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Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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BA SCORE
89
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | 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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AdamNowek

Netherlands

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

08-27-2014 18:14:00 | More by AdamNowek
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-12-2014 20:12:35 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-12-2014 19:23:10 | More by leitmotif
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-11-2014 17:12:16 | More by aztraz
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Germany

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-10-2014 21:20:12 | More by nikigava
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Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-01-2014 17:07:35 | More by JensK
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%

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.

07-31-2014 12:42:24 | More by MattSweatshirt
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%

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, bright medium golden yellow hue, with a full fist 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 infilitrating all, but the overall crispness just sucks me in. Worth a try, even if y'all are no Brussels people.

07-29-2014 01:10:25 | More by biboergosum
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-26-2014 23:34:36 | More by Oakenator
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Hazee

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

07-26-2014 18:05:15 | More by Hazee
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philaduffia

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-19-2014 14:33:19 | More by philaduffia
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-18-2014 19:39:42 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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erbu

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-11-2014 12:46:59 | More by erbu
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-30-2014 05:39:20 | More by Erik-P
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-21-2014 00:38:16 | More by KStark
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dcmchew

Romania

3.38/5  rDev -14.9%

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.

06-19-2014 13:57:08 | More by dcmchew
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +25.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-23-2014 00:38:45 | More by Lovely85
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Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.