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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed for Brasserie Malonne.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13108) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. Orange, slightly hazy body. Tea, some fruit, sweetness and malt in the aroma. The flavor is quite heavy, with sweetness, tea and some fruityness. Full body, sligtly sticky in the mouth. Nice, but a bit on the tea-side. (070914)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2004
Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Nut brown, creamy small tanned head. Floating yeast particles. Ashy, malty nose - quite weak. Medium-bodied, malty brew, which hides ABV very well. Dry, grassy hops. Mouthfeel is oily with leather. Eay to drink but quite neutral.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11113) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a muddy, slight red amber with a beautiful, cramy white head, settling fine on the liquid. Aroma is very spicy, some raisins, some coriander, some cinnamon, a milky creamyness to it all. Very full mouthfeel, seeing it has little carbonation. Flavour is a tad limited compared to the aroma. Quite vinious. Spicy flavours, some caramel, a feel of plums and raisins. Good, but the flavour could match the flavour better.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle. Mild gusher. Pours amber with small particles. The white head left quickly. Light sweet caramel aroma. Medium body. Flavor is light stone fruit with yeast/spice. Quite Belgian. The spice gets stronger, and some bitter is expressed. Finishes towards dry. Christmas no/winter yes. Itís a very drinkable beer. No doubt as to it being a Belgian ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with ripe fruits and malty notes. Flavour was sweet with toasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Finished sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, alcohol, hop. Flavour is fruit, alcohol, hop, berries, orange. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10111) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. unclear. dense beige head. aroma of ripe fruits, light spice, vague caramel. Flavour of sweetness, ripe fruits and marzipan. thin bodied. Dry fruity end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2009
Corked bottle. Reddish amber color. Plums and citrus in the aroma. malty, slightly alcoholic sweetish flavor with pineapple, plums and mango. Just a hint of nutmeg. Pleasant fruity ale with just a hint of flowers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2004
Good orange-coloured head; orange-amber clear beer. Cookie malts, orange zeste, flowery nose. Some say cinnamon, but I donít get that. Fresh, orangey taste, unfortunately ruined at least partially by a ton of coriander. Very dry, falls a bit flat. Better than the regular Gribousine (not that hard!), but not really exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Doughy yeast reigns and spiciness remains humble, as a fruit salad topped with brown sugar latches on to this pillowy Belgian Strong Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam lingers atop the foggy dark amber.
-Alcohol is expertly hidden.
-The finish is a slightly softer version of the flavor profile.
-If the doughy yeast component were taken out, there wouldnít be much to say about this one.
-All flavors remain well integrated, and the spiciness is delicate enough not to be named.

Bottle; best before Nov.í08.


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