Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Traditional Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Made with kamut grain from Egypt, flavoured with ginger and myrrh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mtodd (3) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2010 does not count
Let’s start with the bottle. It sets up the whole experience with Nora. It’s a unique shape for a unique beer. The beer itself is exquisite, smooth and highly drinkable. So far I have tried Nora and Super and overall I am quite impressed with this brewery.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 19, 2007
Straordinaria creazione di Teo Musso del Baladin, questa Nora mi incuriosisce fin da quando ne conosco il nome; finalmente, l’occasione si presenta: bottiglia divisa in due da Paola a Brescia, nel TeKu ovviamente. Versa colore dorato con buona schiuma candida; uno scrigno di spezie l’aroma e il sapore, una carezza dopo l’altra ai sensi che disinibiti si librano nella freschezza di un vagheggiato ritorno alla natura. Il vetro del bicchiere non si sente più, fra le labbra scorre soltanto questo delicato elisir d’oblio. Dopo, abbiamo letto Baudelaire; ma io avrei preferito Rimbaud.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (984) - truckee, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Smells like a ginger ale. Murky orange isles and ring of white head. Sediment all over this beer. Refreshing and bright

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
This beer is based on an ancient Egyptian recipe. What makes this beer so interesting, is the fact it is brewed with kamut, a grain used by ancient Egyptian brewers. It is then spiced with ginger, myrrh, and orange peel. Hops were not used in ancient Egyptian brewing, so only a small amount is used to preserve this beer, but you will find no hop character. Nora pours to an opaque and hazy, deep golden, to light orange color, with a thick and creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very fragrant, with spicy aromas of fresh ginger and lemon. The palate on this beer is tart and "grainy" with good malt flavor, paired with a nice back drop orange/citrus flavor. The tart and citrus flavor of this beer makes it tangy, and very drinkable. Nora finishes with more good tart and grainy malt and citrus flavors, then ends with a touch of ginger spice, that leads back into a nice tangy citrus flavor that lingers. A very unique, flavorful, delicious, drinkable ale. This beer makes for a fantastic summer refresher, and a nice cold glass of this goes well on a hot and humid day. At 6.8% abv, Nora is the type of beer that is perfect as an aperitif, and would work well with a number of dishes. The brewery suggests that "Nora is perfect with oriental food like soya noodles, chop-suey and chicken with curry and rice. Nora is a fine accompaniment to fish and white spicy meats". Sounds right to me. Marketed in beautiful bowling pin like, 750ml brown bottles, Nora Ale retails for $7-$8 a bottle, in select US markets, and is well worth seeking out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2012
Esta que nos ocupa, la Nora, es una barbaridad de buena.Al abrirla salen unos aromas extraordinariamente agradables, como si estuvieses en un campo de lavanda, también muy cítrico, flores, frutas de verano, plátano, naranja… Y al beberla, de nuevo toda esa explosión frutal, con un punto muy dulce, especiada, tal vez esa combinación del “kamut” (un cereal al parecer de origen egipcio, según parece con esta cerveza querían aproximarse a las antiguas cervezas egipcias… o algo así) con las “especias” (no indica cuales) de todo ese sabor. De nuevo es como comerse un campo, deja una sensación agradabilísima, da casi buen rollo bebérsela y hace feliz. Es cremosa, delicadísima y es de estas cervezas que conforme las vas bebiendo te da pena saber que en algún momento se va a terminar y disfrutas cada trago. Para mí es una cerveza brillante, de lo mejor que he bebido en mi vida, no tiene nada “extremo” (ni explosión de lúpulo, ni cosas raras, ni envejecida en nada, lo único que tiene es el kamut y las especias que dan un toque elegantísimo), pero está hecha con un cuidado y unas buenas maneras que da gusto. Como siempre, el “pero” de las italianas es que los precios son altos. Pero vaya, recomendadísima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Diego79 (3) - Roma, ITALY - MAR 21, 2015 does not count
Birra bilanciata, beverina schiuma poco persistente, leggermente fruttata (21/03/2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Apple spice,bitter peach aroma.Opaque dark golden with white particles.Very soft fruity peach sweet sour flavors.Extremely smooth,practactly swims down your throat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy dark brown pour with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of floral spices, hopcitrus, some orange zest and tropical fruit. The flavor is floral and spicy, yeasty, with a lot of orange zest, some lemongrass, mango, coriander, and even clove hints. It gets very black and Bell peppery as it warms, while retaining a smooth, citrusy saisony feel to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
watchnerd (22) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
This beer almost defies classification. Good head that deflates quickly, rich if murky color, and HUGE chunks of yeast upon pouring. Not much lacing. Some say it is best with food, but I think the opposite: drink this by itself to get the full experience. Not much hop presence, if any. Aromas of rose water, nutmeg, and feminine musk. A bit like sniffing panties while drinking beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sagmarium (78) - SPAIN - DEC 14, 2013
Cloudy orange pour with a very thin head. Aroma of peaches and black pepper. Taste is very fruity. Peach and hints of banana. Black pepper in the finish and is slightly spicy.

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