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RATINGS: 1067   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2006
small sample thanks to jason at the plymouth beer store. large fluffy white head. aroma of hops spice and some fruity/yeasty notes as well. taste is great lightly fruity with a light hop bitterness. and for some reason munich pilsner malt comes to mind but i have no idea why i think that. any one else find that? a very good beer i should like to try again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Thanks for Blake I believe for the sample. Decent light hoppy aroma. Golden yellow color with a big foamy head, but had lots of particles of hops in it, turned me off. OK bitter hoppy flavor, but nothing special. Decent body, lively carbonation. Overall, it tastes OK, but the apperance kills it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2006
Hazy gold,huge white head. Nose is spicy with banana ester. Starts yeasty,fruity and malty, nice long strong hop end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
(Bottle. 10/2005 and 03/2006) Hmmm. Spicy aromas with some esthers (slight fruitiness) and banana. Thick, frothy, white head that lasted nicely. Hazy straw colored. Very bitter, particularly on the back end, but surprisingly fruity and malty up-front and, ultimately, pretty well-balanced Hot. Spritzy. Medium bodied (might use more, given how hot it really is).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Bottle. Large white frothy head that was mostly lasting, excellen lacing, floaties, hazy, carbonated, and a straw yellow hue. Nose was hoppy, sweet, banana, and spicy. Flavor was sweet, hoppy, spicy, and somewhat bitter. Tingly palate. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2006
(750ml bottle) Bubbly clear straw body with white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, banana, light candi sugar, hay. Taste is medium sweet, Saaz grassy, some banana, melon/peach, fairly bitter. Dry finish. Light-medium body with some creaminess, fairly clean, alcohol fairly well concealed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer has a sweet aroma infused with hops, yeast, and citrus notes. It is a light golden color with a thick white head. This slightly dry but sweet beer has a flavor of hops, yeast, and mild lemon/citrus. It fades bitter with a nice finish of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3284) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Pours to the most gorgeous looking white merengue head and excellent lacing. Unfortunately, there are very strange floaty particles in the golden body. It almost looks like pulp or dried bonito flakes in suspension. (5 quality on the head, 1 quality on the body... so, I have to even it out). The aroma is very hoppy, spicy, Saaz hops are very apparent. The flavor is a Saazy, yeasty, spicy conglomeration. Sweet fruity bitterness. I like the flavor quite a bit. The palate is bitter, medium bodied, warming all the way to the gut. A good beer, but certainly not worth just over $10 a bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
cloudy off yellow color w/ lots of visable carbonation and stuff floating in it that looks like flakes of skin and a monster white head w/ thick lacing. Aroma is a bit light some spiced hops and bread dough and some light malt. Palate is fairly well coated lightly creamy nicely thick. Flavor is bread and some sweet malts a light spiced hop w/ some light perfume hop. Ok.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LolaLovesBeer (17) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2006
From the tapp this beer came with a thick white head and a light golden color. It smells earthy with lots of yeast and hops and it tastes great! Its very creamy and easy to drink, a little fruit with the bitter is a welcome balance. I’ll drink this one again for sure!


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