My man Simon (caveabulles.fr / caveabulles.blogspot.com) took a trip to the newly-opened brewery for Brasserie de la Senne and brought back a few cases of their newest: Brussels Calling. It's the "big brother" of Taras Bulba, a complex, super hoppy belgian ale. This one has many of the same characteristics, but with a bit more alcohol. Lots of fruit on the nose, almost to the point of telling me he needs to adjust his fermentation temps a bit. Beautiful fluffy head, not overwhelming hop aroma but it's there. Very nice lacing. Reminds me of the better Belgian Pales out there.
This is the first beer to be brewed in their new brewery and you can tell - still seem to be a few kinks to work out - but all in all I'm 1. happy for them to have their own space and 2. expecting the future beers to have the 'kinks' straightened out. Worth the purchase if you can get it.
As Simon got the bottles directly off the line before the labeling, the bottle didn't have a label attached but he did give me a label to take home for "reference."