Baladin Nora
Birra Baladin

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From:
Birra Baladin
 
Italy
Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #1
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,385
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.97%
Ratings:
372
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 27, 2022
Added:
Jul 01, 2002
Wants:
  84
Gots:
  67
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: This Egyptian inspired brew is spiced with ginger, myrrh, and orange peel ... very complex.
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3.72 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 27, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by JuanCalle from New Jersey

Great amber color, medium foam small and medium bubbl es, the foam doesn't stand longer and the carbonation is good.
Nice caramel/toasted bread and light sweet hay aroma.
Crisp, fresh and spicy, balanced light bitterness and nice refreshing finish.

Feb 19, 2022
 
3.86 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 16, 2021
 
4.03 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 17, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

Pours amber with a 1 inch white head, which slowly fades. Moderate lacing. Suspended yeast particles.

Aroma of cloves, pepper, bread, yeast.

Taste is nutmeg, cloves, allspice, pepper, ginger, yeast.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Spicy finish.

This is a very good Italian beer.

Apr 16, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Cloudy bright orange pour, eye catching, fat finger of cream foam with spotted lacing. Toast, dark grains, wood root, a healthy amount of ginger, orange zest, and general incense in the nose. Taste is equally complex while adding a kiss of booze and caramel malt, grains and spices seem really well matched. Feels complex with all the spices, grains, malts, booze, and zest elements, while keeping the spices front and center which in my opinion what the style should show off. Surprised by how much I enjoyed this both as a curiosity and a nice change up beer, but also as a beer cut above many others I have had

Feb 19, 2021
 
3.75 by shigg85 from Japan on Jan 18, 2021
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3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

750 ml corked and waxed bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.8%. Hazy deep golden to amber cour, large white head. Very interesting spicy and exotic aroma, notes of incense, does indeed fulfill the brewer’s intentions of bringing some the smells of the Middle East. Also notes of yeast. Interesting flavour too, complex spicy notes, fairly refreshing. The spiciness is never sharp nor burning. Intentionally lightly hopped to bring the spicy notes up front, but a little more hops would not hurt. The finish is too perfumed and "soapy", and ruins much of the pleasure for me.

Jan 07, 2021
 
4.51 by Briggsy43 from South Carolina on Aug 03, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: slightly hazy copper and pale burnt orange with a 1/5 finger fizzy off-white head

s: orange peel, wheat, tobacco, coriander, sweet lemons, grass, sweet hay, and a nice sweet malt. there's also something in here that i can't put my finger on because i don't recognize it

t: sweet malts and honey bread upfront. apple juice, coriander and cardamom. sweet orange juice and coriander powder. sweet lemons and honey wheat crackers

m: medium mouthfeel. lower moderate carbonation

o: it's alright. to me, it tastes like sweet apple juice mostly. not bad, but i'm not picking up the complexity of the spices i was hoping for. i'd drink another of these because it's tasty, but it didn't meet my expectations

May 13, 2020
 
3.72 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Sep 18, 2019
 
4 by alexsergio from New York on Aug 03, 2019
 
3.84 by Rumlibeers from Switzerland on May 25, 2019
 
4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on May 23, 2019
 
4.25 by ajdemma from New York on Mar 30, 2019
 
4 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jan 19, 2019
 
3.75 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Sep 15, 2018
 
3.89 by gardner254 from Ohio on Aug 11, 2018
 
4.57 by cmsiii from Japan on Jun 29, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a deep, dark gold/medium amber coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smell is quite malty and herbal, with light hoppy characteristics as well. Notes of doughy malt, ginger, and orange peel. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by bready, caramel malt and herbal notes of ginger, coriander and rosemary. There's also a strong grainy note and light hoppy citrus and spicy estery notes to this. Finishes with a light, sweet, herbacious bitterness and some ginger coming through in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is somewhat reminiscent of a Wit with its strong coriander and orange peel notes, but takes the herbal character even further with a subtle ginger presence. Perhaps a little too sweet and grainy, but pretty well-balanced all in all. I do love a good herb/spice beer and this definitely fits the bill.

Jun 26, 2018
 
4.49 by Deechybrews from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2018
 
4.34 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jun 10, 2018
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on May 24, 2018
 
3.75 by mishi_d from Romania on May 20, 2018
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3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by drmeto from Germany

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.

Apr 12, 2018
 
4.04 by Momon from Philippines on Mar 23, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

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.

Mar 23, 2018
 
3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Mar 03, 2018
 
4.05 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on Feb 27, 2018
 
3.93 by Heftklammer from Massachusetts on Jan 25, 2018
 
3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Sep 13, 2017
 
3.25 by BdM from Netherlands on Aug 24, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by patre_tim from Thailand

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.

Aug 02, 2017
 
4 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2017
 
4.09 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania on Jul 09, 2017
 
4.25 by unclekeith from Alaska on Jul 05, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

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.

Jul 03, 2017
 
3.97 by gianluca88 from Italy on Jun 08, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

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.

May 13, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GregorioMagno from China

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.

Apr 01, 2017
Baladin Nora from Birra Baladin
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 372 ratings