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: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2897) - 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)!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3029) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (796) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Sample on tap at Bières et saveurs (Chambly). POurs cloudy amber. Aroma: hops and malt. Taste: hops, yeast, spices, malt and fruits. Good balance. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Sample, draught, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2012; eye: amber, hazy, no effervescence, no head; nose: floral, fruity, light hops; mouth: floral, fruity, light hops, floral finale, medium body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, Mondial de la Bière, savourée le 8 juin 2012; œil : ambrée, trouble, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : floral, fruité, léger houblon; bouche : floral, fruité, léger houblon, finale florale, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
In short: A no-style copper ale that is an entertaining mix of flavors
How: Tap at Siboire, Sherbrooke Quebec
The look: Almost clear copper-red body topped by a small white head leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is fruity, leathery(!?), hops resin, other stuff… Taste is even more all over the place. Tropical fruits, sour cherries wrapped in caramel, herbal and peppery spiciness sensation, some exotic fruits, resinous bitterness, alcohol heat. A tasty beer that goes in all directions. I wouldn’t call it complex because it goes in all directions, but it was an entertaining amalgam of things. This beer is kind of an oddball, something you need to try by yourself. And it’s always the same with me, when I’m sober everybody get on my nerves, but as soon as I have a few beers then everybody get on my nerves and I feel like eating Doritos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
A hazed reddish brown ale with a thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, smooth mix of candy sugar and floral hops, orange pulp, quite nice. In mouth, a nice treacle malt with nice herbal hops, menthol, nutty notes, very nice. On tap at Mondiale 2012 , June 9 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Cask at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 8. Pours a deep copper with a spare frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit and light herbs. Flavour is fruity along with Belgian yeast, herbs and light hops. Medium bodied. Very good.

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