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

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Production stopped in 2008, resumed in 2011.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (449) - HUNGARY - DEC 21, 2014
Karamelles, almás, malátás és fűszeres, gyantás illatok kapaszkodnak össze igen félénken, a tél hangulatát sejtelmesen közvetítve. Malátaközpontú alapokon kekszes édességet sző körbe a belga élesztő klasszikus stílusú fátyla, majd erőteljes bélyegét a komlós, fűszeres jegyek társasága nyomja rá az élénk kompozícióra. Utóíze szintén komlótól, fás és gyantás hangulatoktól vezérelt, ilyen irányú hangulatunkban magát a főzetet is könnyedén tekinthetjük ünnepekre kalibráltnak.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (459) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle 2014: Nose is caramel, malt, earth, very soft coffee, hint of spice. Taste is pronounced malt, leather, nut leading to an overly pronounced wood note, then finishing with light spices It’s a nice beer, but the big wood flavour in the middle was not quite right for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3054) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Clear dark amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, straw, light metallic. Sweet malty flavour, light bitter. Rather fizzy. Malty finish, burnt caramel, lingering metallic notes. Absolutely not bad, was expecting a bit more from De La Senne though. Allas, with so many other great brews from these Brussels brewmasters to enjoy..
(from 33cL bottle @ home)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (997) - USA - DEC 14, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. 2013 vintage. Dark fruity and hoppy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 11, 2014
Draft 0.25l at Moeder Lambic Brussels Belgium.Pour it dark brown color with medium white head.On the nose chocolate and plum.Taste and aroma of dark fruits, red fruits, chocolate, spices, Belgian yeast.Sweet amd perfect balanced.Maybe the best Christmas I try.Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (268) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
Pours nice and dark brown with a creamy head that lasts a while. A roasted spice smell with a little bit of banana bread.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Flaska frĺn Etre Gourmet. 2013 ed. drucken julen 2014 fyra mĺnader efter BBD. Mahognyfärgad, klar men med lite fint jästsediment, medelhögt tjockt krämigt skum. Doft av torkad frukt, kryddor. Medelstor sötma med torrare avslutning. Smak av torkad frukt, fruktbröd, plommon, gula russin, karamell, blandade nötter, relativt stor beska speciellt i eftersmaken. Tycker generellt att De la Senne är besk pĺ lättare öl och deras julöl bekräftar den tesen. Inte alls illa men inte wow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8983) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Draught @ Van Moll Brewpub during De La Senne Tap Takeover. Red - brown color, average to medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, a little sweet, a little bitter, fortunately no herbal or spices bomb. Pretty nice beer. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass. Very nice Belgian Ale, with heavy bitterness and spicy taste, and a nice yeast aroma. Nice golden/brown appearance. Try it, love it !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (174) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 2, 2014
Brown colour, low carbonation. Hoppy, caramel sweetness with a bitter finish. Interesting Christmas beer, pity I only bought one...


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