with a prickly spiced character that curiously sneaks around the palate. Body is on the light side, with very little alcohol present in the taste. I must say that it was a bit difficult to drink. The spice and overall huge complexity make it one that I would drink in small samples. Cheers

jamie2dope, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of jmz62565
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a medium white head that leaves almost no lacing. The smell is very "bisquity" with corriander,pepper, clove,banana, and a champagne "dryness' to it. The taste is crisp with a hop bite along with a creamy bunch of flavors. Cloves,banana,hops,corriander,pepper.and lemon make this a complex flavor mixture. The m/f is medium,but alittle syrupy and medicanal,but not bad. A decent beer,alittle flawed,but you can drink it easily enough. Cheers.

jmz62565, Feb 18, 2007
Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
90 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.