Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Traditional Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Made with kamut grain from Egypt, flavoured with ginger and myrrh.

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FatPhil (15967) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 750ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
Clear rich gold, small ring head. Lovely citrussy aroma, tangerine and a little limey. Gently spiced retronasals, ginger mostly, but not dominant. Full sweet palate, but not sticky. Lovely gentle grains, and a really subtle ginger element that pervades every corner, but again doesnít dominate. Finish has lovely fresh green hops and zingy tangerine zest. Occasionally a waft of alcohol, but not boozy ever, and that was quite rare.
Rerate of: (6:3:6:3:10=2.8) 750ml bottle (OPP, HBF2010) - shared with Miksu
6 Sweet estery aroma, but decent grainy maltiness
3 Hazy mid gold, tight head
6 Lots of fruity esters in the retronasals, and no shortage of grains
3 A bit too dry, some white pepper too
10 A little sickly.
Hmmm - this sounds like what Miksu had (we wrote our reviews completely independently), but this is very different from what we had in OPP later - was it a different beer?

boogernose (9) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
I picked this one up because of the cool bottle and the fact thatís itís made in Italy. I have some Italian relatives on my motherís side of the family. Anyway. Iím finding this beer to be fairly underwhelming. First off, thereís no head to speak of. No lacing. Is it colored water? The aroma is pine and grass. And itís very faint. Taste is a bit sweet. Thereís a hint of spice thatís actually not bad. I canít say what spice it is.. itís somewhat peppery. Maybe itís myrrh.. whatever that is. Not a bad tasting beer although that taste doesnít stick around for long. Light to medium body. This was interesting to try, but I wonít be getting it again.

Miksu (5053) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - APR 19, 2010
0.75 l bottle at Helsinki Beer Festival. Deep golden color. The aromas of lemon, pine, white pepper and wood. Sweet aroma with pine, white pepper, and honey. Interesting original spiciness, very piney.

kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Draught at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle. Pale golden with a creamy white head. Aroma is light citrusy with a hint of cedary wood. Flavor is a bit bitter with some spicy woody notes. Notes of orange peel. Nice spicy character but very drinkable with a rich palate.

imike (31) - , ITALY - MAR 24, 2010
in questa degustazione mi ha convinto poco. me la ricordavo migliore, forse Ť solo colpa della bottiglia che ho stappato. ha indiscutibilmente un ottimo perlage a fronte di una schiuma poco consistente, molto "champagnosa". ho avuto líimpressione di una birra molto leggera, dal gusto fine ma non del tutto convincente. me la ricordavo molto piý profumata. magari in futuro rettificherÚ questa mai scheda

davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle 750ml. Delicious beer. Aromas of citrus, spice, and dough. Taste is sweet, some bitterness in the background, good length. Silky palate, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, the head doesnít last.

fonefan (48773) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle 750ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate yeasty, soap, spicy, ginger - myra. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, a spicy bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20091003]

ogivlado (7775) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottled 750ml. -Murky orange/golden coloured, medium sized white head, peppery flowery nose. Lots of floaties all over the glass. Sweet malty, citrusy and yeasty with peppery notes. Presence of honey in the finish. Interesting, but all in all average brew.

tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - JAN 26, 2010
non mi dispiace per nulla questa Nora, una birra color arancio ruggine, nel bicchiere il cappello di schiuma Ť ampio e persistente, si notano molti sedimenti. profuma di arancio, ananas, luppolo forse o qualche spezia che non riesco ad afferrare, al palato le note agrumate ritornano, con un finale piý amaro, effervescenza media, cosž come il corpo di questa birra che mi piace di piý ogni volta che la bevo.

mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2010
bottle 750ml EXP Mar 2011 shared with JanneK. Thanks. Color golden yellow tiny creamy white head Taste: grainy flowery malts first then tickling ginger in the mouth. Pleasant . With yeast hazy and sharp stronger aromas

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