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


HenrikSoegaard's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Nice fruity notes. MOderate bitter flavor, strong fruity esters and coriander and cinnamon present. Long nice finish. Creamy palate. NIce christmas brew.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (328) - Compostela (Galiza), - AUG 21, 2014
330 mml Bottle tasted on 20/08/2014 labelled as X-mas 2012. Clear amber brown colour with a consistent off-white head. Aroma of bread, malts, red berries and toffee. Taste is lightly sweet with malts, dark fruits and caramel. Aftertaste is dry and bitter but well balanced. Next one please!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a large head. Aroma is sweet caramel and raisin. Taste has a little spice, lots of raisin and some caramel in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (1947) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Ruby brown beer with small head. Aroma is nuts, toffee and rich malts. Taste is yeast, toffee, dark malts, spice and some nut again. There is a herbal note at the back of the tongue in the finish. Medium bodied, a little oil. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Lots of plum and fig and raisin. Toffee and malt and spice flavors. Definite seasonal for the Christmas time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
> A dark bread forward bitter Dubbel or almost Biere de Garde

[ Bottle ][ Texas Wine Carlsbad ][ 33cl ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ $5 ][ 3/3/14 ]
>> Pours clear deep amber, looking deep brown in the glass. Thick tan foam. Nose is dark bread, candied fruits, figs, assertive musty yeast. Taste is not sweet- rather bitter dark bread crust, heavy minerals, bitter wheat cracker, stone milled course grain. Fairly dry and chalky palate, but nothing is really off about this beer. Could be sweeter. Abv absent.

<!> super dry, excessive dark bread and minerals/chalky

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snowdog140 (36) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Dark brown/ruby colour with frothy head, not a hugely strong aroma but appealing nonetheless. The taste is a combination of earthy malt of a stout, as well as berries and something that seems suitable for the Christmas season.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3260) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours an amber color with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma holds some stuff, light fruitiness, pencil lead, clay, & earthy hops.

The flavor is entirely more malt forward than anything I’ve come to expect from De La Senne, not that maltiness is an issue, it’s just a surprise. It’s still got a zippy & earthy hop character. It’s got some nice bitterness. The beer has a sort of heavy fruitiness, it’s not bad, it’s just odd. The beer is also very spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting. Thanks to Josh, I believe, for this one. Pours hazy, brown-gold with a creamy head. The nose has nips of spice and dry, toasted bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with mellow nutmeg and more dry bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Toasted bread mostly in the finish with accents of dry, aged spices, faint fruits. OK.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CharlyBeer (76) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
J’ai adoré boire cette bière avec du saucisson de sanglier, enorme! La couleur n’est pas éclatante mais son gout est unique!


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