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

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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speciale Noël 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

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3.3
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
spacecube (1717) - 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
ruigo (2948) - 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.

3.1
Benzai (15608) - 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.

3.4
Passewaaij (327) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
Roodbruine kleur, veel residue. Amper schuim, weinig koolzuur. Ruikt zoet en naar wijn. Smaakt super!

3.4
Gerbeer (3751) - 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.

3.6
evergreen0199 (3369) - 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.

3.8
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.

3.3
Calisky (2941) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2013
Couleur ambrée et trouble. Mousse dense. Nez de miel et/ou gingembre et épices. Texture assez speciale et fraiche. Gout épicé avec note de clou de girofle. Pas mal

3.5
kryon (3550) - Hässelby, 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


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