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X-Mas Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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BA SCORE
85
very good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Risser09 on 12-10-2007)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

X-Mas Zinnebir has a medium, fizzy, cream-colored head, and a cloudy, brown appearance, with lots of bubbles, tan chunks, and lacing left behind. The aroma is of subdued spice, with a preponderance of brown bread and stereotypical strong ale smell. Taste is the same, with overriding brown bread and a strong bitterness, which grows across the sip. Mouthfeel is pretty heavy, and X-Mas Zinnebir finishes semi-dry, rich, hearty, and good. Overall, I liked its focus on beer flavor, instead of spices. I recommend it.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Dec 15, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20 12 version, listed as a brown ale. 7.8 abv

A: darkish brown with a rootbeer like head. micro carbonation rising in little columns on the edges
S: dark and slightly sour.
T: indeed, belgian brown style, smooth, toasty dark malt with very mild dirty hops. coffee like
M: very mild carbonation.
O: mild coffee, easy going

sfprint, Nov 02, 2013
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The smell is a combination of yeast derived smells of spicy, coriander, and malt smells like liquorice and cherries. The beer has a candisugar and dark crystal malty smell too.

The taste is nicely balanced between the yeast character and the malt. The yeast character is typical Belgian, notes of spices like coriander and cloves, without being added. The malts add a nice dark candisugar taste and there is a chocolaty and light dark bread crust taste to the beer. The mouthfeel of the beer is sweet and sticky. This beer is just a decent quad, and although I love it, it is not extraordinairy.

Absumaster, Apr 29, 2013
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X-Mas Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.