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

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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 33cl bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen. BB 07. Pours cloudy to muddy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma & taste is full of hops, grass, fruits, citrus/grapes & yeast. The hops is visible all around. Fresh & nice hoppy Belgium! Re-Rate: Moeder Lambic 2014 Januar: Incredible fresh, smooth and dry. Hops and mild yeast. Really lovely beer. 3,8 - 4,1

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
4th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Smooth fruity start with nice wheat beer like orange citrus and some hop bitterness. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2009
Cask at GBBF 09 ....light yellow ... banana lemon nose ... soft fruit ... little lemon easy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
Draught at ZBF08. Refreshing and spicy aroma. The flavour is dominated by a nice refreshing bitterness. I cannot trace the spices in the flavour. Cloudy yellow colour. Stable creamy white head. Low but OK carbonation. Aroma and flavour do not match, but the beer is nice enough still.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle (33cl) at Plan B. Cloudy yellow - white head. Freshness, citrus, citrus zest, light light cardboard, nice hoppy, light yeasty, low malty. Bitter dry finish. (Smeirlap !)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2008
Bottle, 33cl, thx to JensenTaster. It pours a hazy, orange body with a creamy off-white head. Spiced, citrusy nose with pale malt. The flavor starts with pale malt, then a rather unusual (for a Belgian beer) hoppy bitterness enters and takes control of the tastebuds, all the way into the finish, and staying there for a good while. Medium fullness and quite dryish. As mentioned, it’s sort of unusual, but I also find it a strange one, and actually, too bitter. (080301)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2006
Draught - Bruxellensis Festival. Hazy gold with thin off white head. Hoppy aroma. OK in mouth, some cream. Really hoppy, dry finish, bit like de Ranke XX bitter, but not as extreme

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11918) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2007
Bottled (BB 12/2008)
Hazy orange color, small white head. Citrusy, yeasty and haysih hoppy aroma. Flowery, aromatic bitter - quite English-style, but is more yeasty than the most of UK ones. Nicely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 (750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, florals, and citrus. Flavor of malt, hops, and herbs with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2007
(750ml bottle) Large rocky head atop a cloudy apple juice body miraculously not saturated with bits from the cork that broke off upon opening, which itself wasn’t surprising given that beer had seeped through the cork while the beer was resting on its side in my refigerator. Anyhoo.... Aroma is medium sweet, grassy/herbal, some orange, Belgian yeast, spice. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/pine/herbal, some orange, Belgian yeast, light bread. Soft, light medium body with some dryness in the finish. Not sure this should be considered a bitter -- certainly more flavor (and bitterness) than what one expects from the style. Regardless of what style it belongs with, a very flavorful and enjoyable beer, particularly given its low ABV.


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