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La Binchoise Blonde Tradition - Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)

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86
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts) visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 12-27-2002)
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Reviews by mmmbeer:
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 mL brown Belgian bottle with 10/08 notched. The front label calls it 6.5% but the back label declares 6.2%. "Aromatized with aromatic hops, coriander and orange shell" according to the website. Pours golden, with medium carbonation, a few floaties, and an inch of white head that retains a thin white cap and deposits a bit of lace. It's moderately aromatic and quite pleasant, with oranges, spice, yeast and tropical fruits. Tastes similar, malty and floral, with honey, rosy alcohol and a touch of cork. Light body, drying, with lots of carbonation and a fruity/malty finish. A very pleasant brew - easy to drink and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 16:53:36 | More by mmmbeer
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-16-2014 01:18:55 | More by KAF
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tomordonez

Florida

2.96/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Desperate to come out of the bottle. Nice head in a tulip. Color: Fuzzy yellow. Aroma: Coriander, orange peel, vanilla. Taste: Too much carbonation. Tastes like a light Hoegaarden. Some wood with a bitter alcohol finish. A good beer for summer to drink fast but not something to taste in detail.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 02:28:56 | More by tomordonez
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-11-2013 01:34:16 | More by WOLFGANG
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-16-2013 06:03:48 | More by bismarksays
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-28-2012 01:57:57 | More by cliff1066
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-27-2012 21:05:45 | More by cbnz
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-17-2012 16:35:29 | More by 4ster
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2011 20:16:46 | More by ROGUE16
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-30-2011 22:20:12 | More by brandoman63
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2011 14:43:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a puffy, pillowy white head. Carbonation appears to be relatively active, giving the beer a turbulent appearance.

S: Soft, bready malts, spices, and citrus are present on the nose. Very light and sweet, but quite appealing.

T: Soft and sweet notes of oranges in syrup, lemon zest, apricot, caramel, biscuits, cream, and vanilla. A dab of spice and yeast flavors is subtle, but present. The finish is very gentle with sweet citrus and cream notes.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy with gentle, unobtrusive carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: This is an excellent Belgian pale ale. Very nice all around.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 17:53:03 | More by mrfrancis
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: nice golden hue with plenty of effervescence and three fingers of frothy white head. Decent!

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a fair amount of breadiness, graininess and yeastiness. Not bad, but it seems unpolished.

Taste: smooth, slightly sweetish malt flavor with some light fruity character. Not nearly as unfinished as in the aroma. There is a bit of a breadiness at the end but the tone there seems fresher than the aroma. This beer would go very well with a meal -- I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a pretty big, if evanescent, creaminess. Carbonation is good but it just doesn't have enough staying power to be truly remarkable. Good, but not great.

Overall: this is a tasty and fulfilling Belgian pale. It's a bit earthier and breadier than many BPAs I have had, but it works well in its niche.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 23:27:49 | More by flagmantho
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 1/4" head which dissipated quickly over about 30 seconds overtop of a cloudy straw coloured liquid.

S: Peppery, banana, yeast, and some herbs and spice that is tough to place.

T: Pepper, banana, raspberry, and yeast are what come to mind.

M: Thin and lacking in carbonation. Given that the best before date is April 2013, this cannot be due to an expired best before date.

O: Overall a good Belgian pale ale, very smooth and goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 02:16:24 | More by DaftCaskBC
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brown 33cl bottle, best before 24 May 2011, drank from a Duvel glass on 15 Mar 2011.

No sediment appeared to leave the bottle but the beer looked a misty/cloudy/moody dull orange colour, rather than the clearer, brighter body I was expecting: a weak wispy covering sat on top of the brew.

Sweet aromas of sugar cane candy and childrens sweets in general. Tried to find some beery smells, but failed.

The taste is a bitter sweet yeasty mix, the alcohol content very evident from the start. Strange flavours and mouthfeel to be honest, too sweet for me, and I like the sweeter Belgian brews normally.

Pleasant enough, but the heavy sweet overtones in all aspects were just too strong for my tastebuds.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 20:02:06 | More by BlackHaddock
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ozmodium

British Columbia (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

33cl stubby bottle poured into tulip

A: pours a hazy light orange, massive 3 finger pillowy head which does not leave. lovely lacing as the level drops in the glass

S: nice mix of fruity notes of banana, apricot. light malts and crisp hops. baking bread and pepper.

T: Peppery. A bit sweet, but nice tartness. good hop balance. Belgian yeast.

M: Near perfect carbonation and body. Wet and slippery.

D: I wish i bought more bottles of this stuff. FANTASTIC session beer. RECOMMEND RECOMMEND RECOMMEND.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 06:50:34 | More by ozmodium
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big fizzy head fades quickly over hazy yeasty golden orange color.

Nose of light golden Belgian malts light fruits, light saison dry aroma. Apple and pear.

Taste is sweet light candi sugar juicy fruits, more apple and pear, bubbly and effervescent. Very light hops, grassy and mild. Semi dry finish, light and fruity finish.

Mouth is med with tons of carbonation.

Drinkability is good, light malts, somewhat sweet, light fruity, and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 01:54:17 | More by jlindros
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

It feels bitter citrus including orange zest, but we also think the flavor characteristic of wheat that is in the nose or mouth. And it suited us. The body is light, fairly smooth and slightly spicy (coriander). The finish, not memorable, leaving a bitter zest on the tongue. A beer to taste a little strange for a Pale Ale, but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 17:28:29 | More by ThaCreep
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pellegrini

Japan

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an oversized wine glass. Yeast sediment poured into an oversized shot glass.

A: Light yellow with a healthy amount of haze.

S: Slight yeastiness with wheat notes.

T: Much more complex than expected: a slight corriander flavor follows extremely subdued, floral hop profile. This all frames, and balances, the pale ale's sweetness from front to back.

M: Comes through full and clean.

D: Not quite as toasted in its maltiness as some of the Belgian PA's out there, this beer is very drinkable. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 02:13:48 | More by pellegrini
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellowish orange color with a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Not much in the way of lacing.

Spicy peppery aroma with a strong citrus presence. Hints of crisp light fruit, mostly apple and pear, as well as corriander, lemon zest.

Creamy medium body with a lot of zesty, peppery spice up front followed by some crisp apple and pear notes as well as some light fruit notes, again apple and pear with a bit of banana. Slightly tart dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 02:14:39 | More by corby112
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philipquarles

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

75cl bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium white head. Lots of sediment as this was the bottom half of the bottle. Smells overwhelmingly like honey. Quite sweet with lemony, herbal notes and a bit of tang. Tastes somewhat citric with a good deal of malty sweetness. A bit of mineral/dish soapy character (it's not the glass). Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. A bit too sweet/phenolic to be enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 22:44:58 | More by philipquarles
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Jablonski

Louisiana

2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a decent sized head that fades quickly. First glass is a clear bright orange color, but the second glass from the 750 mL bottle is hazy and opaque with a ton of sediment. This beer smells quite a bit sour, but I can also pick up some tropical fruits. It has a bit of a lemon-pineapple smell to it. The taste is similar to the smell up front, but it settles down into a dry metallic aftertaste. The lemon taste is a bit too strong up front, and this beer would be more pleasant if the tropical fruits (pineapple, & mango) were stronger. The carbonation is on the light side as is the body of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2009 22:43:58 | More by Jablonski
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tdawgydog

New York

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Stirred the bottle and there was a lot of sediment that kicked up from the bottom. It poured a nice hazy copper with 2 finger head.

S - A little sweet and there was a strong scent of alcohol although it wasn't evident in the beer

T - Not bad, but it tasted a little off. It was good but I'm not sure if it's something that I'll be running back to

D - We started an all "Belgian" evening off with this beer. We always save the best for last so this was a decent start.

M - As good as any typical belgian. Went down smooth but nothing overpowering that makes you want to run out and buy more of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 03:43:39 | More by tdawgydog
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A yellow beer with a creamy big head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is fruity with notes of bubblegum and doughy. The yeast is is dominant in this beer. No traces of hop.

Taste is fruity with a exotic fruit taste with hints of pineapple and mango. Also traces of coriander or cardemom. The yeast is doughy and has a distinct yeasty character.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 21:34:20 | More by Absumaster
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle - corked with a metal strap keeping in place. Poured into tulip glass.

Pours clouded golden with a large fluffy white head that very slowly descends to a frothy thin cover. Frothy lacing sticks.

The smell is floral/herbal with grassy notes. Citric rind present as well.

The taste is floral/herbal with bitterness balanced by sweetness and some spicy yeast. Finishes with a bittering, dry (slightly metallic/aspiriny, though less so as it progresses). touch.

Nicely balanced. An enjoyable Belgian brew. Not overly complex, I found - but enjoyable for its balance and creaminess - almost effervescent. Interesting that the back label says 6.2%, but the back says 6.5% abv. Whatever - alcohol completely covered (and not much of a differentiation). A highly drinkable, very enjoyable brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 22:33:23 | More by jwc215
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La Binchoise Blonde Tradition from Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)
86 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.