Battin Extra | Brasserie Battin

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Brasserie Battin

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jdhilt on 06-24-2007

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by MTNboy:
Photo of MTNboy
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It pours golden yellow with about a finger and a half of head. There is some lacing but not much . The aroma is weak but you can smell some citrus and grass tones. The taste is a little more spicy then most pils. Lightly earthy with small crisp flavor. It is a very thin beer but It did what it was supposed to after a long hike through the hills of Luxembourg.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had several bottles of this before reviewing it. This bottle came from a gift pack my wife got me for Christmas here in Luxembourg. The beer poured into my Battin glass, a basic chalice glass, with a medium thickness, off white head. The color of the beer was very clear, redish amber. There was a slight citrus aroma to the beer and some slight sweet notes. The taste is more of the same, slight hop bitterness and a pleasing but not overally noticable malty sweetness. Overall a decent beer that is drinkable but not overly complex.

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Photo of Antyk
3.37/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
2.58/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 33cl bottle, the fourth beer in my Luxembourg reviewing evening.

Poured into my Veltins Pilsner stemmed glass.

Old Gold, clear but dull, more like a Dort colour than a sparkling Pilsner brightness. It looked fine to me.

Odourless, like most Pilsners.

I detected cinnamon, wheat and roasted malts in this fairly sweet beer. the alcohol is very evident too. Spices are mentioned on the label, but not which ones, as I said, I only found cinnamon, I wonder what else is in the mix?

This beer came second in the result (out of 5), the alcohol became to much towards the end of the mouthfeel. Not bad though (for a Luxembourg beer).

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.11/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A mixture difficult to classify. Do we speak is a lager too much to drink while standards of style, even worse, is often drink like hot milk or a beer tasting abbey style (like a Leffe basic) but without flavors that go with it? Hard to say. In any case, we find ourselves with a taste close to Bofferding except the addition of a Munich malt, which pushed the ABV and a small taste of caramel in the grain of conventional pilseners. One of the worst compromise on style beer.

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Photo of jdhilt
1.96/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From my notes 5/30/2007 pours a two-finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light hoppy nose. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Flavor is similar to American macros - corn, hoppy, occasional sweetness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Bottled Mar 21, 2007, best Mar 21, 2008. Labeled as Brasserie Nationale, €1.00 ($1.37) 250ml bottle from a cigarette shop Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmithyAlan
3.42/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Earthy spices long after finish, pours not much head with apple cider color body.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle served in a small Leffe chalice.

Enjoyed at Luxembourg airport.

A: Pours a clear dark yellow to orange (golden) color forming a medium, bubbled and soapy white head. Medium retention and lots of molasses and lingering lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains forever on its surface

S: Sweet, fruity and malty. Reminds a Leffe Blond. Strong notes of pale malts, honey, belgian candi sugar and spices. Strong belgian style bready yeasts

T: Pretty much as the nose. Sweet upfront. Very grainy and fruity. Strong notes of pale malts, honey, caramel, candi sugar and spices like cloves. Some notes of peaches and oranges. Yeasts are very bready, belgian style. Reminds Leffe Blond in the mouth too. Light bitterness in the end

M: Medium, creamy and a a bit molasses body. Sweet grains in the aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Classic belgian ale made in Luxembourg

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Photo of Zet
3.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a regular pilsener; clear gold with a nice head of foam. Smell is yeast with hints of sweetness. The taste was too sweet for me, although some spiceness came through as the beer warmed up. The mouth feel is surprisingly smooth for a beer with this clarity. A pretty average beer. I doubt this is a pale ale by the way: taste complexity seemed to be lacking, which makes me guess this beer is bottom fermented.

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Battin Extra from Brasserie Battin
2.91 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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