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

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Note: 33cl bottles only!

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3.5
Turtles (2649) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Murky dark golden, dense off-white head, good lacing. Fruity and peppery aroma, bread, caramel malty, ripe red apple, strawberries, grassy and earthy hops and grains. Very smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonated. Fruity, peppery and malty taste, gooseberries, apple, bread dough and bread crumbs, rye and grains. Dry and chalky finish.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Draught at Café Le Coq. Pours cloudy orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate doughy and grainy malt with moderate earthy and floral hops. Flavor is crisp grainy malt, Belgian yeast esters and spices with medium earthy and floral hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

4.1
hirigalzkar (3158) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a thick white head. Sweet, yeasty arom with a small frutiness (strawberries, banana) and light spiciness. Hoppy and dry with a small strawberry-like tartness. A bit doughy. Long bitter finish. Typical De la Senne beer - highly drinkable and also a bit fun and challenging.

3.9
martythesmarty (336) - SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is sweet, notes of strawberries but also also a bit spicy. Taste is not that sweet and the finish is bitter.

3.6
Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the Bottle Shop, Bermondsey. Pours hazy gold with a strong, creamy white head. The aroma has moderate dried sourdough bread, subtle Belgian yeast, crispy bread crust, faint citrus peel. Light to medium sweet flavour with further crusty, pale bread, a little orange peel, rind, mellow grassy bitterness. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Semi-sweet on the finish, with more grassy and rindy bitterness, dried sourdough, light yeast notes. Enjoyable Belgian ale.

3.4
gyllenbock (9157) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, grass, spices and some yeast. Similar taste. On the sweet side with a medium body.

3.3
anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy grassy citrus hoppy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty citrus hoppy finish.

3.3
Theydon_Bois (19490) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Keg at Brewdoge Florence, 25/09/16. Hazed golden orange with a decent off white cap. Nose is orange peel, light spice, sweet bread, faint yeast, grains, hay. Taste comprises lemon rind, straw, trace of yeast, bread, toasted grains, crackers, caramel dribble. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok if a little sweet.

3.7
olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Fruity and yeasty spicy smell and taste. I get some apples, pears and hard to describes spices.

4
UXO (1896) - CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Appearance: hazy straw with three fingers (and growing!) of fluffy white head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: lemon zest, pale malt, light horseblankety funk. (8/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderate bitter, light funk. (8/10) Medium-light body, lively carbonation, crisp dry and lightly funky bitter finish. (4/5) An excellent Belgian Pale - crisp, bone dry, and lightly funky. Definitely reminiscent of the other three or four Brasserie De La Senne beers I’ve had. I was going to say that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of Trou du Diable character coming through here, but then that got me thinking about what (if any) defining characteristics that brewery has, and all I could come up with was: excellence. I must have had nearly twenty of their beers by now, and I don’t think I’ve rated a single one under 7/10, and they’ve reached 9/10. In particular, they excel at Belgian styles, making this collaboration particularly apt. Really good, and the rude swear word name only makes me like it more. (16/20)


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