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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Belgian ale aged on oak chips with coconut and peaches. Brewed with Belgian candi sugar, lactose, Magnum and Simcoe, fermented with Trappist Yeast and Brett Brux III.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Peach, orange, yeast and malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange pulp, malt and alcohol flavor. Fruity and boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
29 sept 2013, bottle. Light orange, no bubbles. Nose is rock candy, sugary cereal malt. Med body and mildly fizzy. Candy caramel, rock candy, Belgian string ale yeast. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7833) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazed fully gold hued body, with a large and just barely off white head. Good lace. Interesting aroma: baking flower and definitely tropical: toasted coconut, pineapple, vanilla, piña colada, alcohol and tuberose flowers. Dried apricot. A bit of floral-home sweetness. Flavors are bitter and a bit green with some odd sweetness at the end. Toasted coconut, lightly acidic and metallic. Toasty. Bitterness is a bit distracting. Light stone fruit, light bready malt. Off dry, medium body, medium to medium high carbonation. A bit odd. As it warms, and drinking in volume, the sweetness and bitterness become unappetizing and distracting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3639) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On tap at Common Table. Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is of peaches, tropical fruit, caramelized sugar. Taste is of light toffee, toasted coconut, mango, peaches, light white pepper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2447) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 4/26/2013. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, orange peel, pear, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, light coconut, light oak, floral, and yeast easrthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of tropical fruit, yeast, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big peach, lemon zest, pineapple, pear, mango, orange peel, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, light coconut, light oak, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, peach, pineapple, mango, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, light coconut, light oak, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of tropical fruit, malt, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately slick, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel style! All around great balance and complexity of tropical fruit, yeast, and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1086) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Absolutely superb. A tripel first and foremost, brewed perfectly. The twists just add from there. Fruity peach flavor, in just the right amount. A woody smokiness wisping in and out, to just the right degree. Can't say I discern coconut, but no matter. A. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours a light hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma heavy on malt, coconut and Belgian yeast. Taste follows, slight tropical fruit but a lot of coconut. Solid trippel with something special

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (803) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
A great tripel. Pours a nice orange with a white head. Smells like tropical fruit with a hint of coconut. Taste had many layers. Starts off smooth and creamy, then gets some tropical fruit. Finishes with more coconut and a slightly hoppy finish. Had on tap at Beer Cafe in Walnut Creek. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1764) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Nose of pineapple, mango, yumminess. Taste is similar. Like a fruit bowl. Slightly sweet with some alcohol warming. Low on the phenols. Good stuffs. ---Rated via intercellular device

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmd (310) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Pour is yellow/orange with white foamy head. Aroma is sweet malt, belgian yeast, fruit, slight hint of oak. Taste is sweet fruit, peach, and esters of the belgian yeast. Not getting any of the coconut and even the oak is very subdued. Would have rather seen them go overboard with the extras rather than be so subtle.


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