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

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
I didn’t put this in my beer cellar list, so I’m not sure when I got it. If I had, I’d have cracked a low-alcohol hoppy beer much sooner. Pour is just noticeably darker than the usual golden Belgian pale lager. Lots of floaty bits, I’m guessing hop bits rather than yeast? Aroma is nice, but it’s nice for a sweet Belgian pale, nit much trace of hop. But then there’s the taste. It is bitter as advertised, just the peppery noble hop bitterness. Backed by a dryly fermented malt that just gives this the nice feel of a beer. Something your Bud-drinking uncle might enjoy if he gets curious about those funny looking beers you have.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenOver (236) - SLOVENIA - MAY 2, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 Pours murky golden with medium, quickly diminishing white top. Aroma is hoppy and a little bit acrid, just like in lager beers. Nothing special in the aroma. Taste is very carbonated, gives you a feeling of sour at the beginning, but the taste evolves to a very hoppy and dry finish. Very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Very pale golden, no real head but some ring fed lacing. Nose is corny, grassy and figgy clove as it warmed. Initial taste is blustering gooseberry, light stale dough and a big perfumey floral. Carbonation is sleek and mouthfeel crisp and cooling. Finishes fairly light tartness, nice diluted yeasty gooseberry linger.

Keg, Café Beermoth, Manchester

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (54) - - APR 27, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur jaune paille, odeur de houblon, herbe, d’agrumes. Gout : fort goût d’agrume avec une fin sur l’herbe. Très légére et agréable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (330) - ITALY - APR 27, 2016
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2016: Una classicissima belgian ale, ben luppolata e profumata. Al naso si avvertiono note di pesca e pompelmo. In bocca l’amaro domina la bevuta con un onesto contrappunto iniziale di dolce. Nel bicchiere la birra è bionda con una leggera torbidezza e uno strato di schiuma bianca. Il corpo è medio leggero e la secchezza, unita alla carbonatazione, danno come risultato un bevuta facile e piacevole.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (333) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Cloudy straw with a soapy white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus and floral elements. Taste is yeast, light malts, bread,light citrus and spice. Has a moderately bitter finish. Okay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
Draft at Moeder Lambic. Hazy yellow color with big white head. Aroma is spicy yeasts, green apples, nice fruitiness. Taste is green apples, spicy yeasts, earthy hops, quite bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Amazing low ABV Belgian Ale without too much carbonation or sweetness, like so many Belgians have. Great stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
bjakk (669) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 21, 2016
Yellow, cloudy, big creamy foam. Hint of soap in the aroma. Watery soap with little aftertaste

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (262) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
Aroma: yeasty, verging on funky; Appearance: hazy golden pour with fluffy white head that dissipates slowly; good lacing; Taste: fairly tasteless and not particularly refreshing; Palate: medium-light body with surprisingly bitter finish; Overall: would not buy again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (181) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
Gul, disig med medelstort vitt skum som fäster på glaskanterna. Doftar gräs och örter, citrus och lite aprikos. Smaken är ganska kärv med mycket gräs och örter, fruktighet i form av citrus plus en rejäl grapebeska, eftersmaken är tyvärr lite syntetiskt tvålaktig. Mycket smakrik för sina 4,5%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
axl (423) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Semi-hazy yellow with three finger airy white head. Aroma of citrus, soapy yeast, light bread, spices and lemon zest. Taste is also light soapy with citrus, yeast, light bread, sweet grapefruit, lemon zest and a light spiciness. Light mouthfeel, medium carbonation and dry citrus aftertaste.


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