Taras Boulba | Brasserie de la Senne

Taras BoulbaTaras Boulba
BA SCORE
69.3%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 505 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:
#8,012
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
505
Liked:
350
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
11.6%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 505 |  Reviews: 214
Photo of jribeiro025
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Such sweet notes of pineapple. Bitter ending.

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smell is very pineappley. The taste is a little dry and bitter for me. Overall it's pretty unique and enjoyable.

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Photo of Icemann383
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woomThomas
3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer is hazy yellow light. The foam is white with large bubbles. The foam will slowly disappear, leaving great trails. Smells of hops, citrus, a little yeast and flowers. Are some grass and pine. The smell is a bit anonymous and had been expected more. The flavors of the hops and hops. Then comes the lemon and pineapple, a little grass, grapefruit, spices and a little orange zest. Small yeast tones and fresh bitterness. A little bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body, medium bitterness bitterness, medium carbonation. A little dry and bitter in the end. Refreshing with fruity notes.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm guessing this was categorized "BPA" 10 years ago before the "BPA IPA" style became a new category.
But to the credit of Taras Boulba, the hops do not overwhelm... actually, just enough. A delicate beer. But dry... possibly to a fault.
Reviewed in the "1001", you could easily make the case for Taras Boulba being on the list... if it was the ale that made an early contribution to the BPA IPA style. If others were pioneers, Taras can be defended based on its subtle taste for it being on the list.

And the name? Credit the "1001" reviewer with doing his research: it is a play on how cultural differences (an increasingly big problem in Belgium) are silly (in the U.S. also.) These fights are particularly unproductive when considering the universal language of beer. Cheers !

And how does Taras Boulba complement food? I'll tell you about my pairing mistake. I drank half of "TB" waiting for the microwave to heat up last night's leftovers from a pan-Asian restaurant. The other half of "TB" did not go well with a spicy dish that seemed to have jalapeƱos in it.
5/28/17 Had Taras again, this time with Indian leftovers. Kind of the same mistake, learned again with a different cuisine.
If I have Taras again (and I probably will), I'll try it with northern French food... like my world-famous ratatouille.

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Photo of Waggman
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When I have the possibility to get hold of a beer from Brasserie de la Senne I haven't tried I'm diving right in to it!

This beer was released at #Systembolaget, Sweden in April 8, 2016.
ABV: 4.5% so this is a "low-alcohol" beer :)

It pours hazy, light yellow with a two finger high, offwhite head.

Nose: Not much here! Light sense of citrus, yest, bread, floral notes, grass and pine.
Taste: Citrus, grass, grapefruit, spices and orange zest.
Mouth: Light to medium body. High but soft carbonation. Dry, bitter ending.

Very refreshing beer! Great for a summer picknick.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of YvesB
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ebru
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polopaul20
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dougbreathe
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edhizdeid
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jow
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a very bitter beer and I am more of fan of the zinnebeer that the Brewery produces.

This is a very very bitter beer, could be excellent in the summer with a certain dish but I can not drink more than 2 pieces because of the bitterness. Quite unique this beer.

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Taras Boulba from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 69.3% out of 100 with 505 ratings
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