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Betchard (2006)

Betchard (2006)
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Formerly brewed at Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Belgian Ale
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Disclaimer: This is the entry for the first 4 batches of the beer made by De la Senne in 2006. From then onwards it was made by De Proef following a complete different recipe. If you had one lately, you probably should rate this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
33 cL bottle at Poechenellekelder. Hazy dirty gold color with a huge, fine, frothy head. Light lemon and fruit aromas. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Fruit and citrus flavors. Fairly dry. Slightly astringent. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2008
Easy-going and refreshing blonde with reasonable hop character. Squat 33 cL bottle at Poechenellekelder says Brasserie de Tubize. Not clear to me whether or this is still being brewed by Senne at De Ranke. Doesnít matter. Pours a bright gold with nice, persistent, lacy head. Nose is grainy, farmy, hoppy--actually smells like an archetypal saison, for what itís worth. Some lemon and grapefruit notes in the aroma too. Tastes moderately bitter with that citrus backdrop, some bready aspects there too. Refreshing, characterful, excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2008
Bottle Clear, blond body. White, rocky head with a good lace. Aroma of flowers, honey and hops (nicely balanced). Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Decent beer, but not very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Clear light to medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate yeasty, light malty, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (010907)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
Blonde body with a large white head. Spices and barnyard on the nose. Very yeasty/fruity beer with plenty of spices flavours. Pineapples, coriander and more. Weird finish (not unpleasant, just weird) with some acidity, dry hops, brett?, whatever. Easy to drink light and unusual Belgian session beer. Thatís one I would need to re-taste a few times to know what I really think of it. Not easy to come by but I betcha Iím gonna get me some Betchard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2006
Fully hazy straw-yellow with a pinkish shine; small rim for head. Spicey & grassy nose; pale malts, greenmalt, and some hops. Hint at fish-salt, call it salmon. Or badly washed glasses. Very fruity and even more spicey taste. No specific spices to be named, I cannot pinpoint a single one, and it might well be the yeast. Unfortunately, once mentioned a bit of pale malts, there isnít anything to go on about. Some hops in the finish? Light bodied, very faint slickness. Not very impressive beer. I hope the authentic de la Senne version will be more remarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Nice Spinnekopke recipe for his future brewery called Brasserie de la Senne where he will also have a pub and museum: Cloudy light gold. Easy, smooth, refreshing - some dryness in the finish but nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2006
Bottle. Especially brewed for ít Spinnekopke, Brussel. Fresh sourrish and fruity(peaches, citrussy) aromas. Simular taste with some extra bitterness and coriander. Full tasting bitterish and sourrish finish. Lots of co2. average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2006
A bit hazy orange, small white head. Fruity, grassy hoppy aroma, slightly yeasty. Starts dry, then in the finish turns to hoppy bitter. Some fruity apricot notes in the aftertaste. Balanced, tasty but simple brew, I could imagine this having more than 5.5% alcohol. Solid effort from "new brewery" (Senne).

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