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X-Mas Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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85
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: Risser09 on 12-10-2007

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Ratings: 136 | Reviews: 94
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3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Piana gęsta i kremowa, w kolorze beżowa, średnio i drobno pęcherzykowa, trwała. Na powierzchni piwa, w środku szkła tworzy się fajny spieniony kopczyk.
Aromat goździkowy, są nuty kwiatowe, śliwki, znikoma wędzonka (?).
Smak już nie jest tak ciekawy jak zapach. Został zdominowany goryczką, mocną, zalegającą, charakterystyczną dla grejpfrutów. Gdzieś w tle schowane za goryczką smętnie majaczą śliwki i goździki wraz z innymi przyprawami. Alkohol umiejętnie schowany. Podsumowując: wydaje się, że w X-Mas Zinnebier jest tylko goryczka, wszystkie atrybuty tego piwa jakie były w bukiecie, zostały nie tyle ukryte co przez nią zabite, a szkoda. Zdecydowanie to za mało.

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3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark color. Big head. Caramely smell. Burned caramel taste, though it seems relatively dry. Tasty but not amazing.

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3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbutova
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the Foundry, Northampton, MA.

A- Somewhat hazy chestnut brown with a preposterous light tan head to four fingers in a tulip. Great retention and massive piles of lace after each sip.

S- Toasty brown grains and spicy Belgian yeast. Lacking strength overall as I stress to find anything beyond the general theme.

T- Packs more punch at this juncture. Spicy yeast is the vehicle while raisin, dried fig, cherry, toasted nuts, grapes and deep amber candi sugar ride along. Tobacco and a roast hint of cocoa powder really round it out and add depth. Moderately sweet.

MF- Falls on the taste buds with a body towards the lighter side. Carbonation sort of low to medium and the texture is fizzy foamy. Light dark bitters.

Darker than most of the XMAS brews I have had in the past but certainly a welcome thing here. Drinks like a Belgian Brown rather than the Belgian Pale style it is listed as.

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X-Mas Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.