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

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RATINGS: 140   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
weark (795) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bouteille achetée Au Grain D’Orge - De couleur orangée trouble avec une abondante mousse blanche qui colle - Au nez des arômes de brett se mélange à des notes d’agrumes, orange et citron, légèrement malté, épicé, une nez frais - En bouche c’est plus citroné avec une grosse amertume les brett se font discrète, plus de malt avec une touche caramel, herbacé, toujours des épices mais l’amertume masque un peu tout - Corp léger/moyen, amertume forte, carbonation pétillante, sèche et amère, final amère herbacé - Belle bière, bien qu’un peu déséquilibrée, trop d’amertume en bouche

4
davidf93 (133) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 6, 2017
An orval clone. Little lighter in colour, with less carbonation and more sweetness. Nice brett and citrus taste. Almost as good as the queen of trappists (orval).

4
GuideDogSaint (1498) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 1, 2017
330ml bottle at De Hems, Macclesfield Street. Was recommended this as an alternative to Orval and it’s certainly pretty similar. In a dark bar pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Peppery taste. Nice.

4
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle at ’t Brugs Brugge. Hazy amber colour lasting cream head. Bretty aroma no doubt. Hoppy finish. Quite Orval like. Some biscuit sweet malt some spicy hop on the finish. Good brett throughout. Really good.

3.4
jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle 33cl a cloudy orange beer with medium head. Nose is on brett and orange notes. Aroma is near an orval with even more bretts, barnyards notes, wet wood, peppery hops, bit lambic like

3.3
emdejes (77) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2017
33 cl bottle - bottled on 11 februari 2016 First impression; a real gusher. It’s been a while since I had so much foam. Taste is refreshing, would recommend it for thirst quenching purposes.

3.7
Pinball (12154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2017
bottle from boxbeers cloudy orange, small white head. Very floral and fruity (mangos) aroma, with a big dose of brett. Very fresh and fruity, i really like this surprising mix between mangos and brett. Flavor is quite malty, with bretty notes, dry, also some fruity notes, honey-watermelon perhaps, and hoppy floral flavors. A Pretty special beer, i don’t remember having tasting anything quite like this.

3.5
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 27, 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. It’s 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. There’s 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
poech73 (413) - Braine, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2017
From Hoppy House in BLA :: 02 Bot: 06JUL16 >> Son beau corps orangé au col mince et persistant offre à la décapsule de sublimes senteurs caramélisées et biscuitées aux brett, et fruitées à l’abricot avec une amertume moyenne. Son attaque ronde tout en équilibre avec les brett douce aérienne et soyeuse, mais sans sucrosité, tapisse tout le palais d’avant en arrière en impactant toutes les papilles avec des saveurs aigre-douces surettes, comme s’il n’existait aucun milieu de bouche, ni finale bien marquée si ce n’est, et à condition de bien la laisser s’ouvrir, un retour lointain de saveurs vineuses et barriquées sur des notes de raisin, de groseille et de rhubarbe. Par contre, l’amertume bien présente soutient avec bonheur cette arrière-bouche interminable. Une acidité bien maîtrisée, un maltage soutenu et un amertume bien présente font de cette bière un produit de 1er ordre. #400

3.9
JefVerstraete (3357) - 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.


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