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


on tap

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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Not a beer that I would personally recommend as it had a really different/weird taste to it that I did not particularly care for even if this beer did give me a quick buzz. It poured a medium sized white head that was creamy and frothy with fine-medium sized bubbles that lasted throughout most of my rating. The body was uncarbonated, cloudy, yeasty and the hue was butterscotch. The nose was made up of some malt, pineapple and some alcohol. The flavor was sweet, tart, sour, tangy and different. The mouthfeel was sweet and medium bodied. This beer left a good lacing on the sides of my glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 24, 2003
This brew poured a very large head of foamy finely sized long lasting white colored bubbles with yeast floating on top of them. The head eventually receeded and left behind a carbonated yeast filled hazy dark yellow colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma is mild with notes of malt and pineapple. The mouthfeel is tingly at first then settles into a interestingly different aftertaste. The flavor is of a medium strength with notes of fruit, malt, sweetness and some biting element that I could not put my finger on. Definately a different kind of brew. Not bad, but not great and it would be hard to reccommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 12, 2003
On Tap, Hotel Brasserie Erasmus, Brugges, Belgium. Thick cream colored head. Couldy yellow body. Dry, fruity (apple) flavor. Finishes too bitter. Okay but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Label as joet states. Checked Duponts site and it look like this one should be here. Light cloudy golden color. A voluminous head of off white bubbles that resides for a considerable time turning somewhat rocky. One large ring of lace left after imbibing the rest. Light aromas of pears, cobweb yeast, cloves, pineapples, and cookie dough. Light and spritzy as it dances across the tongue. Thins out as it warms. Start with a dry attic yeast flavor followed by light malt and pepper. The finish goes to light fruit and spice(clove and pepper). Maybe a touch sweet but the depth makes up for it. I thought I caught the alcohol with my first quaff, but have not noticed it since, except for the fact that my eyelids are falling down. Nice belgian strong/golden. I continue to ponder the life of a beer as it hits the glass: Some are meant to sit and breath and gain life by the oxygen, and warmth of the hand and surroundings. They love being held and embraced, a long and lasting potation. Other are meant to be gulped, quaffed, swizzled, toped, guzzled, swigged and swilled. they are there for the taking, take them and abuse them, they enjoy it, and will not care if you visit again. Then there are those that have a short life, for once the carbon dioxide dies they are nothing but pale malt drool liquid. A quick passion, strike while the fire burns, lest it turn to ashes and be wasted. Damn thee beer to hell! For thou soundest like a woman!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Okay, this must be the one I got, albeit with a slightly different label. Golden body with suspended fine sediment, big fluffy head, floral, fruity, spicy nose, as you'd expect from a tripel. Malty start, with finishing tropical fruits and spice. Mild yeastiness and some alcohol presence. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2003
UPDATED: APR 16, 2008 Murky yellow. Nose is powerful fruit and spice, floral, with orange and coriander and allspice. Soapy and tart up front, middle is sour and pasty, while the end of the drink is rough and abrasive on the tongue. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Aroma is fruity, spicy, and sour. Appearance is cloudy golden yellow. Flavor is sweet up front and sour/slightly spicy on the way down. Kind of weird overall, but in a good way. Decent tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
This is not as good as their regular Saison but better than the Floret. Spicey Belgium yeast aroma. Sweet spice taste. Soft palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
Nice head. Little dark, golden colour. Sweet, citrus, coriander, grass, little bitter. Nice balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2003 2002 cork-dated 750ml bottle. Pours a pale, hazy light peach/grapefruit color covered by a thick, dense tan head with amazing staying power. Superb aroma with lots of pear, honeysuckle, green apple, peppery spiciness, hay, earthy yeast, medicinal phenolics, and small bits of mint and vanilla. Five minutes have passed and I’ve still got my nose in the glass! The flavor starts out with a great balance of light fruits and white pepper spiciness. After that initial rush, it opens up to the long list from the aroma. Very earthy and rustic. The finish is a bit short-lived, but has a strong phenolic flavor, along with a small shot of warming alcohol and bready malt. Crisp and clean in mouthfeel, with a medium-thick, sugary body. Dries up a bit on the tail-end, with a slighty tannic feel. There’s not much hop presence, despite the bottle’s claim of a ‘well hopped character’…just a bit of herbal hop flavor towards the end. Simply put, this is the season of spring, captured and put into a bottle. One of my absolute favorites of the style.

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