De la Senne Manneken-Penn

Formerly brewed at Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brussels, Belgium


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Manneken-Penn is a 7.5% Belgo-American Dubbel whose name and label art were inspired by Philadelphia’s famed William Penn statue above City Hall, and Brussels’ landmark Manneken Pis sculpture of a playful naked boy – ahem – relieving himself. Manneken-Penn was made with oats, molasses and a combination of American and European hops. It is imported for PBW by Shelton Brothers and will be available both on draft and in 11.2 oz bottles.

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Sammy (12852) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
One of Belgian for Philly beer week 2013. A little sweet, but also balanced and nicely drinkable. Lots of thick lace.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
> Da le Senne creates a bitter and dry Abbey Dubbel making it nothing like an Abbey Dubbel

[ Bottle ][ Teresa’s Next Door ][ 330mL ][ Narrow Flared Tulip ][ $8-10 ][ 2/16/14 ]

>> Split with the legend MrChopin. Not everyday you get a new De La Senne rake. Murky red brown pour with excellent rocky, yellowish foam. Great retention and lace. Nose is muted, as it warms it gains rich toffee. Taste is bitter, grassy, not too sweet, a bit drained and bubbly. Wouldn’t peg it as an Abbey Dubbel given the bitterness and dryness, but people for Philly Beer Week probably asked De la Senne to try and brew their least favorite beer style and make it drinkable, so they chose Abbey Dubbel. Not too dry but extremely dry for style. Clean, mild celery, high mineral content, high grassy bitterness. A stand alone within this style.

<!> better than Abbey Dubbel would allow it to be

MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
murky chestnut, effervescent, large puffy white head. Lightly earthy nose, banana esters and pepper crackle, light almond skin and faintest sugars, incredibly dry for a dubbel. Only slightly more brown sugar in the flavor, still very dry, dates up front with light paper and pepper mid, the heat growing into the sticky, confusingly full bodied finish. Too much heat, nose balance way better, dryness appreciated throughout.

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends. Thanks to Blafa. Cloudy brown - white head.
Nice fresh hoppy. Orange. Resin. Fruity. Spicy. Dry toasted malty. Licorice. Oak-like notes. Cocoa. Fruity. Light dry yeasty.

joergen (29397) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, spices, licorice, hops and oak.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and oak with notes of licorice.
Fruity finish.

dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
From a metric 12oz into a snifter. Pours a muddy brown. One finger of head and no lacing. Medium berry aroma. Mouthfeel is murky and muddy. Taste is bitter and dirty. Ech not very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

RobertDale (6913) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
11.2 ounce bottle. Thanks Summer Secret Santa! Pours reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Taste is malt, caramel, citrus, spice, and grass. Pretty good.

shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Dark amber colour, small golden bubbly head. Aroma is smoky and malty. Taste is a bit spicy, malt sweetness, caramel apple, cherry. Pretty nice.

KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of pine, resin and molasses. Cloudy brown body with very tall lasting head. Flavor begins sweet with molasses, hops and sweet caramel. A lasting bitter finish.

KyotoLefty (10730) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2013
Draught at Fontainas. Medium amber-brown, cloudy, finehead. Smoky nose, caramel and chocolate. Chocolate, caramel, smoe flavor, extremely bitter finish. Smooth, full body. Good stuff.

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