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

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RATINGS: 1026   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
note666 (1300) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2011
2011 - 08 - 29 330ml bottle. yellow, bit hazy colour. small white head. smell like a whitebeer, taste much more bitter.

3.9
DanielBrown (4520) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle at The Pub, Leicester. Thick yellow colour and nice head. Very crunchy, hoppy taste. Big Belgian yeast taste. Dry on the finish. Refreshing, full flavoured, good.

3.4
BrewBoxer (2650) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Light pale yellow. Smells of citrus, hops amd lemon juice. Refreshinhg, easy to drink. Nothjing special

3.4
Benzai (15930) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle @ home shared with Joes and DutchDrebus. Very hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Smell citrus, grassy. Taste light bitter, citrus, hops, lime. Nice carbo, medium body.

4.9
extrahoplover (7) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2011 does not count
Perfect beer when you are thirsty and you don’t want to be drunk or you are already too drunk :) Good taste, nice bitterness, a lil bit unbalanced but it is because of the light alcool she got.

3.9
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle: Medium vast white head on top of a hazy yellow golden colored beer. Smell hops, citrud, apple and malts, with hints of herbs and cream. Taste is a nice crisp mix of hops, fruit, citrus, apple, bitter, yeast, herbs and hints of and sweets. Nice bitter light fruity aftertaste. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, a good medium body and a well balanced and light creamy texture. Nice beer.

3.7
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Golden yellow colour. Thin white head. Yeasty aroma with leafy hops and citrus fruits. Medium bodied. Peppery flavour initially. More yeast and citrus, all fairly dry with nice hop bitterness.

3.5
reebtogi (6316) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2011
330mL bottle poured light straw into glass with nice white head and lace. Light nutty aroma with a nice bouquet of floral hops. Slightly sweet with light hop bitterness. Decent carbonation and light to medium body, make this a rather refreshing light Belgian ale with plenty of flavour.

3.5
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Good fresh corn golden lightly Belgian ale, with a fruity flavor and a nice foam which gives lace on the glass.

2.4
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Good looking label. Bit hazy, deep yellow coloured drink without great head. Smells hoppy. The taste is hoppy and bitter. This could be an IPA. After a while hops give up and hay type malts and dough aromas appear. Good but not great. Level of fizz is too much to me


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