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RATINGS: 1120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Superior Hoppy Belgian Ale. White very rich foam, small bubbles. Very hoppy, spicy, fruity flavour and full, heart warming body. Brewed at first at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pale cloudy yellow color with a huge aired white head. Good retention. The head never disappears completely leaving a small layer and many lacings around S: Delicious perfume of hops: Citrus and earthy. Honey, caramel malts and strong bready Belgian style yeasts in the end T: Follows the nose. Malts, honey and hoppy bitterness. Quite dry and bready. Hops are again, citrus and a bit earthy. Belgian style yeasts "completing the party". Extremely balanced and well done M: Medium body and carbonation. A bit molasses and a considerable bitterness. Not much alcohol could be noticed despite the 9.5% ABV O: High drinkability. Delicious bitterness. Reminded me a Duvel overloaded with hops. Same impression that I’ve had with the "La Chouffe Dobbelen IPA". [ BA Review @ 11/7/2010 ]

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (363) - LATVIA - OCT 14, 2014
On tap. Intense yellow, clear with medium while head. Nice very strong bitterness, which is lasting in the tongue root. Balanced with touch of sourness. Sweet fruity notes appears later.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (278) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from the Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a yellow / golden color which is a little hazy, and a lot of bubbles. The aroma is rich of hops and some hints of fruits, spices and a little citrus. The taste is full, warming but overall a nice bitterness is very well noticable in the end. The finish is dry, long and the bitterness is long noticable. Reminds me of a tripel beer, but there is a little too much alcohol in it, and that is well noticable. Further it’s a pretty nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is strong boozy with faint orange hints and grain. Taste is malty, toffee, again highly alcoholic, fruity yeast. Yeasty caramel finish. Too strong alcohol notes to really make it in my opinion.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbfigueira (10) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 29, 2014
Hop, spicey anf fruity.Nice head the mouthfeel is not very persistent but the beer is really refreshing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (215) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
.Golden beer white a white rich foam, small carbonation. Taste is very hoppy, spicy, fruity flavour. Good tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (792) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2014
Tap @ Koht, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy golden with off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is fresh fruits, apples, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fresh fruits, apples, citrus, grapefruit. Finish is dry fruity bitter with touch of alcohol. Overall: very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (839) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Slainte. Color dorado. Sabor a levadura, malta, citrico, amargo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (96) - PORTUGAL - SEP 16, 2014
Golden color, very cloudy and with many floating particles of yeast. The initial head and carbonation are medium, but with enough retention. Body is medium and creamy. Aroma is citric orange and lemon, malt and caramel. Taste is citric, quite bitter and a slightly sweet. It’s a beer with very complex flavors and aromas, quite hoppy for the style, but very balanced with a long, dry aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (173) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours clear pale to golden with a rocky white head leaving decent lacing. Not the strongest aroma profile: alcohol, cough drop, some floral hops and bubblegum. Some sweet cereal grain, but then all hops: resiny, slight citrus and finishes with a dry, herby hop linger, leaving alcohol flavors in the throat and chest. Medium-full body with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, not my favorite beer. Alcohol is fairly prevalent, and the hop profile, while present, doesn’t emphasize the nice side of hop flavor and aroma.


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