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De la Senne Wadesda #1

Formerly brewed at Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Mixed beer: Jambe-de-Bois with addition of Cantillon lambic, oak aged, and bottle-refermented.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle shared by Brian: pours a slightly hazy deep golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some light fruity notes and tartness. Starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness with fine carbonation and plenty of puckering tart balance before a smooth and dry tart finish. True to style and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - DEC 11, 2011
75 cl bottle. Amber-orange colour, big head. Oak aged character is very strong, with leathery and woddy notes and a touch of vanilla. Medium sour taste and light bitterness. Jambe-de-bois is hardly recognizable, the lambic and the oak barrel have taken over, reminds me very much of Rodenbach Grand Cru.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle. Thanks René! Pours hazy golden colored with a nice egg white head. Aromas of funk, citrus, leather, zest, wood, eart and grass. Much lambic in the flavor - sour, dry, hints of alcohol and malt. Very tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11433) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels.
Hazy orange with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has lovely funk, citrus, clear Cantillon notes, dryness, apples, crisp maltiness. Medium carbonation, lovely fat and elegantly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is amazingly balanced, no hint of the high alcohol except in mouthfeel. Tart, fruity, oaranges, funk, apple, light lactic, horse blanket. Dry oaky with some caramel sweetness, Belgian sugar and just the mildest herbal hops character. Super dry, light bitter and oaky dry in the finish. Extremely lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
75 cL bottle at Moeder Lambic. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, semi lasting and white head. Aroma is mild fruity, leathery and crisp citrusy. Vague ashtray/sulphorish touch. Mild fruity, light citric to acidic. Dry, bitter, citric and yet crisp fruity finish - almost acetic into the far finish. Shivering citric, dry, crisp and mild fruity. Very elegant. Lasting smooth citric impression into the far finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5246) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2011
2010 Vintage/75 cl. bottle/shared@Chez Moeder Lambic: slightly hazy yellow with a white lambic head, tastes slightly acidic with sour & tart lemons, overall very zesty, getting funky in here & some barnyard, straw & young lambic, hint of lactic, aftertaste is very bitter which is lovely (which is probably the Jambe-de-Bois), great stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle served in a lambic basket at Moeder Lambic Fontainas during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes. Served in a De La Senne cervoise. Pours a brilliant clear golden with a two-finger white head. Lots of lacing. The nose brings loads of apricot and fresh peach. Light lemon and some lactic acid. The fresh stone fruits really take over. The flavor doesn’t quite explode with fruit like the nose did, instead having more of an acidic presence, though the stone fruits and lemon are still there along with a bit of wheat. The body is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s fairly sour with a dry finish. The sourness on the palate is light, then it’s stronger in the finish. In high praise, Amyliz4 and I were going back and forth trying to determine whether we preferred this or cask Fou’ Foune.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle at Paul and ryan’s tasting - nose is woody oak, fruity with plenty of yeast. Vineous, tannic notes. Nice tart fruits, acetic.. apple cider vinegar. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
In short: A dry, tart, woody and semi-funky golden ale like no other. Great beer
How: Bottle 750ml, corked and caped. Consumed almost one year after the beer release. Shared by willblake in my hotel room, thanks a whole lot Jon.
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is a bit funky, freshly cut wood with sawdust floating in the air. Taste is has some plain cookies, plenty of wood, light-medium funk, dry straws, white grapes. Overall very tart with a medium sourness and leading to a very dry finish. I really loved that beer and I also thought it was highly original. It was a capped and corked bottle that we drank in my hotel room but fortunately I’m a well-prepared person and when I travel I always carry in my pocket a corkscrew in case I need to open a corked & caged bottle and a packet of mayonnaise in case I need to fake an orgasm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Corked bottle; courtesy of Yvan De Baets / Laurent Mousson
Jambe de Bois and Cantillon Lambic

Cloudy deep blond color; small head. Mild but very complex aroma: malt, plastic, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, citrus fruits. Good body, dynamic mouthfeel, given by the acidity; very good blend of the sourness from the Lambic and some residual sugars; delicate fruitness. Wonderful.

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