Taras Boulba | Brasserie de la Senne

Taras BoulbaTaras Boulba
BA SCORE
3.88/5
508 Ratings
Taras BoulbaTaras Boulba
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 09-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,193
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
508
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 508 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of KristofH
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AaronHomoya
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

"Extra hoppy ale" is all I can understand from the label, which I consider a good sign. This is a fairly light Belgian pale ale, bottle conditioned with some awesome hoppy characteristics.

Yellow/light gold color. Light head with tons of great retention and lacing all down the glass. Aroma is grassy, slightly tart, citrus, and a bit of yeasty funk. Tastes incredible. A perfect blend, for me, of refreshing light malt, yeast complexity, slight sour/tartness and of course, a good helping of bright hops!

I can't remember how much I paid for this bottle, but I fear it is a lot more than I'd hope for such a potentially perfect session ale. I'll definitely be trying to reproduce this in my own home brewery.

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Photo of FLima
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color with one finger thick head with low retention. It became milky amber at last pour.
Light aroma of bready malt with floral and herbal hops and a citrusy touch.
Superb and assertive flavor, predominant lemon note with hints of green apples, recent cut grass, pears, white grapes, just a touch of grapefruits, wheat, earthy and citrus hops, spicy yeast and coriander. Hops feel incredibly fresh.
Light body with firm and perfect carbonation and a slight acid citrus sensation.
A very original beer, a hoppy Belgian that worked amazingly well. Huge drinkability and very refreshing. It is like a mix of Witbier and Belgian IPA.

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Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bouncepass
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Soxfanmcgee
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of EnemyAnemone
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of desint
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy lemon color with billowing dense white head. Foam settles slowly leaving big chunks behind. Smell: lemon peel, pils, spicy. Taste: lemon pie, intense grassy flavor, finishing with a blast of spiciness over more custard-like sweetness. Drying, hop strewn finish.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Nicky_J
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of cestlavie
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy lemon yellow with piles of craggy, crusting white froth.
Lemon curd, flowery perfume, and beeswax nose - alluring.
Saltines, a touch of yellow apples, some yeast spice and crushing grass and hay hops.
Pear finish and clove + long lingering bitterness.
Crisp, light, soft.

Super lean, with some outrageous bitterness - makes XX Bitter look like a cream soda. There are little hints of fruity esters peak through, making the 4.5% all the more sessionable. Complex but drinkable, begs for sun and food.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as an extra hoppy ale. I'm curious as to what is going on in the scene represented on the label....

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with chunky floating sediment and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of fruity yeast esters with hints of bubblegum, clove, spice, phenolics, faint banana, grass and earthiness. Mildly sweet, with satisfying depth.

Tastes of earthy, fruity yeast with a dry finish. Notes of tart apples, cloves, spice, phenolics, mild bubblegum, faint banana, grass/hay, earthiness and a whisper of stewed hops. Highly attenuated, with a twinge of harsh cardboard and solvent in the background. A subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, bone-dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Very astringent, followed by an aftertaste of earthy yeast, fruity esters and cardboard.

Pretty good, though I can't say the hops really make themselves felt. Perhaps this is too old - without a date it's hard to tell. Looks nice, with a rounded, yeasty aroma. Flavour is OK but various off-notes spoil the effect. Satisfying body. Goes down easily enough; I'll certainly have another if opportunity knocks. Worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of 12owls
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of t8s8l8
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Very diverse, the color is a cloudy yellow, gold. the head on this thing screams Belgian. the retention stuck around the whole time drinking and an interestingly it appeared the head retention created an island within the middle of the glass. The aromatics mostly yeast driven it seems gives of an interesting phenol, that plays well with the soft spicy citrus notes present from the hops. the flavor is very similar to the aroma. Its semi sweetness finishes comfortably dry. what makes this beverage above average is the mouthfeel. It has a high carbonation level that does not effect the creaminess in the mouthfeel. There is no alcohol warmth and very approachable. This is overall something to share with friends not an everyday beverage but overall impressed.

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Photo of msondel
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Anatole
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of marshmeli
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of CDCNAM
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Taras Boulba from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 508 ratings
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