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.

jeremytoni's rating

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2016
On tap at the bar. Mild hop flavour. Very crushable. Enjoyed with fred. Like a czech beer.and no alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Dégustée en fût à la Station Ho.st le 6/21/2014.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée-cuivrée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Levures moyennement fruitées (agrumes et zeste) et légèrement épicées, léger de céréales et de houblon herbeux aux notes florales.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût de levures épicées (poivrée) et moyennement fruitées (agrumes, traces de raisins verts et de poires vertes). Un support de céréales légèrement sucrés est également présent avec un léger goût de pain, des notes d’alcool ainsi qu’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et floral.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne, composée d’un goût de levures épicées aux notes fruitées avec une légère amertume de houblon herbeux ainsi que de faibles notes d’alcool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2016
On tap at Mondial de la bière Montréal 2015. It’s an unclear, amber colored beer topped by a small offwhite head leaving some lacing. Biscuity malts, hay, grass, pinecones and a generic fruityness in the aroma. It’s fullbodied, smooth and nicely carbonated, with a little malty, bready touch in the back of the flavor. Hay, grass and pine cones too, with a subtle bitterness. Long malty and lightly fruity finish. A bit malty this one but nice indeed. Especially love the mouthfeel. 150611

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
Draught @ Mondial de la bière Montréal 2015, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, dried fruits, floral, hay and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long fruity, yeasty and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - MAR 8, 2015
Draught at brewpub. Nice belgian yeast aroma, pear, tart, raisin, tropical, hops, dry finish. Solid belgian style brew, quite warming without much trace of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Unique in it’s fruitiness as far as belgian strongs are concerned. Don’t know that i would have been able to specify "grape" without it being in the description, but that’s it. Slight grape flavor on top of subtle hopping, and a sweet and spicy belgian yeast. not a standout, but a pretty nice brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
draft at Hopfenstark Station Ho:ST. tropical fruits, grape juice, fruity yeastiness, somewhat boozy. raisins. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Station ho. St, Montreal tap: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is full of various kinds of fruit (look at some of the ratings below for what some people sense in here), some spiciness, and a surprising amount of malts. It is sort of winy, but not exactly in a grapy way, if that makes any sense, which I am sure it doesn’t. This was kind of sweet and malty with some tastes that I find quite difficult to describe. It was interesting and unique, but it did not exactly float my boat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (3039) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a hazy amber color with a eggshell foam. Big toasted malts, honey sweetness and layers of molasses, walnut bitterness and chewy grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
tap on the premises. hazy yellow with a nice white head, good retention and lacing. tropical goodness, white grapes, slightly dank, belgian spiciness, wheat, fresh pear juice, hint of booze. moderate carbonation, light to medium body, some sweetness - a tad yoo much for my liking, ends with a grassy-fruity-spicy finish. interesting.

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