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Baladin Nora - Birrificio Le Baladin

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

246 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 46
Gots: 11 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-10-2013 22:40:10 | More by kjkinsey
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-24-2014 00:50:19 | More by jryanj927
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-16-2013 22:48:24 | More by Hultkrantz
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-24-2013 03:45:16 | More by Bandi
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-08-2014 23:55:41 | More by TubaDan
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Kimbo1318

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-05-2013 22:02:49 | More by Kimbo1318
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-07-2014 11:22:49 | More by PEIhop
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-01-2013 16:52:37 | More by francisweizen
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-23-2013 19:57:57 | More by RobertColianni
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masonkessinger

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2012 19:29:58 | More by masonkessinger
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Mesa512

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-17-2014 23:48:22 | More by Mesa512
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-29-2012 23:01:44 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-10-2013 19:13:54 | More by Peyton5410
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-14-2013 13:22:29 | More by KalanM
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-02-2014 02:56:22 | More by KAF
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-07-2013 06:24:43 | More by oglmcdgl
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-22-2014 20:59:05 | More by cjgiant
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Travlr

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
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?

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2010 01:34:30 | More by Travlr
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 19:14:02 | More by BeerImmediately
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 01:47:18 | More by jamie2dope
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jmz62565

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 19:00:16 | More by jmz62565
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

drank on 3.3.09 at home while working my ass off for a project that is due in a few days - I deserve a good beer at midnight. I acquired this beer through a trade with ineedabeer, thanks for the Nora. you gotta love beer trading.

ok - so I was not sure what to expect with this beer. I don't know if I have ever had an Italian 'microbrew'. But I have heard good things, so I figured I'd check it out.

To start off, when I opened the bottle, it unaggressively foamed over, so I quickly poured it into my glass. It poured a cloudy (and somewhat chunky) brownish, golden/peach color. With the bottle foam over I expected more head, but it was average and didn't last very long. It dissipated rather quickly which was slightly disappointing. The smell was a bit more mild than I was hoping for based on the style and ingredients. there was a mild citrusy smell, light malt base and some spice in the nose. There wasn't enough spice to truly discern the orange and ginger that was quoted, but you can tell something was there. maybe it was the myrh since I couldn't tell what it was. who knows.

Sorry to say it - but a bit underwhelmed with this beer. a bit spicy up front, but I still don't get that ginger - if I do - it is totally mild and behind the scenes. I get the orange and citrus in the taste, which is nice. The mouthfeel is creamy and palate coating at first, but leaves a sour and somewhat damp and sticky feeling in my mouth. A bit of phlegm hanging out in there which at first wasn't too bad, but is sort of getting annoying.

Ok - still not sure what to think. drinkability is pretty good (less the phlegm). I like it - then I don't like it - then I like it again. worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 05:40:49 | More by Hophead101
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ChowHound

New York

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, now I know what "horse-blankets" smell like. Hefe-weizen color of hazy gold. Small but lasting head of white froth. Funky nose, as I said, and at first taste I didn't like this beer. A little medicinal and metallic, and flavors I generally would describe as tart. After a while, this beer grew on me, and the mellowing effects did as well. Alcohol warmth combined with a saliva inducing sourdough bread flavor and a dry, tart finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2005 14:18:49 | More by ChowHound
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Gary779

South Africa

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beer is bright yellow. Pours with suspended particles and a big head that doesn't stay at all or leaves lace. Beer looks like orange jell-o with a white head.

S: Elements include turkish delight, peaches, orange rind, stale urine and underripe apricot. Some aromatic herbs make themselves present at the back of the nose.

T: Slight taste of stale urine, underripe fruit (apricots and green grapes), pomegranate and strawberries. Utterly complex taste.

M: Very smooth. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

O: An odd beer. Nice to taste but immensely difficult to analyse.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 18:11:58 | More by Gary779
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glid02

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours a cloudy orange color with a pillowy two-finger head. The head recedes quickly into a thin layer of bubbles on top that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of light oranges and lighter spices. There's not a whole lot of aroma to be had here.

Tastes more potent than it smells. Light citrus flavors are joined by light spices and a husky malt flavor with a mildly bitter ending. There's a lot going on here, but somehow it manages not to be a train wreck. The flavor profile seems to change with each sip, and it took me about halfway through the glass to really get a grip on this beer.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness with good carbonation and goes down smoothly.

Drinkability is good, mostly because it seems to change with every sip.

Overall this is one interesting beer, although I'm on the fence about how much I like it. I'm glad I gave it a try, but I think one will be enough.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2009 05:20:38 | More by glid02
Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
90 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.