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

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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2008
33 cl bottle. Hazy yellow with a big white head. Sour aroma with a bit citric hoppy tone. Dry and bitter in flavor with a nice “hop juice” character, quite refreshing even for a hoppy beer. Nice dry finish and a bitter palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle at Spuyten. Poured straw in color with a thick white frothy head. Hoppy spicy yeasty aroma. Peppery notes. Malty yeasty hoppy flavor. Sweet tasting. Very carbonated. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Very drinkable. Wow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2008
The aroma was fruity with a saaz-like hop presence when first poured and a woodsy and earthy component. A bit of pepper and some grass lurked int the background. The beer poured into the glass clear golden with a frothy tall large bubbled head which laced the glass. The flavor was woodsy and earthy and contained a light bit of spice and a substantial level of bittering. The bittering was enough to immediately turn the beer dry without having to wait for the finish. Some caramel flavor was notable in the bitter and fruity beer. The aftertaste was woodsy and earthy. The body was medium or just a skinch less with a fairly effervescent level of carbonation and a creaminess on the palate. A nice beer, no appreciable alcohol, but plenty of bitterness. 750 ml corked and capped bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Pours an orangey blonde color with lots of floaties and a thick, frothy, white head. Interesting aroma of hops, spices and yeast. Good flavor of yeast, hops, spices with a sweet and dry finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. A pleasant belgian ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3568) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Bottle 6% version: Poured a rusty copper color with white lacy head. The aroma is hoppy with floral and spice/herbs. Taste is metallic with hops, very plesant and carbonated. Finish is dry and continues to react to the taste buds.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2010 d’orata buona schiuma grossolana pittosto pwersistente note di mlato ed erbaceo in bocca dolce contrapposto da un amaro sopratutto nel retrogusto

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear and sparkling orange with a small, frothy, white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass, herbs), heavy yeast (horse blanket, earth, musty) with notes of cask and solvent. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
My 100th Belgian Ale
Pours a golden orange with a smallish creamy white head with loads of lacing. Aroma is rye, apples, herbs and grassy hops. Spritzy and rather lively mouthfeel. Flavour has oranges, peach, lots of hoppy dryness. There is a peachiness to the flavour that gives a relative tartness. It is bordering on a Saison - a very nice beer all in all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2007
750mL, no date. Damn, I thought this was a new beer from my local shop, but it looks like they just changed the label--the new label looks somewhat like the Stouterik with the sun rays and such. Clear orange amber with a three finger rocky white head, fair retention. Herbal and grassy hops up front (somewhat stale), some yeast, candy sugar and peppery notes following. Flavor is much the same with quite a bit of (earthy) bitterness for a Belgian--peaking at a 5-6 (out of 10). There was also some very light wet paper. Moderate to high carbonation with a medium body. Not too bad of a beer at all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
bottle. golden/clear with spotty head. earth, spice, grass and alochol aroma. grass on palate. light, dry and sweet.


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