Brasserie de la Senne – Taras boulba.

The history of the brewery Brasserie de la Senne starts in 2002 where the founders Yvan De Baets and Bernard Leboucq meet eachother. In 2003 they build a microbrewery in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, the former warehouse of the Moriau brewery. It was called “Sint-Pieter Brouwerij.” In 2010 they moved to Brussels and are now brewering from there 100%

I bought this 330 ml bottle at 4.5% at Carlsen’s Kvarter, a bar in Odense, Denmark at the price of some 7 Euro. It is a Belgian hoppy ale style of beer.

Uniform yellow in the colour.

Small head.

Aroma is a fresh and hoppy fruit, a bit to the weak side.

Good CO2 with a full bodied taste and feel. Good fruit and balances well with the hoppy bitterness.

Overall rating 77 / 100

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Brussels Beer Project – Grosse Bertha

Brussels Beer Project was founded in 2013 by two beer enthusiasts, Olivier & Sébastien. It is now a collaborative brewery where brewers can rent in on the equipment. The brewery is located in Brussels, Belgium.

I bought this 330 ml bottle at 7% at Carlsen’s Kvater, a bar in Odense, Denmark at the price of some 8 Euro. It is a Belgian Hefeweize style beer.

A beautiful yellow, at least in the half darkness of a bar.

Small head on the top.

Aroma comes off a little weak but with a good fruit in it.

Powerful fruit in the taste, full bodied and a real mouthful. Good balance of CO2, fruit and slight bitterness in the after taste.

Overall rating 80 / 100

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Ølgaard Julehvede

Ølgaard family brew is made on license by Midtfyns Bryghus on Fyn, Denmark. It is a fairly new brand on the scene of small home brewing companies that borrows equipment on the established breweries.

I bought this Christmas wheat brew at Carlsen’s Kvarter, a import beer beer bar since 1972, in Odense, Denmark. For a draft beer of 500 ml at 6.0% the price was 9 Euro.

Beautiful looking beer, orange and brown in the colour.

Small head with a fine foam.

Aroma comes off with a hops and christmas cookies to it, a bit to the weak side.

Faint wheat notes, powerful full bodied alcohol and warmth, becomes better as it goes from cold to room temperature. Let it rest for a bit if you buy this and get it served cold. But generally it is too neutral and should make more of itself.

Overall rating 68 / 100

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