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RATINGS: 1155   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 (819) - - 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...)


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (736) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (235) - - APR 27, 2015
Nice belgian style ale, hoppy flavour balanced with some alcohol-candy taste.

3.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1188) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (534) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (502) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pale golden body, medium head. Aroma has yeast and herbal/soapy hops. Somebody said "rubber glove" and I would have to agree. Sweet herbal-hoppy taste with unfolding alcohol bitterness. Finish has sweet yeast, thin sweet malts and alcohol bitterness. Messy like the two other beers I’ve had from this brewery. Hop it? I’ll say fuck it pass it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daanminator (236) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Mooie gouden kleur in het glas met een flinke schuimkop erop. Het bier is behoorlijk hoppig kwa smaak maar het wordt nooit vervelend. Gedronken van de tap.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
21.11.2014. Golden colour, quite big foam. Aroma of white pepper, lemon, grassy bitterness. Crisp carbonation. Spicy, citrus, honey, grass, hoppy bitter dryish finish. Nice, balanced. Alcohol is not completely hidden. Hoppier tripel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgis (247) - LATVIA - MAR 24, 2015
Yeast aroma,creamy hopiness weak but thin aroma. Very thick foam that lasts long. Sugar sweetness goes with Hoppyiness!


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