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:
#4,591
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
351
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
61
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 150
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

Photo of alpinebryant
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale malt color with a visible head leaving some lacing.

S: Aromas of spices, floral ginger and honey scents mixed with some very faint citrus.

T: Tastes nicely blended and dry. Not overly sweetened or bittered. Mild and well put together. Very belgian in style, but with herbs not typical of a belgian that might usually just work with a nice strong yeast presence. Delightfully refreshing and a nice sipper here. Compared to some other spiced beers, this one is very well done in my opinion and not over done in the category where I might otherwise be tired of having this after one beer. This I have had the lucky occasion to come upon a few bottles of to enjoy thanks to a family member.

M: Medium to thick body and a light level of carbonation.

O: Very well done altogether. I think this easily overcomes others in the category. From the examples I have seen in category styles I cannot think of a more well put together beer. Easily drinkable and enjoyable by many

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Photo of fluffypaste
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AngEo
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HopMaven
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Open Baladin Rome. Beautiful color, no head, lovely, light herbal aroma. Quite a few layers of flavor, a bit sweet and quite herbal on the finish. I think this would be wonderful with food.

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

On tap at Grand Cafe L'Aquila in Philadelphia, PA. Served in a stemmed glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange amber color with a thin dense white foam. Some persistent lacing in fine strands noted.

Smell: Faint floral aroma, a bit of orange peel and a little bready.

Taste: At first, like a bready wheat ale, but with some underlying sweetness and a complex blend of flavors. I could get the orange peel at times, but it wasn't as bitter as I was expecting. The finish is not something I can describe. Sweet, floral, lightly bitter, and something else. I'm guessing that's the Myrrh. I can't say I tasted the ginger other than an occasional underlying spiciness. Delicate and complex is how I would describe the flavor of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, light carbonation, chewy.

Overall / Drinkability: A very unique beer. Not something I would drink all night, but very glad I tried it. Went well with salad and pasta carbonara.

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

Photo of groleau
3.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Listed on the "1001."

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Photo of andpit
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of paullmcm25
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark orange, cloudy, with a paper thin head and tons of brown spice sediment floating around then settling to the bottom.

Like a Moroccan apple pie, with fresh, just poached apple, and some citrus in the background.

Don't let the apple pie description make you think sweet. In a way, it's a little toward the savory side.

It's a bit gritty and spicy due to all the unfiltered spice within.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber color with a three fingers head with great retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma of orange peel, some non-identifiable resin– actually like an incense, wheat and mild ginger.
Citrusy flavor with notes of ginger, lemon, orange peel, perfume, wheat (Kamut?), cloves and I guess myrrh which is quite present. Dry aftertaste with an aromatic finish (in your mouth).
Light body with somewhat effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 6.8% is absent.
Unique perfumy beer that delivers the promised flavors and aromas. Myrrh gave an enigmatic feeling to the beer. Church in your mouth. This should pair perfectly with Lebanese food.

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Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle served into a Reidel wine glass.
A wheat beer with a blend of myrrh, ginger and orange that is like incense in a glass for the nose. The wheat gives it a clean followthrough for the mouth with a gentle carbonation which doesn't over power.
Take your time with this. It is a sipper.

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Photo of p4nch1to
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MandoMaster
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

750ml
Gold Foil/Capped

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a small quick creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some cherries, honey. The taste is malty, yeasty, nice cherry note, sweet, slight spice, very slight tart note. Medium body. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of JohnboyE
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft in a tulip. Golden with slight haze. Not a lot on the nose. Luxuriant, velvety mouthfeel. Taste is subtle and perfumy with a floral finish. It's really the uniqueness of the flavor that stood out for me.

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Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 351 ratings