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RATINGS: 1227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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 (1323) - - JAN 30, 2013
Blonde spéciale houblonnée, et comme dit le brasseur « rare quality brew ». On a placé la barre ŕ 9,5 % abv. (on veut ou on ne veut pas....). Couleur blond doré foncé. Clarté nette . Bulles fines trčs vivantes partout. Mousse blanche épaisse bien crémeuse en haut. Arômes de pomme, poire, houblons trčs fins, avec une pointe de citron et de camomille. Texture soyeuse, quasi veloutée. 1čre bouche de houblons trčs fins et céréales. Arričre-bouche entičre, fine, et de trčs grande longueur. 2čme bouche de houblons et malts fins, avec une pointe de banane verte. 3čme de grande fraîcheur, bouche pleine et malt en fond. Longueur trčs belle, constante avec des alternances entre les houblons. Levure adéquate, précise. Alcool trčs bien dosé, de haut niveau. Pour la finale, on clôture en finesse... Trčs grande bičre parce qu’elle répond parfaitement au lourd cahier des charges qu’elle s’était donnée. 5. (son premier...)


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (658) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2016
Hatalmas, tömör, nagyon tartós habja van. Szép borostyán színe van, viszont tele van lebegő élesztő darabkákkal. Malátás illat, kicsi fűszeres beütéssel. Kissé édeskés, gyümölcsös és fűszeres aromák jól kiegyensúlyozva. Viszont nem érzem a beharangozott brutális keserűsséget. Ugyan markánsan keserű, de inkább kifinomultan, mint tolakodóan. Viszont egy kicsit élesztős hatású, de ami nagyobb baj, hogy az alkoholt nagyon markánsan érezni, a torkomban szabályos alkoholos maró érzésem támadt minden kortynál. Kár érte, ha ez nem lenne, nagyon finom sör lehetne. Az utóíze fűszeres és keserű, ami elég sokáig kitart.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slautar (458) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Degustatornia 09.07.2016. Mało intensywny aromat drożdży, miodu i słodu. Półsłodkie z lekką goryczką. Dobre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (719) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2016
Aroma: big fresh hempy hop App: hazy amber big merengue head and sheet lacing Flavour: big hop and malt with hints of pineapple and aloe. Palate: long hop finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blieken (22) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2016
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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomHendriksen (19) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Urthel Hop-it is een lekker amberkleurig bier. De hop maakt het bier wat bitterder, echter is de hopsmaak redelijk snel weg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1350) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 5/6/2016 shared with Butz). Pours a slightly opaque golden with a big white head. The aroma features Belgian yeast, brown sugar and some breadiness. Taste wise, it’s starts with some light fruity sweetness, candy and yeast, followed by a big citrussy, slightly sour bitterness. Has a slightly syrupy texture and soft carbonation. An enjoyable big Belgian with fair bit of character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1260) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is banana, tropical fruit, spice, malt, pear, eh. Appearance is dirty copper, off beige head, pretty hazy. Taste is unpleasant. Banana, so much malt, bitter, some tropical fruit, harsh, metallic. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, metallic and fruity aftertaste. Overall, yikes. Unpleasant. Damn book.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for this damn book again. The pour is a dirty copper color, lightly translucent with a thinner cap of off white head that falls to a bubbly collar. The aroma is pretty bitter. There is a strong banana and a light clove that’s detectable up front, but it’s not got a lot going on. There is a light hop bitterness that’s present, but overall this one is pretty disappointing from the get go. The flavor is awful. The banana is huge. There is a strong clove and spiciness that is unwelcome. The malt really dominates the back end. It’s a combination of really sweet and unnecessarily spiced. The banana is terrible. The mouth feel is a bit light, but decently carbonated and leads right into a sweet metallic malt aftertaste. This is garbage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (1187) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Geel bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is krachtig, bitter hoppig en ietwat bitter, licht zoet, brood en grasachtige tonen overheersen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (627) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours golden with a large white head. Sweet aroma of malts, yeast, spices, coriander. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter, sweet malts, yeast, coriander, dry finish, light resiny bitter aftertaste. Not really my kind of beer.


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