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Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website

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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Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

In a world where many Belgian breweries can't even get it right, along comes an obscure and nonchalant ale that prances onto the scene with delicacy, finesse and quiet calm. Much like Unibroue Maudite and De Koninck, this ale does much the same.

Pouring a bronze-amber color, the beer casts a mild haze for a mid-rusty appearance. A frothy ivory-stained head floats the beer with whipped cream consistency. Its exuberant carbonation keeps the beer lively while ensuring its long-lasting retention. Classic Belgian lace trails in the beer's wake.

Zesty aromas of fruit and spice mingle about the nose with an undertasted caramel and grain base to support it all. Apples, citrus peels and spiced pear brace against peppercorn, light cumin and a near cinnamon note. Hops contribute a pleasant grassy note that strikes me as cilantro and tea leaves.

Its complex flavors come together seamlessly as its partial baked grain and steely caramel taste is dry right out of the chute. A waft of fruit and spice medley floats over the middle palate in much the same way as it did in scent- apples, oranges, pecan and pear offer a lighter fruit tone that's just off-cider and off-wine. Its peppery balance is earthy, spicy and bright with fennel, cinnamon and cumin flavors. Finishing with herbal, grassy and tea-like bitterness, the beer's taste is resounding in both its complexity and its simplicity.

Just as dry in mouthfeel as it is taste, the beer springs to life with all those champagny bubbles. They lift the malt with ease and encourages a spicy dryness and alcohol warming sensation. Its dry fruit taste evaporates on the palate for a finish that's quick, fleeting, and somewhat whimsical in its arid feel.

Zinnebir is a classic Belgian Pale Ale that's not "golden" and not "dubbel". Blending the taste, texture and aromas makes this beer nearly ideal for rich french cuisine of almost any sort.

BEERchitect, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Ajlvt, Nov 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

TheNakedStiletto, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

aszatk01, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

desint, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

MacStinson, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

tom10101, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Oct 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

lord_jordo, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jame515, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Anatole, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Janeinma, Sep 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Sspeer1, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mrchrisray, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

rlgard1, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of CookstLiquor
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a hazy orangish yellow. There are abundant aromas of light citrus, fresh bright hops and grainy malt. The taste, though, is really eye-opening. Very fruity, with round peach and apricot notes. It does have a nice dry finish with a little bitter on the end. Excellent carbonation, medium bodied.

CookstLiquor, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DaPan, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

brbrocc, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

VonWeissenheimer, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of sfprint
4.13/5  rDev +4%

Exp Oct 2013

A: Bright orangy yellow. Very hazy and cloudy. short head.
S: Fairly plasticy, but lemon peel and grains under that.
T: Banana orangy, yeasty and wheaty. Most similar to Willeke by De Prael, Slightly bitter,
M: Exceptionally light and fluffy mouth feel . quite creamy with a plastic tang/zing
O: Quite nice. Next time I would try and be careful to not pour in the yeast which might improve it. A special flavor and very much enjoyed.

sfprint, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

zonker17, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice golden hue with a solid one finger white head that fades to leave good sticky thick lacing.

S - Aromas are nice apples, sweet malts, and gentle yeast/bready malts.

T - Taste is solid, like the nose just now the typical beglian spice notes come in to play. Faint corriander.

M - Mouthfeel is sold, nicely carbonated yet smooth.

O - Overall, a solid De La Senne offering. Very nice indeed.

rudzud, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

A-deep golden color with a decent white head and good lacing

S- bready malt, apples, herbal notes, hint of sweetness

T-bready malt, spices, apple, caramel, mild bitter finish, slight herbal flavor

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O- Solid Belgian pale ale with good flavor and balance

MDDMD, Jun 08, 2013
Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.