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Hopfenstark 7 Sisters / La Pléiade: Maïa (Fût de Vin Blanc)
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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
L’Assomption, Canada


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 4.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Aged in white wine barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
draft at Ho:St, really nice belgian amber. woody, white wine vinous, some acidic notes, tropical fruits. a whole lot going on here. very enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
myrda (66) - - MAY 26, 2014
Rousse claire. Odeurs de raisins verts, mûres et framboises surette. Goute le bois et le vinaigre balsamique. Moins fruité qu’au nez, toutefois pleine et surprenement mince. Petit goût aigre au début, qui se développe harmonieusement bien et se complexifie en gradient d’intensité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legrosjf (45) - CANADA - APR 28, 2014
Obtenue du "Bottles release" de mars 2014. Nez boisé, vanillé et fruité. Belle apparence. Flaveurs de fut de chênes, de vin blanc et de noix de coco subtil. Un grand cru!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (5836) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Bouteille de 375 ml partagée. Dégustée directement à la brasserie lors du party 6e anniversaire. Arôme: Odeur de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de fruits tropicaux avec une pointe de raisins. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4649)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
In short: A vinous and very oaky Belgian amber ale. Excellent wine barrels extravaganza.
How: Bottle 375ml at the brewery tasting room, fresh, the day of the beer release, Hopfenstark 6th anniversary party.
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is rather fruity (tropical fruits and grapes) with moderate wine barrel presence. Taste has a surprising strong toasty wood flavor, grape skin, some tannins, muted fruity notes (tropical, berries), a whole lot of oak. A very mild acidity & sourness. The juicy-vinous attacks morphs into a dry and somewhat toasty finish. Nice mouthfeel with lots of very soft bubbles. Side-by-side with its red wine barrel sister (Hopfenstark Maïa Fût de Vin Rouge) I found this white wine barrel version a bit drier and more woody. I slightly preferred this white wine barrel treatment. At $15 for a 375ml this was a very expensive little bottle, they say the best things in life are free and that’s why I buy expensive beers, I’ve got a low self-esteem problem and I believe I don’t deserve the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle at Hopfenstark during their anniversary party. Pours a rather clear amber with a thin white to beige head. Big bright wood and a touch of funkiness, some clear vinous notes. Medium bodied, a bit funky and showing off a little bit of acidity and sourness. Warm and toasty right away. Chewy wood, soft musk and wood, toasty. The barrel really comes through, drying everything out. The wood might be a bit heavy handed but it ends up balancing the sweetness of the base beer nicely. Long dry wood through the finish, more wine notes. Good execution.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Tropical fruit salad pulp, white wine and peppery hops merge and lift each other before alcohol warmth, fruity tartness and polite resinous hop bitterness seal this compelling Barrel-Aged Strong Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy slice of foam decorates the misty deep amber.
-The natural carbonation adds comfort to an already beautifully soft mouthfeel.
-The tropical fruitiness spans from pineapple to lychee, from starfruit to honeymelon.
-Light cereal crunch can be tasted if you want to pay attention.
-The white wine barrel is quite apparent, but it fits so perfectly with the base brew that both become difficult to dissociate.

Bottle at the brewery.

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