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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.

Note: Initially from Brouwerij Louwaege, from 2001 to 2007 brewed in Jumet, afterwards in Alken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2172) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2002
Clear golden color. At the start, huge amounts of foam. But it disappears within a couple of minutes, but doesn’t die totally. Small lacing remains. Spicy aroma, like a Duvel or a Piraat. Also spicy taste. Somewhat more sweetness in the aftertaste. Definitely not like a Duvel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
For a Belgian Ale, not one of the best exports they produce. Carbonation is way too high, to the point of distraction in the mouth. Could have been a bad bottle. Some fruitiness to the Aroma but not remarkable or memorable. Very little maltiness and a bit cloying after swallowed. A lot of residual sugars with a hint of pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2002
sits somewhere (in my head) between duvel and youngs special london ale. quite buttery and fruity - raisins, dates etc - and dry and spicy in the finish. smells of raisins and brandy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Fruity nose with high carbination. Yellow orange color. Very light with a tone of hops. There are some fruit flavors hidden somewhere. The alcohol is really well hidden here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Light, syrupy, and a little hoppy, the nose heavily disguises what is to come. A beautiful lacey solid white microbubble foam greets you, yet it stays the course. This is wonderfully clear as bell, a light straw color that is consistent even around the edges. A peppery mild spice entices and balances out with the perfect amount of hop balance. This is nice. There’s no way this can be 8.5 percent, no alcohol twang whatsoever. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Lots of carbonation and head. Nice floral aroma that sweetened as it warmed. A bit harsh on the tongue at first, but got better toward the end as it warmed. Had a peppery taste at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6695) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2002
medicine aroma. flavour starts medicine then gets a bit woody and comes to a long honeyed end.

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