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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8812) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This pale golden ale poured with great clarity and a resultant fluffy off-white head. This is a well-bittered (hopped) tripel-style ale that is heavily carbonated. It is full-bodied with a sweet aroma, but more bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2006
Dark yellow colored, big white head. Cloudy appearance. Spices, orange, yeast in sweet and rich aroma. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is richer with nice fruity and yeasty touch, good crispy spices and mild alcohol also there. Some licorice and spiciness in aftertaste. Nice lace in glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 24, 2006
slightly hazy gold with an annoyingly huge mountainous head. hoppy aroma of peaches and apricots. flavor is yeasty, hops, marshmallows, sweet and sugary. hints of spices. enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle. First off, I think the cork dented my ceiling and I have a pain in my neck from jumping so quickly to get out of the way. Strangely enough, no beer came out of the bottle. Clear copper color with a billowy ivory head. Very Belgian-like yeast aroma with a solid hoppiness. Taste is bananas and oranges with malt and lemongrass. Warming with a slight burnt cinnamon note. Very dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
POD (198) - USA - DEC 19, 2006
This was a pleasant suprise. Poured this from bottle and saw the entire glass fill with foam. Huge white bubbly head. Once I finished the beer, I had foam residue still foating in the cup. This head wouldn’t go away! Aroma was of slight floral hops and malt. Flavor was of drysweet hops and had a crisp slight aftertaste of malt. I drank this ice cold with habanero chicken wings. They meshed very well. I would drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
This was a good Belgian. Very hoppy and dry, which I like. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head, the flavor was nice and balanced. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
A clear gold color, with a yeastless pour, and a large white substantial head. A saaz hop aroma with a spicy, yeast taste. Gets somewhat old tasting through the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Big bottle: lots of small bubbling, sweet hoppy aroma, strong white head that never settles. Little fruity...hardly noticable. Finishes bitter but refreshing. A clean belgian ale. Lots of debris.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
On tap at Brickskeller in DC. Tasted in Conjunction with La Brooklynette (Gnomette part ii), which was a perfect combination. This one was more estery and a little more sweet and has a higher carbonation level, but had a very similar flavor profile. A mix of american and noble hops in the flavor, perhaps?, Yeasty fruity esters from the belgian yeast strain. Spicier hop flavors than other Belgian hoppy beers that I have tasted - Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2006
11.2 oz bottle. Hazy golden color with full foam white head. Sweet malt and citrus aroma and taste with a hoppy bitter after taste. As the label says Hoppy Belgian Ale

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