X-Mas Zinnebir - Brasserie de la Senne

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85
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Risser09 on 12-10-2007)
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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X-Mas Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
85 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.