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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle @ christmas. Jeej. Aroma is big christmasy christmas. Some buttery christmas christmas spice in the flavour. Overall pretty christmas. Christmas.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3257) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle at home. Clear deep dark reddish brown to black pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy, roasted malts, bready yeast, ripe fruits, some cardamom and a hint of licorice. Flavor is bitter, roasted, sweet spicy malts, sugary and with a decent body. Well balanced, decently carbonated. Well drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, some fruit. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Efi bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2012
Red-brown colored beer. Very complex fruity aroma, floral, coriander. Malty bitter flavor with some caramel and bread. Nice dry bitter aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Doesn’t seem to have a date on it. Hazy darker red color. Good one-finger foamy off-white head. Few bits of lace. Mildly fruity / candy nose. Very soft, smooth carbonation, with a light body and dry texture. Some dark fruit, spice, and licorice flavors. Some kind of weird incense, dusty or ashy aspect to it. Like an old Belgian gentleman’s coat closet. A lot less easy to drink than I was hoping for.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy dark brown coloured brew with an taste of roasted malts, dark fruits and caramel. Nice brew from Brussels.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (797) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours hazy brown with a big off-white head and an aroma of toffee, sweet malts, yeast, fresh hops, fresh green fruits and herbs. The taste is mainly dominated by the hoppy bitterness, sweetness, alcohol and yeast are far more in the background. A nice winter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1539) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
Thanks Joris! Dark beer, thick light beige head. Aroma of spices and caramel malts. Taste is slightly roasted malts, some hops bitterness, spices, yeast. Rather dry. Nice body and carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4003) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at the Essen Christmas Beer Festival. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a red hue and a thin tan head. The aroma is weak but yeasty and you can smell the alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with roasted malt and some spice. The alcohol is very present but doesn't dominate. There is some alcohol induced bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Sample at the Essen Xmas beer festival. Thick white head. Clear burgundy pour. Nice enough brew.


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