Session IPA beer

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Beer Taras Boulba 4.5% Brasserie de la Senne | Session IPA
52,21 Kč
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Taras Boulba is a light lager, generously hopped with the finest aromatic hops, giving it a very refreshing character and a fragrance reminiscent of citrus. The nose offers delicate aromas of spices, malt, hops and lemon. You can even smell slight notes of cookies, caramel and a bit of vanilla. Taras Boulba has a blonde colour with white foam. In the mouth, you can feel the bitterness present. You can also taste notes of caramel and lemon. It is a beer full of character but also thirst-quenching and refreshing. The finale of the beer is dry. 

Though Taras Boulba has now become many people's favourite beer, it had a rough start. First, Taras Boulba beer was created only for the brewers and their friends. The brewers claimed that they were only drinking their other famous beer, the Zinnebir, and they needed something lighter. Thus, Taras Boulba was born. After only drinking it by themselves, the brewers decided to start selling Taras Boulba locally. The problem was that the bitter beers had not yet made their name in Belgium. Only De Ranke brewery, whose niche is bitter beers, was in the market. The brewers had to fight hard and talk a lot with local beer bars and pubs to get their beer out. Finally, their beer has not only become popular locally but also internationally. 

Like Taras Boulba, all the beers of brewery de la Senne are brewed in a traditional way: unfiltered, unpasteurized and without additives.

Taras Boulba is also the favourite beer of Beercrush creator Florian. 

 

History and origin of the Taras Boulba beer name. 

 

The name Taras Boulba refers to a novel written by Nikolai Gogol. The novel is the story of Taras Boulba, who goes with his two sons to war against the Polish. One of the sons is in love with a Polish girl. The son helps the girl get some food during the war. Once Taras finds out about this, he kills his son. The brewers use this as a reference to the struggle between Flemings and Walloons in Belgium. 

 

Want to know more about Taras Boulba beer? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions answered:

 

  • What does the Taras Boulba beer label mean?

The Taras Boulba beer label is also related to the novel by Nikolai Gogol. On the label, you can see two men in front of a circus. A father and a son. The father is angry and holding a big barrel above his head, ready to throw it at his son while yelling "Smeirlap!". There is a comment on the label in the Brussels dialect. The comment states: "Behold, Taras Boulba is furiously angry. His son has married a Walloon!" The label is an interpretation of the novel, but with a Belgian twist reflecting the complicated relationship between Walloons and Flemings. 

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  • Where is Taras Boulba beer brewed?

Brewery de la Senne is located in Brussels near Tour & Taxis between Laeken and Molenbeek neighbourhood. Tour & Taxis is an old industrial site made up mostly of warehouses that now has been turned into a cultural site. Brewery de la Senne has their brewing spot and a bar there. You are always welcome to degustate their beers.

  • What are the ingredients of Taras Boulba beer?

Taras Boulba is made of water, malted barley, noble hops, yeast and fermentable sugar. 

  • How to serve Taras Boulba beer?

It is best to use a tulip-shaped beer glass for serving Taras Boulba beer. The tulip-shaped glass is perfect for IPA beers or hoppy beers as it allows the drinker to swirl the beer around the glass and release the full aromas. The ideal serving temperature is 5 degrees celsius. 

  • What are other similar beers to Taras Boulba?

If you like hoppy beers, you should see our IPA beer collection. 

  • Is Taras Boulba gluten-free?

No, Taras Boulba is not gluten-free. You can find a large variety of gluten-free beers available from brasserie 28

  • What are some other beers brewed by la Senne brewery?

Some other famous craft beers by the Senne brewery are Zinnebir, Bruxellensis, Jambe de Bois, Stouterik and Saison du Meyboom, among many others.

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Photo : brasserie de la Senne.

 

Want to buy Taras Boulba beer online? All you need to do is add the beer to the cart! You may also find Taras Boulba in our Belgian or Brussels beer boxes or in our monthly beer subscription boxes. 

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Beer Passe-Partout 3% Dochter van de Korenaar | Session IPA
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La Passe-Partout is a dry and bitter beer with a lemony touch. It offers a nice length in the mouth for such a low alcohol beer.

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Beer Fée Verte 4.7% ValDuc | Session IPA
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Beer Nordic Hopster 5% Beerstorming | Session IPA
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Beer Primitive 028 4.7% La Source | Session IPA
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Beer Carpe 7% La Source | Session IPA
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Beer Sunlight Des Tropiques 5% Borinage | Session IPA
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Session IPA which is strong on the aromatic side of hops.

Indeed this session is really more English style than Belgian, the aromatic of the hops is sharper and the cereal does not sweeten the beer which guarantees a kick of bitterness at the end of the mouth.

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Hopsession Beer 3.9% Brasserie de la Cambre | Session IPA
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Beer Chihuahua 3.9% Atrium | Session IPA
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Heavily hopped and very light in alcohol.

Orange in color and rich in fruity aromas due to its dry-hopping, which gives it notes of tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple or lychee.

Thanks to its low alcohol content, you can clearly perceive the bitterness and the expression of the flavors of Cryo Hops Ekuanot hops.

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Beer Baccaloeale 4.8% O'Clock | Session IPA
87,02 Kč
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Baccaloreale, the baccalaureate beer. Light IPA in alcohol to accompany a long evening of study.
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Beer Caravan Sultan - Hydro Ipa 1.5% Verzet | Session IPA
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Hydro IPA, hopped with Mandarina Bavaria black hops. Fresh and bitter.
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Beer Now Or Never 4.3% Brussels Beer Project | Session IPA
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Session IPA brewed for the Red Devils at Euro 2020

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Beer Rainette 5% La Source | Session IPA
98,21 Kč
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A thirsty beer.

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Beer Ad Lib 4% Hoppy Road | Session IPA
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Beer Alma 4.5% La Debauche | Session IPA
84,04 Kč
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Alma is a Session IPA style beer from La Dévoluy, light as the veil of our souls.
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Beer Petite Brise 3.8% Aerofab | Session IPA
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Petite Brise is the Session IPA from the Aerofab brewery. A nice balance between aromatic and bitterness while lightness. Each brew corresponds to a version. Thus the experience evolves over the tastings
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Beer Portal 4.5% Atrium | Session IPA
68,37 Kč
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Portal is a Session IPA beer with wheat and oats for a nice smooth mouthfeel. Very easy to drink.

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Beer Fresh Hop 4.5% Hof ten Dormaal | Session IPA
79,56 Kč
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A beer made with freshly harvested hops. Extra fresh hops allow extra long retention. The beer is aged very long and it is the perfect fresh and fruity summer beer!
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Beer Session Ipa La Source | Session IPA
84,53 Kč
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Hopped IPA with Cryo Simcoe, Cryo Idaho7, Elixir, Barbe Rouge.
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Beer Marquise Of Langstross 4.5% Bendorf | Session IPA
84,04 Kč
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The Marquise of Langstross is a double IPA style beer. La Marquise is a beer that is very pleasant to taste and has a nice aromatic touch as well as a pleasant bitterness. Malts and hops have been added in generous quantities which gives us a beer with more body, alcohol and bitterness.
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Beer Brume 4.1% Atrium | Session IPA
98,21 Kč
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Hazy IPA session with Chinook, Citra and Mosaic. Fresh on the nose, the taste is sweet and stays in the mouth for a long time.
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Beer Primitive 022 4.6% La Source | Session IPA
79,56 Kč
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West Coast IPA. A dry beer with rather resinous hops.

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Beer Hopsession Ipa Bio Mosaic Edition 4.5% Pays-Noir | Session IPA
55,94 Kč
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Edition with Mosaïc hops, a highly aromatic hop with orchard fruit notes.

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Beer Sunny Baia 4.5% Tartaruga | Session IPA
74,59 Kč
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Aromatic side (citrus, passion fruit, mango, etc.) and bitterness.

Low alcohol but it has a lot of body.

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Beer Middenvakrijder 3.1% Hedonis | Session IPA
67,13 Kč
Belgique Bouteille Flandre Occidentale

A subtle taste between cereal and hops.

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Story of Session IPA beer

Session IPA beers have recipes very similar to those of Indian Pale Ales with the only difference being that the mash is shorter. VS

A mash has the effect of reducing the alcohol content and the taste of the cereal in the finished product. The less time a mash lasts, the less the malts will release sugars and cereal aromas into the wort.

The Session IPA style is a style that comes to us from the United States and not from England.

Although the know-how of IPAs are indeed English, certain styles that result from it are not.

Session IPA is one of them because the style originated in California, where extreme temperatures got the better of strong beers.

Some of the best West Coast IPAs come from there and offer on average an alcohol level between 7 to 10%.

In recent years there is a noticeable trend of light beers, while strong beers have been on the top for decades.

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