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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   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".

BoBoChamp's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5757) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (5044) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle at Tuesday Share, Taphouse, Copenhagen - Semi Fuji golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet fruity and malty notes, some caramel sweetness, light spices, fruity finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (8974) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice and yeats.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24423) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden colored with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hops. Malty flavor of caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (31441) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and eggs. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37011) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal, grainy and grassy. Phenolic, grassy and toasted. Toasted. Flat malty. Light yeasty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
A rather plain sweetish blond ale with bits of spice and herb. The brewery is based on an original idea but sadly this beer is not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3568) - 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 (3670) - 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 (528) - 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 (217) - 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

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