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RATINGS: 1163   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear amber orange color with a large fizzy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex doughy malt and tart citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a light bitter finish of moderate duration. Good look and balanced flavor with no character finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
750 ml bottle: A nice beer, with a HUGE head billowing form the bottle, the pour, everything about it billowed foam. Underneath all of that foam eventually settled out a golden amber orange color. Aroma wasn’t amazingly overpowering, but the flavors were quite nice. A definite Belgian beer, but also some hop bitterness as well. Very enjoyable. Has an almost creamy, yet carbonated motuhfeel that I realy enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1641) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2006
750 ml. Bottle: Clear gold color with a monster, puff daddy head like stinkin’ meringue on a home made lemon meringue pie. It was difficult to pour because of this and as you finished the glass, you notice mondo glaciers of foam remaining on the sides of the glass. It displayed malty, yeasty aromas typical of a Belgian, but the taste is uniquely hoppy. It is still very much Belgianesque. You can feel the loads of carbonation which creates almost a fizzy, creamy sensation on your tongue. Personally, I wasn’t too hot for the flavor of this, but all of the other attributes make it an interesting brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
750 ml bottle, from Liquid Solutions. Pours a hazy apricot color with a huge, thick, fluffy, white head that lingered amazingly and left gobby walls of lace. Bready and citrus aromas, light spice, sugar cookie dough, jasmine and flowers, sawdust, nice floral hoppy character and good bitterness. Delicious combination of sweet and bitter flavors, peach and orange, lots of bitterness and bite, mostly floral and herbal hoppiness, candied fruit and raw sugar, with the alcohol well hidden. Medium body, creamy carbonation. This is a very enjoyable, well-hopped belgian ale!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Sweet jesus, i’m in hop heaven. So freaken smooth. I think the alcy content does take away from the bitterness that i crave. Still, i solid Belgian ale!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 2009-02-24, bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, 8-5-8-5-16=40
Hazy blond color; big creamy head. Spicy aroma, like a Tripel. Good body strength, malt flavor, dry, spicy, with much more bitterness than a Tripel, some Belgian yeast and light alcohol feeling. Very good.

2006-09-01, draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Hazy golden color; thick head. Strange aroma, vanilla, soft spices, sweet wood, toffee. Malty flavor, good structure, some sweetness, bold hopping, but well blended with the rest; toffee. Bold ending bitterness. Original and interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle at De Bierkamer, Kluizen. Golden-amber colour with a beautifully rocky, long-lasting and lacing white head. Prominent spicy Saaz hops aroma. Flavours start sweet but gradually develops towards a dry finish. Great fruity and spicy hoppiness. Good carbonation, full body. The best of the Urthel range?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Light and hazy gold with a frothy, snow white head. Aromas of banana and citrus fruit with a spicy, yeasty character. Dry finish, but not as hoppy as I expected. A very good Belgian Pale Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Hazy deep amber. Creamy white head. Dominant aromas were yeast and hops. Somewhat sweet and malty. Nutty and fruity. Doesn’t stink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2006
golden color with huge white head. not as much hop aroma as I expected. little bit of a strange consistency. little bit of a creamy mouthfeel. spicy, a little bit yeasty. alcohol is amazingly disguised. cannot beleive it is 9.5%.


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