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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
750 ml bottle shared by mreusch. Pours a crystal clear gold, on the first pour, with a dense, fluffy, white head that laces nicely. The second pour is cloudy but otherwise similar in appearance. The nose is bright, citric, floral and slightly spicy (white pepper) with a red apple note in support and a touch of sourness and noble hops in the background. Medium-bodied and soft with fine carbonation and a mild, dry finish; very nice. Soft, dry red apples, faint white pepper and a nice blend of citric, grassy and soft earthy hops. This is a very nice beer. It reminds, in some respects, of Duvel with a better mouthfeel and a bigger hop backing. Thank you for sharing it with me, Matt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
750ml, 2007 bottle, with a huge thank you to Dany (Glouglouburp)! Pours a beautiful, crystal clear golden straw color with a towering fluffy bright white head that lasts forever, excellent lacing. A rare 5 in the appearance category. Aroma is some rind, zest, cut apple, citrus hops, fruits, grass, and lots of other complimentary but unidentifiable notes. Flavor is another turn, with the hops coming through a lot more, and the other qualities from the nose remaining present but pushed to the back. This is one unique beer, from start to finish, and although not at all what I’d I’d expect, does not disappoint in any way. Quite enjoyable, thanks again Dany!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Thanks to Dany for the 2007 bottle! Poured sparkly medium golden with a tall, whipped cream-like cap of whitish head.. plenty of rising carbonation. The aroma picked up a wonderful blend of sweet, toasty darker fruits, orange peel, cat pee, and peppery spices.. sweeter on the back with pale-inspired maltage. The flavor was on the sweet side with candied fruits and toffee at the core.. pepper, dusty funk, and clovey spices join some orange zest, floral notes, and warm alcohol on the edges.. finished zesty with a nice blend of spices and fruity sourness. Dry on the palate with high carbonation and great balance.. expertly-crafted and warm in the belly. This was great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
750ml bottle courtesy of Ughsmash. Many thanks!

Pours a gorgeous plume of creamy long-lasting head. Definate aromas of all three hops involved. I was a bit skeptical about how these would work together, but my fears were quickly put away. Very potent esters that follow quickly behind. Pleasant mouthfeel and body. A very up-front sweetness on the sides of the tongue. The sweetness, bit of creamy character and layers of hop complexity seem a little disjointed on my palate. Overall, still very well crafted and a great blending of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2008
750ml bottle...thanks to drewbeerme for sharing this tasty treat and kudos to this being his 1500th rating.... poured a cloudy golder orange with a huge outpouring fluffy barely off-white head that took a little time to settle..... aroma of grassy/earthy hops, orange citrus zest with spices (almost saison like), and sweet candied sugary malt..... flavor was grassy non-bittered hops with a fair aount of sweeter confectionary malts with a pretty dry finish. mouthfeel was nice, very smooth and it hid the alcohol remarkably well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle from Glouglougburp. Thanks Dany! Light straw colored body with a big head. The aroma is straw, black pepper, belgian yeast, and citrus. The flavor is very earthy with a mix of spices and some banana. I didn’t care for the flavor all that much really, as it was definitely more like a tripel than a Belgian Strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Rating #1500! 750ml bottle, 2007 vintage. thanks to Glouglouburp for the bottle! pours hazy golden with whtie head. nose is grassy, lemon, spice, leather. flavors of sweet biscuit and alcohol initially but that evolves into a dry hay, leathery, spicey finish. lively carbonation. alcohol very well hidden. very drinkable and refreshing BSA. Thanks Dany!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
(750ml bottle, 2007 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a tall rocky dense off-white head with excellent webbed lacing. Aroma of mustiness, banana, orange peel, perfume, flora, and other herbal qualities. Flavor of herbal tea, orange peel, green peppercorn, and floral hops with a soft mouthfeel and bitter finish. Tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Very fruity,yeasty aroma extremely attractive, you have to be careful on the pour,monsterous rocky head,so highly charged it literally bites the tongue, top notch fruity ,spicey malt and yeast flavors,alcohol a comfortable companion,some bitterness in the finish,as good a Belgian as I’ve ever had,would be rated higher if not for that carbonic bite. Thanks Kingpin, and thanks Glouplouburp for trading it to him

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Bottle shared by moejuck: Pours a hazy gold with a big fluffy white head. Aroma, yeasty, bready notes, spices, some light fruits. Flavor, bready, highly carbonated, spices, light fruits, peppery, some slight floral hop notes. Pretty tasty, stuff. For something that resembled a triple, which usually isn’t a favorite style of mine, I really liked this one.

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