Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (528) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2015
Robe blonde, légèrement trouble, belle mousse crémeuse. Nez superbe d’élégance et de complexité sur des notes fruitées, houblonnées, épicées et levurées. Bouche tout en fruit et en fraîcheur, avec une fine amertume en finale. Une bière typée Dupont tout en fraîcheur et en complexité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
Hazy golden body with a large, white, long-lived head. Good lacing. Very strong and goosebump inducing aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet light fruits including apples, spices and some banana in the back. Powerful flavour of Belgian yeast, light fruits, grape seeds and spices. Caramel, alcohol and banana in the back. Light to moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter and long-lasting finish. Mid-bodied, dry and with a moderate carbonation. Brilliant!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (916) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Helder donkergeel bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig, bitter hoppig, lichtzoet, citrus, banaan, vanille en grasachtig. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft lang hangen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (351) - Skogn, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma is very fruity and spicy. Flavor-wise this beer is well balanced with spicy flavors of bubblegum and fruityness. Delicious finish. Dont notice the alcohol at all. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 19, 2015
Opaque deep golden with a frothy dark white medium lasting white head. Aromas of barnyard, cheese in a positive way, yeast, some earthyness and a splash of fruity esters. Softly carbonated with a slick texture and a full body. Some sweetness dominates yet some light acidity and floral bitterness arises. Lasting faintly dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1650) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 19, 2015
opalescent yellow colour, huge white head; aroma of grains, hay, earthy yeasty notes, some fruitiness and minimal alcohol; taste is the same with spicy notes; great Belgian strong ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy and cloudy holden with nice one finger creamy white head. Aroma is very yeasty, candied sugar, sweet, phenolic, flowery, peach, pear and more yeast. Some heather honey. Taste is sweet and yeasty, but quite phenolic and spicy. Peat, grape, dry alcohol, flowery. Medium to full body, light bitter finish. A surprise, not a blonde in my world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (766) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Golden body. Yeast, ester, spice flavour. Sweet. Bitter ending. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (570) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2015
0.33 l bottle from Drankenservice Francoise, bottled in February 2015. Clear, golden yellow with a thin, slowly collapsing, creamy, white head. Fruity-spicy aroma of peach, lemon zest, gooseberry, vanilla and white grapes. Sweetish, fruity-spicy taste of banana, lemon zest, gooseberry and vanilla, followed by a yeasty, earthy and slightly bitter finish dominated by banana. Medium body, effervescent and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very delicious beer, no alcohol detectable but just slightly warming and very well-balanced. Not really overwhelming qua taste or aroma but so well-crafted and quaffable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (998) - CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Appearance: clear pale gold with two fingers of fluffy pure white head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: Dupont yeast with saison notes, apple and pear, light citrus, faint herbal. (9/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderate bitter, very mild tart and funk. (8/10) Palate: light body, moderate to lively carbonation, dry crisp finish. (4/5) Seems to bridge the gap between BSPA and saison, to good effect. A very well-behaved classically Belgian ale that is going down a treat after a hard day’s physical labour in the heat and humidity. It’s also worth pointing out what’s not present: the ABV is very restrained, making this near-double-digit ale quite sessionable. (17/20)

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