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RATINGS: 1106   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (353) - - JAN 15, 2013
Pours a pale yellow colour with a lingering one finger head. Citrus, lemon and some banana notes on the nose. Taste is quite sweet, spicy, with some hops on the side. Goes down quite easy, and alcohol is pretty well hidden. Nice beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (477) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2014
Nebuloso color biondo con fragile e massiccio cappello di schiuma bianca. Pungente, fruttata e floreale al naso con sentori speziati e mielosi; gusto in linea con l’atteso: dolciastro, mieloso, maltoso, fruttato, caramellato e con un finale delicatamente luppolato, asciutto, erbaceo e conciso. Corpo medio, vellutata, rotonda, intensa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (530) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Well damn if that just ain’t a silly as all hell beer label. The silliness stops once this brew is poured. What do we have here? You get the dark candy sugars of a Belgian mixed with a truly hoppy potion. Sweet & bitter. Just like love. I could drink this all nite & with that 9.5% booze barometer I wouldn’t even remember the beer’s name in the morning.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (336) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pour is gold with a foamy head, aroma is grassy, sweet, malty. Taste is sweet malty with faint frutiness and strong alcohol towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (692) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle @ Circolo sant’ Eugenio. Giallo dorato, velata, con schiuma bianca fine ed abbastanza persistente. aroma intenso fruttato, agrumato, scorza d’arancia, pompelmo. resinoso e ed erbaceo da luppolo, lievito belga, zucchero candito. Gusto secco, abbastanza amaro, decisamente luppolata, leggermente acidula. Abbastanza spigolosa, buon corpo, equilibrata ed armonica.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5909) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Draught @ Le Trappist, Caen. Pours hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, grass, light fruity hops. Flavor is malt, yeast, grassy, fruit, peach, rangepeel, bitter citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation, light bitter finish. 060814

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1502) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a medium thin foamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, apple and honey. Sweet, bitter and sour taste, sour and bitter finish.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1380) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
One of the pioneering ales paving the way for IPAs in Belgium. Hazy, deep golden blonde colour, pale and caramelly malts with hints of apple and apricot, quickly overpowered by a bone-dry, ’green’ and refreshing, citrussy, peppery, long hop bitterness, though still ’friendlier’ than most American double or triple IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (148) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Light gold with a clear head, some residue. Hoppy, malty, some sugar, spicy. Nothing we haven’t tasted before but very well balanced and with a pleasant slightly sweet and spicy finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1120) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een lekker biertje met een wat speciale smaak, ik vind het een aanrader om eens te proberen.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (936) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glagow (£4):
Light spice & yeast the medium strength citrus hops with pine & grapefruit. Some sweetness, mainly from some sugar & background fruits, mainly oranges & some pineapple with subtle hints of alcohol then some earthy hops & grassy notes at the end.
Bright, golden amber with a slight haze & a 1.5cm, foamy white head with excellent retention, it holds steady for even after I started drinking the beer.
Hops, citrus & pine hops to begin alongside the spice & yeast. Orange & some grapefruit feature & it’s well balanced with some sugar from the fruits as well. Some herbal & floral flavours come through with hints of alcohol at the end.
Almost full bodied. It’s smooth with touches of alcohol without being too boozy or hard to drink. Sweet throughout with low carbonation.

A fairly good example of a Belgian IPA with more hops than I’d anticipated. Easy to drink & the dry hopping definitely made a difference with this one. Definitely a beer worth looking out for.


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