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RATINGS: 1133   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden color with an enormous head. Thick to the point it is almost solid. Aroma is very hoppy with a bit of yeastiness. Flavor is mostly about the hops, with a little yeast and some spices. No notice of the 9.5%abv.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2006
Amber color, big fluffy head. Aroma: Cirtus/grape hop, sweet malts. Taste: Very honey-sweet, bitter, sweet malts. Aftertaste: Bitter/sour - citrus/grape and hop !!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a head like whipped cream in an off-white shade. The flavor is very sweet - like a typical Belgian Triple - with notes of yeast - a bit too sweet for my liking. The flavor is very sweet and malty combined with a powerful, but somewhat dusty hops note, that resides for a spicyness with notes of cloves combined with yeast. The end is dry and yeasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2006
25.4oz bottle (I think it’s 750mL), no date. Pours a hazy light straw golden with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of yeast, fruits, pepper, spices, grass. Musty taste, quite bitter throughout, alcohol burn noticeable. Still fruity and yeasty, kind of a grassy biscuity bitter finish. Full bodied, very carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke. Clear amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits and spices. Sweet flavour of fruits, spices and hops. Very dry hoppy finish. Well hidden alcohol.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Draught. Golden colour, huge white head. Strong hoppy flowery hot-summerdat-urineish aroma. Flavour is luckily better, but still it is harsh, grassy and hayish. Some sweet alcohol mixing in too. Feels very unbalanced in my opinion, and also the alcohol disturbs.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2006
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is pale amber/orange, with a firm, rocky head (like whipped cream) lasting throughout, leaving lots of lacing. Nose is dominated by the superb flowery hoppiness, hints of mandarin zest and pine needles. Taste is fruity and spicy with a compact hoppiness, hints of citrus (grapefruit, orange) and a long, dry, hoppy finish. Superb balance. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bomber Floral hoppiness, lightly grainy, like a pilsner sparkling, bubbly, dark yellow, firm, tall head that grows Spicy bitterness, light maltiness, medium duration w/ spicy hop finish medium-light body, prickly carbonation Pretty darn tasty ’Belgian IPA’. Kinda like a trippel. Would certainly have more of this. Good balance

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours golden w/ parachute opened doin’ terminal velocity, creamy froth. It just won’t settle down. In the glass and mouth. Cold or warm, like popcorn kernals, the chute opens and expands like an explosion in evey sip. Champagne size bubbles.The froth settles into a sweet cream leaving a light nectar w/ ample residuals. Aromas of ripe banana and spice. Flavors are bracingly hoppy with lime rind and green bitter herb stems. Big piney hops up front with banna spice at mid palate, then finishing with a bitter asprin burn. The alcohol is well hidden. Well balanced. Overall: a complex brew to add to your list. A new style from Belgium for the hop-heads. Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2006
"Wow the pour of this was perfect. Pale golden color lots of bubbles and a pillowy head. Aroma was hoppy some fruit and yeast. Flavor was of citrus hops and yeast. Mouthfeel was a little on the drier side. Different beer but leave IPAs as IPAs."


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