Zinnebir | Brasserie de la Senne

BA SCORE
88
very good
256 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
ZinnebirZinnebir
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne
Belgium
brasseriedelasenne.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by paterlodie on 11-24-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
256
Reviews:
99
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SABERG
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of putnam
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep yellow with a thick topping of white. Candy cane minty aromas play with a pungent pale malty malt wine perfume (is he using La Choulette yeast here?). Tropical fruits, cream, vanilla, butter, honey ... this is like a beer version of a Thevenet Macon or Weinbach Gewurz. The texture is cream fluff. Trying to isolate any instance of gaseous prickle is difficult, but it can be seen. Piles of sweet green apple flesh bind to anise and green herbs flavors. Big pear notes. Appetizing, leafy bitterness resists drawing attention to itself. Light pastry dough texture and flavors keep pale honey sweetness lifted and clean. Pure, wholesome and natural drinkability. This item defies Belgian beer stereotypes deliciously. What a find!

 733 characters

Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neonbrown82
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a good Belgian blonde. Pours to a hazy golden peachy color. I poured gently but still ended up with an assload of sediment. Has a nice fluffy white head that sticks around for quite a while and leaves an awesome lacing.

The smell is interesting. No bullshit, just barley, hops, water, and yeast. Has a nice sweetness with good grassy, herbal hop aroma. The flavor is just as well. Very nice malt flavor with just the right amount of hops.

Very creamy and full bodied. Awesome mouthfeel. I have really enjoyed this beer and will probably try it again in the future. Very drinkable.

 594 characters

Photo of brureview
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured a golden color with a 1 finger head into an Orval Trappist glass.

A very strong lemon-citrus aroma.

The mouth feel is quite tart and fits the character of the beer's aroma, taste and finish.

The taste is citrus- although not as strong as the aroma, and not lemony.

The finish is quite good- tangy and mildly bitter.

Overall: a well-done Belgian Pale ale- very drinkable.

 383 characters

Photo of SStein
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mytu420
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Anatole
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ToasterChef
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.84/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

600th review!

What a beer. This one is pretty good, near perfection. Can we say session Belgian beer?!

The beer color is pale yellow, cloudy. Nice white thin head on top of it. Its fabulous. The aroma is hoppy with a very timid presence of Belgian yeast. Fuit is lemon, citrus, tropical fruit. Awesome. The taste is similar to the aroma. Citrus. Some dryness in the finish with a very well balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium body with some effervescence. Bubbly! :)

Overall a pretty good beer. For me, this is one of the best. Perfect! Cheers!

 552 characters

Photo of mrchrisray
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of StoutBoi
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IronTom
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ABV: 5.8 %. Bought in August 2014. Resting in my beercellar for 1 year and 9 months.
Bottled on May 7 2014. Best before May 7 2015.

This beer pours hazy and deep orange to yellow. Lots of lacing stays on the glass.

Nose: Orange, pineapple, lime, grass and Belgian yeast.
Taste: Suprisingly fresh! Lemon, lime, orange, sweet malt, earthy notes and grass.
Mouth: Crisp, smooth with a bitter and dry ending. Light to medium carbonation. Very drinkable!

No problems at all to store this beer and drink it one year after "best before" - It’s so good!

 556 characters

Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Sspeer1
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Zinnebir from Brasserie de la Senne
3.98 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe