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De la Senne Brussels Calling

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottled from de Molen Beershop, 2013 version dated 14/01/14 BB 14/01/15, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Pours an almost clear golden colored beer with a huge off-white rocky head, with quite big bubbles. Aroma of fresh (although already several months old) grassy hops, slight spicy yeast, lovely noble hops. Medium bitter in taste, bit chalkiness, quite dry. Quite high in carbonation, light bodied. Great beer combining the perfumy noble hops from say Christoffel Blond and Gulpener Ur-Hop with the dry soft spicy belgian blonde style. Wonderful stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
[Bottle at Volo] Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and hops along with some tropical fruit, bready malt and hints of herbs & spices. Crisp, fruity flavour along with Belgian yeast and grassy hops. Average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Solid and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (104) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle, pours a big, lasting head. Nose is grass, fruit, taste refreshing fuity with bitter finish. Another tasty berr from de la senne

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2434) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy golden with an average, white head. Aroma of yeast, orange, citrus peel and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carb. A nice Belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at Bar volo. Peachy golden, very drinkable stuff as smelled dry hopped, and hop oils in finish offset any yeast dominated characteristics.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (172) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Pours golden yellow, with a froth white head. Very grassy. floral aromas, along with yeast. Taste is defined by a juicy, grassy hop freshness, washing over pleasant, dough yeast. Among a coppery carbonation, peppery hints shine out, adding a gentle complexity to the beer. Hops hit the palate in a straight forward, bitter way, from the very beginning. Bitterness gets a subtle dryness as it comes to the finish, still refreshing during the aftertaste. It is throughout gentle on the palate, hops don’t interfere with the overall balance of the beer, enabled by yeast, straw and toasty, soft malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (241) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2014
33cl bottle. Pale cloudy yellow, foamy white head. Some yeast floating. Nice sweet fruity aromas with some citrus. Taste is malts, yeast, citrus, hops. Very good, dry bitter finish with vegetal hoppy notes and citrus again.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stine (1462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Beautiful, opaque dandelion pour. Misty aroma of flowers, minerals, grasses and apricot.

Delicate, perfectly refreshing flavor of stone fruit and earthy yeast notes paired with feathery hop notes.

A passing creaminess mid palate leads to the stunningly dry, bright finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
A nice, well balanced belgian. Sugary sweetness is tempered by some light hopping and a bready base. Wonderful spicy nose.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (352) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle @Bierhuyske. Pours cloudy yellow with creamy white head. Hoppy and fruity, citrus aroma. Medium bitterness. Hoppy, fruity taste, citrus, yeasty. Dry bitter finish.


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