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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Bière dorée, limpide avec quelques particules de levure et coiffée dun large col éphémère laissant au verre une épaisse dentelle mousseuse. Des arômes de céréales, d’alcool et un houblonnage herbacé. Elle est bien amère, peu acide et légèrement sucrée. Elle est de texture crémeuse, de corps robuste, très effervescente et se termine sur une longue finale amère et légèrement aromatique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (436) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 28, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur blonde, une mousse dense mais pas trop, en bouche grosse attaque sur le houblon, très citronnée et florale, excellente !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Fresh hoppy nose, pine. Clear dark yellow color, big creamy white head. Medium body, sugar, citrus, piney, sharp bubbles and dry aftertaste. :) Bolton Brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a hazy blond colour with a thin foamy white cap. The aroma is yeasty, spicey hops, fresh cut pine, and sweetness (honey?). The flavour starts with a light sweetness, honey, spicey hops, yeast, alcohol. Not mind bending, but very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeroenhensen (159) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Veel koolzuur, maar slaat gelijk dood in je glas. Proef de hop, maar had wel wat sterker gemogen. Bittere afdronk.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bellco33 (160) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at the tap room: pours amber with a one finger white head. Aroma of bubblegum, floral, and wine. Taste is heavy bubblegum, sweet, very little hops, and chardonnay. A little too sweet. I think this is old. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdwinLitzau (229) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
Amber/gouden kleur met een dikke witte laag schuim. Redelijk wat koolzuur. Ruikt hoppig, niet overdreven. Zachte smaak, behoorlijk bitter. Prima bier.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rok1024 (902) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 17, 2013
Slightly cloudy golden orange appearance with medium head. Very hoppy aroma. Good balance between sweet and bitter taste. Decent body, decent Belgian strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear golden with a huge, fluffy white head that laces well and intense champagne carbonation. The nose has big notes of pine, spice and Belgian yeast, along with pale malts and a touch of honey. The flavour is well balanced with sweet honey and malts paired with a peppery hoppiness with Belgian spice and resinous bitter notes. Towards the end, pepper and spice pick up and it closes on a more definitive hoppy note. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a dry texture. Overall this is a nice spicy, hoppy Belgian ale that is surprisingly well balanced. It could have more complexity however and the alcohol is fairly prominent. 2013-10-08

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1701) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draught at The Porter. This is a smooth hoppy brew that is a good intro to Belgian strong ales.


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