Senne / Le Trou Du Diable Schieve Tabarnak | Brasserie de la Senne

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Brewed by:
Brasserie de la Senne
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerdrifter on 02-13-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
32
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
7.49%
 
 
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1
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 32
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

an absolutely classic example of the style. i love these guys, and wish their beer was around a little more than i see it. really tasty one here, somewhat darker in its grain composition, more rust colored than yellow, although its still short of orange, and just tinted that way. the head is lacy and white and tall and lasting and really light. gorgeous in the tulip from the tap. smells not as hoppy as expected, more of the malt coming through, and the yeast, which is bready and seemingly pulling from both classic belgian and english styles here. its got that english bready roundness to it, but its very active and alive in the feel, and has a slight viniferous element, fruity and spicy like a good belgian strain. very cool. in the flavor there are a lot more hops than in the nose. its quite bitter in the end, and real grassy and earthy and vegetal before that. great in combination with this yeast, but still super balanced and layered. incredibly easy drinking because its so dry, but it also has more body than some of these, its substantial without being heavy. i love de la senne stuff, and this is a good one, if a bit less adventurous than some of their others...

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is dark amber with a tight white head. Nose is earthy and grainy with a moderate peppery spice, leathery brett, nice farmhouse notes. Flavor is a bit thinner, dry finish, somewhat malty, nice grain and farmhouse notes. Peppery in back, nice tang. Light body soft carb, easy drink.

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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy pale yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of gooseberries, but these quickly transition to spicy notes from the rye.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation.
O: This beer has a very interesting blend of gooseberries and spicy rye in the taste. For this reason, it is very unique.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, the one brewed in Belgium, and not the collaboration with Trou du Diable, apparently. Also, I have no idea what this one's name means (beyond the 'tabernacle!' Quebecois invective), as I'm not up to going past the first three pages or so of focused Google search results.

This beer pours a murky, dark apricot amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and fairly chunky ecru head, which leaves some layered bleeding paint swath lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of bready, faintly doughy pale and caramel malt, testy pine resin, a bit of overripe orange and red grapefruit rind, earthy yeast, and a suggestion of some too big for their britches alcohol notes. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, a lessened caramel sweetness, some mixed dark orchard fruitiness, understated Belgian yeast, muddled citrus pith, and a still edgy pine needle bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly robust in both its supportive and playfully challenging frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, the yeast and the hops turning out to be the clumsy sort right about now. It finishes off-dry, the malt pulling up its distracted pants, while the Yankee pale ale-friendly hops point and snicker.

Yeah, not quite too sure what they were going for here - this is much more American in bearing than Belgian, which isn't a bad thing, per se, but the lack of forward info about this offering doesn't help. Overall, easy enough to drink, if you just close your eyes and stop giving a fuck, a la Janice in Accounting.

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Photo of laketang
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

poured cloudy orange with two finger head that stuck around

scents of bread dough and malt

very little bitterness, in fact smooth without being too sweet.

smooth on palate with not much bitterness in finish

good Belgium beer not named cantillon

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Photo of popery
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer is light orange with a medium white head, fine foam. The liquid is somewhat hazy. Sweet tangerine and pepper spice in the aroma. There’s a mild raisin sweetness. Very mild medicinal note. There’s an herbal flavor bouncing around. Taste is moderate to medium sweet with some grassy, peppery bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Not bad but there’s not much to recommend, either.

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Photo of shleepy
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tabarnak #2 - small bottle purchased at K&L In Redwood City, CA.

Golden-ish color. Fairly small head. Piney hop smell with citrusy hard candy and caramel notes.

Taste is more bitter than I expected, but it's balanced by a honey-ish sweetness.

The body is full bodied for the style.

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Photo of babaracas
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

v2 brewed at de la senne in May 2014.
Pours an opaque but radiant orange, with two fingers thick dense eggshell white head. A thick cap stays and coats the glass in a thick sheet the while way down. Smell: floral and vaguely fruity with a note of pineapple. Taste: lemon zest, lightly bready, light fruit sweetness kind of a pear and apricot hybrid. Finish is orange peel, pine, bubblegum. Nice!

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is hazy and pale yellow in color. Nice white head on top of it. A lot of bubbles in it... quite effervescent. The aroma is timid and hidden. Citrus in the nose with some typical belgium yeast. On the taste, it has stronger presence of hops (piny). Very very dry in the mouth. Lots of bubbles in the mouth too... Very bitter with a dry finish. This is very refreshing and outdoor during hot summer day, this beer would be awesome.

A nice little beer from a collaboration from Trou du Diable in Quebec and Brasserie La Senne in Belgium.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of rustic malt notes with light dry pungy hops notes. Taste is a mix between a semi-sweet malt backbone with some rustic notes and some pungent hops with a dry finish. Light herbal notes could also be detected. Body was full with good carbonation. Nice drinkable Belgian ale with some complexity.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange color with a solid 2ish finger head, stays for some time.

Nose; some citrus (orange and lemon zest) with a bit of floral hops and an interesting vegetal note.
Taste; blood orange, lemon zest, a hint of floral hops, finishing with a deep earthy bitterness.
Mouthfeel; crisp and incredibly dry, especially in the finish...seems as if there is a bit of wheat in the grain bill.

Overall; crisp, clean, nice light hoppiness and incredibly drinkable. Solid beer, but I'd take a fresh Taras Boulba over this offering for sure...

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. This is a collaboration beer between Brasserie De la Senne (Belgium) and Brasserie Le Trou du Diable (Québec). Very cloudy peach colored pour with a one and a half finger head with decent retention and great lacing. The nose is somewhat unique, perhaps due to the varied selection of hops, specifically the Nelson Sauvin, as well as the addition of rye to the brew. Very spicy with lots of wet hay, coriander and rye bread, along with floral hints and a touch of lemon sourness. The taste mirrors the nose, dominated by the bitter, grassy, citrusy hops, with a ton of grapefruit and lemon. The rye is very subtle as is the malt. Slightly above average carbonation with an aggressive, tangy, bitter, dry finish. A unique interpretation that stands out from the usual.

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Senne / Le Trou Du Diable Schieve Tabarnak from Brasserie de la Senne
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