Brasserie de la Senne – Taras Boulba

Brasserie de la Senne - Taras Boulba

Brasserie de la SenneTaras Boulba

Extra Hoppy Ale – Noble Hop Session Beer
Brewed in: Brussels, Belgium
2015 BJCP Style: 18B – American Pale Ale
ABV: 4.5%
Bottled on: 8/8/16
Tasting on: 2/7/17
Glass: Craft Pint

Aroma: Overtones of minor citrus, specifically grapefruit, and pineapple. Undertones of low hop spiciness. Clean, almost lager-like. 9/10

Appearance: Cloudy, but almost luminescent. Straw to light yellow. Bright white head with excellent retention. 9.5/10

Flavor: Moderate-high hop bitterness and minor lemon in the beginning, followed by a clean, dry middle with moderate “smooth” bitterness. Moderate-high hop bitterness in the end with medium-high hop spiciness. Lingering bitterness and hop spice in the aftertaste. 19.5/20

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 8.5/10

Overall Impression: Bitter throughout while not overshadowing the citrus and spicy characteristics of the hops. 48/50

Final Score: 95% = A

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