The Etruscan (717) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 13, 2017 3fourths (9406) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 August 2014 bottle. Unreal nose... De la Senne house strain providing a dusty flour and calcium minerality to go with expressive amber malt: the impression something like nutty almond pastries, red apple skin, and a hint of maraschino cherry. Just-caramelized malt showing hints of cinnamon candy, blending with a citrus-pepper, dried apricot, honeysuckle, cedar and wood oil hop aroma. Shapeshifting nose, at times I could swear there’s a curry powder and jasmine resemblance, at times the hops are more western / raw / grassy, at times more noble-like floral-lemon-pepper character. Medium body, pillowy and soft and creamy with a filling effervescent explosion, carbonic acid and finishing hops washing away toasty malt sugar. The aroma is near-perfect and the finish close to flawless: tingling, satisfying, savory, long-lasting maltiness with considerable but not overwhelming bitterness.
Addendum: this one fell off fast. In October is was 4.5, in December it was probably 3.7-3.9. All De la Senne beers fade, some sooner and faster than others.
Off white head. Amber colour. Aroma is moderately hoppy with caramel and light fruity (pear and apricot) notes. Flavor is moderately malty with light fruity (pear and apricot) and light hoppy and spicy tones, ending in a moderately hoppy finish. Medium bodied. CraftBeerNick (3223) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at home, 10th June 17. Pours a honey colour. Aroma is honey, yeast, fruit. Taste is refreshing, yeast, light citrus, honey, slight sweet. Tasty and really enjoyed it. anders37 (28527) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty spicy finish. seynie (429) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2017
Dark gold to orange with a nice foam top. Orange peel, yeast and malt, earthy. More citrus in the finish. Pleasant beer erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2017
Blond, typical De la Senne appeal with clean Belgian yeast, big bubble, simple but well made style. Light hopped, drinkable. It’s another very decent ale. But a little more special couldn’t hurt. (33cl bottle from Belgian Beer Shop Leuven)
Hopverdju (1833) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2017
Oranjekleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: hoppig, mout. Smaak: licht bitter, hoppig. Licht en glad mondgevoel. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter en licht zoet. Aangename doordrinker. Ungstrup (39541) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 3, 2017
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, fruits, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, caramel, and fruit, leading to a bitter finish. Travlr (27328) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2017
Bottle. Clear reddish amber color, off white head. Aroma of stone fruit and light toffee. Taste is slightly sweet, fruity, light funk. Very tasty. sir__v (2634) - FRANCE - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - BE. Color: hazy blond beer with no carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: grassy and hay yeast notes. Taste: medium body with sweet malt taste balanced with hay notes and strong grassy hops. Quiet drinkable. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: dry bitterness, with grassy and hay notes. Saison yeast. Ulysse (539) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2017
Nice but light aroma. Watered down Belgian ale with a strange aftertaste. Heavy metal kind of taste.