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

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts) visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gusler on 12-27-2002

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4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased a bottle that had about an inch of dust on top....I actually go for the dusty bottles now. Ref 3880 cork and cage.

A-nice amber brown with maybe a hue of red. Large overcarbed bubbles that fizzled away very quickly.

S-I got a nice wiff as I was pouring this one. Has many similar qualities as a Dubbel, carmel, dried fruit but this one has this funk in the background!! Funk is good BTW. I almost get a slight citrus smell too.

T-This has been on that shelf for a looonng time. All the tastes have really blended with a tad of sour. It has a really refreshing light fruit, or citrus flavor up front with a carmel sourness on the back. Aftertaste is less than desired.

M-this would be a great summer brew as it has a very light and bubbly mouthfeel.

All in all- at the $7.99 I purchased this for, I will go back and buy them out. Awesome beer.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.45/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

"Malterie des Ramparts"? Love it. I wish I could name something I own something like that... Anyway, this stuff pours a partly cloudy deep ruby topped by a finger or so of dirty cream-white foam. The nose comprises fairly heavy acetone, toffee, light cashew, and red apple skin. Hoofah! not to my liking here. The taste holds notes of brown sugar, Diet Coke, light lemonade, fennel, caramel, and a few cashews thrown in for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, a pretty sad beer all-around. Boo this stuff.

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml stubby bottle poured into tulip 23/11/11

A hazy dark brownish amber with a short lived tan finger of foam that leaves no lace

S lots of brown sugar but that's not all the sugar I smell, brewers candy with some green apple, spice, yeast, and a little booze

T more yeast then the smell and just as much dark sugars, some dark fruits minus green apple and other then that it mimics the smell

M a little foamy after a silky entry and a faint sweet aftertaste lingers with some nutty tones

O decent brew I've never heard of, big on nice caramelized sugars and yet not overly sweet

grabbed this one on sale for two bits down at the Wine Market in Kensington and for the price it was a bargain

Photo of mrfrancis
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy brown with a tight off-white head. Much like La Binchoise Blonde Tradition, this ale pours with active carbonation, producing a turbulent appearance in the glass.

S: Caramel, candy sugar, chocolate, orange, and anise aromas are present on the nose. The spicing is a bit heavy, but it's still pretty appealing.

T: Notes of dark chocolate, caramel, heavy cream, candy sugar, oranges in syrup, vanilla bean, and anise assert themselves on the palate. The finish is smooth and malty with robust notes of caramel and chocolate against a backdrop of spices.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy. Expressive carbonation. Not too dry. Deceptively drinkable for the style.

O: This would be an excellent Belgian strong dark ale if the spicing weren't so heavy. As is, this is a good ale, but is not one of the best examples of this style.

Photo of Squelch
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy brown. Moderate off white head.

smell: sweet smelling.

Taste: Slightly sour, good balance to the sweetness. Lightly roasted.

Mouthfeel: puckering sourness. Moderate effervescence.

Overall: A complex beer. Flavors match well.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken on 8/27/11 at World of Beer Fort Myers. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

Pours a dark amber color with a 2 finger off-white head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast, fruity esters, a touch of funk and a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Typical Belgian yeast notes with a bit of funky flavors up front followed by mildly bitter hops in the middle before ending with sweet malt. Aftertaste is semisweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. You and a friend could finish off a 750ml bottle without much trouble.

Overall: Very good beer overall. I like the subtle funky notes that come out in this one. If you see it, it's worth a try.

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2 or 3 year bottle out of the cellar, no bottle date. 12oz into a Bruges tulip.

A: Pours a deep brown body, with a short lived light tan head. The beer is very still. Light lacing.

S: Aroma of resins, currants and plums. Medium level of intensity.

T/M: Taste is low in carbonation, with a robust malt character. The figs taste, hits on the finish of the smooth and silky mouthfeel. Slight spicy esters.

O: overall this beer has held up very well, and was a great surprise to find it in the cellar.

Photo of biboergosum
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Squat 330ml bottle - 7.7% ABV.

This beer pours a hazy, deep copper brown hue, with three fingers of thin foamy, creamy off-white head, which leaves a few streaks of lace around the glass upon its retreat. It smells of biscuity caramel malt, some herbal nuttiness, and mild sugary dark fruit. The taste is more toasted biscuit malt, nutty dark fruit, and earthy yeast. The carbonation is mild, and a bit airy, the body medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, but with a significant drying push from the herbal nutty character.

Not much to recommend this as a typical BSDA - sure, it's dark brown, and strong (or so it says on the label - I sure didn't notice any heat whatsover), but the dry toasted nature just kind of leaves me nonplussed.

Photo of elricorico
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep ruddy brown, not quite dark enough to block all the light, but there isn't much getting through. Solid two fingers of creamy head that seems to fall in the middle but hold tall at the edges.

Aroma is semi sweet, with a fairly soapy yeast aroma. Cherries seem to be faintly present and maybe some dark grapes. Not as much to the nose as many examples of this style.

Semi sweet, earthy and slightly tart at the finish. Certainly carries a bit of spices. Grapes seem to be well represented, but it isn't as fruity as the average Belgian Dark.

Medium bodied with fairly aggressive carbonation. This is a pretty reasonable beer, worth checking out, but isn't a star amongst the style.

Photo of ThaCreep
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Body spiced with many varieties of spices which is discernible traces of red fruit, but unfortunately quickly taken over by the spicy power. The malty character of the old version of the Binchoise Brown has almost disappeared and its specificity. In conclusion, a strong Belgian beer with spices but is a bit like Scottish Wee Heavy.

ABV: 7,7°

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La Binchoise Brune Tradition from Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)
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