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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 youve ever tried. At 4.5% alcohol, its built for drinkability we suggest buying it by the case.

Youre no doubt wondering where the name comes from and what the hell the foreign text says. Its all been explained to us by the brewers, but were 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (6006) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a hazed yellow with a white head of foam. Sweet, estery, herbs, and spices in the aroma Sweet and spicy taste. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6984) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at The Sovereign shared by MrChopin, thanks Kevin! Clear reddish pink with off-white head. Aromas of floral and herbal notes. Tastes of floral, herbs, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Supposed to be belgian IPA, but not much from belgian notes. The beer is citrusy though, light and very well hopped for bitterness. Decent pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2456) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Keg at Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. A slightly hazy straw colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon peel, grape, straw, slight cereal malts, a little vanilla, a hint of yeast and subtle grass. Taste of lemon, grape, straw, some cereal malts, slight yeast, a hint of mineral and subtle grass. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A crisp, dry, grassy bitterness in the finish. A clean, crisp and refreshing Belgian ale, like a lager/saison hybrid. Good

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (2935) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle sampled at Dan thanks. Small grey head. Cloudy golden color. Tired malty aroma with some wild strawberry tuch. Fruity taste and low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (1230) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Tap into a wineglass showing lightly filtered yellow with 2 fingers of clean white foam. The nose shows clean hops and tart lemon. The palate is light bodied with smooth carbonation. Drinks like a reverse pilsner, clear, clean, and crisp bitterness up front but the finish and linger shows light bready malts. Strange but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2405) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle @ home Appearnce: A very hazy pale yellow with a mall white head. aroma: citrus, graas Taste: light bitter, moderate sweet, lemon peel, hops, sellery. average carbonation and medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (910) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Vaaleankeltainen, samea olut melko runsaalla, mutta kohtalaisen nopeasti laskevalla vaahdolla. Jtt hieman pitsi lasin reunoille. Tuoksu aika mieto, hieman viljaisen maltainen ja hedelminen. Maku heti alusta alkaen erittin kuiva. Hieman hedelminen, yrttinen, saippuainen ja sitruksinen sek ylltten vehninen. Pitk kuiva aavistuksen katkera ja havuinen jlkituntu. Vhn turhan saippuainen kokonaisilme, mutta ihan toimiva kokonaisuus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (1079) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle. Light yellow color with white head. Aroma has citrus, yeast and hay. Taste is fruity with quite long dry and bitter aftertaste. Flavors of grass, fruits and malt.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (1652) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2016
Aus der Flasche im Bierlieb getrunken. Trbes Strohgelb im Glas. Zitrusse im Mund.


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