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Manneken-Penn - Brasserie de la Senne

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-08-2013)
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Reviews by BobaFret:
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BobaFret

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 fl. oz. bottle poured into a traditional chalice glass.

A - A brown, dark iced tea color with a cream colored head consisting of very tight bubbles. Classic dubbel.

S - Candied sugar, biscuity, classic Belgian yeast.

T - Wow; a very hop-forward dubbel! Tastes of hops, candied sugar, molasses, and biscuit with a hoppy, slightly bitter finish. Everything is blended very nicely.

M - Smooth and slightly carbonated with a medium body.

O - This is an interesting take on a classic style. Belgian dubbels are one of my favorite styles and I'm very pleased that everything is balanced. Describing this as a "hoppy dubbel" is spot-on. This is a great collaboration beer: American hoppiness blended perfectly into a traditional Belgian beer. A perfect beer to celebrate Philly Beer Week 2013!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:41:51 | More by BobaFret
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There are times that beer is foisted upon me, rather than having to buy it. The boxes had just arrived at the release party when one was thrust at me with instructions to put it in my knapsack and take it away. I did so, brought it home, put it in my reefer and promptly forgot about it until just recently. Now is the time! Mine is also the pic that exists on this site.

From the bottle: "A collaboration brew between Chris Wilson of Weyerbacher, Tom Peters and the De La Senne Brewing Team, made especially for Philly Beer Week 2013."; "From Brussels, with love, for America's best beer-drinking city"; "Bier/Biere/Birra Doppio Malto/Cerveza/0L/Olut/Ol".

Jesus, I did not realize until I popped the cap that the bottle was brimful! I utilized a very gentle pour so as not to rouse the visible lees at the bottom of the bottle. I got a dense finger of tawny head with excellent retention for my troubles. Color was a coppery-brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with copper highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose had a yeasty mustiness, a honey sweetness, some fusel alcohol and a brown sugary quality. Mouthfeel was medium, but with a great effervescence. Taste began with some heat, cooling down to dried dark fruits, burnt caramel or brown sugar, and a pleasant yeast-driven spiciness. Finish was very dry, what with the heat. I had aged it for a year, but it could have gone much longer. I did not mind it, since I had no real expectations going into it. It was definitely a rich, malty Belgian beer and if that is your bag, have at it.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 14:45:19 | More by woodychandler
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erbu

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

07-11-2014 12:45:39 | More by erbu
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-07-2014 05:50:36 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-01-2014 05:53:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-03-2014 03:52:15 | More by Sammy
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.24/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle brewed for Philly Beer Week 2013. Thanks for sending this one, John. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass today, 1/11/2014.

Pours a dark brown, mahogany body with a clearly overcarbonated head that makes pouring even this 11.2oz bottle take a while. Lots of lacing, lots of retention.

Smells fairly malty- sweet dates and figs, dark fruits, and brown sugar that's about it.

Tastes like bleah. Nothing special- sweet darker malts making me think of brown sugar and dark fruits with a dry sugary finish.

Thinner bodied, a bit watery and very disappointing for a dubbel. Drinkable, but that's all I can say about it. Carbonation settles down after a while. Aftertaste is a sweet sugariness that leaves the mouth dry.

Not that good of a dubbel. There are far better examples of the style out there than this.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 04:54:37 | More by Stevedore
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell has some spices, a bit of fruit. Taste is, well, kind of hoppy for the style. Hops up front, some pine, spices, a bit bitter, some malt presence. Different, but good. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not quite what I'd expect from a dubbel, is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 00:20:39 | More by tone77
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Collabration between Weyerbacher & De la Senne for philly beer week 2013.

A: Dirty orange on the pour yields a stable, dense, foam head of about a finger and a half. Turbid coloring has a vibrant rush of micro-effervesce while the lacing is thick with a full band offering.

S: The aroma was of fresh wet spruce, spearamint, cola, cinnamon, and sweet nutmeg. Toasty sweet caramel, oranges with a hint of candy cane. Nice complexity, sweet, with a nutmeg/cinnmaon dusting coming upon some warming.

T: Spicy, full of powdery nutmeg and cinnamon, toasted cola with a spicy bite upon first impressions. Dark cyrstal malt sweetness, munich toastedness with some anise, dry herbs, earthy tree bark, and a peppery-celery spicing as well some dry pine. Im guessing grains of paradise here? Finishes with a dry alcohol fade off the tongue.

M: Mouthful was snappy with carbonation, thick and creamy malt lush, lots of texture, spitzy bite of dry spicy alcohol fade.

O: Overall so many layers of complexity here both aromatically and flavor wise is followed up by a great mouthful garnishes this very good regards. Interesting label of a naked boy with a cowboy hat standing on penns tower pissing down on philly. As a dubbel, a big hoppy interpretation yet retains so many strong and good qualities of the old world style. Im not one for usually overating beer, but in this case, per style, feel this is a bit undermarked, very good at the least. Ive had some boring dubbels but this one was always interesting from start to finish and big in nature with a vast complexity.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 02:02:54 | More by beerthulhu
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-21-2013 23:36:08 | More by ScaryEd
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-18-2013 00:44:54 | More by smutty33
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-20-2013 15:21:09 | More by Sspeer1
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy reddish/pink color with a massive head that takes forever to die down

S: Belgian yeast, fruitiness, light spices, some bubblegum, and a hint of alcohol

T: Starts off with a bit of fruitiness and light spices. A big, looming bitterness lies behind that. Get some yeastiness and alcohol in there as well. Finishes with more of the lingering bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Really surprised by the amount of bitterness in there. Seeing as how this was brewed in collaboration with Weyerbacher for Philly Beer Week 2013, it shouldn't have been that much of a surprise but it's still a dubbel. Quite easy to drink aside from that. If you want to try a hoppy dubbel, this one will suit you just fine

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 04:06:27 | More by BEERMILER12
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-12-2013 14:51:03 | More by NickyDee21
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listenatjoes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-06-2013 02:12:43 | More by listenatjoes
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mkh895

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-29-2013 17:17:43 | More by mkh895
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

09-24-2013 22:47:22 | More by MarvinSnyder
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jagada

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-18-2013 01:27:18 | More by jagada
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-16-2013 23:18:09 | More by Chico1985
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-14-2013 00:54:20 | More by mportnoy
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-09-2013 16:15:17 | More by zekeman17
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-03-2013 11:04:47 | More by jbaker67
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samEBC

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-25-2013 17:22:00 | More by samEBC
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bcm75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-23-2013 00:02:08 | More by bcm75
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-20-2013 21:31:54 | More by oline73
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Manneken-Penn from Brasserie de la Senne
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