Monday, 4 November 2013

De La Senne - Brussels Calling

Lazy sunday monday and having a day off work so just as well I can't find any info on this brewery apart from they are based in Gent and their website does not speak english yet. On the label it says 'bitter is better', so a heavily hopped belgian ale ? Let's take a looksey….

Very yeasty aroma coming off this from the pour along with some unidentified fruit and citrus peel.

Brussels Calling pours hazy yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Citrusy intake with malt, fruit and yeast again leading into a hefty hoppy bitter finish. This has a pleasant citrus, grapefruit and peppery aftertaste. There is quite a lot of carbonation going on though the mouthfeel is still smooth.

Quite a bit more hoppy and bitter than what you expect from a Belgian ale. Everything you expect is there but, is this a modern take on the style ? If so, classix nouveaux me in man, I'm a believer ! I enjoyed sipping this and would have no problem re-visiting it again. Summing up, if you like belgian ale and quite heavy hoppy bitterness then this is worth a try.

This scored a stingy 7/10 on the 'Is It A Dream ?' Beerometer.

Alc : 6%
Where to buy CPH : Kihoskh, Sønder Boulevard 53, Kbh V.

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