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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
Jimbo2 (506) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Completely decent, if slightly unremarkable. Classic, belgian-style dryness, marked hoppy bitternes and yeasty on the tounge.

3.6
rferrey (132) - Huelva, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2017
Belgian ale atipica, rubia palida, algo turbia, carbonatacion alta y sobre todo bastante amarga y lupulona, alejandose eso.si, de estilos americanos, bastante aceptable

3.6
samdee (88) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 4, 2017
Cloudy but bright yellow with a nice head. Nose of yeasty grapefruit. Grapefruit with a dry yeastiness at first, some herbal and grapefruit rind follow up, nice decently long finish with a slight hint of pepper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
Sensei5 (14) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2017
Surprisingly strong taste for low alcohol level. Very bitter and dry taste and aftertaste. Pale, slightly cloudy. Light citrus aroma.

3.5
rumore (590) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 19, 2017
From 33cl bottle. Pours very pale yellow with abundant white foam. Aroma is citrusy (lemony, bergamot?), and maybe some herbal. Body is light but carbonated. Taste has some sweetness at first which is soon overshadowed by a pleasant bitterness. Finish is short.

3.6
Zilverenmaan (218) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2017
Poors straw-yellow, a bit cloudy with yeast particles visible but not offputting. Aroma malty with a distinctive dose of hoppy freshness! Taste a nice grapefruity hoppiness with lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel maybe a little watery and may lack some complexity but given the low alcohol content a very taste brew.

3.7
john44 (3133) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draft Half Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 4), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - Hazy yellow beer. Very hoppy; big hop bite, earthy, grassy, spicy, herbal. Citrus fruity; grapefruit and lemon. Very dry citrus hoppy finish. Very refreshing. Astonishingly flavoursome for such a low ABV. Lovely beer! (2009-08)

3.6
Aineta (23) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 31, 2017
Club de Cata Olut, Sabadell. Servida de tirador. Fresca, post ligeramente amargo. Fácil de beber en cualquier momento

3.1
90 (518) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2017
Aangenaam, maar heel erg flauw, nietszeggend. Niks mis met de smaak maar weinig over te vertellen.

3.2
TeijoA (73) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2017
33 cl bottle from Beergium, bottled 9/9/16. Hazy yellow with a small head. Aroma of floral hops, banana and a whiff of something acidic. Flavor of malts and earthy hops. Average carbonation. Fairly straightforward, refreshing, though slightly harsh hop profile.


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