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Hopfenstark 7 Sisters / La Pléiade: Maïa
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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
L’Assomption, Canada

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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First of a special series, this is another uncommon beer from Hopfenstark. True Belgian esters from Abbey yeast, a lot of malt and body without any alcohol taste and some grape flavor from New World hops.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3480) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at the new bar downtown. Hazy copper pour with white head. Aroma of spices, lots of belgian yeast carachter, light fruity notes. Taste is boozy, very spicy, strong belgian yeast flavor. Palate is med carbed and heavy bodied. Meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (977) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Bière cuivrée et voilée avec un nez agile de fruits rouges. En bouche, la bière est peu pétillante, mais bien ronde. Une légère amertume, style bitter, s’évanouit rapidement avec la levure belge. Un merveilleux produit avec des airs «hybrides».

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1353) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Cuivrée avec une couche persistante de mousse blanche, elle est mi-épaisse. Au nez : houblons floraux, sucres, céréales maltées. Celles-ci sont dominantes en bouche, mais le fruité revient rapidement en vagues. Intéressante belge qui présente aussi une belle sécheresse houblonnée vers la finale. Une des très bonnes bières de cette brasserie.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Nice cloudy orange pour here. Soft, light carbonation. Booze, sweet malt and some florals. Light lacing and some head. On the light side of the Belgian Strongs, if that makes sense to anyone. Tap at opening night at Montreal brewpub.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Pours slightly murky brown with good head and lacing. Notes of sweet candy yeast, feels like a tripel. Full body with medium carbonation. Great effort.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2013 with Andrew, Jay and Kramer. Pours a deep murky brown body with light off white lacing. Aroma is spice, belgian candy, grapes and malt. Mouthfeel is medium with a noticeable estery spice, sweet caramel malt, belgian candy, light grass hop and sweet sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2549) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Drank on tap at the 20th Mondial de la Bière, May 30, 2013. Honey dark, small head. Barley fruity aroma, notes of alcohol. Fruity alcohol taste, slightly spicy notes, bitter alcohol. That is a sister that I don’t want to tap (again)!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie lors du party 6e anniversaire. Arôme: Légère odeur de zestes d’oranges avec une pointe herbacée. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’agrumes avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4647)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet toasted malty spicy flavor with a quick finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On tap at Hopfenstark during their anniversary party. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Light musk, toast, warm malt and candy. Medium bodied, warm and toasty, slightly sweet. A touch of warm cereal, candy sugar, sweet and warming. Finishes with a good bit of toasty malt, a bit of warming alcohol, toast and sweetness. Nice.


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