Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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It has an equally exquisite taste as Piraat but combined with the finest hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6182) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
330. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a loose and filmy off white head. Big sticky sweet vegetal nose, like candied artichoke hearts. Fizzy medium body. Artichokes, boiled marjoram, and palm sugar on the mid palate. Long vegetal dryish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1799) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Refrigerated large format bottle poured into a glass. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is nice herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and little small-bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops, floral hops, some spicy hops, with nice malt backbone. If you are looking for a hop bomb this isnt it, good nuanced hop flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3106) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a clear gold with a white head. The aroma is musky, earthy, spicy. The taste is a little sweet. Dry finish. High carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (412) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Not nearly as good as Piraat. You can really taste the wine yeast or whatever gives the funk in this one like the regular Golden Draak (didnt get that flavour in regular Piraat). Expected to like this more than I did. Hazy golden orange pour with almost no head or lacing. For a triple hop bottle I can barely distinguish the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours hazy amber brown with a lasting off white head. The nose has notes of white wine, grass, and a little malt sweetness. Sweet at first with chardonnay like notes with some Belgian yeast, candy sugar, and a little grassiness. Not too far of a departure from their normal brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4470) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet caramel and biscuit aromas. Sharp with sweet bread caramel upfront turning to hot nutty toast before the lasting bitter earth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3784) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2014
33 cl. is a slight gusher that pours a foggy golden-amber with a huge meringue of foam on top. Big nose of toffee, orange, fresh cut lumber, green herb, white grape and apple. Taste is brown sugar, minty resin, peppery wood, apple, grape must and white wine. Near-medium body has a nice balance and a light astringency. Slightly boozy, but not overly so for 10.5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6009) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. deeper golden pour. overly sweet maltiness, wet cardboard, boozy. big tripel sweetness. didnt enjoy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (700) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Copper amber pour, foamy head retension with lots of lace. Citrus apricot nose. Fruity cotton candy sweetness, apple spices. Full palate with alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - OCT 10, 2014
Transfer From BA review on 2-7-14- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance The beer pours a deep-amber orange color with a beautifully thick and billowy just off white head. The head has an amazing retention, hanging out for quite some time, with it eventually fading away to give a wonderful level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma is big and bready with some nice hop aromas mixed within. The hop are a mix of grapefruit, earth, and grass mixing with some yeasty smells as well as some spice of coriander and clove. Along with these aromas are some hay like smells and a slightly grainy aroma. A light level of caramel and lighter fruit sweetness (orange and pear) are there in the nose creating a drier and bready light Belgian IPA smell overall. Taste The taste begins with dry bready and crackery taste mixed with some lighter sweet flavors of caramel and candied sugar. The sweeter flavors fade fast with them being replace by flavors of yeast and some hop. The yeast bring with it flavors of clove with the hop flavors initially being mostly of a grassy taste. As the taste advances, the grassy grows stronger and is joined by a bit of grapefruit and some good earthy hop. Toward the end of the taste, the sweetness has faded to a good extent with the yeast, spice, and grassy flavors all quite strong. A bit of hay and grain come to the tongue at the end along with a lighter alcohol flavor to end up leaving a drier and hopped triple like flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The higher carbonation is quite nice for the Belgian characteristics of the brew while the thickness is good for accentuating the hop and being good for the more malty flavors of the brew, all creating a somewhat crisper but upheld brew overall. Overall A rather enjoyable and nicely flavored Belgian IPA. I will certainly frequent this more often given the opportunity.

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