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


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (423) - Padova, ITALY - APR 17, 2015
ASPETTO: mogano scuro con riflessi granata. Schiuma abbondante fine e decisamente persistente. AROMA: decisamente speziato per il luppolo, con note fruttate. Molto gradevole. GUSTO: all’abbocco si percepisce maggiormente un gradevolissimo caramello. Nella seconda parte del sorso si percepisce maggiormente il luppolo (come di marca De la Senne). A mio avviso questo contrasto leggermente stona. Corpo e carbonizzazione medi. CONCLUSIONI: la brasserie De la Senne si riconferma ancora amante del luppolo. Ne risulta una birra molto interessante, dall’aspetto e dal naso incantevoli, ma che, a mio avviso, stona un po’ in bocca con un contrasto di sapori abbastanza marcato.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (2505) - Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle, BBE 22/10/15. Pours an auburn brown with a decent, beige head. Aroma is a tad spicy, dark fruit, some dark maltiness. Taste is yeasty, dark fruity, some spiciness, anise. Fairly light with decent carbonation. Forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (479) - POLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Piana g?sta i kremowa, w kolorze be?owa, ?rednio i drobno p?cherzykowa, trwa?a. Na powierzchni piwa, w ?rodku szk?a tworzy si? fajny spieniony kopczyk. Aromat go?dzikowy, s? nuty kwiatowe, ?liwki, znikoma w?dzonka (?). Smak ju? nie jest tak ciekawy jak zapach. Zosta? zdominowany goryczk?, mocn?, zalegaj?c?, charakterystyczn? dla grejpfrutów. Gdzie? w tle schowane za goryczk? sm?tnie majacz? ?liwki i go?dziki wraz z innymi przyprawami. Alkohol umiej?tnie schowany. Podsumowuj?c: wydaje si?, ?e w X-Mas Zinnebier jest tylko goryczka, wszystkie atrybuty tego piwa jakie by?y w bukiecie, zosta?y nie tyle ukryte co przez ni? zabite, a szkoda. Zdecydowanie to za ma?o.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
Cervesa dolça i molt agradable, té tocs a caramel i a glaeta i un lleuger toc a llúpol. Cerveza dulce y muy agradable, tiene toques a caramelo y a galleta y un ligero toque a lúpulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (999) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2015
Robe brune trouble. Nez puissant sur des notes de malt, d’épices, de fruits mûrs. Bouche à l’attaque amère, bulle assez discrète, moins d’équilibre et de fraîcheur que dans la zinne bier, finale épicée et maltée. Agréable mais pas transcendante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep bronze-hued amber body with a huge creamy off-white head. Nose is nuts, chocolate, nougat, brown sugar, Belgian ale yeast and hints of biscuits, grains and candi sugar. Taste is caramel, Belgian ale yeast, burnt toast, grains, toffee and hints of brown sugar, bread and bitter herbs. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Quite pleasant dark ale in the Belgian tradition, with a noticeable hint to the Nordic Christmas ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1964) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Pours brown with tan head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and caramel. Flavour is dried fruits, light to medium bitter, roasted and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3486) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 January 16, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled october 22, 2014.
Dark brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty with caramel, light dried fruits, some cocoa notes, nuts and spices. Taste is medium sweet caramel with some spicy notes and light bitterness. Finish has some caramel and dried fruit sweetness with light roasted notes. Medium bodied, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (493) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from beergium. Pours dark red with an off-white head. Aroma is a bit sweet, raisins, caramel, spicy. Taste is a bit alcoholic, spicy, caramel, roasted malts, dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Light bitter finish. Nice one.

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