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Saison de la Senne

Formerly brewed at Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Saison
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Directly inspired by traditional saisons of the 19th century, beers meant to quench the thirsts of farm workers at harvest time, the Saison de la Senne is a beer of mixed fermentation. It is both bitter and aromatic thanks to particularly generous hopping, while at the same time developing a vinous and tangy character thanks to a blending with old lambic from the Cantillon brewery. Ripened in oak barrels for 9 months and listed at 4.3% abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2013
750 ml bottle - tasted at the vertical DL tasting in the cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles - Thanks to Jean Hummler. Pours light murcky yellow. Aroma of grapefruit zeste. Taste is citrus, some hay, but very fresh. Nice drinkable beer. Top!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3964) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle at Akkurat. Hazy, golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, funk, lemon, bubble gum, apples and wheat. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of lemon and white pepper. Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. Nice and drinkable, still complex though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Cloudy golden color with a finger of white head. Subtle tartness of lemon along with a lot of oak, mild vanilla, and some straw and grass. There’s a touch of tropical fruit and some sweet pale malt aroma. The flavor is a bit more sweet than expected with some pale malt, tropical fruit, and melon. A bit of citrus, bread, and oak with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trecifre (15) - ITALY - MAY 13, 2012
75 cL bottle. Hazy golden coloured small white head. Well carbonated and citrus aroma. Yeasty aroma. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of pepper, lemons, and yeast. The flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of yeast, brettanomyces, lemons, and pepper, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8206) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2012
Received a glass of this by accident @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas: we ordered “Zwarte Piet” and received the same unmarked bottle with Zwarte Piet written with a marker on it as we did when we did get the “correct” beer but to the waitresses surprise when she poured the beer she got a bright, slightly cloudy golden/yellow beer instead of the regular near black – she left us the glass & went to get the correct and to investigate what we got, which led to the conclusion that we just got “Saison de la Senne” – we split the glass between us three, declaring it unanimously a fantastic beer, supper happy that we got a free glass of this by accident – slightly cloudy with a white head, smell is Cantillon-y (first wrongly guessed 3F because I expected a Cantillon blend to be rounded, I figured this was Cantillon or 3F, after getting the “correct” nswer, I felt like an idiot & I should); lots of barnyard, quite fruity & funky, hay, zest (almost near to acidic), almost sweet touch in the back, honey-ish, taste-wise, I have no idea how this was fresh but at this point the lambic dominates so much (granted it tastes incredible) that this should be called a lambic instead of a saison, funky, sour, barnyard, hay, touch acid, touch funky basement, nicely blended sour beer, slight yeast, fruity, hint of white pepper, hint of honey, leading into a touch bitter finish which is like “aged hops” bitterness, refreshing, light, dry, crisp, citric, at this point this is basically just an incredible Cantillon (which is very, very, very far from a bad thing in my book), probably 2008 vintage

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Cloudy yellow/golden - white head. Zesty, fruity, peppery, spicy, medium carbonation, bretty, acid, wooden, nice oakey, mild hoppy. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of spices, brett and hops with acidic notes. Fruity flavour of brett and oak with notes of soap and spices and acidic notes. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is barnyard fruity, citrusy and orange fruity. Smooth fruity, orange fruity and smooth barnyardy. Smooth and fruity finish. Crisp citric and barnyardy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2011
750ml bottle pours a lightly hazy, bright yellow with one ring of white head. Nose of perfume, honey, floral, light spice, a little estery. Flavor is sweet, herbal, candy cugar, lightly acidic, honey, grass. Medium bodied, acidic finish.

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