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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1006   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 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5322) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2012
11.2oz bottle. Looks pretty light. Aroma of pale malts, spicy yeast, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad but nothing special and not hoppy like it says.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (1054) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Belgian yeasts, spices, citrus and floral. Dry hoppy finish. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2807) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle from Gambrinus, 2 years aged. Pours a slightly hazy, deep gold with a big champagne like head that lasts througout. Crisp and crackery malt with light Belgian yeast aromas. Bit of lemon, grassy hops. Touch of honey in the finish. Great carbonation and dry yeast notes. A true session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maracuja05 (820) - Mainz, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2016
03-11-16 // bottle at Peck 47, Brussels. Pours a hazy straw golden yellow colour. Small white head. Light and easy to drink Belgian Ale. Typical belgian yeast. Medium hop notes. Flowers and light fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1684) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
Včap pivovar, aj fľaka pivovar. lt, jemne mtna farba, biela pena. Vňa sladov, trvnat, citrusov, troku kvasničn. Chuť sladov, citrusov, trvnat, jemn hork dochuť. Piteľn, przdnejie telo, stredn nastenosť.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (3378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 5, 2016
On tap at brewery. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, citrusy. Taste is quite bitter, lighlty sweet, hoppy, malty backbone.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rabbit17 (14) - - NOV 5, 2016
Superbe bire belge Ambre trs bon got sans trop damertume belle couleur je recommande 4.5 degrs trs lgre

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2953) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Pours out in a hazy golden color. The white head is firm and frothy. Dryish hop aroma of grass and mild pepper. Dryish and hop bitter flavor of wet grass, metal and hay with notes of leomn and yeast. Light-bodied. Long bitter and dryish finish of grass. Interesting beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3211) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2016
Draught at Le Poechenellekelder, cloudy lemon yellow color, stable, small creaqmy head, with some lacing, citrusy, herbal, candy aroma, flowery malty flavor, light mellow bitterness. Really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (2043) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Tap at La Cave a Bulles, 18th October 16. Straw colour. Aroma is light, yeast, hay. Taste is subtle, refreshing, slight bitterness, slight yeast, fresh hay. OK


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