This beer is the second in the series of three beers to celebrate 20 years of their iconic Zinnebir. De La Senne brewed these beers in collaboration with breweries that played an important part in their history.
Brasserie Thiriez is a rustic brewery in the town of Esquelbecq near to the French/Belgian border. This family brewery describes itself as ‘a hoppy-crazy family’, focusing on hops produced in and around their region of French Flanders. So no surprise that Daniel Thiriez selected 100% French hops to be used in making this collaborative brew.
The slightly hazy, golden body carries a thick white head. Through the foam you will receive a floral, citrus aroma mixed with a grainy malt base.
There is a little fruit sweetness up front, with that grainy malt carrying in the solid hop bitterness that is so characteristic of De La Senne beers. Medium weight to the body, with the spicy yeast character sharpening the hop flavours of citrus, grassy, peach and a slightly herbal note.
Reasonably dry in the finish, the hop bitterness lingers for a light and long finish. It is such a drinkable Belgian pale ale you could easily satisfy yourself with a few of these beers over an afternoon.