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De la Senne Taras Boulba - Beer review

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

ABV: 4.5% 

De la Senne Taras Boulba stands out for its generally low ABV amongst Belgian beers: sitting at 4.5% makes it an easy session ale.

Upon opening, the beer has a lovely straw like colour with a medium level of haziness and a thick head. Straightaway I’m hit with strong spicy and earthy aromas, complemented with citrusy lemon peel and fragrant coriander.

 These latter aromas follow massively onto the tongue with huge characteristic Belgian flavours of citrus and coriander.

 Once the freshness has subsided, you are left with a lovely malt flavour with bitter woody hop notes and an ever so subtle butterscotch sweetness. One of the most pleasant features of this beer is that, considering the fairly low ABV, it has a pretty complex level of depth, with the grassy/earthy notes pairing with the fruity crispy characteristics in perfect harmony. 

Overall Taras Boulba is one of my go to beers. It’s just right for supping away on a lovely summer’s day, as well as drinking all year through.  

 9/10 my go to ‘Crispy Boi’

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