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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2007 & 2009 Vintage bottles at post EBF tasting. Golden pour with white head. Belgian yeasts, spices, hops notes in the newer vintage, however the for the 07 the hops had dropped out. Nice either way, I prefer this fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3611) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
Green bottle, 750 ml, purchased at Le Grand Duc (merci Jean-Marie!), savoured on May 21 2010; eye: golden, lightly hazy, average effervescence, champagne-style white head that turns into a nice creamy sheet, light lacing; nose: hops, citrusy, grapefruit, citrus, slight orange, light champagne yeast, spices; mouth: hops, citrusy, grapefruit, champagne yeast, citrus, slight orange, alcohol, spices, quite dry finale in resinous hops with presence of yeast, medium-full body, rather carbonated, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, nice and pleasant astringency; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille verte, 750 ml, achetée chez Le Grand Duc (merci Jean-Marie!), savourée le 21 mai 2010; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, effervescence moyenne, mousse blanche style champagne qui se transforme en une belle couverture mousseuse, légère dentelle; nez : houblon, citrique, pamplemousse, citron, très léger orange, léger levure de champagne, épices; bouche : houblon, citrique, pamplemousse, levure de champagne, citron, très léger orange, alcool, épices, finale très sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de levure, corps moyen-corsée, plutôt carbonatée, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, bonne astringence plaisante; en résumé : bien bon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1560) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
750 ml super sexy green bottle. Clear yellow high carbonation. Dense frothy white head. A: citrusy, tropical and spicy. Inviting nose. F: grapefruit what a punch finish is bitter and medium long. This is close to dry. A long will we have to wait for next batch ? This one should be a regular a must for hop head like me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Liquid Sunshine X – Olympia, WA
Golden yellow in color, thick with Belgian yeast and fruit like aromas. Lots of earth like flavors herbal was heard a lot around the table. Lots of citrus in the flavor this was well balanced and was a surprise for me this night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7004) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
750ml bottle at the DC Local tasting. Pours a hazy, yellow gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is big on candy sugar, Belgian yeast, a little spice, a little tropical fruit. Where are the hops? Flavor is sweet, finally you find some hop bitterness, sweet sugars too. Finish is medium bodied with some light, lasting hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2010
750 ml bottle from a trade with fred82. pours slightly hazed gold with a huge fluffy white head. thick sheet of lace cover the wall of my tulip. aroma of pils malt and american hops, a bit of dusty yeast. the flavour is outstanding. soft and subtle, perfectly constructed and complex. the lean malt body provides excellent structure for the hopping. rather dry for 10%, and not bitter for 70 IBUs. perfectly balanced and insanely drinkable. fucking phenominal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Large white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/earthy, some Belgian yeast, candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, spicy/earthy, candi sugar. Medium-full body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar at April’s DC local tasting, thanks. Bright yellow color, huge off white head. Aroma of freshly baked bread and citrus. Taste is very smooth, with a subtle edge of lemon. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flamojune (113) - Ville de Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Excellent hybrid entre une tripel belge et une double ipa. Nearly same as Chouffe Houblon excepte for the simcoe hop( vs tomahawk hop).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2010
bottle @ Miami Fandango ’10 gathering. Thanks hopscotch. pours golden, white head. Aroma picked up many Belgian characteristics of strong ales; yeast sweetness, sugar notes along with malt and hops. flavors, retains a lot of the Belgian ale yeasty flavors and compensated with the addition of tons of spices and fruits of the various hops used in this brew. A lot going on, grapefruits adding a mild bitter palate, lots of citrus, lemon and tropical notes.

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