Brewed by Brasserie La Binchoise
Style: Belgian Ale
Binche, Belgium


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Belgian dry-hopped 2 grains beer. Ingredients: Water, barley malt, oats, hops, yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1485) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 33cl bottle, arrived fresh from Geers by Belgo-taxi. Finally, a generation 2.0 , i.e. US dry-hopped Belgian ale fit for summer sessioning! Even at 6,5% this Citra dry hopped ale feels sparkling light, with a confidently thin mouthfeel, doesn’t wear its ABVs on its sleeve like Duvel Triple Hop (defensively increasing the ABV by 1% to counteract the extra hops...), without any self-esteem issues about its immense drinkability. Aroma is onedimensionally focussed on shades of citrus, with fruity wheat touches (2 grains used). Trendier brewers would have found more direct inspiration in an APA (certain overlap with Hopfenstopfer Citra), but the distinctly Belgian pillowy and dry yeast profile makes this an engaging beer, just complex enough to be more than a thirst quencher. Importing a case of this next summer...Rerate X2013: have to add that in aging the air-freshener dryhop quality protrudes, creating a very superficially fragrant Citrus aroma on top of a summery saison base. -0,2 (1st sampled @ZBF 04/2013: pink grapefruit, lychee kitsch aromas on solid light grassy Belgian).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddyBeer1 (834) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
Blonde pâle trouble, effervescence moyenne, col blanc crémeux et tenace. Maltée d’entrée avant que ne se révèle un goût d’agrumes (citron/pamplemousse) suivi d’une amertume des plus agréables.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartholo (21) - BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2013
This extra dry hopped beers is closely related to the Duvel Triple hop, but is more enjoyable. It has a delicate aroma and a round but pronounced hoppy taste. I am a fan!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Pours light golden yellow with foamy white head. Smells of hops and fruit. Taste of semi-intense hops, yeast, and fruit. Finishes clean with slight bitter on the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 3, 2013
Golden yellow body and grey stable head. Pleasant hop aroma with classic hops, yet fruity and floral still. Spruce even. Still mild though and accessible. Drinks easily as well with light yet pleasant bitterness and full enough malts. Very nice actually, much better than expected. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2099) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a hazy pale yellow beer that pours with a huge foamy head. It has a spicy fruity, earthy and lemon flavour with warming zesty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3266) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and quite full of citrus hops with some floral hops. Fruity flavor, quite bitter, nice and well balanced with quite punchy hops. Very refreshing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is triplish, some fruits, slight wine note, seems dry. Flavour is dry fruity goodness, followed by a proper dose of hops. Nice and crisp, long lingering hops. Now this is something interesting!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2013
bottle at home ...golden yellow ... big white head ... soft light salty yeast ... bitter hop ... soft saly yeast linger ... little over fizzy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2013
On tap. Hazy golden with white head. Very nice belgian ale, lots of citrus and yeast notes. Short rating from old tasting notes

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