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

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
4 months bottle refermented with 100% Brussels Brettanomyces yeast. Amber colored with copper reflections, very fruity (pineapple and red fruits), sustained by hop flavors and complex notes of old leather. In spite of its 6,5%, its dry and bitter finish makes it a surprising thirst-quencher.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9320) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2017 May 2016 bottling reviewed one year old, pours hazed amber with a tall and sticky head, just barely crawling up out of the bottle when the cap is removed. Funky, buggy, nearly acetic apple-like (malic) brett impression, covering dense orange and apricot fruitiness. Its medium-light bodied, lightly sweet with some low acidity, more tart and musty across the middle turning slightly sour in a wet finish. It seems to have survived out one year, no surprise given what it is, but still too much of this green apple and white vinegar resemblance, which thankfully subsides as it warms in the glass, the aroma showing more cork and old books / leather. Theres still plenty of sugar left but the carbonation is a mess, over-effervescing right out of the bottle (which comes across as disjointed / loose), before settling out in the glass after a couple of minutes, where its richness and sweetness overtake the diminished CO2 making it feel weighty. Fresh pours have more pizzazz and brighter carbonic acid.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poech73 (400) - Braine, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2017
From Hoppy House in BLA :: 02 Bot: 06JUL16 >> Son beau corps orang au col mince et persistant offre la dcapsule de sublimes senteurs caramlises et biscuites aux brett, et fruites labricot avec une amertume moyenne. Son attaque ronde tout en quilibre avec les brett douce arienne et soyeuse, mais sans sucrosit, tapisse tout le palais davant en arrire en impactant toutes les papilles avec des saveurs aigre-douces surettes, comme sil nexistait aucun milieu de bouche, ni finale bien marque si ce nest, et condition de bien la laisser souvrir, un retour lointain de saveurs vineuses et barriques sur des notes de raisin, de groseille et de rhubarbe. Par contre, lamertume bien prsente soutient avec bonheur cette arrire-bouche interminable. Une acidit bien matrise, un maltage soutenu et un amertume bien prsente font de cette bire un produit de 1er ordre. #400

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (3260) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle from Geers. Hazy colour, white foam. Dry, bitter and grassy beer. Bretty notes. Fruity, dry and easy drinkable. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3931) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2017
33cl bottles bottled DEC2016, Miorge. - Bref: a felicitous stab at unifying an instantly-bretty baby Orval with dry De La Senne sessionability. - Quite massive, denser than Orval, Orval brett in aroma: condensed musty orange peel, sun-ripe haystack and yeast spice such as cardamom, green pepper and cinnamon. Understated grainy sourness blends together the earthy wet pasture bitters: rained-on grasses and forgotten baskets of pears, apples and tangerines. Oddly "copper"-malty despite the brett, vivid carbo and dryness. Instant DLS classic, to be revisited parallel to aged Orval.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6869) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2017
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of loads of Brett funk, poo, barn, light malty. Flavour is light cheesy, malty, Brett funk, light nutty, hay, light fruity, dry bitter finish. Light bodied. Nice, but rather strong on the Brett.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (5329) - rdovre, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle.Hazy yellow colour with white head.Aroma is nice of yeast and fruits most like is peach and citrus,bready and hoppy with medium body and light fresh taste well balanced and slight tart but overall good by style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1675) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle, pours hazy orange gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is light, doughy malt, spice, Brett, floral hop, orange peel, pineapple and strawberry. Nicely complex with great balance. Light body, lively carbonation, finish is dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ironcontra (115) - POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
Pungent aroma that contrasts taste, which features white wine and olives on top of the expected brett features, perfect mouthfeeel

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2017
Bouteille de 330 ml dguste au Pub Pit Caribou (Montral, QC) au cot de 11,00$. Arme: Odeur de brett et de fruit. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orange opaque. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got doranges et de brett avec une pointe de poires. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Prsence de brett en arrire got. (Rating #7658)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavyK (70) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from Redmonds. Massive Belgian aroma - lots of brett, lots of spice and fruit. Very complex: flavour profile changes really quickly in the mouth, when the fruitiness (which is big) fades, some sour beer qualities arrive, and it ends on a beery-savoury note.


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