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RATINGS: 1170   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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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1256) - Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pale dark yellow pour with massive floaties, small head. Grainy german malt aroma, almost some vomit notes,mostly sweetly german breadiness,some strange spice maybe with the malt aroma the hops(if any) seem medicinal and subtle Im detecting a poorly stored bottle maybe,or infection i notice a light crud ring around the neck so maybe this was autolized too or infected. Really it just seemed stale yeast tasting.There is a pronounce malt light sweetness, fairly good hop taste but bittering is subtle too, with stale yeast off taste.Bottle says ko9h7 09: 02 whatever that means. The 9.5 is very well hidden though with mild spicy and a heavy malt with balanced sweetness.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bubeer (106) - - JUL 28, 2015
Hazy pale gold. Large head, medium to high retention. Notes of cereals and banana in the nose, with a touch of citrus. Medium sweet and alcohol in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (218) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Di certo non una birra estiva e qui l’errore di berla a fine luglio. L’alcol si sente molto, tanto dolce, di sicuro da ribere con temperature più basse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markschiedon (360) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma citrus, hop and banana. The clear golden beer has a large white head. In the taste mainly hop, but also bread, spices and citrus fruits. Medium carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (115) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 16, 2015
Aroma: moderate to low lemon hop notes, white bread, spicy belgian ethers. Taste: moderate malt and alcohol sweeteness, moderate hoppy biterness. Strong bitter and spicy aftertaste. This is slightly strange but pleasant bitter ale with specific belgian bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2768) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle at delirium brussels . Light fresh yeasty aroma . Banana vanilla citrus. Taste is Belgian candy yeast and earthy hops . Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
330ml, BB June 2016, 9.5%. Golden, light haze, sparkling, dense foamy white head, full lacing. Aroma is banana fudge, zesty tangerine, spice, perfumey lavender, palma violet, grains. Body is light, foamy, tingly carbonation. Taste is light grains, booze, floral tinctures, spice, plastic, dry finish. Just a little harsh and simple, but looks and smells great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1464) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 3, 2015
opalescent pale golden colour, huge, creamy and stable white head; aroma of floral hops, fruits and yeasty notes; taste is the same with peppery and coriander notes as well as hints of alcohol; great Belgian Strong Ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1586) - 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 (13) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
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 (1234) - 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.


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