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


on tap

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

hirigalzkar's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2762) - Stockholm, - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Nah... I can’t really put my finger on it. A lot of things going on here... heavy on the malts and a vinous elegance... yet quite anonymous?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1474) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Zinnebir X-Mas by Brasserie de la Senne at Powiśle 2015. Przyprawy, zwlaszcza imbir. Karmel. Orzechy. Ciemne owoce. Ciut pikantne w odbiorze. Gladkie. Lepkawe. Slodkawe. Fajne. Ciekawe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (482) - ITALY - MAY 16, 2016
2013, 33 cl. imbottigliata il 3 ottobre 2013, aperta il 16 maggio 2016. Priva di lieviti è rossa rubino limpida, con i lieviti tonaca di frate impenetrabile, schiuma beige copiosa ma di persistenza media. Aroma di prugna, datteri e banana, note di mela cotta, melassa, leggero diacetile, note speziate. Al palato attacca con gli stessi esteri fruttati rilevati nell'aroma, in prevalenza prugna, datteri e banana, intermezzo liquoroso, finale amaro erbaceo e tostato molto persistente accompagnato da note di cacao e tepore etilico. Corpo decisamente pieno, ben carbonata, quasi appiccicosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (2279) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle at Delirium Cafe. Murky orangey brown with a good fluffy light beige head. Aroma is fig, dates, chocolate, raisin, nutmeg. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a lightly astringent and slightly warming finish. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, dates, nutmeg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3318) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle, 8.5% ABV. Brown with a creamy pale beige head. Aroma of rich dough, dried bananas, spices, some chocolate, raisins. Much drier than suggested by the aroma with quite strong bitterness and sharpish spices. After the initial surprise the dried fruit and some caramel re-emerge, but it turns out not to be very doughy or bready at all. Grew on me but maybe a slight over-correction to the big sweet christmas beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1490) - Rome, ITALY - APR 14, 2016
0,33 bottle purchased at Johnny Off L. in Rome-Italy. Dark caramel color, off-white foam. Nose; cinnamon, panettone, caramel. Mouth: quite clean, a nice feel of burnt sugar,smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (15819) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 5, 2016
Süßlich malziger Beginn. Dabei tritt die Süße schnell in den Hintergrund, das Malz steigt deutlich an, röstig, der Alkohol ist deutlich erkennbar. Insgesamt rund, trockener Nachhall. 11/10/9/10/10/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (404) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2016
Donker bruin bier met fijn schuim. Geur: kandij, caramel, wat gebrande mout. Smaak: Zoetig, caramel en wat fruitig. Weinig koolzuurprikkel. Lichte body. Afdronk: zoetig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (532) - - MAR 27, 2016
Pours a dark body with a medium beige head. Faint aroma of dried fruit. Rich taste with tones of fruit, sugars and a smokey touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (720) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2016
F: huge, off-white, creamy, long lasting. C: dark amber against the light to brown, hazy, non-transparent. A: caramel malt, dried fruits, chocolate, yeast, spice, plums. T: malty, caramel, grapefruit, hint of earthy bitterness on the palate, molasses, plums, hint of pears, dark fruits, spicy, yeasty, chocolate, light coffee, medium to full body, good carbonation, very good bitter and not so sweet Christmas BSA, worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Färm organic shop in Brussels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle. Mig’s World of Wine, Brussels. 8.5%. Hazy, copper colour. Thin, off white head. Nose has sugary, spicy malts. Fruity esters. Some tangy hop. Notes of Christmas spice, although that could well be imagined. Taste is sugary sweet, with a surprising, full hop tanginess. Smooth mouthfeel. Long, fruity bitter finish. Very nice. Punchy stuff.

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