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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2389) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Usually, these Christmas beers are way too sweet. But this one has a nice dry bitterness to balance all the sugars. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
2012 Bottle from ABS Drinks. Dark brown with orange and a fine, low head. Spicy chocolate nose, cinnamon? Speculoos, biscuit, caramel. Rich, cake-like. Earthy, dry flavor, chocolate and spice, Chirstmas feeling but not so sweet, figs, plums. Dry, bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottled 330ml. -Vintage 2012. Dark brown coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, caramel and touch of spices in the nose. Sweet malty, fruity and dried fruits with notes of spices. Dry bitter finish, alcohol well hidden. Let’s say all in all pretty average.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2013
2012. Dark amber-brown body with a lasting off white head. Fruity notes, orange in the aroma, dusty, sweet and lovely. Sweet taste with a very tiny touch of tartness, berries, well, more jammy really, sweetish, slightly bitter, mild, subdued, and nice. Though, honesty, too toned down in flavor to be fully effective. Bitter finish. Close to a great beer, but not there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. The nose is malt, dark bread and butterscotch. The pour is a deep mahogany brown. The taste is candy sugar and roasted malt. A nice medium palette with mild carbonation. A great spicy belgian well worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddyBeer1 (926) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Brune très foncée, effervescence moyenne, col fin persistant. malts caramel bien présents, amertume légèrement réglissée, notes fruitées (raisins, cerises), un peu rôtie, assez sèche.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4081) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
(bottle) pours a very dark ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted malts, sawdust, cherries and peppermint, with a hint of herbal hops. flavour is light dark fruit, caramel and bread dough, with some roasted malts, milk chocolate and a herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle@Home. Faint aroma, some chocolate and licorice. Brown, small beige head, good lace. Black chocolate, laurel, licorice, pretty bitter finish. Very dry. Not bad but not my kind of flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium head. Aromas of roasted malts, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavors of roasted malts and nuts with resiny bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abio (1630) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
Earthy, smoked andspiced beer. Head should hold some longer. The smell is not bad, but a bit hard to get. This isn’t making me happy.


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