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


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RATINGS: 790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5969) - Tampere, - MAY 1, 2012
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110524.
Pours hazy orange color with large head. Aroma of lemony fruits, spices, yeast and grass. Flavor of fruits, lemon, apricot, spices and yeast. Very refreshing with strong CO2.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (771) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2014

330 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Cloudy hazy light muddy-straw colour with thin layer of yeast sediments; Half finger head and crumpety white foam which lasted for 1 minute. Excellent sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Pils-like malt, with strong grapefruit, passion fruit, banana, strong vanilla, light sugar, honey, very strong Bel yeast, bread, dough, nice phenolics and spices.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with very fresh grapefruit, strong fresh lime, strong floral nectar, molasses, nice phenolic, strong Bel yeast, strong bitter hops and strong sharp grass.

Body: Mid to light. Slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Fairly good Pils maltyness. Taste is driven by very fresh and fruity grapefruit, citrus and sharp grass. Strong but non-cloying floral nectar sweetness which blends well with the hops. Really nice! Light bready, good phenolic, it reminds me of Brugse Zot but with a more intense and thorough taste. Great!

Hoppiness: Intense fresh grapefruit, lime, passionfruit, floral in aroma and taste. Bitterness is very strong , a couple pars below German Pils, still really astringent and sharp grass to balance the sweetness very nicely for a long lasting moderately bitter finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Creamy, very fruity and hoppy to mouth.

Comments: This is more or less a stronger version of Brugse Zot: its ester and fruits maybe a little less varied, but just as refreshing, tasty and strong. Topped with intensely strong hops, matching strong sweetness and smooth taste. Its shabby looks maybe forgiven. Taste and good vibes is all that matter, and this one is a stand out Strong Belgian Pilsener, much more so than Duvel. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fantti (680) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Kaatuu tulppaaniin kullankeltaisena ja sameana, noin 2,5 sormen paksuisella vaahdolla, joka jättää vahvaa pitsiä. Tuoksusta tulee mieleen melko paljon La Chouffe, samanlaista yrttisen ja mausteisen sitrusmaista tuntumaa löytyy. Mausteinen hiivaisuus etualalla, sitrus hieman taaempana. Korianterimaista yrttisyyttä tuntuu hiivan lomassa. Myös vehnäolutmaista banaaniesteriä löytyy tuoksuttelemalla. Maussa banaanimaiset ja sitrusmaiset vivahteet iskevät vahvimpana vastaan, pippurimaisen ja korianterisen mausteisuuden kutitellessa taustalla. Kukkainen humalointi ottaa lopussa suun valtaansa tukevoittaen makua. Suutuntuma on hyvin humaloitu ja samalla melko täyteläinen ja tukeva, jopa yllättävän tuhti. Hieno vaalea belgi, jossa samoja vivahteita kuin arvostamassani La Chouffessa ollen hieman napakammin humaloitu ja hivenen tuhdimpi tapaus. Vehnäolutmaisia aromeja on myös mukana, vaikkei vehnää ole käytetty. Hieno olut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chrishrt30 (97) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Very pale straw colour with light thin white head. Strong citrus, candy and bread aroma, with a good strong hit of Belgium yeast. A nice heavy mouthfeel, champagne like carbonation. Sweet honey and citric, bubblegum, spicy herbs and cinnamon. A nice dry finish, fine light hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2061) - GERMANY - JUL 10, 2014
0,33 l bottle caramel, barnyard, spruce, citrus, herbs, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (457) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
well balanced strog ale. more hoppy, more bitter, more carbonized, more vivid with notes of chocolate. B@H

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours a hazy gold with foamy head and fresh floral aroma. Vibrant blond flavours, aromatic, floral, a touch of spice all impeccably blended with a teasing dry bitterness on the finish. A beautiful blond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (596) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB05.2015. Pours hazy golden with white head. Thin head stays. Aroma is sour, citrus, spices, and yeast. Taste is sour, fruity, very spicy, some yeast and bitterness. Finish is fruity, sour and dry bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuelMTL (32) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
A very good beer. A smooth drop. It reminds me of Brussels but should be in 1 l bottles. The logo is brand.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonTja (241) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
Crisp, light, but still quite bready, a lot of belgian yeast esters; bubblegum, citrus, very dry, easy going and nice - like a better Duvel.

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