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


on tap

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4949) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2013
Pours brown small white head Eeathy smelll Bit bitter . Much grains , bitter hops . Very bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a deep copper color with two fingers of tight tiny bubbled eggshell foam. Nose is full of fruity yeast, moist earth, cedar, cinnamon, raisin, leather. Palate follows... complex, touch of boozy warmth, nice balance between yeasty esters, earthy mystery and spicy booze. Touch of bitterness and spice lingers. Good carb ! Proper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2064) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Tap. Nice light tan frothy head, dark copper with ruby highlights. Slight spice in the aroma, slight dark fruits, touch bready as well. Flavor is pleasant, dark fruit again, touch of prune, minimal spice. Clean and nice. Thinner to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5220) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2013
375 ml bottle from The Beer Trappe. August 2013 bottling. Deep brown color. Big taste of toffee and caramelized sugar. Caramel. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at. Tatoverede enke very very dark brown smooth brown head. Belgian yeasts belgian nuts in the aroma slightly cellar and mouldy. Flavor is nutty roasted malty bitter dark dried fruits bitter spicy notes like tea and stinging nettle. Bitter herbs. Sweet malts balance and even far away from getting cloying. I think this beer will grow on you. Good Christmas beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (302) - Braine, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2013
Bière de Noël dans la tradition, la lourdeur en moins. Dégustation tout en subtilité, au nez déjà : caramel, malt fortement torréfié, houblon herbacé, légère pointe d’aigreur. En bouche, fortes saveurs de levure ( je bois le fond de la bouteille) de malt torréfié (un peu de brûlé), un pointe caramel, cardamone, coriandre. Finale amérisée avec des notes légèrement acides et fleuries sur une longueur moyenne. Bel équilibre entre les ingrédients. Je préfère cette version à la Zinnebir classique. Encore!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft at GBD in Washington. Poured a light hazy amber copper color with a large white head. Aroma was sweet toffee, some spices, earthy notes. Flavor was earthy hops, caramel sweetness is in there. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11946) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottled, 330ml at The Craven Arms, Birmingham. Dark brown with off white head. I thought that there was quite a harsh, fizzed flavour to this, metallic and tinny in character. The fruitiness emerges later but the palate had taken a bashing early on. Not sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013
DAA; Pours hazy cobber with medium lasting off-white head. Aroma is malty, caramell, fruity and yeasty. Flavour is much the same -adding alchole. Medium body, spritzy with a bity alchole, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
Brown black, off white head. dried fruits, raisins, malt, ’rye bread’, some spices in the back. Taste is sweet but also dry, soft, even a creamy palate. very well balanced. This is a very drinkable, enjoyable winterbeer with only 7.8%, no alcohol bomb. Although nose is fine and agreable, there is still something I do not like but hard to define.

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