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


on tap

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1422) - BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
Bière que ratebeer nous classe en simple belgian ale, mais le brasseur la donne comme une bitter, avec un slogan adapté : « bitter is better » … Mon exemplaire est à date en janvier 15 et titre à 6 % abv. Couleur doré pâle brillant, avec un peu de levure. Bulles fines en colonnes rectilignes, vives, joli. Mousse blanche très épaisse avec texture en œuf battu en neige au-dessus. Arômes de houblon aromatique, fleur de haie, zeste d’orange, pamplemousse rose. 1ère bouche structurée à la superbe entame houblon et agrumes. Arrière-bouche fraîche, fruitée, parfaitement équilibrée. 2ème sur un magnifique ensemble houblon/malt. Arrière-bouche assez levurée, superbe. 3ème bouche subtile, fine, complexe. Arrière-bouche très délicate. La longueur développe beaucoup de suavité. Les jambes sont bien marquées. La levure est fine, épicée, poivrée. Superbe veine. L’alcool est tout à fait adéquat au genre. La finale est limpide. CONCLUSION : une bière extrêmement clean, qui développe son sujet proprement, sans esbrouffe, mais avec une efficacité sans pareille...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stine (1761) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zinneke (205) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Bitter is better indeed. Another quality beer by brussels’ finest. Great taste, fresh and surprising aftertaste. The balance between bitterness and fruit is amazing, very well balanced beer. Ace! 2014 edit: Another batch, another blend of hops. This beer is worthy of being their anniversary beer. Close to a Taras Boulba, but more dry hopping, and a more round taste. Yes!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 11, 2012
For my 400’th rating I choose this one for couple of different reasons ; it is a beer from my home town brewery, under this label they brewed their first beer, it’s one of the best beers from this brewery and the most solid reason is that simply it was available. 33cl bottle. Yellow and hazy liquid with medium snow white head. Nose : soap fruitiness and yeast, grains and straw. Sip : low to medium density with oily/creamy texture. Light carbonation. Very brief sweet tart start overtaken by complex bitter hops. Well balanced. It’s fruity with some straw like aftertaste. Greatly refreshing. It’s between "Teras Bulba" and "Jambe de bois". My favorite from the brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Tap at CK. Pours full haze, glowing pineapple with a massive, volcanic head. Huge retention and massive lacing. Nose is a little delicate and relaxed- soft nuances of peach ice cream, vanilla, pineapple. Fresh linen abounds. Very soft. Taste is amazingly fluffy pineapple ice cream. Super aerated and silky palate. No soap or harshness. Grassy herbal hop balance is huge. Up front there is sugary pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew balanced by huge grassy and peppery hops. Long, bitter, pilsner like finish. sugary pineapple and peach juice up front. Huge hoppy bitterness and dryness through finish. This was one incredible experience. Wow. Had this next to fresh Taras Boulba on tap and the extra body and extra hop bite on this one is just out of this world.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZwartePiet (60) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2013
Blonde claire, très légèrement dorée. Nez plutot frais, vert et printanier. Avec un petite note fruitée Belle amertume resineuse en début de bouche. Qui s’avère agréblement sèche sur la longueur. Très légèrement agrumes C’est bon Manneke

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Golden and citrus fruit nose with a touch of apricot and floral hops. Very dry, just a hint of cotton candy, bright juicy peach, fresh flowers and dusty yeast. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2012 bottle next to bottle of Taras boulba. murky hay color, lighter than Taras. Really dank nose, not quite as sharp as Taras, floral rich with honey hints. Soapy flavor very balanced, biting hop leafs mid before floral calms, hints of wax and earth through the lightly doughy finish. Very balanced, more freshness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 bottle. pours a bright golden with a big fluffy white head. beautiful aroma of dry, crisp fresh cut grass, dried apricots, wet hay, black pepper. touch of cowide and fresh farm funk. taste is moderate grassy bitterness, touch of pear sweetness. crackers. ultra complex, well made tasty beer. another overhead racket slam from de la sennne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
330ml bottle at BXL East. Pours hazy orange gold with thick, foamy white head. Good lacing. Aromas of bright citrus, tropical fruits, Belgian yeast, grass, light spice and wheat. Taste is spicy, peppery and yeasty with a good bit of lemony, grassy, herbal hops. Nicely balanced and not overly bitter with a great, spritzy mouthfeel. Highly refreshing and very drinkable. Really great beer, was totally caught off guard by how good this was from first sip to last.

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