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

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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2003 [2003-09-03, 8-5-8-5-16]
75cl. corked bottle
Cloudy orange color; big thick head. Very nice aroma, dry maltiness, typical of Tripel beer; smell of cellar and light cork; spicy; oranges. Smooth, malty pleasure; very good body structure, getting more bitter at the end, for a long palate. As usual by Dupont, an exceptional beer!

[2003-06-19, 5-4-7-4-14]
Keg
Not so interesting aroma, but the flavor is better, malty and fruity. I prefer the bottled version…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Clear golden with a huge and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, light yeasty and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 141011

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
Bottle. I thought that this was a tad bland. Nothing wrong with it, just not enough to set it apart from other similar beers

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2010
Bottle, 33cl. A mostly clear, golden beer topped by a fine, off-white head. Some very small floaties. Yeasty, fruity nose with pale malts and a good spiced touch. Some cellar and a nice hoppyness too. Wheaty, spiced and sugary-sweet flavor. Some cellar, and a really good hoppyness too. Not overly bitter. Good bitterness in the finish, but also a warming touch from the alcohol, some spiced notes I guess is from the yeast, and lots of sugary sweetness. Full-bodied and effervescent. Overall, a really nice beer that would benefit from less sugar. 100423

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden and light hazy. Aroma and taste are malt, hops, almonds, caramel and sugar.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (15902) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
Bottled (BB 07/2007)
Hazy golden, huge white creamy head, lace. Strange aroma of yeast, grassy hops and boiled vegetables. Good crisp hoppy, lemony blonde flavor but also some vegetables. I wonder if this is characteristic to this brew. Dissapointing, but gets better when all yeast is poured.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
On tap @ 38 Degrees. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Spicy clove and coriander aromas. Some banana bread, grass, and mild floral aromas. Nice doughy smell, too. Flavor is lightly sweet with banana, apple, dough, and bready malt. Nice pear, white pepper, and spicy clove. Very light grass bitterness on the finish. Noms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (15416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Trübes goldenes Bier mit schöner weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, belgische Hefe, Gewürze. Geschmack kräftig malzig, sehr fruchtig, hefig, würzig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15252) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2003 2 years old - Cloudy tan with swirlig carbonation and a thick, foamy head. Aroma shows pears, lots of yeast, leather, white pepper, coriander, bread crust, herbal hops; palate has sweet notes of caramel flan, pepper, dried peaches, barnyard with cobwebs. Finish is dry (pepper, alcohol), with a slight acidity. Vintage Rating: 9 5 8 5 16 = 4.3 (I thought it had improved hugely until I looked at my old rating notes and realized this beer started pretty good).

Rating when fresh: Very well-balanced abbey ale. Tan colour (is this a tripel or a dubbel); good yeast bite, but not overwhelming like Saison Dupont; sweet malt flavours develop well, and the finish is notably spicy (cinammon, pepper, maybe even cardamom).


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