Oakrock (130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very, Very nice bitter taste. Astonishing fresh entity. Easy and good to sip. Well brewed.
DanielBrown (4373) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at POV, Brum. Belgian beers don’t give across so they? This is just (just?) a meaty, crispy, hoppy, yeasty, Belgian treat. 5.5 - live the feeling.
ThirstyBird (2589) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 33ml bottle. It appears a clear gold color with a nice off white cap. Smell is yeast, pepper&spice and a mild malt presence. Taste is a touch of malt up front then quickly comes the some crisp fruitiness, yeast, spice all followed by dry and ever so slightly bitter aftertaste. Body is light but with a slippery aspect to it and delicately carbonated - very nice. Well, I can see myself buying this one again pretty good beer.
bartlebier (3350) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 33cl bottles, for regular sampling aka intermediary sessioning. - Finally a dearly needed light Belgian ale that doesn’t knock you out with its high ABV, high sugar level or overcomplex yeast profile - while being still full of taste and expertly balanced. Also, great to finally taste some character EU hops in a light yeasty ale: medium ripe apple, some spice, somewhat reminiscent of De Ranke Guldenberg (De la Senne and De Ranke somehow often overlap...) but less heavy/intrusive and tending toward saison (as many of this brewery’s beers). Velvety smooth palate, almost fit for sessioning. / Resampled on tap @ PinPon, Bxl: grapefruit marmelade goodness, fruity, round and bitter with both citrus rind and Belgian hops. Stellar on fresh draught.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 33cl bottle.
Appearance: clouded blonde beer, stable white head.
Nose: yeast, peaches, apples, light, quite hoppy.
Taste: very bitter, fruity and nice finish, had this beer multiple times before, but I enjoy it most really really cold. In my opinion a little to bitter and dry, maybe the hops, but very nice fruity finish.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Torst. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of grass, floral notes and hops. Taste is slightly bitter, grassy, hoppy and herby. Finish is fairly bitter.
DeclanT (59) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This probably the finest light ale on the Belgian scene presently, a great everyday beer, full of hoppy flavour without being at all overpowering, very well balanced and a great one to drink with friends while watching a football game.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky orange 2 finger white head
Cloves and lemons and coriander
Very nice. Lovely dry mouthfeel and a hint of fruit. Very bitter and some spices Overall pretty nice
MalePiwo (4) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden-oragne colour (SRM around 6). Nice, frothy head.
Great aroma of hops, and a bit of herbs. Medium/heavy bitterness. Medium body. Finish bitter. Not too long not too short.
I love de la Senne brewery. Every single beer that I’ve tasted was great. Also Zinne bier.
olio (9216) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100722.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Aroma of citrus fruits, yeast, spice notes and some mild malty notes. Flavor of citrus fruits, spices, malts, yeast and toffee notes. Decent.