La Binchoise Spéciale Noël Reserve

Today’s beer posting brought to you by Tracy DeCicco, whom came to my office hours last week and brought me a bottle of beer. 

(Clearly it was the best meeting of the day).photo

This was a really nice beer.  I had never heard of it, but better late than never.  There were a couple of things that were really special about it.

First, if you like orange in your beer, this is for you.  It’s not overpowering at all, but really nicely tucked into the body of the brew and is both front tasting and lasting.  While it’s a Christmas brew, I could easily picture drinking it on a warm day.

Secondly, while a very nice amber color, it has nicely balanced hops and is still very accessible.  Moreover, it’s really perfectly balanced with its carbonation, which seemed less than most beers, but perfect for this effort. 

Overall it’s a unique and yummy beer.  Thanks Tracy!

Mendelson Rating: 8.5/10