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

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RATINGS: 1076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Taras Boulba is the perfect session beer — loaded with complex yeast flavors, hopped to perfection, and as drinkable as any beer you’ve ever tried. At 4.5% alcohol, it’s built for drinkability — we suggest buying it by the case.

You’re no doubt wondering where the name comes from and what the hell the foreign text says. It’s all been explained to us by the brewers, but we’re still not entirely clear about it. What we can understand is that a young Flemish man has gone and married a French-speaking Wallonian girl, and his father, Taras Boulba, is very angry. (Smeirlap means ‘fool’ in a bizarre local dialect, which combines Flemish and French, somehow.)

This is all a bastardization of the original story by Gogol, whose protagonist was Ukrainian (Zaporozhian Cossack, specifically), and a Protestant. His son marries a Polish girl, a Catholic, during the religious war between the two countries in the 1600s, and the Ukrainian father simply kills his son to eliminate the shame.

Packaging: 330ml bottles; 6/750ml cork-finished champagne bottles, 30L kegs

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3.2
julesxxl (848) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2018
(paille, levure-grapefruit, bouche citronnée (too much), sécheresse hop, aromatique pour 4,5%, gentillet/désaltère)

3.2
MrW (791) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2018
Bottle at Honoloeloe, Mechelen. Aroma of grain, a bit pee, hay. Poured hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Lacing. Taste is grain, a bit herbs, wet grass. Light fizzy, dry finish.

3.7
TomHendriksen (1196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2018
Fles gekregen van PatrickD, geprobeerd met Roelzie1986. Het is een troebel geel bier met een dun laagje wit schuim. Het heeft een hoppige geur. De smaak is hoppig, bitter en licht zurig.

3.3
Suco (123) - Castellon, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2018
Bebida en el Beer Attack de Villarreal, España. Fresca, cítrica y con notas herbaceas, con todo el carácter de las belgas, carbonatación media-alta, turbia y de fácil consumo. Una buena apuesta, innovadora.

3.9
MrToc () - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2018
Excellente session ale avec une belle robe blonde. Au nez, saveur de citron, caramel et d'herbes. Au goût, les agrumes restent présentent laissant place à une belle amertume dégagée par les houblons utilisés donnant ainsi une belle longueur à la bière. Belle réussite!

3.6
Rider0nTheStorm (156) - Ablis, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2018
Blonde très claire et assez trouble, légères notes de houblon citronné et floral. C'est frais, c'est léger. La levure est fine. C'est plutôt bien.

3.6
SarkyNorthener (5144) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle from Cotteridge wines and drunk whilst wrapping the kids Christmas presents. Hazy pale yellow beer with large head. Aroma is citrus, floral and yeast. Taste is pale malts, wheat, citrus, yeast and floral. Good.

3.7
hohops (1216) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2017
Pours hazy golden, a 1-2 finger pure white head. Aroma- spices, floral hops, wheaty malt. Taste- orange peel, herbs and spices, cereal malt, full mouthfeel for the abv. Nice.

3.4
sjogro (5529) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle at neighbors, straight from bottle. Grassy weedy hops, citrus. Moderate sweet, moderate nettle and earthy bitter. Medium body and average carbonation.

3.5
inbirraveritas (1639) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 13, 2017
Bottled, 33 cl. Opal yellow colour, big and stable whipped creamy white head, which laces thickly. Fruity, spicy nose. Aroma has bread, florals, citrusses and resin, mouthfeel is slick. Lingering sweetbitter, grapefruit tasted finish. Nice.


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