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Baladin Nora | Birrificio Le Baladin

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Brewed by:
Birrificio Le Baladin

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

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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 148
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4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HogHill
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into my Duvel glass. Huge 3 finger head of white frothy goodness. A hazy golden body supports it below, looks like a hefe-weizen.

The nose is comprised mostly of citrus, a nice but not too strong lemon aroma.

Nora is decently carbonated, I would've guessed it to be moreso, but it works here.

This "birra" tastes like a top notch golden ale with a big citrus presence. A bit tart (lemon), but not sour. Their is a very pleasing spice taste which I believe is chamomille. Excellent.

This is a extremely drinkable beer, an ideal ABV, wish they sold this in six packs. Flow with the Go!

Notes: really nice label (on all the Baladin brews), I like this style of 750 bottle too, just like the DeuS. Definitely a bit pricey at $12.99 (Harrington's in Chelmsford) but it is a fine Italian beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Photo of alexgash
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light haze, soft peach with copper highlights, topped by a thick finger of clingy, off-white head. Beautiful. Nose is fairly complex and inviting with notes of lightly sweet malt, kinda sugary and marshmallowy, wheat tang, fruit (banana mostly), pepper, coriander, and lots of citrus zest. Taste is centered around soft, tangy, sweet wheat malts. Notes of graham cracker, and banana cocktail, before spice and citrus zest take over. Finish is yeasty and peppery. Very soft mouthfeel, with a medium body. Very refreshing and complex. Different in a gruit sort of way, but way citrus-ier. Goes well with lots of different foods I bet.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

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4.48/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of nightcrawler
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I've never tasted a beer quite like this.

The smell was sour and alcoholic so I assumed this was going to be bitter and astringent, like an abbey ale gone bad. I was surprised to find the beer light and refreshing, hinting to be more like a Flemish sour beer with a dry finish. The finish may be a bit too dry, leaving me with a sort of weird thirst after each sip.

Very easy to drink with complex flavors slowly coming to the forefront the more I tasted. Light on the tongue with a sudden blast of bubbles as it hits the top of your mouth. It would be very easy to finish the bomber in one sitting.

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Photo of acrawf6
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out of a beautifully shaped 750 mlbottle. Hazy yellowish golden with white lightly foamy head. I do see a little sediment floating around.

Smell. Very interesting. A good light ginger aroma with a little cinnamon. Lots of fresh apples and apple peel tartness. very light and refreshing, and still nice and complex.

Taste. Initial taste is the fresh apple tartness. Also has tastes of a light chardonney. Very crisp. ginger is there, but not as much as in the aroma. has a yeasty taste to it as well. Aftertaste is a touch dry and tart, but under that is just a bit of sweet apple juice flavor.

Mouthfeel is very nice and crisp. A light carbonation that barely tickles your tongue.

Overall one of the more or most unique beers i've had. Very interesting and quite delicious.

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4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to merlin48 for giving me and clvand0 the opportunity. What a champ. The brew pours a hazy straw color with a 2 finger head that falls to coat the beer. The nose is really nice. There is a lot going on in the nose. Sweet, lemoney-citrusy, spicey and floral. Damn. The flavor is very floral...kind of like I'm drinking flowers. there is a light spiceyness in there..nit quite peppery but not something I can put my finger on. Very interesting. The feel is moderate to thick, slightly creamy ith a moderate carbonation. I really do like this beer. It is nice to be drinking it with the windows open here in the spring. This one will keep me really looking forward to the other brew we have from this brewery. Thanks again Sam.

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Baladin Nora from Birrificio Le Baladin
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 342 ratings
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