Baladin Nora | Birrificio Le Baladin

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338 Ratings
Baladin NoraBaladin Nora
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
Ratings:
338
Reviews:
147
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
59
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 338 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AJacob81
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky umber w eggshell lacing. The nose is crystallized ginger, cummin, and a hint of blood orange. On the palate, whole wheat, citrus and cloves are most apparent with the aromatic notes in strong support. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick and coating, unexpectedly so for a wheat beer. Pairs well w a Quadrella di Buffala cheese from Italia. This is intriguing enough to interest me in more of what Italian craft has to offer, despite the price tag.

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Photo of Kelp
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magno48
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at 'Champs' in State College, PA - Snifter glass

L: Pours a deep golden brown, somewhat hazy with a moderate white head.

S: Herbal and complex, it claims to be brewed with Myrrh, ginger, and orange peel. Definitely some ginger on the nose and several different flavors are here. Almost like an herbal tea.

T-F: Complex and herbal/spicy, and some flavors that I can't definitely identify (myrrh? I've only heard of it... never sampled). Definite citrus notes and a mild ginger warmth at the finish. Significant carbonation.

O: A very unusual brew and better than any other Italian beer I've tried (going against my rule of thumb for Italy... wine: yes - beer: no). The closest thing I can compare it to is the 'Midas Touch' from Dogfish head, but it's lacking some of the honey sweetness and "Midas' is superior in my estimation. One glass in a sitting was enough and probably a bit too herbal, but definitely a complex flavor that I'd sample again.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WyoCoyote
4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not a big spiced ale fan, but if they were all like this one it might change my mind

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandon911
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopstermonster1
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ckollias
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of diegominach
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been getting really really into the Italians lately, and these guys are among the best. this is a cool little beer, definitely overpriced, but they all are I feel like from Italy. a wheat base it feels like, hazy and just bronzed a little, with a tall white head. it smells herbal, but I cant place any of the herbs. its not quite tea, not quite dried flowers, not quite citrusy, but in proximity to all of that. still it seems simpler than that on the taste, delicate for sure, with a really distinct and pungent yeast strain and a definitely fruit quality in the finish. a touch of sweetness like clover honey brings it together, and the hops are like dried straw in a field. carbonation is awesome, feel is rich and round for what it is. I had a really hard time picking out exactly what the spices in here were, but the whole is a really nice drink. I wish we could get four packs of this for what single bottles cost, that's my only complaint

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.84/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Johnct
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%

Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
4.04 out of 5 based on 338 ratings.
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