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


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Also known as La Binchoise Blonde with a 6.2% abv. Available with two labels - Blonde in Wallonia and Fakir in Flanders and Canada. Though it is also relabelled as La Molagnarde Blonde. This is a particularly good blonde beer with lots of strong, clean citric hop character throughout. The orange peel that is included amongst the ingredients tends to only come through in the nose. We find this beer is great when served straight from the fridge as a little of the freshness is lost as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
330 ml bottle. Best before 09/2005. Cloudy pale golden yellow beer with a thick fluffy white head that fades back to a small ring of foam. Citrusy nose, lemon and orange, light candi sugar, some apple/pear fruitiness. Body is surprisingly light, citrus, fruit, low bitterness. Lightly spicy (coriander) and dry finish. Very refreshing, considering it’s 6.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
Golden color with some suspended particulate making it a bit hazy. Very nice sweet malty yeasty aroma. Flavour is yeasty fruity and a bit dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1643) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2004
Bottle at Belgianbeerweekend, Brussels Muddy, white body. Fair lace. Citrus/flowers in the nose. Lively carbonation. Moderately bitter initial flavour and finish. The finish is long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Pours a relatively clear, gold color, it is topped by a fluffy off-white head that is held up and generated by a substantial carbonation. As I pour this beer I get strong notes of citrusy lemon. As I go in for a deeper smell I get earthy herbal notes as well. It has a really nice aroma that is a joy to smell. The taste is lightly sweet and just carbonated enough that it is hard to pick up the flavors because the beer wants to boil as it hits my mouth. The lemon character is also in the taste, added to this is a bit of bitter astringency in the finish which balances out the citrus fruit notes and the sweetness that is up front.

A fairly simple straight forward beer, but quite enjoyable. There are hints of spice notes, perhaps some coriander, ginger, and pepper. This beer seems to fade pretty quickly though. The flavor loses its clarity and becomes muddled over time. In the end this is nice, fairly light, and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8794) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2004
Pale orange, (cold) haze; fluffy, yellowish head. Vanilla, soft caramel toffees at first, then citrus comes up, very outspoken for a moment, than faint touch of coriander - and peanut butter. Dry, leafy taste, faint citrus. Candi sugar, probably, and again faint coriander. A bit timid brew, really. Citrussy-refreshing, but not very much. Light, but nothing too light. A bit of everything, and nothing in excess. Certainly not enthusiasm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13879) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
Cloudy blonde. Slightly phenolic with light fruit and hop. Apricots and dustiness in the aroma. Dry, hoppy and interesting. I need to explore this brewery a lot more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy folden. Papery aroma. Some honey and metal as well as grass. Dryish with sgort, sharp mouthfeel. A hint of flowery bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2004
SPiced, slightly citrus aroma. Body is somewhat to the sweet side with hints of citrus coming through. A very stright forward brew. I am interested to try the others from this line.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2004
Cloudy yellow with a nice fluffy white head. Full bodied beer. Smooth. Very malty. A little yeast. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2004
The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit, flowers, and corriander. The color is hazy orange and it has a small disappearing head. The flavor is sweet with notes of honey, flowers, and corriander. An OK Blonde.

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