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Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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89
very good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 11-24-2005

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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 90
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden rod with copper tones to it. Sporadic miniscule bubbles rise to the surface at a methodic pace. Head is snowy white and thick with tight fitting bubbles.

S: Mild cantelope, gentle lemon, hay, spicy yeast and actually some sun tan lotion.

T: Very subtle flavors at work here. Starts off with some light pear, green apple, sugar snap peas and roses caressing the front of the tongue. Bit of fresh cut grass, honeysuckle and limestone are the middle ground which lays the foundation. Delicate sweet lemon and ginger mingling allow all flavors to meld before minor earthy hops with woody personalities finish it out.

M: Medium body with a soft mouthfeel.

D: Good beer with great balance. Nice, refreshing, smooth. Good

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of putnam
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep yellow with a thick topping of white. Candy cane minty aromas play with a pungent pale malty malt wine perfume (is he using La Choulette yeast here?). Tropical fruits, cream, vanilla, butter, honey ... this is like a beer version of a Thevenet Macon or Weinbach Gewurz. The texture is cream fluff. Trying to isolate any instance of gaseous prickle is difficult, but it can be seen. Piles of sweet green apple flesh bind to anise and green herbs flavors. Big pear notes. Appetizing, leafy bitterness resists drawing attention to itself. Light pastry dough texture and flavors keep pale honey sweetness lifted and clean. Pure, wholesome and natural drinkability. This item defies Belgian beer stereotypes deliciously. What a find!

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of neonbrown82
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a good Belgian blonde. Pours to a hazy golden peachy color. I poured gently but still ended up with an assload of sediment. Has a nice fluffy white head that sticks around for quite a while and leaves an awesome lacing.

The smell is interesting. No bullshit, just barley, hops, water, and yeast. Has a nice sweetness with good grassy, herbal hop aroma. The flavor is just as well. Very nice malt flavor with just the right amount of hops.

Very creamy and full bodied. Awesome mouthfeel. I have really enjoyed this beer and will probably try it again in the future. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.84/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

600th review!

What a beer. This one is pretty good, near perfection. Can we say session Belgian beer?!

The beer color is pale yellow, cloudy. Nice white thin head on top of it. Its fabulous. The aroma is hoppy with a very timid presence of Belgian yeast. Fuit is lemon, citrus, tropical fruit. Awesome. The taste is similar to the aroma. Citrus. Some dryness in the finish with a very well balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium body with some effervescence. Bubbly! :)

Overall a pretty good beer. For me, this is one of the best. Perfect! Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
89 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.