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Brewed by Van Eecke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Poperinge-Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
Rich and hot mouthfeel, dominated by alcohol, yeast and caramel...Fluffy orange zest and peaches contribute to the vague fruitiness found in the sweet malt...A countryish feel can be found in its lack of flavor organization yet there’s an ostentatiousness to it, probably to its alcoholic girth...If you are an unconditional Belgian Strong Ale lover like I am, you will still enjoy this quite a bit, although it is certainly not near world-class...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with a note of alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, heavily alcoholic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2003
Creamy head, honey color. Malty aroma with a hint of honey. Malty flavor, hops are present, but the alcohol dominates. Just a hint of licorice. Maybe a bit sharp, there is some resemblance to a Kapittel Abt. I like this beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2003
Cloudy orange color; giant creamy head. Dry, Tripel aroma; pine needels. Well structured, quite malty, some cork; strongly bitter, far over the average. Traditional, good one; my favorite by Van Eecke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2003
Light lemon and orange aroma. Golden color, large white head, good lace. Bitter, sparkling, hoppy, orange, lemon. Sweet and round finish with the alcohol well present.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6288) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2002
lots of bits of renovations in the bottle. smells of the wonderful game of cricket. orange peel. smooth enough. better than lingens blond and not as embarrassing to order

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
Gets maximum appearance points for the coolest label ever, featuring some confused looking 85 year old man with a moustache and top hat. Beer-wise it’s orange-tan colour with huge amounts of nice chewy organisms swimming around in it. strong, doughy, orange peel aromas. quite thick on roof of mouth - peanutbutterish. smooth and a bit salty, and you don’t really notice the alcohol until after you finish and you try to stand up.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2002
a very nice tripel for which I, unfortunately, lost my notes ...


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