La Binchoise Reserve – Bottle
Ah… I am sad to say that this was my last beer of the night at Monk’s. By this time, I was reveling in the beerness that is Monk’s and I was probably a bit drunk, as well. Good thing I took good notes…
This beer was on suggestion from Stasia… I left it up to her to tell me what to choose since she has probably tasted more beer than I in her 7 years. So, she pulled this $9 bottle out and let me have at it. I definitely had to let this one warm up… coming out of an ice-cold fridge would do me no good. As it warmed and I continued to smell it… I probably looked a bit strange just sitting their, kind of tipsy, smelling my beer… Anyhow, as I smelled it, it opened up and I could smell the belgian yeast and what reminded me of scotch, whiskey, or bourbon… The taste was solid. As I noted in my tasting notes, this was like having a good Belgian Style Amber… just like the label says. Good head, as well. 9% ABV.
All in all, I noted that this was a great, solid belgain amber that needed to be tasted at the suggested 50 – 54° F.
JBB6 Rating: Will Buy Again