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Brewed by Alken-Maes (Heineken)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Jumet, Belgium

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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HAPKIN has a very good fresh, flowery, Saaz hop aroma, a very big creamy head, a soft malt character, and a spritzy, perfumy fruitness drying toward the finish.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sov (15) - Bonny Doon, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
The head and hops, give this mellow beer the perfect compliment to fish and lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2003 This beer has a pale yellow body - hue with a sweet initial flavor and a light body. It is a very nice blond beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Hazy (bottle swirled and poured), glowing yellow color with huge amounts of foam, effervescence and lace and a light dusting of sediment. Spicy, fruity (pear, melon) slightly herbal and faintly sweet aroma. Flavor holds some nice, peppery Saaz spice, lightly honeyish malt sweetness and some lemony citrus. Faint hint of alcohol in the finish along with some decent hop bitterness. Medium bodied and with a light, drinkable consistency. A tasty enough golden strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2002
Blond with a big head. Slightly sweet hoppy fruity aroma. The taste is hop and hay. A nice well-balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (346) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Golden color with a very light citrus smell. Spicy with a crip bite - honey and cinnamon. Intricate tastes in each drink. Quite drinkable for a strong ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Gold color, medium head, Malty, spicy and yeasty, typical of a Belgian. Citrusy. Refreshing and very drinkable. High alcohol (8.5%) not really noticeable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
hazy medium gold color.Bubbles shoot up the middle of my Duvel glass.Medium bitterness,clean finish. Perhaps a little more hoppy than Duvel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2128) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2002
some faint apple aromas, welcome belgian yeastiness, slightly citric, light bodied and very drinkable despite the abv. Strength without being prominent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Highly carbonated. Fat head, sinks quickly. Foggy golden blonde color.Malty tangy nose. Hoppy dry finish. Not the best BSA. But very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Re-Rate 10/16/02: The pour a somewhat ’Hazy’ golden color, the head is white, modest in size, the lace in filmy sheets, to coat the glass. Nose is malt, citrus, light bubble gum tones, sweet. Front is malt sweet, the top is light, the finish intensely acidic, fairly well hopped, dry, and a nice ’Belly Warming’ from the high abv. Quite a decent drinking beer this bottle is 18 months old, and has improved with age. Ranks #499 on my current 1000 beer master list.


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