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70
style
Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Stout
Brussels, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian Stout in the Irish style with 4.5% alc.: light, dry, and freshly bitter with complex roasted notes. The scent is pleasantly fragranced by the presence of an English aromatic hop particularly appreciated by connoisseurs.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4229) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2012
Clear dark ruby brown with a good ring head and splotchy lace. Considering the low abv, this is an exceptional brew - lots of roasted caramel/coffee for openers, with a clean, bitter toasted-malt finish, which is particularly satisfying. Refreshing to enjoy a stout that doesnt follow the current formula: malt moving to bitter chocolate and/or coffee to finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLuvver (99) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. Pours ruby black with initial good head but goes too quickly. Nice lacing. Scent of strong roasted malts and slight fruitiness. Good dark roasted malt flavour with a hint of sourness and a good bitter finish. An excellent stout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Faint roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Dark brown with hidden suspension. Couldnt get a head on pour. Flavor is very bitter, and not typical stout bitterness at that. Consistency is way too thin; it doesnt outweigh most lagers. Nice to see a new brewer work out of the Belgian comfort zone, but this is not my cup of stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2012
Too much like Guinness. Too watery for my taste. Very few hints of chocolate or coffee and not too much of an aroma. Not too bad, but a very regular beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured an opaque dark brown color. The head was tall and light brown with good retention and a bit of lace. Chocolate, raisin, toffee, and subdued roasty malt in the nose. Light to medium bodied and dryish with carbonation on the bubbly end of the spectrum. Roasty dark malt flavor with a hint of smoke.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3981) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2012
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Dark chocolate brown colour, big golden head. Aroma is chocolate and creamy malt, ovaltine almost, bit roasty. Taste is very smooth and chocolatey. Quite dry too. Lots of grain and wheat. Really malty. Some subtle bitterness towards the end. Lovely.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (5790) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2012
(draught) pours a clear darkest ruby colour with a frothy beige head. acrid aroma of toasted malts, herbal hops and heavily roasted coffee. flavour is almost the same, light dark chocolate and coffee, with little complexity and lots of astringent toasted grain. light-bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3045) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2012
33 cl bottle, $1.90 at Binnys, April 2011. Another lower-alcohol beer I should have finished long ago. Yet when opened, theres a definite waft of alcohol in the air. Poured into a Nonick glass, its black with brown highlights, a slightly foamy stout head. Smell up close has slightly roasty stout grain. Taste has some coffee stout roast up front. Dry mouthfeel which still has nice hop bitterness. At this stage, it seems like more of a sharp German bitterness than English. And I like it just fine. Some dregs at the bottom. A secondary ferment? Maybe thats why this one has held up very well. I can slightly credit my beer cellar which stays at a nice 50F when I lean the door in front of it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle picked up at State Line in Elkton, MD. Served in a De La Senne tulip. Pours a dark brown color with a good light tan head and some lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose carries distinctive Belgian yeast along with some chocolate and roast. Flavor hits on the roast and chocolate with yeast and fruit in the background. Some light spice. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincent_vega (14) - - FEB 1, 2012
best stout ever!!! surtout la pompe main "cask" uniquement chez moeder lambic saint gilles


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