Taras Boulba | Brasserie de la Senne

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492 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne
Belgium
brasseriedelasenne.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GCBrewingCo on 09-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
492
Reviews:
212
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 492 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of JavierGC
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DioS
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joshautry
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of slight Euro yeast, pale malt, citrus hops, hint of floral hops, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, hint of Euro yeast, pale malt, floral hops, hint of spice. slight pine, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, floral and citrus dominate aroma and body, too carbonated, and the blend is quite good.

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Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a medium to deep gold, with a pillowy cloud like head floating on top of the beer.

This bottle specifically immediately smelled skunked, assuming from issues of mishandling. Citrus, floral, crackers, dough hints of spice.

The beer drives of supple and lightly chewy doughy and crackery malts while prickling the tongue with its effervescence. A hint of acidity of lemon, but leaning towards the sweetness of dessert Meyer lemon. With spice throughout and a cedar woodiness hitting on the finish.

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Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Colouring is a slightly hazy golden with white quickly dissipating head. Nice bright hop profile, which is assertive but sessionable. There's also a nice crispness on palate to finish off with

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Photo of mytu420
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of isthismetj3
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin looking straw colour. Thick frothy head.
Hoppy grass aroma with citrus notes.
Fruity taste. Some banana with spice.
Well carbonated and medium body.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a Hefe--hazy tan yellow with a large foamy white head.

Smell is banana, wheat, lemon, and pear.

Taste is much more bitter with a lot of hidden hops, grass, a little horse blanket, hay, finishing somewhat astringently. Prima Pils in its own way reminds me a little of this--which makes me wonder why this isn't or wasn't more popular stateside. Anyway, I can see how this would inspire other brewers, but, it's not my cup of tea.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of banshlily
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Deltoro
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MoohMooh
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, straw yellow with 3/4 finger airy head. Pretty lacy. It smells of apple, banana and citrus mainly; it's pretty sweet, with a touch of alcohol. Hay. There's something that reminds me of a pilsner, but I don't have the slightest idea of what causes this. Taste is bready, with some apple and citrus. Definitely on the bitter side. Body is medium and prickly. It feels a bit watery sometimes, too clean perhaps.

It's... good, I guess. Pretty refreshing, but nothing really special. I wish I liked it more, because as always with the Brasserie de la Senne, the label art is terrific, but no dice.

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Taras Boulba from Brasserie de la Senne
3.9 out of 5 based on 492 ratings.
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