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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.


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1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brekeriet (139) - - FEB 10, 2011
Aroma: yeast, alcohol. Unbalanced taste. Sweet, bitter, strong. Bad head. Not at all as hoppy as you think. Hop-it?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1531) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Clear golden with some floating sediment. Fluffy, airy white head. Malty, bready aroma, hints of citrus, fruit and acetone. Flavour has sweet and fruity malt, some spicy yeast and warming, boozy alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, finish is bitter with a little alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheKernOwl (9) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015 does not count
Boldly bitter, but wears it well; like a more fruity (pear), more floral version of duvel. -   Nose: Fruit (pear? mango? lemon?) + flowers (buttercup?) = faintly marzipan? -   Body: Very small bubbles make their presence felt on tongue. Robust, bitter feel. -   Finish: A massive bitterness is working away at you, but the burn is ultimately a candied one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1152) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Dorada clara, ligeramente turbia. Un dedo de espuma y efervescencia de tripel. Aroma malteado y cítrico. Carbonatación muy alta y mucho cuerpo. Tono alcoholico muy presente. Sabor potente, muy lupulado, floral y citrico en medio de gran efervescencia. Final muy amargo envuelto en gran calor. Hibrido tripel - ipa. Toda una copa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (818) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 3, 2015
bottle at home. yellow hazy color with some floaties. small white head. smells flowery, some sweetness, some grass, light fruit notes, candy. full body, bubbly carbonation and mouthfeel. tastes sweet, flowery, candy, some sweetness, honey, citric. bitter sweet citric finish. quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1013) - - MAY 29, 2015
Pours an orangish golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus, lemon, and sweet malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3451) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2015
Draught @ Haket. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a rather small white head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass. Smell is tiny malty, slightly fruity and tiny grassy with crackers, white bread, grapefruit juice, pears, marsipan, bubblegum, moist grass, pine needles, white sugar and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and tiny fruity. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with white bread, grapefruit, pears, marzipan, bubblegum, moist grass, pine needles, white sugar and lemon zest. Must confess this wasn’t what I was looking for but this is solid for what it is. Spicy and grassy with clear Belgian yeast bubblegum influence.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (419) - - MAY 22, 2015
Pours full golden colour with white creamy head, which slowly transforms itself. Aroma is fruity, with notes of lemon, little mango and avocado. Taste is similar fruity sweet with evident alcohol presence in bitter dry finish. It has also long lasting dry hoppy aftertaste. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (359) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2015
Yellow color, a bit hazy, with big white head. Smell is citrus and hoppy. Taste is fruity, lemonish, sweet from candi sugar but with a very nice bitterness coming soon later. Well bodied, alcohol well hidden, and easy to drink. I really liked it!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (874) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is opalescent yellow, head is small, white, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is fruity, metallic, flavor is fruity, biscuit, banana, herbs, spices. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light salty, light umami. Finish is medium sweet, light to medium hoppy bitter, acidic, heavy alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, lively carbonation. A bit heavy, a bit too sweet like most of the strong belgian ales, not bad though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (266) - - APR 27, 2015
Nice belgian style ale, hoppy flavour balanced with some alcohol-candy taste.


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