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Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Traditional Ale
Piozzo, Italy

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with kamut grain from Egypt, flavoured with ginger and myrrh.

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3.6
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of grains, fruit, light ginger, slight coriander, slight pepper, and slight yeast. Poured amber/gold/orange in color with a small, loose, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of slight fruit, pepper, grains, spices, slight honey, myrrh, and a hint of ginger. Lightly medium body. Slick, slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Slightly sweet, pepper, light grain, light fruit, and hint of ginger finish is slightly dry.

3.1
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
Pours a creamy orange colour with a small gray head. The nose is musty, spicy, and has some odd notes. The taste is very weird. Musty citrus, spice. Weird... Decent, but probably wouldn’t drink again.

3.5
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Golden yellow pour with lasting head, beer is also not very clear. Aroma is spicy and not familiar as a beer smell. Tropical fruit flavor with pepper and spice overtones. Definitely not your typical beer.

3.5
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle shared by Vtafro thanks dude. Pours a hazy copper amber body with an off white head. Aroma is sharp like pepper ginger and pencil shavings. Dusty and acrid. A light melon overtaken by spices, pepper and anise like spice. Very strange beer i can’t say i’d have it again but decent for an odd ball.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16383) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
75cl bottle @ Ca De Vin, Millesimo. Pours unclear orange with a lovely creamy head and lacings. Nose and taste is complex. So much of everything - and it really works. Fine balance. Very malty and spicy. Caramel, yeast, baking powder, sweetness, exotic fruits, pepper, ginger and hops. Smooth and full palate. Very tasty.

3.7
BroSpud (2244) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Large bottle. Interesting beer. Pours a hazy golden color with alot of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Full of spicy flavors that I can’t quite identify but they work well. Very complex and very unique.

3.6
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Thick white head that dissapates very very quickly. A small white lacing remains on the surface, and sides. Lemon and ginger aroma, with a very mild flavor. Just the perfect amount of subtle ginger...which I’ve experienced as overpowering other beers. Almost no noticeable hop character, and no bitterness. Undertand this beer is all about the spices, but a bit of subtle hop aroma might be nice. Clearly unfiltered, and a hazy, murky appearance. Overall, very interesting, and very different....but also enjoyable and refreshing.

3.9
jcr (2763) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Draft. Rich Os. Very murky amber body. Head is short, white and frothy, mostly diminishing. Aroma of coriander, ginger, grain, citrus, flowers and caramel. Hints of honey, pear. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet with a nice lingering tartness. Very dry. There’s also this sensation that the beer is sprinkled with white pepper, the same taste you get from Baladin’s Waylan. Medium body with a smooth texture. Lively carbonation. The more beers I have from this brewery, the more I am impressed. Complex. Sophisticated. Great balance. This is one interesting and unique beer.

3.8
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2009
My foray into traditional ales continues. Crazy, spicy aroma. Definite ginger, a nutmeg like smell, and a floral aroma. Gold, slightly orange in color, white head. Very hazy, and unfiltered, with particulate matter all throughout the beer. The flavor: sweet, sugary, honey, toffee like at first, then ginger and other spices manifest themselves. The finish is purely ginger, and spices like nutmeg, clove. (That must be what myrrh tastes like). Medium, thick mouthfeel, lightly syrupy. I love the adventure of these traditonal ales, or recreations of ancient beers. This guy is a very intersting beer in its own right.

3.4
DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Draft at Bavarian Lodge as "Birrifico le Baladin Nora." Advertised as Egyptian style beer. Could this become a style all its own? I kind of liked this one, after all. Cloudy coppery IPA color in glass. Thin head. Spicy smell, but light and pleasant. Taste is equally subdued. Not much "normal" beer taste, so you need to build a new set of standards. Spicy notes of lemongrass and a carved wooden pipe bowl. Impressions of Belgian coriander, maybe there’s a Belgian yeast. Bit of banana weizen flavor in the middle. Perhaps this is even a spontaneous ferment? Unusual spice mix never gets in the way, just gives an impression of a beer made in the time before hops.


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