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


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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Enjoyed from an 11.2oz bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a very dark brown color, with a mild light tan head. The nose shows really spectacular notes of milk chocolate, Abbey/Trappist yeast esters, raisin, and prune. The palate shows milk chocolate up front, strong CaraMunich and raisiny Special B notes, a surprisingly lightly ester profile, and an almost candy-like final character. Carbonation is perhaps slightly low, but pleasant, given the high level of residual sweetness. The finish again shows a nice chocolate character, with a slightly stronger ester note than shown in the palate. Overall, a beer that is decidedly on the malty end of the style, just short of being cloying, but utterly enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tricksta_p (4035) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle from Hopt. As "La Binchoise Brune" @ 7.5% abv. Dark malty aroma with caramel, dried fruits, raisins, vegetables, yeast, brown sugar, toffee, bit candied, with mild spicy notes including a touch of nutmeg. Flavour is sweet and lightly bitter. Body is medium. Not a very satisfactory Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2713) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Reddish-Brown in colour. Sweet Malty (caramel, toffee, candy sugar, hints of chocolate). Fruity & Spicy (dark fruits, raisins, oranges, cinnamon). Yeasty (floaties and quite a lot of sediment). Sweet malty with slightly bitter hoppy edge. (2008)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (7037) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2016
Pours rather clear amberbrown, small white head. Smell is weak. Bit sweet, some port. taste is sweet, yet complex. Some candy, some port. Aromatic malts and hops, as well as a very perfumy milkchocolate-thing going on. Not bad at all !

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1996) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2016
0,33l Flasche mit 7,7%. Kastanienfarbenes Bier mit beigem flchtigem Schaum. Sanft fruchtige Vanillenote. Antrunk ist berraschen rstig, fast etwas rauchig. Malz und Asche. Wenig Frucht. Sperriger Geschmack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rami_pl (2628) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 13, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Butelka, warka do nienabili ;) i piwo troche inne niz tu - obrazek sie zgadza, w nazwie nie wystepuje tradition, i ma 7.7 ABV.. Brazowaw-ciemnobursztynowe piwo, z prawie biala, niebrzydka piana. Aromaty dosc proste i dosc slodkie - zbozowe, tostowe, ciemnoowocowe, karmelowe, ciut przyprawowe i kasztanowe. Suma ciut ciut mdla. w ustach slodkawe, srendio ciala, niewiele wysycenia, b malo goryczki, alko super ukryte, ale znow takie ciutmdle wrazenie. Nie wiem czemu w sumie, bo wiele dubli ma podobna palete, moze to te kasztany... ktore w polaczeniu ze zbozem daja nieco mączne wrazenie. niezle.

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5695) - 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 Bire)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (3456) - SPAIN - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, Espaa. A: Brown / Marron. T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet / Malta, caramelo, dulce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1479) - Brussels / 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PietS (202) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Good brown beer. Sweet, but with subtle bitterness. Well balanced and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2015
28/XII/14 - 33cl bottle from Amon Tchiniss (Malmdy) @ 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...

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