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La Binchoise Speciale Noel

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speciale Noel could only be a Christmas beer. It is a classic, warming winter ale with plenty of depth and a roasted, fruity malt character.
A.K.A. Reserve Speciale


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Amber, big creamy tanned head. Green cheese aroma, honeyish and spicy. Medium to light body.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (565) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 28, 2014
Bue à la pression en 2012, couleur brune et mousse très déliquescente, une bière dans laquelle on ressent beaucoup trop la réglisse c’est pile ce que je n’aime pas... dommage

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Nice christmas beer, lots of malt and fruits. But not in an overly dominant way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (381) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Flasche (75 cl) vom Bierzwerg-Onlineladen. - Orangerot, trüb. Nase würzig-weinig und mild fruchtig. Im Antrunk milde Frucht (Beeren, reife Birne) und leichte Würze (Lebkuchen, Anis) über zart honigsüßem Karamelmalz, aber nicht dick sondern vornehm zurückhaltend. Schaumig-rezent. Auch die Weihnachtsgewürznote ist erfreulich dezent, das Bier ist bei aller obergärigen fruchtigen Aromenfülle erfrischend leicht. Im Nachtrunk eher fruchtig-herb als bitter. Zuletzt macht sich noch der Alkohol mit einer unangenehm spritigen Note bemerkbar. - Kein typisches Weihnachtsbier: nicht schwer und süß, sondern gediegen würzig, fruchtig und elegant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (636) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle @ B-Mat. Schiuma bianca sporca, grossolana, poco persistente. Birra ambrata carica, opalescente. Aroma fruttato, scorze d’arancia, zucchero candito, cannella. Poco erbaceo da luppolo ma presente. Gusto intenso, dolce abboccato, abbastanza acido, poco amaro. Frutta(agrumi)in primo piano, ricorda di nuovo la cannella e un poco anche la pastafrolla. Mediamente corposa, carbonata, meno calda di quanto mi aspettassi. Equilibrata e armonica

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
neur0 (848) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine hellbraune Farbe, ist unfiltriert mit einer fast weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma hat was von Traube, etwas säuerlich und Pfirsichringen und hat ein Aroma was an Windeln erinnert. Der Geschmack ist etwas sandig, oxidiert, getrockneter Pfirsich. Keine Bittere....

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
(bottle) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy cooked vegetables, chalk, peaches, bubble gum, buttered corn and paint. flavour is mostly caramel, peaches, mon cheri and husky pale malts, with the lightest hint of bretty funk, herbal hops and an unpleasant light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orange with a white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with some orange notes. Flavor of orange and fruit with light spice (clove, licorice). Smooth with a mild spice finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
330 ml bottle, pours a hazy golden brown, aroma is biscuit and wheat malt , belgian blonde style yeast, coriander and spice. Finish is bittter. Steady but nothing unusual.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1005) - PORTUGAL - DEC 18, 2013
Shared a 75cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a hazy and lively orange colour with a off-white head that rapidly disappear. Aroma has some wild yeast (light), malt and light fruit. Average to high carbonation and medium body. Taste is more bitter than sweet although the carbonation disguise it. Overall, a very good Christmas beer that is not heavy at all.


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