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Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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BA SCORE
89
very good

179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-18-2007)
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4/5  rDev +1%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Poured a golden color with a 1 finger head into an Orval Trappist glass.

A very strong lemon-citrus aroma.

The mouth feel is quite tart and fits the character of the beer's aroma, taste and finish.

The taste is citrus- although not as strong as the aroma, and not lemony.

The finish is quite good- tangy and mildly bitter.

Overall: a well-done Belgian Pale ale- very drinkable.

brureview, Sep 29, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just saw this was on tap and went for it. I just know De La Senne is supposed to make good beer.

Pours a pretty clear golden body with a thick white head.

Smell is mostly just floral, grassy, and a tad soapy. Basically a bunch of hops. Good to have a hoppy beer that doesn't come across as American.

Light bitterness, medium bodied, and lots of carbonation.

Really good and super drinkable.

MattSweatshirt, Jul 31, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, 5.8% ABV. 'Zinnebir' appears to loosely translate to 'mongrel beer', in reference to the mixed cultural heritage of many Belgians, and Brussels natives in particular.

This beer pours a rather hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow hue, with a full fist's worth of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some spotty patches of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of earthy, mildly spicy yeast, crisp, crackery pale and wheat malts, a bit of crusty white breadiness, lemon, white pepper, and grassy, sort of dried leafy hops. The taste is sharp, kind of phenolic yeast, gritty wheat grain, a very softly caramelized pale malt, overripe lemon rinds, black pepper dust, further drupe fruit notes, and decent earthy, leafy, and grassy hops.

The carbonation is fairly tight, and a bit prickly in its rendition of frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, with an airy sort of smoothness. It finishes dry, the yeast dropping the final hammer, with a few grainy and hoppy essences mewling about.

An enjoyable BPA, in that is has more saison and hoppy character than is typical of the style. I'm still surprised at its affability, what with the yeast infiltrating all, but the overall crispness just sucks me in. Worth a try, even if y'all are no Brussels people.

biboergosum, Jul 29, 2014
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Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.