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RATINGS: 1112   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (575) - - JAN 30, 2013
Blonde spéciale houblonnée, et comme dit le brasseur « rare quality brew ». On a placé la barre à 9,5 % abv. (on veut ou on ne veut pas....). Couleur blond doré foncé. Clarté nette . Bulles fines très vivantes partout. Mousse blanche épaisse bien crémeuse en haut. Arômes de pomme, poire, houblons très fins, avec une pointe de citron et de camomille. Texture soyeuse, quasi veloutée. 1ère bouche de houblons très fins et céréales. Arrière-bouche entière, fine, et de très grande longueur. 2ème bouche de houblons et malts fins, avec une pointe de banane verte. 3ème de grande fraîcheur, bouche pleine et malt en fond. Longueur très belle, constante avec des alternances entre les houblons. Levure adéquate, précise. Alcool très bien dosé, de haut niveau. Pour la finale, on clôture en finesse... Très grande bière parce qu’elle répond parfaitement au lourd cahier des charges qu’elle s’était donnée. 5. (son premier...)


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (74) - PORTUGAL - SEP 16, 2014
Golden color, very cloudy and with many floating particles of yeast. The initial head and carbonation are medium, but with enough retention. Body is medium and creamy. Aroma is citric orange and lemon, malt and caramel. Taste is citric, quite bitter and a slightly sweet. It’s a beer with very complex flavors and aromas, quite hoppy for the style, but very balanced with a long, dry aftertaste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (124) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours clear pale to golden with a rocky white head leaving decent lacing. Not the strongest aroma profile: alcohol, cough drop, some floral hops and bubblegum. Some sweet cereal grain, but then all hops: resiny, slight citrus and finishes with a dry, herby hop linger, leaving alcohol flavors in the throat and chest. Medium-full body with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, not my favorite beer. Alcohol is fairly prevalent, and the hop profile, while present, doesn’t emphasize the nice side of hop flavor and aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (457) - CROATIA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle; pours cloudy gold with a white head; aroma is yeast, spices, citrus, and floral; taste is bitter with yeast, fruit, pepper, and hops; finish dry and bitter; alcohol is nicely hidden; good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Like a hoppy duvel. Gold and fruity. Some residual pepper, grass and some pine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
worldbeertaste (1635) - AUSTRIA - SEP 8, 2014
Medium gold with a white lacy lasting head. Smells of yeast with soft hops, fruit and fudge. Nice fruity hoppy taste with some yeast. Impressive on how it hides the 9.5%

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"I may have had an older one, but the hops seemed rather unfocused and most likely faded. Hints at lemon peel and bitterness, but a little bit of a mess. Muddled. Not a bad beer as I enjoyed the fruity yeasty Belgian qualities and the dry finish, but I wouldn;t buy this again at a premium price."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (484) - 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 (547) - 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 (364) - 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 (698) - 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.


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