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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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common

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RATINGS: 34   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1298) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (898) - 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».

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9999) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2012
On tap at Farmers Cabinet, must have been too shitty to note the pour. Small lacing webs and not much head. Aromas are guava, papaya, tropical notes to the max, boozey grapes, spices, belgian candy sugars. Taste is nice and hoppy, with an alc bite. Perfectly carboanted. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Draft at RR Street. Pours hazy brown with minimal off-khaki head. Nose is candi sugary malt, figgy and merloty fruit, dry florals. Tastes fruity, with notes of merlot, earthy funky yeasty esters, some florals and hops and heat in the finish. Solid complexity. A nice find.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
Draft: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention. Aroma consists of lightly sweet malt with fruity ester and tropical fruity hops. Taste is a good mix between some lightly sweet Belgian style malt with fruity ester and some hops with tropical fruits notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I quite enjoyed this one and really like the hops profile and the ester produce by the yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6052) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1271) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
2012-06-08. Hazy dark amber-brown body with a small beige head. 3+ Flavour is nice, with a malty core and modest spice, sort of peppery, light alcohol notes, and light biscuity touches to the malt. 7+ Aroma of alcohol, mild spice character similar to that in the aroma. 7+ Medium body that suits it and has a perfect moderate carbonation level. 3+ Pretty solid, my description here doesn’t really do it justice. On tap at Mondial, Montreal

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (2981) - 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.


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