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RATINGS: 1067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Superior Hoppy Belgian Ale. White very rich foam, small bubbles. Very hoppy, spicy, fruity flavour and full, heart warming body. Brewed at first at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (437) - - JAN 30, 2013
Blonde spéciale houblonnée, et comme dit le brasseur « rare quality brew ». On a placé la barre à 9,5 % abv. (on veut ou on ne veut pas....). Couleur blond doré foncé. Clarté nette . Bulles fines très vivantes partout. Mousse blanche épaisse bien crémeuse en haut. Arômes de pomme, poire, houblons très fins, avec une pointe de citron et de camomille. Texture soyeuse, quasi veloutée. 1ère bouche de houblons très fins et céréales. Arrière-bouche entière, fine, et de très grande longueur. 2ème bouche de houblons et malts fins, avec une pointe de banane verte. 3ème de grande fraîcheur, bouche pleine et malt en fond. Longueur très belle, constante avec des alternances entre les houblons. Levure adéquate, précise. Alcool très bien dosé, de haut niveau. Pour la finale, on clôture en finesse... Très grande bière parce qu’elle répond parfaitement au lourd cahier des charges qu’elle s’était donnée. 5. (son premier...)


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Look- cloudy yellow with slight orange hue. Creamy white head. Smell- yeast (Belgian), bit of funk, faint hops. Flavor- heavy Belgian yeast, fruit esters, bit of spice from the hops, bitter, lingering sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamf (22) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Light golden with huge but not so beautiful head. Noble hops in aroma mostly, also a little bit spicy, fruity and grassy. Taste is malty, you can feel a huge percentage of alcohol. It"s not very disturbing, but could be replaced hy hoppy bitterness. Quite drinkable though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
titvs (15) - PORTUGAL - APR 6, 2014
Review according to BJCP 2008 guidelines (style 18D). Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, honey alcohol and spices. Very subtle hop aroma and esters (orange like). moderate alcohol aroma. Appearance: deep gold with material in suspension, so not clear. white creamy head with good retention and lacing. Taste: bitter taste from hops (this is a special blond) that linger to the finish. Medium bitterness balanced with high alcohol content. Some orange zest flavor present. dry finish and moderate bitter aftertaste. Palate: medium-high carbonation with medium body, giving a creamy sensation. Overall: a complex blend of aromas and flavours that combine well together.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (356) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Lys gylden med medium skum. Aroma av gjær, litt sitron, humle og malt. I smaken finner jeg gjær, malt, litt alkohol, sitron og litt humle. Frisk. Jeg syns alkoholen kunne vært litt bedre kamuflert, den er tilstede i smaken, og varmer definitivt i ettersmaken. Først litt søt, så en mild bitterhet i munnen. Malt og gjær er dog det man kjenner best. Tynn/medium konsistens.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (231) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 4, 2014
0,75 bottle found at the supermarket. Hazy golden with small white head. Nice strong belgian with hoppy aroma,but a little too much alcohol comes out as it warms

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2014
Lovely bold taste, picked it up earlier. Nice foamy head, typical blonde taste but much more going on. I like.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (457) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Hazy golden color, long lasting generous frothy white head, good lacing; hoppy nose, bread, floral, herbal hops, honey, yeasty, citrus; fresh medium bitter taste, light sweetness, hint of citrus; medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation; mild dry bitter finish, hints of sweetness. Alcohol well-hidden, very good balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Tap at Delirium. It pours clear golden with a massive white head. The nose is earthy, toast, hay, grass, icing sugar and dough. The taste is bitter, grassy, grain, hay, icing sugar, straw, alcohol bite, spice and dough with a dry, bitter finish. medium body and prickly carbonation. Decent enough hoppy Belgian ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (349) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2014
Blond, golden, white head. Nose: grainy but the nose is mainly dominated by malts, Taste: malts too, citrus, typical Belgian yeast in the back. very nice enjoyable bitterness finish. This all taste very well balanced. Has something sweet, but bitter dry ending. Refreshing for sure. Had this already a few times from tap. From the bottle this brew confirms.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (2963) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
Typisch belgisches mit ordentlich Hefe, einer netten Hopfennote und dazu einer guten Packung Getreide. Durchaus trinkbar und stellenweise erfrischend, aber in den meisten Momenten nur dumpf und tranig. Ganz ok !


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