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De la Senne Taras Runa

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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: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Extra Hoppy Birra, a collaboration between DLS and Birrificio di Montegioco.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle, bought @De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours murky pale yellow with a large, frothy, white head. Aroma has lovely zesty citrus, oranges, grapefruit, very fresh. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, very grassy hoppy bitter, grapefruit, zesty, some green apple. Lingering bitterness. Nice and elegant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
guitarhero (18) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
A very good pale ale in the belgian style with american hops,citric and refreshing. Nice

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3222) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
bottle. very soft earthy pear skin. foggy musty forest. wet hay. bit of white grape fruit. taste brings forth moderate to heavy herbal wet grass bitterness. soft fresh baked bread dough malts. more bitterness than taras boulba, less bitterness than crushable saison. rustic. softer version of crushable saison it would seem. edges rounded out. more of a hoppy belgian ale essence. though still a touch too much grassy bitterness on that dry lingering finish. still petes fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5996) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of toffee, floral notes and nice herbal notes. Flavour of strong floral bitterness, chewy citrus, pine, grass and mild bready maltiness. Very litle sweetness here. Light bodied and lively carbonation. Dry, bitter, floral finish. Quaffable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1476) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Very dense, dandelion yellow. Pineapple, dust, minerals and flowers in the aroma; distant, and calm.

Sly flavor occasionally offers little bursts of hops against the enveloping, rocky dryness of the yeast.

The oats seem to create a surprisingly deep texture here; at such a low abv it seems absurd that the thing is so full. Finishes dry as shit, very quietly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (342) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 23, 2014
330 ml bottle from Birra + served in a shaker glass. Light and pale canary yellow, pretty hazy, with a decent, creamy and persistent white head. Very hoppy as soon as the cap was off, but quite volatile. Bready, grassy and malty smell, just a little hint of cardboard in the far background. Nice herbal bitterness, light astringency, very dry and crisp. Little yeast influence, fruity and grassy aftertaste. Average carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. I wanted to like it more, it’s a very good beer, no doubts about that, but I was expecting a bit more. Solid overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (149) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2014
Blanche IPA ou blonde amère à l’avoine? Un peu des deux. A l’œil: belle robe paillée au col mousseux épais et persistant. Au nez, fortes effluves de houblon à cru adoucies de senteurs céréalière lactées, levure. En bouche, corps fluet, très agréable à boire où l’avoine apporte une touche lacté et l’orge un pointe un peu plus maltée, sur le mielleux. Comme toujours chez De La Senne, l’arrière-goût est super : longue amérisation sur des notes minérales et herbacées qui rend la langue sèche et le palais huileux. En plus l’avoine apporte une douceur moelleuse qui rend la dégustation toujours trop courte, accompagné d’un petit fruité rendu par la levure. Chouette!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (181) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
Sunny-yellow, haze, big white head. Floral aromas, belgium yeast, and fresh hops. Hops shine really through, very bitter, green apples, along with grass, malt and yeast - nice complexity. Smooth, dry mouthfeel. Yeast add slickness, malts sweetness, keeping the beer balanced, as the hops are raw and aggressive. Long, dry aftertaste, citrus hoppiness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (3681) - GERMANY - APR 30, 2014
(bottle) pours a murky golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops and yeast, with some light cactus juice, black pepper and green apples. flavour is more of the same, powdered sugar, floral hops and apricots, with a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1528) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of tderoeck, merci! Looking forward to tasting this one as a fan of the de la Senne trademark pillowy yeast and near-exclusive BE hops. Pours a milky-cloudy deep pale yellow with Belgian froth. Aromas of young clove, springtime meadow, dandelion and a hard to place exotic element to mix up those chtonic notes. Deeply satisfying round yeasty palate, nearly mouth-filling at less than 5%. Taste opens up unto riper Granny Smith apple, hints of mirabel/peach, contained by Belgian yeast bitters and pollen. Mid-lingering bitter, creamy finish lifts the saison template into other crossover dimensions. Very easy drinking. Another Belgian Ale 2.0 by de la Senne fit for the 21st century.


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