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Style: Egyptian Recipe
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"Some orangey sweetness bursts out through the center and then the beer dries into a long winy finish. It's fascinating and elegant, and would make a fine match for duck a' l' orange or pork served with fruit sauce. Nora has the classic strength of a saison at 6.8 percent."
Garrett Oliver, The Brewmaster's Table, p. 198

Teo's wife, Nora, is the inspiration for this special beer, just released last year. Although she hails from the town of Lille, France, she also has Algerian heritage in her blood. So, this special brew has been concocted from an ancient Egyptian recipe. Unmalted kamut which was used in ancient Egyptian beers is employed. Hops, which would not have been used in Egypt, are employed in a tiny quantity, solely for their preservative power. Rather, ginger, myrrh, and orange peel are used to represent the balancing spices of ancient times. The myrrh provides the bittering that allows Teo to mostly forgo the use of hops.

Comments from Lorenzo Dabove, Italy’s very own beer expert. He is the director of Unionbirrai in Italy, is a teacher of the Slow Food organization’s Master of Food course, and has been featured in All About Beer with Charlie Papazian

“The nose is very complex with a warm lovely bouquet of rose and violet. Fruity aromas of bitter orange, mango, and lytchees marry beautifully with the floral aromas. The beer is well balanced in the mouth with an interesting sensual spiced aftertaste and unexpected balsamic notes. Nora requires concentration in order for one to appreciate all of the flavours. However, it would also be perfect in a high-rate dinner with exotic and oriental food. This beer is like its brewer: eccentric and creative.”

Nora "Sour Edition" 2005:

In 2005 we created the Nora Sour Edition in order to give them a sour flavor and a more complex fruity and spicy flavour!

These versions are absolutely "Unique"!

Tasting Notes

Notes of violets, roses, cyclamen and citrus fruits

Fullbodied with an intense taste in which citrus aroma contrasts pleasantly the balsamic (mentholated) overtone.

Bitter resins come through, especially in the end.

Alc./Vol.: 6.8 %
Original Gravity: 1066
Final Gravity: 1019
EBC: 25
Version: Sour Edition;
Alc./Vol.: 6.8 %
Original Gravity: 1066

Version: Type: Size: UPC/EAN:
Case 12 * 8.4 oz. Bottle(s) 8 032942 290128
Case 12 * 11.2 oz. Bottle(s) 8032942293914
Case 6 * 25.4 oz. Bottle(s) 8032942 292108
Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Keg 1 * 7.9 gal. Keg
Keg 1 * 13.2 gal. Keg
(PA Only) Case 12 * 25.4 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02819 9
Jeroboam bottle Case 1 * 0.8 gal. Bottle(s) 0 62067 03108 3
Magnum bottles Case 4 * 50.8 oz. Magnum Bottle(s)
Sour Edition 2005 Case 12 * 25.4 oz. Bottle(s) 0 62067 02961 5
Zymatore, Aged in CA Zinfandel barrel Keg 1 * 5.3 gal. Keg
Picture: Nora 25.4oz bottle & glass.
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