Crianza | Brasserie de la Senne

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
9 Ratings

Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 09-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of kjkinsey
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jeffo
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was shared by Moeder Lambic during the big Dark Lord tasting before TdG 2013. Thanks for being great hosts!

From a 750 into a snifter
Vintage: 2005

APPEARANCE: Pours a huge, loose, foamy white head with good retention. Opaque amber in color with no carbonation evident. A slight wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Lots of citrus and lemon on the nose with floral notes as well. Bold aromas, with some funk and tartness as well, though not much acidity really. Pleasant.

TASTE: Not as sour as the nose had led on. Lemon and other citrus flavors, with floral notes and a funky, sour and tart finish. Some bitterness lingers as well. Nice finish that's slightly tart, with a good dose of citrus sourness, floral bitterness, and some light funk and oak from the aging. Not as sour as expected and very approachable.

PALATE: Very light and bubbly. Too bubbly, even for the style, airy going down with lots of carbonation and finishes dry on the palate. A little too light and carbonated, even for what it was intended to be.

OVERALL: This was really nice. The palate was a touch too light and airy for me, but the aroma and flavor were great, bridging the gap between strong pale ales and lambic. A hoppy sour that did really well in the oak barrels. Really good and has done well over the last few years. Cheers for sharing guys!

 1,386 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to womencantsail for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with malt, acidic, must, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with floral and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some fantastic aromas and flavors that make this one a pleasure to drink.

 638 characters

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The label threw me off for a minute. It's the regular Zinnebir one (that looks like a brown paper bag with printing on it). The only difference is a small neck label that says "Crianza 2006" on it. I think it was in green ink.

Pours a slightly fogged gold. Massive creme head; lots of lace. Antiseptic funky nose. Flavor is nice. mix of mild citric funk. Smooth sherry tones. Smooth feel. A real pleasure to drink. Masterfully crafted.

 437 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Steph: Poured an hazy dirty beige color ale with a huge pure white foamy head with perfect retention and lacing, there probably was still foam in my glass 30 minutes after the pour. Aroma consists of a well balance mix between oak and tart with some green apple and some very light horse blanket. Taste is quite sour with load of oak and some tartness. The yeast from the original Belgian ale is still identifiable and provided an interesting complexity to the mix. Full body with limited filtration and some great carbonation. I have to admit that I was truly amazed by this beer and it definitely surpassed my expectation. It is too bad that I will probably never see a bottle of this again.

 712 characters

Photo of ggaughan
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is Zinnebir aged in oak for 9 months with lambic added.

I just purchased this bottle today and the shop owner told me that it should be put in the fridge and handled gently due to the addition of lambic in the cask or something along those lines. The bottle was 75cl and sealed with a cap and cork.

As soon as I yanked out the cork I was greeted with a rush of foam and beer. I tried not to lose too much but a few ounces got out on me. I handled it gently and cooled it but it still got crazy.

The beer poured a cloudy golden color with a very thick and almost soapy looking head. The head lasted and lasted and gave off some great solid lacing. The aroma of the beer is funky with citrus notes going on, earthy. The taste is refreshing and citrusy. I get notes of orange, lemon and after awhile some pineapple, very pleasing. The body is full as well, almost has a champagne like body and carbonation composition. There are some vineous notes in there but the lambic tartness, not too tart, is the real treat in this beer. Pleasant suprise.

 1,056 characters

Crianza from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 9 ratings