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Belgoo Magus - Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)

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85
very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 03-14-2009

A Witbier made with 4 grains.
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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of haveaduff2
4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A wonderful beer, on tap at Fountainhead Chicago. It strikes me as a Saison with a more complex malt flavor...I think I taste oats and wheat. Unique in many ways, with a quenching dryness that makes me want another. A stiff foamy head completes the job. Get it while it's on tap.

Photo of JHOtheBeerMonk
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Filosoof
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You may call this a Tripel Karmeliet Light. It contains four grains, but has only 6,6% alcohol. Very refreshing!

A: small bubbles, thick lasting foam, golden look;
S: mixture of Corsendonk and Tripel Karmeliet: orange and apricot, tiny white bread.
T: round, orange, malty taste;
M: lovely composition, ending with a perfect light bitterishness; could be a bit heavier;
O: great beer, and also biological!

Photo of gfreed
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the store where I bought this bottle, the floor guy warned me: "You know this is brewed with spelt, right?", as if it were actually brewed with old underwear or roofing nails. I assured him that I'd read the label and knew what horrors lay ahead. In fact, no horrors lay ahead. This is one of the better new (to me) beers I've had lately. The aroma and the taste are quite soft; the maltyness is overlaid with flowers and a sort of honeysuckle perfume that makes it a delight to drink. There's just enough wheat in here to add a slight banana edge; otherwise I found this to be very much like a light Saison.

Don't be afraid of the spelt. Instead, be afraid of the beer salesman that is afraid of the spelt.

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Cloudy and gold in color. It has a substantial amount of head and noticeable amount of sediment.

S: Smells lightly sweet with apricot, peach, orange and pineapple.

T/M: Tastes like a lighter variation of a Belgian. Not lighter in alcohol content, but lighter in flavor. It has medium carbonation and tastes of typical Belgian fruits, reminiscent of the aroma.

It’s really quite good, like you’d expect a Belgian should taste. Not like Belgians you have tasted, but like Belgians are expected to taste; there’s something about this beer that makes you think this is the prototypical Belgian style beer and all other Belgian’s should be modeled after this. That may not be true, but that’s the feeling you get from it. Either that or I’ve already had too many beers tonight. It’s likely the latter.

Photo of dqrull
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a white airy foam with lots of dry lacing left behind on the glass, a pretty, lasting head.

Smells fruity and refreshing, apples, grapes and a hint of banana. Yeast esters and a relly belgian malt-character comes through as well, really nice.

Tastes is light, spicy, fruity and really refreshing, I love how there are some citrusy and slightly earthly tasting hops and you can really feel that there is both wheat and oats in this brew, refreshing and really, really smooth. There are some really nice herbal notes aswell, especially thyme, maybe some coriander and bitter orange peels as well, this would be sooo good on the balcony in the summer!

Feels smooth and refreshing in the mouth, a really inviting beer to drink, great.

Photo of dlin0sbb
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Sallerj
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a slightly cloudy, pale, beer with a very nice, slightly tart aroma of honey and cereal. It has a delicate, complex flavor, with a fair amount of residual sweetness, some funkiness, some sourness, a bit of earthy hops, a little caramel, and a lot of rich unroasted malt flavor. The drinkability suffers from the sweetness. It's a delicious beer, but I wouldn't want more than one bottle in a sitting.

Photo of dstc
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a foamy white head. Head falls but stays a small one. Thin lace.

Aroma is of fruity Belgian yeast. Smells a bit sweet.

Sweet grains up front in the taste warming with alcohol in the middle with a bit of a tangy finish. Nice grains, something in there stands out, not sure what it is, the oats maybe?

Medium bodied and tangy in the mouth.

Very drinkable. Typical Belgian taste but with more grain flavor. I like it.

Photo of Brent
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a lot of complexity to this beer, but that is not necessarily a bad thing - the flavor profile was very bright and clean, with crisp apple notes and a vague flowery background. Very smooth and pleasant. Bottle had a tight sediment cake at the bottom, and careful decanting is called for, lest you wind up with some rather unappetizing sediment drifing in the glass.

Photo of trbergman
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Pale, hazy straw gold body with plenty of finely-bubbled carbonation and one finger of white head that reduces to a thin cap of lace.

S - Characteristic cereal aroma of wheat, some phenolic spice of clove and black pepper, apple, and apricot.

T - Light, crusty breadiness with plenty of fruit and spice. Cidery apple flavor and apricot/peach, as well as black pepper and clove. Floral and herbal hop flavor with a bracing hop bitterness that fades in and out. Nicely balanced.

M - Light to medium body with both a zesty effervescence and a soft creaminess.

D - Light and quaffable - this is a great spring/summer beer.

Photo of DerekStek
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A transparent honey colored beer with a two-finger frothy white head. The beer smells of malts and oats. Magus starts with what seems like a lot of carbonation but quickly flattens as does the head. The taste is a sweet honey followed by a bitter ale flavoring.

Photo of Jetulio
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour in a Chalice glass (Ambar Caesar Augusta glass, very very similar to belgoo glass, visit belgoo's website to check)
A- Hazy gold with a white head
S- more than expected, flowers, prairy grass and apricot
T- it starts with malty and fruits notes and ending with hops.
M- Nice in mouth (I have served this one at 7ºc and seems perfect temperature for me) with an aftertaste of dry bitterness.
O- one to taste again, a different belgian beer, not an ale, not a witbier (in my opinion) but nice

Photo of Antiantianti
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of MaevaS
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a three finger pure white head that subsided to two fingers slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, banana, and subtle spices. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a very nicely done brew. It was very smooth and drinkable. The flavor was well balanced and everything seemed to work really well together. The aroma was while not complex was also fairly good. Definitely worth trying this one at least once.

Photo of sparx1100
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Chemister
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of paco1029384756
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light golden color with a small white head and a nice ring of lacing.

Scent of yeast, some sugars, spices, citrus, and honey. Light and sweet, has some qualities of a Tripel and some of a Saison to a lesser extent.

Taste of candi sugar, yeast, citrus, caramel, and faint spices. Tasty and light, a nice complexity but still fairly simple making is accessible, try it if you have the chance.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with strong carbonation, perhaps a bit too much, but not overpowering.

Photo of Jigglypuff
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Belgoo Magus from Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)
85 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.