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

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
josanguapo (669) - SPAIN - JAN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2016 From cervezas especiales. In Teku glass. Mounting kids presents the night of the Magic Kings. 2014 edition. Small sourness that slightly ruins what could be a superb brew. In any case, its still enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle, BB 22.10.2015 (from Koht). Pours dark ruby with huge beige head. The head stays. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, burnt sugar, some spices. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark fruits, malt, spices. Finish is dry bitter with some toasted notes. Carbonation is on the high side. Overall: ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2015
Dark copper beer, thick off-white head. Nose is belgian yeast, candi sugar, malt, caramel and hops. Flavor is a somewhat toasty BSA, but it’s surprisingly bitter. Smooth palate, pretty drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1765) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2015
hazy brown colour, medium sized, creamy beige-ish head; aroma of orange zest, biscuit notes, some toast, hints of apple and minimal alcohol; bittersweet taste with orange zest, pear notes, toast, hints of dark chocolate and alcohol; correct

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (885) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2015
Extremely bitter. Excellent brew from de la Senne. Surprising with a simple straight palate. B@H

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikkellund42 (703) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque coffee black with larger light brown head. Aroma is malt, caramel, prunes, (warm) elderberry juice, iron and hints of licorice root. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Body is oily with lively carbonation. Finish is a bit short and mostly sweet with notes of malt, caramel, syrup, prunes, cinnamon, black currant jam and apricot. Not very Christmasy

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2344) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Reddish brown witg big creamy off white head. Cognac, dried apple, berries, spices with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom. Light marzipan and more dried and cooked fruits. Medium sweet with herbal bitter finish and quite some alcohol. Medium bodied with slight prickly carbonation and a bit of a boozy feel. Nice beer, though maybe a bit too boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kapusil (956) - HUNGARY - NOV 28, 2015
0.33l bottle. Deep amber body, light beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, toast and orange zest. Taste of orange zest, chocolate, floral hops and toast. OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2015
33 cl bottle vintage 2014 @ home
Aroma is fruity and spicy with some yeasty notes. Flavour has spicy tones, apricot, yeasty tones, semi-ripe fruits and some funkiness. Nice, just the right amount of spices here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8740) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, candy sugar, light spice, little dusty, riasin. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, candy sugar, light wood, light spice, little bitter, some fruit notes, alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 111115


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