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

BA SCORE
85
very good
72 Ratings
La Binchoise Blonde TraditionLa Binchoise Blonde Tradition
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)
Belgium
brasserielabinchoise.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gusler on 12-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review with another tasting.
Reviewed also in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blonde? More like a Blanche!

I wouldn't call it a belgian pale ale. It looks like a witbier, it smells like a witbier and it tastes like a witbier.
Not too bad though, refreshing. A good summer beer

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #247

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Photo of Awork1990
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreamer
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattfancett
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of tomordonez
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bismarksays
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  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.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.88/5  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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
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.

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Photo of ozmodium
4.57/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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La Binchoise Blonde Tradition from Brasserie La Binchoise (Malterie des Remparts)
3.83 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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