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

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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manucorazzini (23) - Braine-L’Alleud, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2006
Une bière bien faite. D’une belle couleur orangée un peu trouble. Bien ronde en bouche. Bonne balance entre le malt et l’amertume. Touche de miel de fleur sur la fin. Bravo! Bonne continuation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Bottle Hazy, orange body. Fully diminishing white head. Nose of vanilla and flowers. Lightly acidic, moderately bitter initial flavour. Lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Lightly to medium bodied. Lively carbonation. Bittery well balanced beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2006
Bottled, blind tasting session. Light malty aroma with a hint of citrus. Also straw at first but this went when warming up and a little bit of sulfer came in. Yellow color, hazy, large white head, good lace. Sweet start but this diminishes quicky, light sourness and a good starting bitterness that increases more and more, dry mouthfeel. Highly drinkable and refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Hazy golden orange with a large, fluffy white head. Sharp, fruity aroma of oranges, wheat, lemon zest, candy sugar, honey, coriander, some fruity esters and a hint of tropical fruit. The body is somewhat thin with a strong, biting carbonation. It’s a weird combination, thin but biting. The flavors start sweet, heavy on the honey, sugar and mild citrus fruit. A surprisingly nice, crisp bitterness comes out at the end that seems to be attributable to the hops and carried by the lively bubbles. While it’s not terrible, this is missing a little variation and depth that keeps it from being it’s potential.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus fruits, some vanilla, and yeast as well. Taste was earthy, citrus fruits, light honey, and bitter hops in the finish. Medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2006
nice fizzy bitter beer, also a lot of hop, peach, and malt. alc. is a bit noticable. lovely sourrish finish. just a hoppy wonder...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Pale gold, spritzty head with medium bubbles and some lace. Aroma of peach and nectarine. Smooth, clean taste, lightly spicy, a little orange and cinnamon maybe, nice prickly carbonation. Brisk and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2006
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 Nicely lacing white head covers the hazy golden hue. Gentle pils malt is drowned under highly yeasty emanations of angel cake, sweet dough, picky lemony hops and light DMS. Simple flavour profile, dms-y and hop forward, floral saaz with spicy yeast. Light bodied, fair carbonation. A subpar Belgian ale.

Having tried a 330mL bottle with the coloured label, I found it much more pleasant. A spot on Farmhouse ale with lots of green character, so much that it feels vegetal amongst these herbal, grassy traits. It deserved far more than the 2.8 I initially gave it, but it was not quite to my tastes. The green was taking a lot of room and hampered a bit the fresh pils malt character and flowery nuances I generally like in farmhouse ales. Still bumping to 3.6.

A more recent try in 2011 was a solid hoppy Belgian ale, well structured and generously bitter with again a certain green aspect and perhaps more grainines than I’d hope for in a Pils malt focused ale, but solid all around, although it feels less refreshing than it should for a 5.5% ale - I even caught some alcohol vapours. Nevertheless, bumping it up from 3.6 to 3.7.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
A fully lasting large creamy white head tops up a clear medium yellow body. Moderate lacing. Few thin particles. Few medium bubbles. Aroma presents malt being medium biscuity /hay (pils-like) while hops are barely noticeable ... Yeast character is light DMS. Also, there are faint evocations of salt. Initial flavor is medium pils-like while development shows off residual sugar, moderate bready. Finish is short . Light to medium body... oily texture... Soft carbonation...
[Bottled ; BB nov 07]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2006
Aroma of yeast,citrus and some pepper. Cloudy, yellow, coloured with an enormous white head. Taste is sweet fruity (citrus) with some yeast and spices. More bitter towards the finish. Nice.


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