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Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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BA SCORE
89
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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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futurefjp

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

01-14-2013 05:13:24 | More by futurefjp
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-22-2012 19:42:01 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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Patrickpress


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

12-14-2012 18:17:22 | More by Patrickpress
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kojevergas

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -32.8%
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-

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 18:51:25 | More by kojevergas
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-31-2012 12:33:22 | More by GRUUMSH
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jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

10-13-2012 20:04:16 | More by jmtpi
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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-03-2012 03:15:09 | More by larbush
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MaineMike

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2012 18:34:28 | More by MaineMike
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. Foggy yellow appearance. White, small bubbled, froth. Close & creamy crown leaves copious rings. Floral & herbal aromas with bready hues & citric notes to the nose. Malty flavor at first sip followed by oily hops, ripe fruit touches & subtle grapefruit, wheaty notes too. Medium body. Soft to moderate carbonation. Oily texture & flavorful palate. Gentle fruit & sharp bitterness in the middle linger into the dry finish. Refreshing & very easy drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 07:22:18 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-13-2012 03:34:23 | More by rolltide8425
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BeerTruck

Portugal

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-17-2012 08:18:19 | More by BeerTruck
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this a lot on tap in Brussels in 2006. Now drinking from a bottle in Denver at a fussy tasting...well, not too fussy!! Gold copper...small lingering head. Big aroma with sweet malts. Lovely flavor, body, after notes. Hum... smooth, complex, got some tastes some won't like and it may be oxidation from transportation, but I find it wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 23:46:57 | More by DenverLogan
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elNopalero

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a golden blonde with a pillow of foam. The aroma is estery with citrus notes present.

The flavor has a bit of spice, some citrus notes, a pronounced dry finish and an apparent bitterness without a hoppy presence (all bitterness and little aroma). This was a fun, flavorful and approachable little brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 19:53:27 | More by elNopalero
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biercycle

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.8%

04-08-2012 23:09:20 | More by biercycle
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at a restaurant in Brussels - I didn't catch the name. Served in a De La Senne goblet.

A: Hazy gold body under two inches of creamy white head. Strong retention, tons of lace. Gorgeous.

S: Fresh, vibrant, grassy; herbal hops are prominent, with some faint apple and tangerine. Very nice indeed.

T: Bready malt, huge grassiness, a touch of fruit, and a dry, phenolic, intensely bitter finish. Very crisp, but perhaps a bit too bitter.

M: Frothy, lively, and pretty smooth medium body.

O: While I found the intense bitterness to be a bit much, overall this was a really fantastic beer. Truly dynamic.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 14:24:31 | More by woosterbill
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sfi


4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I currently live in Bruxelles, and this is definitiely my favourite Belgian beer on draught. I had tasted it in London before, bottle version, it wasn't as good as on draught. Loving American style pale ales, but also Belgian ales, this is just the good compromise and I never doubt when I have to order at the Bar. I find the draught versione, at least the way they serve it at my local in Bxl, way superior compared to the bottled one (of which I had really many)

Aspect: It comes out a bit cloudy, it is not a clear, transparent drink. I read this upset someone, I think it is a proof of the genuiness of the brewing process - the guys started brewing in a squat and recently moved to a larger place.
It hasn't much of a head, just couple of fingers of throath that fade away after few seconds.

Nose: Pretty plain, to my nose. Weedy and flowery, couldn't say more.

Taste: Hearty, weedy and bodily flowered. Sour finish, smooth body with notes of dark fruits, pomegranate but without its crispness. Instead, a quite robust body deriving from the yeast. I don't know what hops they use, it reminds me of some Kiwi/Aussie hops. Whatever it is, it's good and tasty.

On draught the yeast and bitterness don't come out as well as on tap. When I drank it from bottle it was crispier and less marked flavour-wise. I definitely reccomend the draught one, even if it is damn good also in bottles.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 18:19:28 | More by sfi
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-24-2012 19:44:19 | More by samEBC
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

02-18-2012 23:07:05 | More by jfcaa193
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-08-2012 20:23:25 | More by BeerImmediately
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GinaBeerInc

California

3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 20:04:36 | More by GinaBeerInc
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-18-2012 23:22:26 | More by bostonryan
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, PA. Poured a clear yellow color with a moderate white head that retained well and left very nice lacing. Had an aroma of earthy/floral hops, yeast and spices. Tasted of dark fruits, yeast, spices and earthy hops. Definitely more bitter than the XMas variety of this brew.

On the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a tasty brew that is a nice representation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 00:20:46 | More by MsRif
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-17-2011 01:38:29 | More by Blanco
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Armsby Abbey Ho-Ho Belgian Christmas.

Big fluffy soapy head with tons of lacing, super hazy dark ruby red bright color.

Nose is light, light reddish malts, bit fruity dark fruits and light straw like, hints of earthy hops.

Taste brings herbal hops, earthy, decent bitterness, chewy hops, almost medicinal herbal, light dark fruits, raisin, kinda sweet, not really balanced, a bitter mess. Finishes biter, spicy chewy herbal hops, light sticky sweet syrup, hint of fruit.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall meh, not my style herbal earthy hops, too bitter and sweet bit not really balanced

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 03:37:43 | More by jlindros
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-04-2011 10:19:58 | More by LostHighway
Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.