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


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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Speciale NoŽl 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (1483) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1814) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Clear orange copper color, small white head. Not a whole lot of aroma. Taste malts, sweetness, lightly herbs or spices. Average to medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Roodbruine kleur, veel residue. Amper schuim, weinig koolzuur. Ruikt zoet en naar wijn. Smaakt super!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark mahogany with moderate head of small bubbles and lots of carbonation. Aromas of spice, raisins, brown sugar and sweet toasted malts. Flavors of ginger, vegetables, and toasted malts with a hard to place sour finish. A good Belgian base but with a strange twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2579) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle from The Bier Temple, Brugge, Belgium. An amber/brown coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, fruity, malty, spice, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, fruity, malty, spice, caramel. slightly sweet and a little boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2013
clear, amber, small off-white head. fruity, sweet fruit in the aftertaste. nuts, slightly roasted touch, caramel. Lack of puch and body, sweet finish, but has a bitter touch. complex beer. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2015) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2013
Couleur ambrťe et trouble. Mousse dense. Nez de miel et/ou gingembre et ťpices. Texture assez speciale et fraiche. Gout ťpicť avec note de clou de girofle. Pas mal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2025) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Pours dark amber with high frizzy yellow white head Aromas of honey, sweet dried fruit, bananas Taste has sweet bubblegum, caramel, Bit lame body and cant really find any x-mas spices ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kiagoto (2) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
Bottled. Brown colour with a beige head that dissapears. Aroma is yeast, red fruits and alcoholic. Flavor is sweet, citrus and red fruits. Dry final with a mild bitterness. Medium carbonated with an average to high body.

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