Baladin Nora | Birrificio Le Baladin

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4.01/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin
Italy
birreria.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,445
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
348
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
61
Trade:
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Photo of drmeto
3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a cloudy golden with a small to medium,frothy,white head
-high carbonation visible
-lots of visible particle floaties
S:
-grainy,wheaty,orange zest,golden syrup,apple
T:
-wheaty,golden syrup,lots of white pepper,orange zest,spicy,grainy,bready
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-no alcohol detectable
O:
This one felt very muddled aside from big grain notes and a lot of pepper on the tongue and orange zest.
Just o.k.

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Photo of Momon
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely, hazy orange body, moderate head. Nose is spiced pear and apple skin, a bit of spun sugar. Flavor is similar, with a subtle bite in the close. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dave2234
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Caramel and copper, no visible carbonation, very cloudy, topped with a half finger of off-white head.

Smells of fresh oranges, caramel, bananas, caramelized butter, lots of spices like ginger, kind of like Christmas spices.

Again, it tastes a lot like a Christmas beer. Christmas spices, bananas, taste like a Belgian inspired beer.

Medium body, moderate foamy carbonation.

Excellent brew, this one must be tried. Got and drank in Chang Mai August 2, 2017.

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Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours copper with a small head with not much in terms of lacing. The aroma is pretty neutral and overall faint which is very misleading as the flavor is both intense and very complex. Well balanced hop bitterness and malt sweetness but with a lot of spicy notes from the various herbs that have been thrown in the brew. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of gianluca88
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Short lived head which settles to barest of rim bubbles. No lace. The color is a dirty amber/dark tan. Cloudy.

The aroma features almonds, fermented honey, and toasted caramel. I get a mild metallic nose.

Semisweet with some definitive unfermented sugars. I get a strong flavor of honey. The spice is subtle and complex. This fades on the swallow where the warmth of alcohol comes on strongly. Full bodied with the sugar base but the carbonation is also elevated. The aftertaste is short and reminiscent of the aftermath from a hard candy.

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Photo of GregorioMagno
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had out of 330ml bottle from a Teku glass.
Look: Unfiltered. Pours a hazy apricot colour. Tight, persistent head in the Belgian style. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Citrus, clove, yeast, esters - quite a subdued aroma however

Taste: Light and herbal like a Saison, followed by a light but warm ginger spiciness and an intense orangey marmalade-like burst. Complex and delicious flavour, but sadly the flavour vanishes almost as soon as you swallow a sip.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium body, high carbonation

Overall: A really lovely and unusual beer. Not a session beer but really great with food or as a "one or two" kind of brew. The flavour is great but a bit thin. If it hit the back of your tongue like it hits the front, and it lasted longer in the mouth, it would be something truly wonderful.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper pour, little head. Lots of orange and lemon on the nose, some other spice i assume is the myrhh. Taste has more orange, a little ginger and some alcohol esters. Not too spicy, good mouthfeel

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of descobar
3.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from a 750 ml bottle
Look: it is a pale amber with and orange hue. minimal head with very low retention. no lacing observed. it is very hazy.
Smell: very lemony, along with spices and significant ginger presence. some biscuity malt sweetness.
Taste: there's a lot of strong flavors here. lemon, orange, ginger and spices. enough sweetness to suggest maybe some candy sugar additions. if there was any bitterness, it is faded away leaving a strong tangey astringency behind.
Feel: I find it medium to light in body, and texture is thin-ish with low carbonation and astringency as previously mentioned. Finishes sweet and short with only a lingering astringency sticking to the palate.
Overall: I enjoyed the last bottle a bit more. there is a puckering astringency that is somewhat off. Still very drinkable but I can only imagine how good this beer is fresh from a tap with full carbonation... and un-faded bitterness.

Age: 4+ years (only signs are in the low carbonation and faded bitterness that leaves the beer a bit unbalanced with a bit too much puckering astringency present)

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Photo of vfgccp
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of I3eer
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big creamy head, nice lacing, hazy yeast chunk murky orange

Nose floral malts, golden Belgian malts, sweet floral orange candy, esters, faint phenol

Taste sweet candy malt, candi sugar, orange candy, floral citrus and fruity esters, juicy, little biscuit toasted grainy malt, touch bitterness.

Mouth is to fuller bod, decent carb

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Photo of JavierGC
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 348 ratings