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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: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Taras Boulba is the perfect session beer loaded with complex yeast flavors, hopped to perfection, and as drinkable as any beer youve ever tried. At 4.5% alcohol, its built for drinkability we suggest buying it by the case.

Youre no doubt wondering where the name comes from and what the hell the foreign text says. Its all been explained to us by the brewers, but were still not entirely clear about it. What we can understand is that a young Flemish man has gone and married a French-speaking Wallonian girl, and his father, Taras Boulba, is very angry. (Smeirlap means fool in a bizarre local dialect, which combines Flemish and French, somehow.)

This is all a bastardization of the original story by Gogol, whose protagonist was Ukrainian (Zaporozhian Cossack, specifically), and a Protestant. His son marries a Polish girl, a Catholic, during the religious war between the two countries in the 1600s, and the Ukrainian father simply kills his son to eliminate the shame.

Packaging: 330ml bottles; 6/750ml cork-finished champagne bottles, 30L kegs

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
90 (135) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2017
Aangenaam, maar heel erg flauw, nietszeggend. Niks mis met de smaak maar weinig over te vertellen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeijoA (9) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2017 does not count
33 cl bottle from Beergium, bottled 9/9/16. Hazy yellow with a small head. Aroma of floral hops, banana and a whiff of something acidic. Flavor of malts and earthy hops. Average carbonation. Fairly straightforward, refreshing, though slightly harsh hop profile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorita (14) - SPAIN - JAN 8, 2017
Good appereance, sweet aroma and sweet taste in the beginning and bitter and dry at the end. Great and surprising belgian beer. Tasted in Olut Sabadell

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (5537) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 1, 2017
At Drors place, pours pale yellow with a nice head, aroma of grain, yeat, fruits, flavor is bitter with grain, malt, grapefruit, low sweetness, medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2016
On keg at Six Degrees North, Edinburgh. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - lemon and light spice. Taste - more of the same. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a decent example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AtronSeige (1398) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 19, 2016
Aroma: Medium-light spicy, flora, hops, apple. Appearance: Clear, straw colored body with a MASSIVE head. White head with large bubbles, good, rocky retention. Lacing Flavour: Medium bitterness with medium hops, spicy, floral hops. Dry finish with lingering floral notes. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: The spicy/floral hops is present and well balanced. Not as hoppy as I expected, considering the "extra hoppy ale" on the label. I am struggling to find any malt flavours or aromas. 330 ml bottle, poured. 25A. Belgian Blond Ale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DroolYeast (1245) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of yeast esters, citrus and a little grape. Light hazy yellow yellow with white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is light sweet and light+ bitter. Light body, oily feel and light fruity yeasty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Korcz (1710) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (1104) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Belgian yeasts, spices, citrus and floral. Dry hoppy finish. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2937) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle from Gambrinus, 2 years aged. Pours a slightly hazy, deep gold with a big champagne like head that lasts througout. Crisp and crackery malt with light Belgian yeast aromas. Bit of lemon, grassy hops. Touch of honey in the finish. Great carbonation and dry yeast notes. A true session beer.


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