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


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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (900) - Leiden, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (275) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Taste: Solid malt, spiced bread notes with a hint of dark fruit cake. Nice earthy bready spicy nose. Brownish copper color, unfiltered with large tan head of broken sticky lattice. Full body Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Gent. Clear amber beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, grainy, dark bread, some spices. Spicy floral flavor, hay, dark bread, some perfume. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Amber color. Sweet aroma: candy, honey, malt, wine. Taste: sweet, wine, ordinary white porto, spicy, not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2750) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle as 2015 from Geers. Clear amber body with a medium offwhite head. Dark fruit, raisins, dates, hazelnut, chocolate notes, some bitterness as well. I don’t think that I’ve ever had a bad beer from De La Senne!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 3, 2016
2013 version. Nice balance between the bread notes from the wheat and the heavier malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1648) - 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 (518) - 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 (2315) - 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 (3418) - 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 (1583) - 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.

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