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Grayjacket - Brasserie de la Senne

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BA SCORE
88
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Bluejacket Brewery in Washington, D.C.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 05-31-2013)
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

polishkaz, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

erbu, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

gillagorilla, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

pknyc, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

duluoz, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

GRG1313, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Early 2013 rating. 33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured @ Willems. Yay, very happy to find this one – thought I had missed this one. Always very glad to try more De La Senne. Apparently a colab. With Bleujacket from Washington DC. Brewed on 29/10/2012 – a Belgian Farmhouse style ale or urban farmhouse ale as the label also states. Label is in typical De La Senne style, imitating the old communist imagery style, lots of communist red, recognisable building, blue,... interesting & visually appealing and memorable like their other labels. Going by the text, warnings on the label etc. this beer is clearly meant for export. Pours a hazy grain golden with a firm, creamy white head. Nose is very bitter, farmyard, bitter hay, spices, very EU hop bitter plus citrus hops, some hay, light funk below the strong hops, some juicy lemon,... Very EU hop bitter plus citrus hops (USA maybe?) - EU clearly dominates here, bitter hay, light barnyard, lasting spice bitter, white pepper, peppery saison yeast, grass, light creamy sweetness underneath the strong bitterness, light sweet grains,... man this is one – clearly in BE style bitter brew. Bit much to take in but really works in here,... quite a De La Senne profile. Reasonable carb. some creaminess to it. Neat ... commerad.

77black_ships, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

A - Hazy yellow straw, orange color with a few finger head and thick bubbly lace.

S - Earthy, musty, yeasty notes, fresh squeezed lemon, peppercorns, flora, grassy.

T - Wheat or pale malt with a good amount of sweetness. Grassy hops, earthy and musty, quite yeasty, light pepper spice, dries out on the finish with some floral hop bitterness.

M - Medium mouthfeel that starts heavy and then lightens up as it dries out in the finish.

D - Good saison with a wonderful aroma. Starts to feel a little heavy from the sweetness halfway through.

brewcrew76, Oct 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

barroomhero1977, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

pixieskid, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

errantnight, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

AgentMunky, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

alaimoa, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Wowcoolman, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of popery
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Pours a slightly orange-ish yellow, right about the color of my desk, which is a light pine color. The beer is quite cloudy. Very large white head. Massive chunks of foam stick to the sides of the glass. It almost looks like whipped cream. The aroma is an excellent mix of saison flavors. There's a nice, earthy yeast note. Peppercorns, lemons, fresh grain, grassy hops. Lots of good stuff, all working together well. Some mild fruitiness, mostly apricots and plums. The taste starts with wonderfully fresh pale malt sweetness, which hangs about but is eclipsed by that earthy yeast and light grassy hop bitterness. Lots of yeasty spiciness bouncing around. More hops than are apparent in the aroma. It feels quite clean in the finish. As the beer dries out, the pepper and grassy hops linger in the aftertaste. Very pleasant flavor that makes you want to keep going back for more. The mouthfeel starts out a bit prickly. It's quite light on the palate but the beer has a round, full flavor. Very refreshing. Excellent beer. I wish that saison brewers would focus on this approximate strength. This beer shows that there's no need to make a saison strong to pack it with good flavor.

popery, Jul 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

erlenmeyer, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

kaelingirl, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ajzy, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

drabmuh, May 31, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Bottle from Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is yellow and hazy with a small, white head. The aroma brings grass, citrus, lemon, coriander, floral hops. The flavor brings a healthy hop presence followed by some pine and yeast. Mild lemon tartness with a bold and bitter finish. Really tasty and refreshing. Quite tasty.

Huhzubendah, May 31, 2013
Grayjacket from Brasserie de la Senne
88 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.