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Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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BA SCORE
89
very good

179 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.68/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Zinne Bir." Brussels' People Ale. 5.8% ABV. .33l brown glass bottle served into a goblet. Reviewed from notes taken in Belgium in June 2010.

A: Pours a one finger very thin head of bad retention and hardly any cream. Body colour is a light murky gold.

Sm: Bittering hops reminiscient of a tame IPA. Very dry. My broken nose detects little else. All apologies, lads.

T: Caramelized malt body leads to a bittering hop climax. Finish is biteen bland and the open is uneven. Very simple for the style - surprisingly so. Not bold or exciting. Balanced decently and built alright, but even as a traditional beer in the style, it's rather boring.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with coarseness on the climax where the bittering hops emerge. Complements the flavours alright.

Dr: Relatively high ABV for more traditional examples of the style. Easy to drink, but priced a bit highly by local standards. This is a beer worth trying but don't expect much from it.

C-

kojevergas, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Vancer
2.83/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Capped and corked green 750 bottle, pops like a champaign, and even pours like one with the fizzy golden yellow brew bubbling up in the ol' Corsendonk tulip. Massive white head and some sheet lacing really round out the opening.

Spicy malt in the aroma and the quaff. Also noting some woody resin in the finish - which is a bit harsh for me. No hint of any booze, but then again this is a relative light weight at 6%

Not too tasty, I'll pass on this one from here on out, especially with the high dollar import pricing.

Vancer, Aug 16, 2009
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

biercycle, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Kraken
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from Capped 750ml bottle into standard pint glass. This beer was capped and corked. Removed cap to suspisious hiss as if the cork didn't really do its job. Upon inspection, there was a small but noticable amount of beer between cap and cork. Cautiously removed cork and poured beer. Cork had an off color, I have a feeling that this beer was corked. Appearance was a slightly hazy straw color. Mild pour yields a head that reluctantly clung to the top of the beer. Beer smelled of light malt, a very mild hop, and strong smell of funky cork. Taste was lightly sweet, faint hint of very light hopping, firm and malt, substancial funk (not in a positive way) and corkiness. A nice mouth feel, but fairly undrinkable. I might have to pick up another bottle to confirm spoiled nature of this beer.

Kraken, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of Absumaster
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a murky orange color with a big lasting head that sticks to the glass.

Smell is graint and yeasty with maybe some wheat in it. A slightly malty nose and some oxidation (cardboard).

Taste is bitter and yeasty, with some acidity that somehow complements the beer in a strange way. I could taste some oxidation in this beer, together with the slight acidity, I suspect this was an old bottle. Also given the previous reviews. Aftertaste is dry and grainy. Just an average blond, if not gone bad.

Absumaster, Oct 26, 2006
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3.24/5  rDev -18.2%

ndemordaunt, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Trashcat, Nov 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Bellonc, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

simont1, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

TheNakedStiletto, Nov 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

cbnz, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

brbrocc, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of GinaBeerInc
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark straw-colored body with abundant yeast sediment, thick puffy buff head. Herbal aroma, rich with flower petals and a touch of light fruit, biscuity. Light bready body, estery, coming across as an herbal tea with flower petals and bitterness and light sugary notes. Crisp palate with decent complexity. Good.

GinaBeerInc, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of dcmchew
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours very hazy light yellow, one finger white head that leaves tons of traces as it subsides to a small lacing.
Tasty hops in the smell, floral and fruity, enhanced by the Belgian yeasts, so nice citrus, some pineapple, apple, pear, lime and faint peach. Some honey and bready malts too.
Taste has a short sweet flash, be careful or you might miss it (apricot, honey, tangerine), green apple acidity, unrripe grapes, followed quick by strong grapefruit, and it's all bitter from here on. You can hardly get some spices and biscuity malts under all the hoppiness. Big perfumey flowers, aromatic herbs, big grassy bitterness that blows up in the finish, really dry and rough. Not too clean either, there's some dry tobacco and a bit of earthiness.
Medium body and carbonation. Not much left in the aftertaste but a huge bitter feel. Unfortunately you carry it on till you drink again, and the fruitiness gets harder and harder to detect.
I expected hops, but this felt way too unbalanced. And i actually like hop-punches. Something was off.

dcmchew, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

aztraz, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

atlbravsrno1, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

desint, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of ThaCreep
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nose very sweet offering of fine hops in the nose. The palate is warm and silky and offers a bitter pungent which is very similar to that of a beer of low fermentation commonplace. Apart from this little bitterness that is not really pleasant but may interest some of its length on the palate, it lacks a little flavor in post-taste.

ThaCreep, Mar 28, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

bostonryan, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Mattias, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

yancot, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

BeerTruck, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Hazee, Jul 26, 2014
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Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.