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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle from Beer Planet. Hazy orange bold body with big head. Nose of citrus and oranges. Taste is hoppy with lots of fruit and citrus. A nice creamy and soft texture. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (3556) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2012
orange, very hazy, looks light. white, slow fading foam, smells bitter ( more than expected ) tastes quite dry, not a big taste, or much bitterness, but it does the trick. standard ( mediocer) IPA i supose .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle batch #2, from the Bierkoning. Hazy gold pour, with super creamy white head. Aroma is really really hoppy, piney, peppery notes, intense lemon grass. Taste is bitter, really citrusy, intense grapefruit, really bitter, really IPA-ish, with only a light belgian profile. Palate is med-full bodied with med-low carbonation, creamy. Really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2013
~14 oz draft pour in a Lost Abbey tulip type glass at Proletariat in New York. The pour is a lightly hazed golden yellow, with a one inch white head that falls with nice coating lace. The aroma is grass hay earth, with a nice mineral edge. Overall, leafy is the best descriptor of the nose I can come up with. The taste is the same leafy dry grass straw of the nose, crisp cracker malt and the mineral in the finish. The palate is light bodied, with bright active carbonation, and a super crisp clean dry leafy mineral finish. Delicate, delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3093) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Hazy yellow/golden with a medium white head and little lacing. Aroma is of grapefruits, grass, yeast, pine and lemony notes. Taste is lemony with grass, grapefruits, pine, yeast and light bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry and grassy finish. Tasty, super drinkable and quenching. Nice hoppy Belgian Ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2948) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle bought somewhere I can’t remember. Pours hazy cloudy golden with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing on the glass. Smell is fruity, spicy and slightly phenolic with crackers, dry soil, hay, pepper corns, pears, grapefruit rinds, mango, pineapple, star fruit, dry soil, lemon zest, coriander and hints of pine needles. Taste is bitter, fruity, spicy and slightly phenolic with crackers, dry soil, hay, pepper corns, coriander, grapefruit juice, grass, pine needles, mango, papaya, pineapple, star fruit lemon zest and hints of lemony soap. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, astringent and light bodied. Finish is bitter and phenolic with crackers, grapefruit juice, dry soil, pepper corns, coriander, hay, lemon zest and hints of unripe tropical fruits. Very tasty and very refreshing!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2713) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
Nov. ’13. Hazy golden color, with white head. Aroma: little spice, hops. Medium body. Taste: bit sweetness start, citrus, spice note, nice bitterness from hops. Dry ending. Like it !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2599) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden, whitish head. Fruityness, bit of spicyness and some minerals on the nose. Some breadyness too. Grassy bitterness and citrus fruityness in taste. Lemony juicyness and summer meadow towards the finish. Pleasant one.


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