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

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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, yet another great tasting @ Henrik´s] Large egg-white head that really lasted in the glass. Excellent display of lacework. Clear and flat looking body with a yellow color. Aroma of elderflower, citrus, pine, grain, yeast, caramel, fruit. Medium bodied with a light dry texture and an average carbonation. Moderated bitter flavor with light sweet notes. Light dry and bitter finish. Definitely a surprisingly hoppy Belgium take on the classic Belgian Ale style. Nice surprise I must say. 18-09-2007

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
Pale golden beer. white lace. Fast fading head. Fresh grassy hop aroma, straw, lemongrass and a light citrusy note. A hint of dusty yeastiness. Very faint straw-like malt freshness. Moderate bitterness but very dry and flinty. Thin bodied with lots of earthy bitterness. It’s decent, but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Pineneedle aroma, slight soapy. Carbonated mouthfeel. Flavour is slight soapy, watery. Has a minor bitterness in the finish. Mellow flavoured. Nice but somewhat thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6119) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Cloudy gold colour with a huge, creamy white head. Aroma of citrus hops and yeast. Flavour was of sweet malt and green fruit, with a spicy hop finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours bright gold into a tulip. Fluffy white micro head quickly subsides with a slight meringue in the middle. Candi, biscuit and hay aromas. Upfront slight horseblanket with a lasting peppery resin finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy yellow gold with an off-white head. Aromas are soft lemon and pine wiith green notes. Flavours are soft biscuit and hay with caramel. Lemon with prickly pine hops. Like a real lemonade. Dry hoppy and floral with a herbal, spicy finish. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2007
Draught at the Poechenellekelder, Brussels. Hazy golden color with creamy head. Sweet and herbal-hoppy aroma with notes of orange. Bittersweet, grainy, oily and herbal flavor with notes of bitter orange. Firm bitter finish. Some witbier notes in the aroma and flavor. Very tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottle from Belmont Station--Bright effervescent orange-yellow-copper body with a rocky beige head. Big foam around rim of glass. Grainy and bready with a nice hoppiness. Taste was a little disappointing as well as nose considering nose and appearance. Sweet and slightly bitter. Good beer, but nothing to rave about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours sparkling orange with a large, rocky, off-white lasting head, excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, straw, cereal), average hops (herbs, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of apple and dust. Light bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness, with a mineral aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2007
25.4 oz bottle. Pour is almost all whipped marshmallow. Settling reveals pale yellow. Head becomes massively cratered with complete lacing and sticky chunks. Ends up like shave cream. Wheaty hops, lemon juice and damp hay. Light pith bittering with creamy, citric carb. Soft lingering orange peel dries out and mellows. Earthy and unique with an insane Belgian twist. Head has life of its own. Glad to have found this after losing my only bitter rating.


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