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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Brewed for the 950th Anniversary of the abbey, 950 Cuvee is a blonde ale "quadruple hopped" for added spicy/grassiness with a dry, slightly bitter finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Landmonger (153) - USA - MAY 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a trappist glass, looks very nice a gold with a nice head that stays throughout, the aroma is spice and not much else, the taste is peperry, a little citrus and alcohol is prominent. Overall a disappointment

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, golden yellow our with no head, nice banana and floral notes , effervescent body, good finish

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (224) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Smells very yeasty and grainy. Much like an english bitter the color is a golden hazy hue with a white head. It tastes tartish at first then a sweet citrusy flavor comes in and finishes off bith a bit of hop and citrus. Its a medium bodied crisp brew. It has a high carbonation. Tastes almost like it came from a can. Not a bad brew. Worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
citydave (49) - - APR 28, 2013
Pours orange-amber. Fruits in the aroma. Crisp, refreshing taste, subtle fruits. Less hops than expected. Pleasant on the palate. Great blonde!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
Shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff. The beer is golden yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma brings a big dose of Belgian yeast, sweet booze, candy, sugars, fruity esters, lemon. Some harshness in the flavor and feel. Abnormal hop character. Quadruple hopped according to the label. Too sweet and boozy...weird. Not a repeat for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a straw color with a white head. Aromas of fruitiness and spices (pears, bananas and cloves) - would have guessed a triple. Tastes of the same with some floralness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 750 ml bottle into signature chalice, bottled on 4/26/2012. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, pepper, clove, grape, pale candi sugar, honey, bread, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, hop, and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, clove, pale candi sugar, light honey, floral, grass, bread, and herbal earthiness. Nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors; with a larger amount of spicy esters; low-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Quite dry on the finish as well. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian blond ale. Good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes; smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a large, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, moderate yeasty, dried fruit, fruit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sharp yeast - phenol, dried fruit, yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130104]

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (439) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2013
Une bière quadruple houblon de chez Desmedt, c’est magnifique. Très belle couleur doré brillant. Clarté nette si l’on verse lentement. Bulles moyennes au centre très vives, et quelques-unes très fines sur les bords. Mousse très crémeuse qui reste à 1 cm. Arômes de houblons fins, céréales et une pointe de coriandre. Texture très soyeuse. 1ère bouche à la superbe amertume forte mais très harmonieuse. Arrière-bouche de céréales, avec de la levure et des épices très fines. 2ème bouche où les épices sont plus présentes, sur le câpre et la girofle, mais avec un houblon fin toujours présent. 3ème davantage sur le pain frais, avec quelques arômes de fruits blancs, et une arrière-bouche de céréales. Longueur où on trouve du pain liquide, des herbes et un peu de genièvre. Levure très douce et belle. Alcool bien pour le sujet (quoique, doit-on l’avouer, il serait intéressant de tester la même recette avec un fort pourcentage abv …). Finale un rien moins complexe que la longueur, et c’est sans doute le seul défaut de cette bière. Donc une très belle réalisation, exactement de la même force abv que la Patersvat (qui est une vraie merveille...), sur une autre base houblonnée. On passe ainsi du double houblon au quadruple houblon, mais sans ressentir une telle proportion supplémentaire. C’est plutôt une différence de goût qu’une question de force du houblon. Une bien belle comparaison donc, à vivre le plus souvent possible ….

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pretty nice all the way around. Claims to be fairly hoppy but really is just a slightly hoppy version of the blonde ale, and at that is tastier than many of the Belgian-style IPAs. Nice.


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