De la Senne / Mont Salève Double Saison (with Brett, bottle only)

Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Saison
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This version was only ever bottled, and all bottle ratings should go under this entry. Draft ratings should always go under the other entry.

Note : Bottle states « Double Saison w. Brett »

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willisread (4050) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Bottle dated Feb/2016 from Craft Brewed. Pours a glowing gold with a full 2 fingers of rocky foam that lingers. Lovely brett nose with hay, horseblanket, lemon, wheat husks, green pineapple and passion fruit as it warms. Starts to get more tropical as it warms up a bit. Dry on the palate, with hay, fresh lemon zest, mineral notes and a nice mild tropical note that comes off like dried apricot or dried pineapple. Bitter peppercorn and grassy notes on the finish. Great stuff.

3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2018
Tropical fruit and must band aid brett aroma impression with touches of bubble gum, dried flowers, lemon detergent. In the mouth it's medium-light bodied, airy, effervescent, lightly sweet, tart with pronounced acidity (not sour ale acidity), finishing clean, dry, and bitter. Superb shape for being nearly two years in the bottle, the brett surely helps it maintain shape likely develop more dryness. Bottle-conditioned 33cl dated February 2016.

Villyzzz (470) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours hazy yellow. Aroma has citrus. Taste is kind a off, pretty funky. Not for me.

Alengrin (6087) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2017
The bottled version of this collab of Senne with Mont Salève, refermented with Brettanomyces and in that sense a different beer from the draught version I had at Gollem a few months ago. Very fierce gusher, there was no way I could reduce the loss of 1/4 of the bottle violently spouting out during even very careful opening - a huge disappointment especially because this is a Senne beer, which I tend to expect technical perfection from. Initially towering high, foamy head, settling to a thick, very irregular, 'papery' lacing, moussy, egg-white head over a completely cloudy, 'summery' pale peach blonde beer, yellow-ochre-ish and milky with sediment. Aroma is evidently very Bretty-estery, with hints of moldy grapefruit, fermenting apples, spoiled yellow plums, white grapes, sourdough, goat cheese, old socks, stale urine even, damp hay, very old abbey cheese, armpit sweat, parsnip, baker's yeast, moist white pepper, raw potato juice, horseradish, old moldy bread. Very fruity, vivid onset, lots of esteriness with sweetish notes of peach, pineapple and a soapy starfruit hint, surrounded by a soft sourishness (gooseberry, raw rhubarb), in a sharply carbonated environment; bit coarse mouthfeel with minerally 'stings' as a result. Bready malt middle with sharper grainy edges, still a bit 'fluffy' though, providing a mellow basis for the bone dry Brett effect stretching well into the finish, where the impressions of sweat, old cheese and fermenting stonefruit come to full glory, above a very earthy, deep, peppery, citrus peel- and wormwood-like, firmly bittering hoppiness, adding spiciness to a dry, yeasty, almost powdery, estery finish. Well-intended and this could have worked very well if the fermentation did not spin out of control - no infection or anything like that, just too much Brett, I'm afraid. The gushing (and overcarbonation) aside, this is however a very enjoyable beer, more a modern 'wild ale' than a true saison, but complex, rural, uncompromisingly bitter and dry - nothing wrong with the flavour as such if you're into this style of beer, and in fact very quenching and highly drinkable.

SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 8, 2017
Big af headed crater gold ale poor. Notes of Fresh Dandelion, lemon zest, lime, grass on that from box aroma, which is nice. Also Touch of me clean air freshener Brett, which is not ideal but is not too offputting in this particular bootle of brew. Moderately dry. Carbed up fine. It’s inside.

romanstep (766) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 27, 2017
W nosie średnio/wyraźnie intensywnie, na pierwszym planie funky, pózniej, cytryna, biały pieprz, trochę dojrzałej moreli i melona, jakaś guma balonowa, aromat bardzo złożony, wraz z ogrzewanie ciągle wychodzi coś nowego. Barwa słomkowa, duże zmętnienie, bardzo wysoka piana o średnich ziarnach, mam wrażenie że lekko przegazowane. W smaku raczej wytrawne, przyprawy, drożdżowość, z owoców brzoskwinia, morela i cytryna, dodatkowo coś jakby kreda lub talk. Goryczka średnia, dość wyraźna jak na styl, ziołowa. Butelk do 11.02.2021.

Zlotta (4392) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2017
0.33 l bottle from ’Dranken Geers’, bottled in February 2016. Slightly hazy, golden yellow with a large, a bit fluffy, stable, white head. Sweetish, very funky, slightly fruity-grassy and a bit floral aroma of lemon peel, lots of sweat, urine and some gooseberry. Slightly bitter, intensely funky, slightly fruity-grassy and a bit floral taste of lemon peel, pineapple, gooseberry, massive sweat and urine, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, rather dry and quite grassy finish. Thin to medium body, very effervescent and a bit astringent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Very nice, lots of brett funk, refreshing.

zvikar (6730) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 21, 2017
At Tom’s Place, pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of fruits, brett and lemon, flavor of brett, wood, funk, yeast, lemon skin, medium bodied

Travlr (27116) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow color, big white head with good retention and lacing. Lemon and white pepper aroma. Taste is lightly dusty citrus, dry finish with funk and pepper. Very tasty.

The_Osprey (9999) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
January 2017 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Thanks Matteo! As ’De la Senne Double Saison’, 8%. Hazy vibrant orange, opaque, foamy white head leaves full lacing. Aroma is lime sherbet, chalky. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has more lime and lemon, chalky and dry sawdust into the finish. Pretty good. (3.6)

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