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Semois La Petite Frangine



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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed for Brasserie de la Semois using Columbus hops and Orval yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeinDahlem (1396) - 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 (409) - 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 (3670) - 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 (8795) - 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 (322) - 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 (274) - 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 (1807) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1010) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Bière blonde de base refermentée, non filtrée, non pasteurisée, titrant un modeste 4,5 % abv, mais nous sommes d’accord, il s’agit de la « petite » frangine. La frangine normale titre elle à 6,5 %. Le houblon employé est du Columbus, et le niveau EBU est de 40. Couleur doré soutenu brillant. Levure en suspension. Bulles fines partout. Mousse blanche crémeuse, bien épaisse, à petits cratères en haut. Arômes de malt clair, pain bis, zeste de citron, amandes vertes 1ère bouche structurée, sur un très beau malt, et un houblon amer qui le dépasse. Arrière-bouche sur le houblon Columbus amérisant. 2ème beaucoup plus équilibrée où le malt vient en soutien fortement. 3ème à la fantastique amertume rappelant l’Orval. Arrière-bouche avec des agrumes et des fruits verts. La longueur donne une bière qui ne descend absolument pas, mais qui se développe. La levure est souple, fine, pointe de sel. Magnifique. (Il paraît qu’elle viendrait d’Orval...). L’alcool est étonnant pour son faible niveau, il fait son travail parfaitement. La finale procure des nuances qui sont de plus en plus complexes, avec notamment une amertume exceptionnelle. CONCLUSION : une bière au décompte final de classe pure. Très grande surprise, vu le niveau abv, mais on a mis tous les éléments pour en faire une grande bière. Bravo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3593) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Dobre, po prostu chmiel Columbus rzadzi w tym piwie. Posmak jablkowo cytrusowy. Limonkowy, troche moreli i wytrawna goryczka. Piwo lekkie o niskiej zawartosci alkoholu jak na belgie. Piana srednia ale trwala nawet. Piwo od poczatku w calosci metne, ale nie mialem problemu z oderwaniem drozdzy od dna butelki, po prostu sobie plywaly po calej zawartosci buteleczki. Piwo wydajace sie proste a zaskakuje, zwlaszcza tym chmielnym smakiem i aromatem. Podobne do APA

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