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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alcohol: 10 to 11%
IBU: 70 to 100
Described as Tripel IPA


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (673) - FRANCE - JUN 19, 2016
Version à 11% et 100 IBU. Ouverture en geyser, attention. Robe jaune orangée, abricot, trouble, fort dépôt, mousse abondante qui déborde de la bouteille. Nez fait tout de suite penser à la Orval : levure, pomme verte, raisin vert, mirabelle. La bouche fait également penser à la Orval, légère acidité, fruits verts, prune, levure, la finale est plutôt maltée. L’amertume est prononcée mais on ne sent pas tout à fait les 100IBU (paut-être l’alcool puissant), on ne sent pas trop non plus la puissance de l’alcool (quoique...). Le corps est rond, carbo énorme. Excellente bière, ça ressemble un peu à une version boostée de la Orval, en moins bien équilibrée néanmoins. Peut être interessant à laisser vieillir (quoique la carbo mal maîtrisée peut engendrer une perte énorme à l’ouverture...).

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PietS (148) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
This beer has quite some interesting aroma’s and tastes, especially for a tripel. Aroma’s are fresh and floral, the taste has a distinct sour tone, almost like Geuze. Unfortunately, the taste and aftertaste are dominated by heavy bitterness. So, it’s an interesting beer, but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5169) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
Great beer, uniquely Belgian yet very progressive. Clean enough (but very murky) with good fermentation aromas, very strong hop aroma and solid but certainly no hard bitterness. Very nice, think XX Bitter, perhaps somewhat less dry. I really really dig it, even though the abv borders of the crazy high. (33cl bottle from Dranken Pauwels)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkyrory66 (1315) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2015
Triple ipa de 11 % abv, et 100 ibu. Voici 2 chiffres impressionnants … Couleur doré abricoté, avec de la matière en suspension (énorme carbonation à l’ouverture, qui a transformé la bière en un véritable geyser … Merci pour la quantité perdue …). Bulles en fontaine centrale vive. Mousse blanche en nappage à flocons moyens. Arômes d’une amertume à la Orval, malt clair. 1ère bouche souple à l’amertume très forte, piquante, du style Orval mais puissance 3. Arrière-bouche très déséquilibrée sur l’amertume, des baies sûres et du piment fort. 2ème où l’amertume est élevée au point de devenir aigre … Arrière-bouche qui ne laisse passer rien d’autre. La longueur est beaucoup plus liée, et il perce maintenant des fruits blancs. Jambes fines, assez lisses. Levure fine, précise, nette, belle ligne. Alcool fort, bien progressif, il tient fermement le tout. Finale où on trouve encore d’autres nuances. CONCLUSION : une triple ipa qui gagnerait certainement à n’être « qu’une » double ipa … Mais il paraît qu’il y a des versions à 70 ibu. A réessayer donc sur cette base. A suivre ...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (1315) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Sample at ZBF. golden yellow beer with a small head, aroma is some hops, taste is the same

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (633) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2015
25/04/2015 @ ZBF shared with tderoeck, 77ships, PriorL and kraddel. Golden/amber colour, small head. Fruity hops, floral, malts, yeast, some sweetness. Less bitter as expected

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15432) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Sampled @ Zythos Bierfestival 2015
Trübe goldene Farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, getreidig, hopfig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, grasig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
Sampled @ ZBF 2015. Clear dark golden, little white head. Nose is odd aspirin bitterness, some hops, tad fizzy. Taste is floral & aspirin bitterness, hay, malty, tad boozy, sugar, touch overripe fruits,… Bit thin & fizzy. Odd with the aspiring bitterness but okay. (Thx! for sharing people!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (5844) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle . Yet another gusher made at the alvinne brewery . Pouring in the glass is - as to be expected - harder than usual . HUGE white head over a fuzzy blonde beer . Glass is full, but bottle still produces more foam than it can contain ... ---- getting really sick of this , especially since its nearly always by the same brewery, even though they make great beers and they are great people, this problem is big and should be fixed by last year !!! ----- Foam - luckely - fades rather quickly . Smell is bitter, you can even smell the Alvinne-yeaststrain morpheus ( yet no-one is probably sure wether its ment to be in here ) . Taste starts sweet , than turns intense , sharp bitterness . Some funky , brett-like character ( reminds a bit to the Struise moeder lambic ) I love the taste of this beer, to be honoust. Carbo - all expectations asside - is pretty nice. Very good beer, but awefull in handling. They should fix this , since beers like these are nothing to sell in any pub... Would get about a 4 if not gushing this bad

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (2791) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle @ Fiere Margriet, Leuven. Murky orange/amber colour. Creamy white foam. Aroma of caramel, some sugar, spices and light hoppy finish. Ok, nothing special.


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