guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Délices et Caprices, opened at home. Another great beer from de la Senne!!
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danielecamo (798) - ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In bottiglia. Colore ambrata chiaro, velata, schiuma abbondante. Aroma intenso di erbaceo, terroso, leggero skunky, miele. Al palato subito una base maltata molto mielata, zuccherata, corpo medio, alcool ben nascosto. Finale amaro secco, di nuovo erbaceo e terroso con speziature e pepe derivante dal lievito chiaramente belga. Bottigli in cui il luppolo ha subito uno shock, manca completamente la parte fruttata.
mile (3427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, average to large and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty – faintly wheaty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness with some grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty – faintly wheaty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness, light alcohol. Nicely hopped Belgian ale. Bit too sweet/too much caramel for me. In the finish bitterness gets bit sharp/soapy.
bastarda (198) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of bartlebier, thank you! fruity nose with hints of lemon zest, herbs and a bit of pepper, great mouthfeel, great drinkability, layered taste of more citrusy, peppery, herbal and yeast estery aromas. Interesting beer!
erickok (4300) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity aroma, pine apple, tropical, biscuit malts though and interesting yeast. Well developed, light sweet, full mouth feel. Not very bitter. Smooth and drinkable, not quite the freshness I wanted in the aroma. Another high quality brew from these guys! (Sample at Nüetnigenough)
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very hazy blonde with a very large tight head and decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma has some pear, some wet limestone, a little pineapple, and some herbal hoppiness. It’s an odd combo, but it’s not dissimilar to many of the other De La Senne beers, and is in fact very pleasant the way it’s balanced.
The beer is basically pretty dry with a moderate level of bitterness. It’s got a mild funky earthiness to it and a nice bit of herbal hoppiness. The minerallity is very nice as is the mild spiciness & pineapple.
Totally similar to many other hop forward De La Senne beers, although I wouldn’t be surprised if I found out this one was done with Brettanomyces.
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
#2. 6.3% cloudy dark amber lasting beige head. Yeast fresh aroma beer. Some spicy rye. But this is delicious. Good rye. Spicy. Oranges. Love the aroma. Just excellent beer. Surprise of the day.
Borresteijn (5409) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, labeled as Schieve Tabarnak #2, ABV 6.3%. Slightly hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of yeast, some alcohol, malts, light fruity, grassy hops, reminds me of a good tripel. Flavour is medium sweet, light floral, malty, yeasty, light fruity, some honey, firm grassy bitter finish with some alcohol bite. Medium-bodied. Good.
sir__v (1071) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ La Fine Mousse, Paris - FR. Color: nice intensive dark golden beer with medium carbonation and high white foam. Smell: fruity notes as mango and peach with herbal presence. Malty domination. Taste: Malty taste with good balance of hops and herbal notes fruity taste and small yeast presence. Aftertaste: nice malt presence with herbal and grassy notes. Nice wet bitterness. Really nice beer and good collaboration.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Brasserie de la Senne, Brussels. Lightly hazed amber with a fine white head.
Straight up American hops in the nose show a strong grapefruit and pine resin core with minor apricot and orange accents. Malt is pale and cara, lightly toasty, somewhat bready. Fine natural carbonation with soft malt, that’s the highlight. Medium body, semi-sweet, finish is appropriately bitter and a little resinous. It’s certainly well-made, but the ingredients limit the appeal. Yvan’s noble-hopped beers are some of the best in the world, he doesn’t need to be making the prototypical western resin/grapefruit IPA.