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Crushable Saison - Brasserie de la Senne

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration brew between de La Senne brewery and Jean Broillet & Julie Foster from Tired Hands Brewing company, PA, USA. Made at de La Senne on 11 Septembre 2013. Contains : Malted barley, malted spelt, oats, hops, yeast and water.

(Beer added by: samEBC on 11-18-2013)
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Photo of M_J_Z
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Drank last night from a stemmed Southern Tier glass.

I picked up a little of that "soapy" flavor in the hops, but it seemed to fade as I drank more sips. The initial taste caught me off-guard due to that aforementioned flavor. After that, the beer was increasingly more drinkable.

Not one of my favorite recent beers, by any means, but it was enjoyable. Nothing extraordinary. 3.5 stars.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.6/5  rDev 0%

Pour is transparent golden in color with lots of a tight white head. Nose is fairly soapy, moderate peppery spice to it, light pineapple fruitiness. Taste is a bit light, some fruitiness, light spice, moderate soap and grassy bitterness. Body is light, airy, gentle carb, moderate bitterness through the finish.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light yellow body with a big øl soft head that gently collapses to a thin covering.

Citrus, melon, floral, a little cracker and musty.

Citrus, bread, fairly pronounced bitterness for such a little beer. Light, tingly, and dry.

Quite a hoppy little guy here. Really nice.

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this courtesy of my brother, poured chilled from the bottle into a goblet.

The color is pale golden with slight hazed apricot hue with frothy white cap with stringy lace that sticks and average sized bead. The smell is earthen with herbal hop aroma and light grainy husky scent with light yeast ester which has a slight citrus rind accent. The feel is very tangy and medium carbonation pushes a high bitterness perception with mild body and dry spicy finish.

The taste is very good with hops up front bringing a spicy slight lemony flavor with mild dry and cracker-like malt somewhat on the low side malt flavor wise with a mild astringent hop quality with herbal and grapefruit type bitter element with a subtle peppery quality from the yeast as it finishes dry and light. This is a good hoppy pale belgian-dry and drinkable.

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Philadelphia's Tired Hands brewers team up with Belgium's De La Senne for an authentic yet rustic farmhouse ale that shows as much charm as it does challenge.

Crushable Saison kicks off with a bright straw appearance until the yeast folds in to create a slight goldenrod hue through its bready haze. Its tangy and grassy scent rises to greet the nose while the first sip is supportive with cracker-type breading as soft confectioner's sweetness.

But once the middle opens, its farmhouse roots show: shifting to a spicy, grassy and herbal balance, a nearly light-stricken cannabis note rises. With its trailing sweetness, the taste of citrus rinds project with lemon, orange and apple hiding behind the earthen spicy.

With sweetness fading into the recesses, a malt structure remains with a wafer-thin substrate; just enough to support its lingering bitterness, spiciness and dried fruit peel. Bouncing off the tongue with ease, its medium champagne effervescence and racing acidity finishes as much like wine as it does ale.

Photo of Svendozen
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Joecaddie
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Zimm
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Magery
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of erbu
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mikecap
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jonada
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle. Bottled 10/10/2013 and best before 10/10/2014. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a pale straw yellow with 2 fingers of a white, soapy head. Excellent head retention. Body is lightly hazy with very high visible carbonation.

Smell: Lemon rind, grass, light funk, doughy, yeast spiciness and a slightly skunky smell as well.

Taste: More or less the same as the aroma. Lots of yeast spiciness, grass, mild lemon, slight breadiness in the finish. There's a strong, somewhat off putting, bitterness throughout, that lasts long into the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with very high carbonation. Probably a bit overcarbed.

Overall: I've never had anything from Brasserie de la Senne, but as a big Tired Hands fan, this was a huge disappointment. Not an awful beer, but not good either.

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Aisha
2/5  rDev -44.4%

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Crushable Saison from Brasserie de la Senne
82 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.