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Taras Boulba - Brasserie de la Senne

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
89
very good

311 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 39
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 09-19-2006)
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Reviews by deanhead:
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deanhead

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice straw color. Big brilliant head, which reduced to a lace minimal lace.
Aroma is a peppery and lime like.

Taste is bitter and floral, crisp and clean.
Light bodied and refreshing.
Drinkable, but nothing really stands out with this beer. It's good but as others have mentioned it's not fantastic.
All around good beer, but nothing that really strikes a fancy with me on this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 18:54:45 | More by deanhead
More User Reviews:
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Another localized Belgian name I'll look up later.

This beer pours a cloudy, very pale golden yellow colour, with four fat fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some stellar layered weeping cloud lace around the glass as it gradually recedes - this is one purdy brew!

It smells of semi-sweet bready pale malt, orange cream, zesty yeast, muted coriander, musty pine needles, and a subtle leafy grassiness. The taste is grainy, slightly biscuity pale malt, mildly acrid yeast, subdued, and muddled citrus rind, faint savoury spice, and pleasantly leafy, grassy hops.

The carbonation is quite tight in its closely-held, edgy frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit too acerbic to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes mostly dry, the gritty malt, yeast, and various citrus, flora, and spicy hops conspiring and colluding as such.

A generally agreeable BPA, one who's mantra of 'extra hoppy' is played out well enough, I suppose, for the conservative Brussels crowd, even if this reviewer is a little nonplussed. Easy to drink, the kind of beer that once you get through half of it, all the while relating it via words, you feel the urge to just say, fuck it, close the laptop, and sit back and enjoy it. I only mention this, because that doesn't happen very often.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 04:49:12 | More by biboergosum
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Hazee

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-26-2014 18:06:40 | More by Hazee
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-23-2014 13:26:45 | More by earlholman
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-23-2014 02:34:22 | More by wisrarebeer
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-20-2014 05:56:18 | More by Howlader
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-18-2014 19:44:08 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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afinepilsner

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2014 01:39:43 | More by afinepilsner
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sneth019

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-12-2014 19:13:20 | More by sneth019
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rapayn01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-11-2014 20:03:46 | More by rapayn01
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erbu

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-11-2014 12:46:37 | More by erbu
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-08-2014 01:31:04 | More by PEIhop
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-07-2014 03:18:06 | More by KAF
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Limon80

Ukraine

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-03-2014 06:58:29 | More by Limon80
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2014 01:45:21 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(served in a pint)

A: pale, yellow-amber liquid... hazy as hell... gorgeous, gooey foam stand

S: noble hops galore... grassy, with a farmhouse dirt and spice... dried lemon peel, old cloth

T: grassy, floral edging... mildly piney bitterness that hums and lingers... light lemon in the finish, where a mild malt sweetness and cereal flavor emerges... bitter, yellow grapefruit flesh and a dusting of must in the aftertaste

M: soft, plushy, quiet... sanded smooth, but not polished... mumbling, fade away finish... extremely easy to knock back

O: pretty damn tasty, lovely showcase of hop bitterness... heard this guy say he's more a fan of English ales, and it shows in this one... comes across as a sort of hybrid English bitter and small Saison... curious to try it over there - held up pretty well here

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2014 16:44:28 | More by Bouleboubier
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dcmchew

Romania

3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow, big fluffy white head, nice retention.
Smells lagerish, some extra lemon and grains, "greener", but not very attractive.
Taste starts with lemon, and ends with lemon. A bit of orange sweetness, grapefruit, faint orchard and tropical fruit, followed by huge green hops, really bitter. A touch of "soapy" aromatic herbs. Finish is very aggressive and bitter, like being hit with a barrel of hops in the head (the label seemed very inspiring).
Medium body and carbonation, very dry. Damn, this is bitter.
Again, huge hops seem to cover up some probably nice notes. Bravo on the hop-bomb, not so happy about the sacrificed flavours.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 18:16:31 | More by dcmchew
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MQ3867

Portugal

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-19-2014 15:33:00 | More by MQ3867
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +25.6%

06-19-2014 01:20:56 | More by tykechandler
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-03-2014 19:51:01 | More by pknyc
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pkalix

California

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

whoa.... popped the cap and got a pilsner-y whiff of something akin to a French chick's armpits. gruff and growl-y aroma, very different indeed! hazy urine yellow, minor head but creamier with a more vigorous pour. bitter, but not traditionally hop-bitter... more like a pilsner/lager hop bitter. this is a hard brew to describe. Heineken/stella-like, low abv. worth a try but wouldn't purchase again...

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 22:31:39 | More by pkalix
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2014 01:51:18 | More by animal69
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-26-2014 00:07:31 | More by LoveStout
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macher0

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a wonderful session or outside type ale. A slightly cloudy light straw color with a thick, frothy fine bubble egg shell head. The head slowly retreats with marvelous lace rings. The nose is bright and fruity with strong malt presence. A complex yeast starts off the taste. The mid point of the palate comes through with light malts and dusty grain. The end hits with mild hops. The feel is thin, light, crisp and high carbonation which equates to a fairly smooth finish. Tons of flavor, dry on the end. Go for this if you get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2014 21:09:34 | More by macher0
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-25-2014 15:21:25 | More by Idrankthat
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Taras Boulba from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.