Brewed by Brasserie de la Lesse
Style: Belgian Ale
Éprave, Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bière blonde titrant 6° d’alcool. Légèrement amère, la Chinette est une blonde dorée, avec un nez agréablement fruité (agrume). Blonde de fermentation haute, fabriquée suivant un processus ancestral, la Chinette est re-fermentée en bouteille. Son nom provient du surnom que l’on donnait aux habitants de Buissonville (notre village) au début du 20ème siècle : Les Buissonvillois aimaient taquiner, ce qui leur a valu dans la région, le nom de "Chinards di Bouchonveye".

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, - JUL 8, 2012
33cl, new exclusive brewery Anno 2012, from De Bierloods Adegem, complex brew, malty/floral and slightly fruity/sweet, balanced, hazy, rocky head, nice brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3347) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle from Spar supermarket, Rochefort, Belgium. Hazy golden coloured with a thin white head of foam. It has a herbal, toffee and fruity flavour with malty notes and a spicy fruity and creamy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Blonde from a ’new’ Wallonian micro brewery, with stable but breaking, egg-white, moussy, regular head (caught despite a certain amount of gushing) and misty orange colour with brownish hue, dead yeast spread over the liquid and vivid sparkles. Aroma is clearly oxidized already (despite it still not having reached its ’best before’ date), the typical ’sweet rust’ smell unmistakable with anything else; apart from that, I get chicken soup, cold tea, aspartame (quite strongly even!), dried tomato, industrial apple juice, honey, faint banana, biscuit, rose petals, old cake, freshly ploughed earth, dried orange peel, overripe peach, lavender, canned pineapple slices - sweet alright, which is not always a bad thing, but there seems to be some artificial sweetener at work here too, which is something I cannot meet with a lot of enthusiasm. Taste is again (and expectedly) sweet in onset and very estery, lots of peach, pineapple and some banana, some orange peel freshness, quite strong carbo, even drying the tongue a bit but not really overcarbonated for the style, supple, relatively full mouthfeel, becoming increasingly dry towards the finish, with a bready and honeyish malt sweetness underlying; earthy hop bitterness is there, but subtly so, and a big amount of ’crude’ yeastiness takes over in the end. The honeyish malt sweetness persists along with the ’artificial’ sweetness (Stevia or aspartame or something?) and the oxidation effect makes its comeback retronasally. Yet another sweet and overly yeasty Belgian blonde - as there are dozens already in this country. Not thoroughly bad, but clearly this needs a lot more work in being ’cleaned up’, technically speaking; other than that, in terms of style that is, this does not add anything to Belgian beer culture either. I’d have this again if offered one (preferably fresh then - it is clear that this does not keep well, to say the least), but it does not really stimulate me to go out and find their other beers, I’m afraid. Not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (416) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
Robe or, reflets ambrés. Nez hydrocarburé, houblonné. Bouche souple, ronde, très peu d’amertume, finale équilibrée. Une bière assez facile, mais atypique.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smalle (215) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Appearance: blond, slightly cloudy with some yeast floaties. Aroma: grains, malty, doughy and some sweaty feet. Taste: sweet carbonated water, some grains + some hops. Finish: already forgotten it. Very mediocre beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
corkyrory66 (929) - BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
Bière blonde refermentée basique de 6 % abv. Couleur doré des blés, brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles quasi nulles (ça rime …). Mousse qui est un nappage blanc beige très ténu. Arômes de blé, citron, thé vert, pointe de guimauve et de genièvre. 1ère bouche souple sur un bon ensemble malt/houblon, mais très momentané !! Arrière-bouche assez curieuse, sans ampleur. 2ème au manque d’harmonie assez flagrant. Arrière-bouche fade. 3ème avec des impressions de blanche de bas niveau. Arrière-bouche linéaire. La longueur donne un nez de chou blanc !! En bouche du froment 1er niveau, sans équilibre. La levure est fine, un peu poivrée. Belle. L’alcool est dans l’incapacité de faire son travail. La finale est un peu mieux, mais trop tard !! CONCLUSION : bière très faible, banale, plate. Pas de quoi chiner !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Daniel. A yellow cloudy beer. Aroma is on honey, grassy hops, sweet malt, body is on grainy notes, bit low, nothing spectacular here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1312) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
Een heel lekker bier, het beste van deze reeks vond ik, beter dan die andere 2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3014) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2014
Taste this beer 33 cl bottle (from Willems) @ home end nov. 2013. Almost clear darkgolden color with off-white head. Aroma: malts,bit caramel, yeast notes. Medium body. Taste: sweet, yeast, fruits, bitter ending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1293) - USA - JUL 8, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Oxfam store in Brussels. Hoppy blonde beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
Very Sparkly (the bottle nearly exploded when we oppened it), fine bubbles. Nice head but very little retain. Important deposit, very cloudy beer but a very nice honey, copper golden colour. Hoppy taste with a very faint fruity flavor. Not a very long taste but yet very nice. very balanced between sugars and hops. Bullage très important (la bouteille nous a presque explosé dans les mains). Bullage cependant très fin . Mousse à tenue faible. Dépôt très important, bière trouble mais d’une belle couleur miel, or cuivré. Le houblon commence le goût suivi d’un goût fruité très léger. Un peu de fond de bouche. Bière très équilibrée et très agréable à boire.

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