Brasserie De La Senne is actually credited with doubling Brussels, Belgium’s brewery count — from 1 (Cantillon) to 2. The duo that started brewery in 2006, outgrew the tiny brewhouse and has been contracting at larger breweries around Belgium ever since. Finally, De La Senne opened it’s doors at the end of 2010. In April of this year, Allagash Brewing collaborated with La Senne abroad in Belgium. It is finally being imported by Shelton Brothers, and is showing up stateside.
Belge is a actually a style, created in 1904 for a brewing contest that was held by the University of Belgium. Needless to say, the style took off, becoming Speciale Belge.
Style: Belgian Ale (Like a Belgian style Blonde Ale)
Taste Expectations: Light bodied. Light citrus, pine & grassy. Lively carbonation, crisp. Spicy.
Availability: 11.2oz bottles