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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (575) - 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 ….

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tanazuka (23) - - FEB 11, 2013
330ml瓶を購入。{ via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pauljbrockman (39) - USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a hazy raw honey color with a memorizing cloud of sediment. Nose is floral and inviting. Taste is sweet and yeasty. Finish is dry and satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jabbeloo (100) - Denderbelle, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2013
Great beer with a balanced aftertaste the used herbs are matching the used hoppes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone By Belleketels

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3211) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 30, 2013
0,33cl. Dobrze wygladajacy i nachmielony belgijski ale. Klasztorna receptura, lekkie zmetnienie i spora piana utrzymywujaca sie do konca degustacji. Aromat gruszkowo morelowy. Owocowosc jednak przykryta aromatycznym chmielem. Koncowka orzezwiajaca i lekko wytrawna

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a snifter on New Years Eve 2012. Pours a crystal clear dark gold with lots of tiny champagne-like bubbles. There is a thin one finger white head but retention is good due to the plentiful carbonation. Aroma is classic Belgian Ale plenty of yeasty goodness giving off lots of clove and banana notes. Really nothing in the way of malt or hops is detectable on the nose. The yeast continues over into the flavor with clove and banana being nearly all that is present. Not sure about the quadruple hop claim on the label because I can’t really find any noticeable hops whatsoever. Bitterness is light with a crisp, drying mouthfeel leaving just a tiny bit of residual sweetness. Overall, pretty underwhelming as far as Belgian ales are concerned. Nothing wrong with it flavor wise, just nothing impressive. Not really worth the money or time.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
A decent abbey beer, but it doesn’t really compare to the subtlety and balance of the regular offerings. The additional hops offer a slightly more bitter sensation, grassy, with bits of lemonyness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
citydave (55) - - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1713) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2013
750 bottle from Save On. Golden with lasting head and lace. Tart aroma with citrus pastry herbs. Medium honey vanilla peachy sugar sweetness with assertive bitter finish some tartness. Nice creamy smooth soft mouthfeel. Might actually be a touch to bitter. More hops should have gone to aroma. Still very good.


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