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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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (845) - - 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...)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (985) - - MAY 29, 2015
Pours an orangish golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus, lemon, and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2015
Draught @ Haket. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a rather small white head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass. Smell is tiny malty, slightly fruity and tiny grassy with crackers, white bread, grapefruit juice, pears, marsipan, bubblegum, moist grass, pine needles, white sugar and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and tiny fruity. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with white bread, grapefruit, pears, marzipan, bubblegum, moist grass, pine needles, white sugar and lemon zest. Must confess this wasn’t what I was looking for but this is solid for what it is. Spicy and grassy with clear Belgian yeast bubblegum influence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (387) - - MAY 22, 2015
Pours full golden colour with white creamy head, which slowly transforms itself. Aroma is fruity, with notes of lemon, little mango and avocado. Taste is similar fruity sweet with evident alcohol presence in bitter dry finish. It has also long lasting dry hoppy aftertaste. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (343) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2015
Yellow color, a bit hazy, with big white head. Smell is citrus and hoppy. Taste is fruity, lemonish, sweet from candi sugar but with a very nice bitterness coming soon later. Well bodied, alcohol well hidden, and easy to drink. I really liked it!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (806) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is opalescent yellow, head is small, white, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is fruity, metallic, flavor is fruity, biscuit, banana, herbs, spices. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light salty, light umami. Finish is medium sweet, light to medium hoppy bitter, acidic, heavy alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, lively carbonation. A bit heavy, a bit too sweet like most of the strong belgian ales, not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (251) - - APR 27, 2015
Nice belgian style ale, hoppy flavour balanced with some alcohol-candy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
09xx (7) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
For a 9.5%, that beer doesn’t let us even feel the taste of alcohol (ironically). It’s also very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1226) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
330ml bottle, pours hazy gold, yeasty aroma, banana, coriander, earthy, floral hop, spice. Light bodied, oily texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a tulip glass Aroma- Has a big yeast smell, not that appealing. Appearance- A clear amber color with a small white head. Taste- Has a strong lemon flavor that is fairly sour. the next flavor is the hops and malt. Pretty unique and uncommon Palate- A medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall- A better than average beer but not for everyone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (510) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
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

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