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RATINGS: 1177   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 (921) - - 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...)


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kanaclane (95) - - AUG 25, 2015
Nez: Floral, agrumes, levure Bouche: Maltée, citron, résineuse, épicée, levure Amertume légère qui reste sur la longueur avec un léger côté résineux. Une belge légèrement houblonnée agréable

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hamirubi (324) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Amber coloured beer, and a bit hazy too. The collar on top is beautiful rocky and white. A great starter. The nose has some malt and dust hints, and more artificial hops. The taste is nothing refreshing. Light bitter notes, some herbs too, malts. The brew is medium sweet, making this a medium bodied ale (although it counts for a 9.5% alcohol brew!). The bitter ending is fine, but I do noticed some unpleasant candylike flavours too - making this a bit chemical. Good enough for once or twice, yet really nothing exciting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2567) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Hazy blond colour with rich cotton like head. Rich oily hoparoma of grass, herbs, spices and lemon-peels with light sweet malty tone of nectarines and alcohol. Full hoppy flavour of wet grass, lemon-peels and herbs. Quite full body. Long oily bitter aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2015
On tap at Beer Kitchen in KC. Spicy hops, fruity esters and medium hop bitterness. Light herbal and floral notes round things out. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonotono (129) - torino, ITALY - AUG 5, 2015
Premetto che ho bevuto una bottiglia scaduta da un paio di mesi. Profumo fruttato, spumante, luppoli "terrosi". Sapore dolce fruttato, vinoso, smorzato dai luppoli sul finale. Non ho percepito granchè luppoli aromatici, forse l’invecchiamento non ha giovato. Il carattere vinoso, ben presente in aroma e sapore, non rientra tra le mie caratteristiche preferite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Silty, creamy and some herbs and yeast. Lots of koriander and some bitter hops. Sweet and yeasty. Lots of flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Almost clear yellow golden color with white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, citrusy fruity, grassy, light piney, caramel, bready, spicy yeasty. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bubeer (116) - - JUL 28, 2015
Hazy pale gold. Large head, medium to high retention. Notes of cereals and banana in the nose, with a touch of citrus. Medium sweet and alcohol in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (227) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Di certo non una birra estiva e qui l’errore di berla a fine luglio. L’alcol si sente molto, tanto dolce, di sicuro da ribere con temperature più basse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markschiedon (368) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma citrus, hop and banana. The clear golden beer has a large white head. In the taste mainly hop, but also bread, spices and citrus fruits. Medium carbonated.


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