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Taras Boulba - Brasserie de la Senne

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very good

335 Ratings

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 38
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website

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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

MagicBeerElf, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of notchucknorris
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 on tap at O'Brien's

A: Hazy light golden color with a thin white head.

S: Pretty faint but some light notes of citrus and earthy hops.

T: Really subtle but great flavor profile. Some light citrusy notes: lemon and orange peel with a nice grassy and spicy hoppy finish. Maybe some pale malt as well. Light and refreshing. I'd definitely drink this again.

notchucknorris, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

w00ddy, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

bthomas, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of beerdrifter
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Very cloudy, hazy yellow pour with two finger foamy white head with good retention and nice lacing. Pretty typical Belgian Pale Ale nose with lots of grass, lemony citrus, and yeast. The taste follows suit with a really intense citrusy, grassy, yeasty tang. Hints of lemon, orange rind, spicy herbal hops, and a touch of pepper as well. Mothfeel is slightly fizzy with a nice crisp, dry, tangy, bitter finish. It definitely stands out as a Belgian Pale Ale.

beerdrifter, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

hoppymcgee, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute. Pours a light yellow-orange amber fine white yeast particles floating from pouring the whold bottle, half finger fine white head that slowly dissipates, leaving nice lacing. Aroma of earthy citrus light fruit, faint Belgian yeast and mild hops. Flavor of light bready malt, citrus and hops. Finishes with a light lemony bitterness and light malt. Light to medium bodied. A refreshing pale ale with a distinctive dry, hoppy, citrusy finish.

LiquidAmber, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find this an ideal beer to drink during the afternoon when in Belgium, not too strong alcohol wise and hoppy enough to satisfy my thirst. I’ve also had it in cask form in the UK; this review however is from a bottled one: taken at The Red Rose in Brugge.

Correct glass; bronze to amber body, white coloured head with staying power.

The smells are of yeast, citrusy hops with a somewhat earthy nature.

The taste is hoppy and yeasty, with some malty undertones, becoming a little more bitter towards the end of each sip.

Carbonisation about right even though it can look and be a bit fizzy on occasions, it didn’t on this tasting.

A Belgian beer to chat over, or even have a mini session on: no great, wonderful or exotic flavours to enthuse about, just a pleasant beer and well worth having.

BlackHaddock, Jan 10, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

My wife asked for the Zinnebir Christmas, but after reading the profile/reviews, I'm about 99% positive that she was given this beer instead by mistake, and she ended up not caring for it, thus swapping it for my De Struise Tsjeeses. Who got the raw end of that deal? I'll let you decide. I liked both beers fine, so...


Served in a pint glass, this beer poured a hazy golden-yellow with a decently foamy white head. Hoppy aroma, grassy, and a bit bready. Biscuity malts in the taste, generously hopped, floral and some citrus notes, almost IPA-ish in nature, and touches of light fruit and light peppery spice. Bitter finish. Decent, but not overwhelming. Light-medium body, and fairly drinkable.

Rifugium, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

nathanjohnson, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

avenuepub, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

LostHighway, Nov 26, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice clear golden color with a fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer had some light spice notes on the nose but really gives off lots of nice grainy aromas with some floral hops in there too. The taste of the beer was a little on the light side. It had some decent bitter notes along with some sweet grain too. The mouthfeel was light and pretty refreshing. Overall this brew was good, just not has strong as I thought it might be. Very easy going brew.

Knapp85, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Neffbeer, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

cadaugherty, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

ElGallo, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

uturn, Nov 16, 2011
Taras Boulba from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.