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

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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Appears a dense haze of pale gold with streams of CO2 quickly rising to the top. A fluffy 2 finger off-white head that slowly fades out into a mild cap. Solid streaks of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is Earthy, herbal, with hints of citrus, vanilla, and sugary candy, along with doughy yeast. Taste is of the same aromas with some yeasty goodness coming through nicely. Thereís also a nuttiness that comes together nicely. Mouthfeel is full bodied, sticky sweet from the yeast, and dry. This is enjoyable if youíre thirsting for an authentic Belgian brew done with the Dupont yeast. Very yummy stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Quite an enjoyable brew. The presence of apples is apparent in both the aroma and the taste. Since it is a bottle conditioned beer, the golden color is hazy with both bubbles and sediment. This beer goes down smoothly and sets well with me. I recommend this beer to belgian ale lovers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2004. Hazy gold. Large, off white, swiss cheese head. Nose is grainy, lightly sweet, barn funk, earthy hops, peppery yeast, a touch of sourness. Same flavors plus some subtle caramel. Finishes dry, yeasty, funky. Aftertaste leaves a light sweetness. Medium, balanced body. Great brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
From a 750mL corked bottle, which Iím guessing had to be sitting around for a while at the shop because of a little dust. Pours a golden straw blonde color with a big frothy white head and some floaties, a bit cloudy, leaving some nice lace; itís real purdy lookiní aní evírything. Aroma is herbal and cidery, a little moldy with wet hay, yeast and alcohol.; complex and sticking in the nose; a touch of citrus. Sourish, dry; lots of vinegary and cidery flavors; bready, yeasty, sourdough; herbal and citrusy, stale hops, Italian/Provencal food herbs. Flavors last forever, and dry out the tongue...Maybe itís just my bottle, but this beer is absolutely phenomenal; very deep, complex from all aspects. This is one of the best beers Iíve had in a long while.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2006
Dark golden color, full head, never had a blond like this, bit grainy, bread, resin and basement aromas, lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2006
Unusual number this one turned out to be. An aged Tripel that showcased Duponts meticulous grip on balance and execution. It pours a cloudy, orange-gold with a bad case of the floaties. Head forms off the pour to condense to a thick, creamy pad of white that held firm and left behind some intricate patterns of lace. Aroma is a little leftfield with notes of high quality malt vinegar, some grapefruit, bitter under-ripe fruits and vines shining through. Itís subtle for style but quite fresh along the lines of Bosteels Karmeliet. Itís creamy in the mouth but not altogether big in body especially whilst cold. Doughy, bready yeast, vanilla yoghurt and a touch of pale candi give it a pleasant sweet start before some very assertive bitter fruits take hold of the palate. Itís got vine-clippings, watermelon rind and a plentiful supply of unripened orange pith which make for an interesting profile of bitterness in and around the swallow. Alcohol begins to show around warm and the finish slowly becomes caramelly and nutty. Though predominantly fresh and bitter, the mouth is filled with nuts and pasty caramel between swallows. Itís good warm, itís good cold. An interesting beer, refreshing yet slow in quaffing. I like it!!! (33cL, No date stamp, Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2006
Yellow golden orange with white head. Fruits from citrus/orange family. The beer has a good balance between sweet and sourness. The finish is very pleasant- a bit bitter but then again very fresh! Very enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2006
Golden colour, little orange. Average white head. little carbonation. Big aroma, malts and hops, very fruity (citrus), somewhat herby and even some light yeasty hints. Full body, finish is little sweet, some bitter, quiet herby. Very nice blond beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - APR 16, 2006
Just an absolutely damn fine beer. Single serving bottle, Amsterdam, poured into glass. Thick complex flavor with enjoyable aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
Orange golden body with thick white head, stays short but leaves thick beautiful laces; Big soft butter like nose with great balance between malt and hop: light white bread, grain, some citrus, grapes, raisins and a little dust; Very well balanced body with perfect amount of carbonation, medium fill, into long finish with some bitterness, citrus turning into a bread-like warmer malty ending, bitter all the way trough.


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