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La Binchoise Brune Tradition / Cistercienne Bruna

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Brewed by Brasserie La Binchoise
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Binche, Belgium

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as La Binchoise Brune with a 7.7% abv. This beer looks like it means business right from the start. It is dark red brown with a good fluffy head and has a rich spicy malt nose with a few bitter orange notes. The palate has a big hoppy bite and a rich, fruity, dark coffee character, which tries to become roasted in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5031) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2016 Surprisingly rich aroma for a French brune, with raisin and fig like sweetness as well as a more malty (and even roasted) tone. Belgian dubbel like, but not as dry and with a cleanliness that?s odd for such a fruity beer. Even some bubblegum notes. Nice warming taste, not too little alcohol -- this should have some heat to balance the spiced malts. And a good hoppy, albeit classic bite to it too. Very foamy carbonation which I enjoy a lot, countering the alcohol and toast. Only the ending is a bit abrupt and simpler, but I guess it only sets you up for another sip. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2421) - SPAIN - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Brown / Marron. T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet / Malta, caramelo, dulce.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (705) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2016
F: average, white, poor retention. C: very hazy, non-transparent, yellowish to brownish. A: malt, spicy, estery, fruity, hint of yeast. T: malty, some chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, yeasty, candy, medium body, good carbonated, very tasty for Abbey Dubbel, 0,33l bottle, Match supermarket Brussels.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PietS (126) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Good brown beer. Sweet, but with subtle bitterness. Well balanced and easy drinkable.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
tderoeck (7653) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
28/XII/14 - 33cl bottle from Amon Tchiniss (Malmédy) @ holiday - BB: n/a (no marking on the side of the label to indicate a date on the preprinted months and years) (2014-1548)

Clear red brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: smelly, unpleasant, rotting fruits, bit sugary, overripe banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bad, some caramel, bit malty, overripe banana, dirty, rotten fruit. Aftertaste: bit of chocolate, sourish, dirty, very unpleasant, some cocoa powder, little bitter, alcohol, nope, nope, this is not cutting it...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3830) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from wife for christmas. Very dark brown beer with medium head. Aroma of caramel and dark malts. Taste is dark bread, caramel and dark malts with a touch of spice and yeast. Bit of a gusher on opening. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (703) - ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
On tap @ Malterie des Remparts. Brown colour with thin off-white head. Sweet and flavour of caramel, notes of tobacco. Medium sweet

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (417) - BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
Donkerrood/bruin bier met spuitend schuim. Moutige neus met zoethouttoets. Hoppig in de mond met licht bittere afdronk.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1386) - LATVIA - NOV 15, 2014
Dark brown with rich off-white creamy head. Strong caramel, but too watery taste, remainng caramel bitterness, some sweetness around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (1026) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone con riflessi rubino, leggermente velata con schiuma beige non molto fine , ma piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di fave di cacao, frutta rossa disidratata (ribes/amarene), tostata, sui toni della liquirizia e del cacao amaro. Poco caffè. Alcool e caramello sono presenti. Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, quasi solo da tostatura, poco luppolata, cacao, frutti rossi caramello e dolcezza alcolica sono i gusti principali. Retrolfattivo di liquirizia.Leggerissima acidità. Poco corposa, poco carbonata, molto rotonda, calda. Equilibrata ed armonica.


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