Brasserie La Binchoise
Faubourg St-Paul 38, 7130 Binche. Tel: 064 33 61 86
Beer List -
Any tasting notes that appear against the beers are the personal opinions of the authors. If the authors disagree on any
aspect then their initials appear before their individual opinion.
Berenbier - 9% alc/vol
Bière De Pâques - 7% alc/vol View
Label 14 Kb
Comments - Tasteful label shows three geese, entitled "Friends". Best served 8-10°C. First
brewed in 1991. Sold as 1549 in the USA.
Tasting Notes - An interesting brew which doesn’t really live up to its "special" beer status. Enough taste to keep you
interested and a bitter finish which entices you to drink more. KBR: Has a somewhat over-fruity tang which can grow tiresome. JDW: At
18 months it is a superb mellow tasting ale.
Bière Des Ours - 8.4% alc/vol View
Label 19 Kb
Comments - Name translates as Bear Beer. Sold as Berenbier (Flemish for Bear Beer) when
sold in Flanders, although at the time of going to press we do not know how different the label will be. The brewery suggests it should
be served at 8-10°C.
Tasting Notes - An accomplished beer which oozes quality yet retains a small brewery taste. Addition of sediment
makes a marked difference, derogatory in our view, adding spice and a cloying tanginess.
Blonde - 6.5% alc/vol View Label
Comments - Sold as Fakir in Flanders and Canada. Also relabelled as La Molagnarde Blonde.
First brewed in 1989.
Tasting Notes - Great straight from the fridge as it loses a little of the freshness when it warms. Has a good texture and
a lovely citric quality. KBR: This is the blonde to which others should aspire.
Brune - 8.2% alc/vol View Label
Comments - Also relabelled as La Molagnarde Brune.
Tasting Notes - Rich, very malt-based beer with strong roast and coffee notes. Wonderfully smooth, creamy texture. Has
a surprising spicy hop character for a brune, giving it an extra dimension.
La Cisterciènne Bruna
La Cisterciènne Clara
Cuvée de l'A.R.T.E.
Cuvée de Trazegnies Spéciale Noël - 8.5% alc/vol
Flora - 7% alc/vol
Tasting Notes - Very reminiscent of Bière De Pâques. Lovely mellow maltiness is complemented with a good resiny hop
which comes to the fore in the finish. Lovely soft creamy texture.
Rose des Remparts - 4.5% alc/vol
Spéciale Noël - 8.5% alc/vol View
Label 18 Kb
Comments - Sold as Reserve, in USA. Brewed in November for European consumption but
there is a batch brewed in July specifically for export to the Canadian market due to the transport/delivery time.
Tasting Notes - Classic, warming winter spicy ale with plenty of depth in its character. JDW: Let down a little by an
excess of roasted character.
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