Brasserie De La Senne Saison du Meyboom
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What our panel thought
Aroma: “Moderate esters up front with a slight skunking note. Light lemongrass esters. Low bread note. As it warms the skunking starts to go away. High grain aroma. Medium-high lemon esters. Medium-high earthy hops aroma of lemon with a slight orange at the end.”
Flavor: “Sharp carbonic bite up front with a slight lemon note in the background. In the aftertaste, mostly bitterness—some from hops but some from an astringent note. High spiciness. As the carbonation starts to dissipate, a slight lemon fruitiness starts to come out. Grainy malt flavor and a touch of Pilsner-like malt characteristic in the middle. High earthy hops flavor that dominates the back. Grassy and spicy notes that linger far into the aftertaste. Balance is toward the hops, but it pairs well with overall malt bill. Clean dry finish with a lingering hops astringency.”
Overall: “Sharp astringency overall makes this an acquired taste. Significant bitterness and spicy notes up front with a moderate hops flavor toward the end of the sip. Missing the fruity esters one expects from a saison.”
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