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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5595) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2008
oro buona schiuma mediamente perisistente sentopri floreali leggero spezia in bocca leggermente aggressiva l’alcol sui fa sentire un po leggero metallico retrogusto speziato leggermente amarognolo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14085) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
75cl bottle. Thanks to JensenTaster: Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is of yeast & malts - hay & grain. Slight citric/metallic sweet with a light vinous note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity winegum aroma, with complex yeast notes. Sweet and vineous, cloying alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
thewolf (11207) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, dedollewaitor]
[at dedollewaitor’s Odense tasting]
Pours light hazy yellow with a fine medium, frothy white head. Fine lacing. Aroma is yeast and light maltiness. Super mouthfeel. Flavour is highly vinious, lightly metallic, a bit sweet, some apple. Far too much alcohol!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2312) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2008
Goldblond beer with white head. Marzipan like aroma. Sweet palate. Finish is bitter and bit alcoholic. Not the best one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (2826) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 gold blond coloured body with a white head a sweet yeasty aroma a sweet yeasty spicy taste and a average bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2008
Golden blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with some alcoholic touches. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter alcoholic and sweet yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8012) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2008
Thick-set, creamy & cream-coloured head, irregular and leaving lace over hazy dark-orange beer. White candi sugar, quite citrussy with a point of sourness suggested, and some alcohol. Dried citrus leaves. Dry-bitter beer, with a leafy character, and almost imperceptible sour tang. Some sweetness on the palate, but faint. Again citrus flavours. Alcohol comes out in the palate, which is pretty dry. Medium to well-bodied, despite all the sugar-derived alcohol. Nice beer, the nearly bitter dryness conforts me in the tale I’ve been spun, that this is a differently sweetened exportversion from the Kapittel Blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2008
Bottled. A hazy light orange coloured beer with little head. The aroma is sweet fruits, hops and a little pepper. The taste is spicy peppery with warming alcohol. Certainly reminiscent of a tripel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12955) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2008
Bottled (BB 08/2009)
Hazy orange color with small steady white head. Honey, mango and some papery hops in reasonably strong nose. After this kind of aroma, beer is drier than expected. Packed with alcohol and some fruityness and spiceyness. Alcohol is warming, but not dominating. Dry finish with papery notes (hops?). A bit too simple palate, although it is decent brew (tripel I would say).

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