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Semois La Petite Frangine



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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed for Brasserie de la Semois using Columbus hops and Orval yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear, yellow with big white head. Aroma is grainy with honey and some fruits. In taste lightly sweet, quite dry with some fruits and medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1004) - MOns, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2016
Robe blonde, fine mousse. Nez élégant sur des notes de farine, de houblon, légère note maltée et levurée. Bouche fraîche et équilibre, finement houblonnée, avec une très belle amertume en finale. Une belle bière d’été.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeinDahlem (1454) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
Nice to find another dry, bitter blond of reasonable ABV -- they’re still rare, if you visit typical cafés -- but this one uses high-alpha hops and comes across as oniony and overly, resinously harsh as a result. Bitterness sticks to the tongue. Lacks finesse; using more, lower alpha to reach the same IBU might get a smoother, more drinkable result.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierridder_S (687) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
22/08/2015 – sample (bottle) @ Gents Bierfestival shared with JorisPPattyn, Sebletitje, 77ships & PriorL Clear yellow with massive head. Nose is grainy, honey. Taste is grains, honey, spices, thin ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
At GBF. Very thick and rocky, hops-enhanced, sticky, dense, yellowish white head over a cloudy yellow blonde beer. Hoppy aroma with impressions of white pepper, grapefruit peel, flowers, dried peach, white grape; crisp and spritzy onset, restrained fruitiness (hints of apple and gooseberry), sharpish, somewhat ’rough’ carbonation but very refreshing, bit bready, finishing in a deep, earthy, peppery, spicy hop bitterness with lovely floral and even citrussy aromatic qualities, lasting long and drying mouth and throat. Packed with hop flavour in combination with a modest ABV, this comes close to the international session IPA movement. Pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9472) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
Huge, fluffy & lacy head over clear orange-golden beer. Spicy nose, some honey, summer grains. Bitterish, grainy, spicy (indeed, slight Orval touches), but ending sorely watery - (petite Orval?). Light body, but slick. Not really great, bit ubiquitous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkam (409) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is malt with a nice hoppy aftertaste. Very nice hoppy ale/blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
UPDATED: APR 14, 2015 Bottle from Geers in Oostakker. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Bit watery but also a creamy touch, and very hoppy with spices and a long bitter aftertaste. Overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2015
Blonde dorée trouble-opaque, sédiments en suspension, effervescence faible, col blanc fin tombe de suite. L’amertume s’impose d’emblée, avec de bonnes notes fruitées et les malts qui se font quelque peu sentir par la suite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2321) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
Tasting from bottle at Mi-orge Mi-houblon. Slightly, almost clear yellow colour with a thin white head. Citrus, hay, yeast and fruity aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is quite hoppy with a long dry finish. More bitter than sweet. Overall, nice refreshing brew.

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