Schieve Tabarnak
Brasserie de la Senne

Schieve TabarnakSchieve Tabarnak
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Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 9.7%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
39
From:
Brasserie de la Senne
 
Belgium
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
84
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Schieve TabarnakSchieve Tabarnak
Notes: Brewed in collaboration with Le Trou de Diable.

The Schieve Tabarnak! is a light, hazy blonde beer with greenish highlights. Brewed with rye and a selection of atypical hops, which includes Nelson Sauvin for bitterness, it has a very floral scent reminiscent of roses. The taste progresses in three distinct phases. As the beer enters your mouth, you can feel the rye, followed shortly thereafter by the fruit aromas, which culminates in a very long finish, leaving the drinker wanting for more.

The first part of the name stems from a Brussel curse word (Schieven architeckt!, meaning twisted architect). The expression was originally invented by the Marolliens who accused the architect Joseph Polleart of blighting the neighborhood with the construction of the massive town hall. The Quebec curse word of course speaks for itself…

Available in 500ml bottles from Le Trou de Diable in Canada and 330ml bottles from Brasserie de la Senne in Belgium.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 39 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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...

Mar 05, 2016
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Dec 29, 2015
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metter98 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +10%
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

Dec 06, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Nov 12, 2015
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laketang from Arizona

3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
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

Oct 12, 2015
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popery from California

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Aug 03, 2015
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shleepy from California

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Mar 27, 2015
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babaracas from Florida

3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
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!

Sep 21, 2014
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ZorPrime from Canada (QC)

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Apr 23, 2012
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.82/5  rDev +3%
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.

Mar 29, 2012
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pixieskid from Germany

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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...

Mar 24, 2012
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beerdrifter from Germany

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Feb 13, 2012
Schieve Tabarnak from Brasserie de la Senne
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 39 ratings