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


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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (3605) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Brown 33cl bottle, best before 24 May 2011, drank from a Duvel glass on 15 Mar 2011. No sediment appeared to leave the bottle but the beer looked a misty/cloudy/moody dull orange colour, rather than the clearer, brighter body I was expecting: a weak wispy covering sat on top of the brew. Sweet aromas of sugar cane candy and childrens sweets in general. Tried to find some beery smells, but failed. The taste is a bitter sweet yeasty mix, the alcohol content very evident from the start. Strange flavours and mouthfeel to be honest, too sweet for me, and I like the sweeter Belgian brews normally. Pleasant enough, but the heavy sweet overtones in all aspects were just too strong for my tastebuds.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pilgrimoutlaw (765) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
On tap at Eulogy’s. This beer was pretty awful, I can’t understand how others have given it high ratings. Pours murky golden blond with foamy white head. Honey, hay, floral cloves. Moderately sweet and a bit sour. Tastes like water downed Tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2943) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Light golden, cloudy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish aroma, some fruitiness and light citrus, light yeast and faint spiciness (pepper, coriander). Body is medium, malty – wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, some fruitiness and light citrus, light spiciness. Finish is average, malty – lightly wheaty lightly sweetish, light fruitiness and light citrus, light spiciness, light hoppyness. Lightly sweetish ale with light citrus fruitiness and some spiciness. OK - could be bit drier, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3177) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 25, 2012
leather, leaves, spruce, bread, raisin, soy sauce, rotten eggs, golden, cloudy, tan foam, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle [330ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o HogTownHarry. Dec. 13, 2011. Pours a cloudy copper-gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of honey, yeast, perfumy notes, grain, grassy hops and some citrus. Flavour’s the same, perfumy along with yeast, honey, lemon and light grassy hops. Average bodied. Nothing bad about it, just mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours a very murky golden with quickly reducing white head. Aroma is very sweet with an odd slightly cat pee hop aroma. Didn’t really get the orange peel as promised. Taste is dusty hops, some sweetness, weird malts. Tastes stale. finish is slightly bready with again some off hop flavours. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1687) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
Found at an Indian supermarket in Kinshasa. Yes, indeed. Huge Belgian head and off-yellow body. Soft sugar and malt aroma. Flavour is soft malts and more sugariness, light hop character. Just all right, a little too sweet for my preferences.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
In bottle; aroma of citrus and a little sweetness, maybe a little orange. Pours nice golden color with nice head. Taste was almost creamy, with citrus notes .. very easy drinking. Much better than I expected it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1305) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a bit green. Medium snowy white head. Nose : strong yeast aroma. Citrus notes. Bread malts. White beer spiced. Sip : oily body with quite strong agressive carbonation. All nose aromas are there in mouth. It tastes a bit like a white beer ; it has this yeasty and clove/coriander aromatic base. Milky. Always a pleasure to try something new.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Cloudy, murky orange, small snow white head. Aroma: yeast, honey, lemon, a little grass, grain. Flavour: lemon, yeast, grain, a little alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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