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De la Senne / Le Trou du Diable Schieve Tabarnak

Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Belgian Ale
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Note: 33cl bottles only!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7804) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, grass, spices and some yeast. Similar taste. On the sweet side with a medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy grassy citrus hoppy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Keg at Brewdoge Florence, 25/09/16. Hazed golden orange with a decent off white cap. Nose is orange peel, light spice, sweet bread, faint yeast, grains, hay. Taste comprises lemon rind, straw, trace of yeast, bread, toasted grains, crackers, caramel dribble. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok if a little sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5995) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Fruity and yeasty spicy smell and taste. I get some apples, pears and hard to describes spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1497) - CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Appearance: hazy straw with three fingers (and growing!) of fluffy white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: lemon zest, pale malt, light horseblankety funk. (8/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderate bitter, light funk. (8/10) Medium-light body, lively carbonation, crisp dry and lightly funky bitter finish. (4/5) An excellent Belgian Pale - crisp, bone dry, and lightly funky. Definitely reminiscent of the other three or four Brasserie De La Senne beers I’ve had. I was going to say that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of Trou du Diable character coming through here, but then that got me thinking about what (if any) defining characteristics that brewery has, and all I could come up with was: excellence. I must have had nearly twenty of their beers by now, and I don’t think I’ve rated a single one under 7/10, and they’ve reached 9/10. In particular, they excel at Belgian styles, making this collaboration particularly apt. Really good, and the rude swear word name only makes me like it more. (16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4260) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
Tap. Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Very hazy, deep orange gold. Frothy and blotchy, off white head. Nose has cracker malts. Some orange rind. A little peach flesh. Taste has some bready sweetness, followed by a citrusy bitter edge. Light to medium body. Foamy mouthfeel. Bitterness rises toward the finish. Decent, if a tad dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1760) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2016
From bottle of unknown date; fully hazed apricot hued appearance. A firm hit of dry caramel, salted grapefruit and pine resin in the aroma suggest this is more of an American style IPA, and one that is past its expiration date, or close to it. Butterscotch and dried ruby red grapefruit flavor, with biscuity, sweet malt in unexpected quantity; apricot candies and some darker fruit action. Elegant house character of dried flowers, baguette crust and cobwebby must can be seen if squinting. Prickly, overactive carbonation cutting through the mouthfilling texture. Bland and bitter ending, resigned. While it’s a shame to rate a (likely) old bottle, there’s a more compelling argument against this offering. The ever-stylish and singularly excellent vision of Yvan DeBaets is watered down here in service of a lesser idea. That said, it came together alright, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Harmosly (32) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2016
Très belle robe, blonde pâle. Très mousseuse. Au goût, très rafraîchissante, par contre l’arrière goût reste longtemps et viens gâcher le début de la gorgée !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Fraiche et remplie de houblons nobles : ça sent la bonne Belge pâle. La Chouffe me vient en tête, la Tripel Karmeliet aussi. Ça se boit tout seul. Les céréales pâles et le houblons secs mènent la marche et procurent une expérience facile et agréable. C’est légèrement sucré mais le tout est très bien équilibré par l’amertûme. Le corps mince/moyen participe à la buvabilité exemplaire. Pas mal du tout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12746) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle - Light grains and nice sweetness. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. Light sweetness, touch of bitternes and a nice finish. Decent.

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