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RATINGS: 1213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1212) - - 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...)


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
I_LUV_BEER (51) - - APR 29, 2016
Served in a tulip from a bottle. pours hazy golden colour with nit much of a head. Aroma is somewhat floral, with clear malts, bread and yeast present. Taste is bready with caramel and pear notes, unfortunately the alcoholic feel is very noticeable. Nicely carbonated but a bit too much on a prickly side, with a pleasant slight bitter aftertaste. Nice enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkanu (32) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 29, 2016
Hazy, somewhat on the yellowish side of amber, with a consistent head that will not go away easily. Overall, it’s a very robust, full bodied beer, with a strong alcoholic feel along with yeast and flowery hops. Taste is yeasty, with hints of lime peels, spices and apricots. Not too bitter, but with a nice aftertaste that’s somewhat sweet, yet still bitter enough. Worth a try!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2016
Divino Cellars bottle(18-Apr-16)Light spirit apricot floral aroma.Cloudy amber,low head,&suds lace.Sweet peach herbal flavour.Herbal stone fruit finish&tangy spirit spice aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1726) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Sour hop herbal spice aroma. Murky Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt hoppy sour apple flavour. Flat lingering palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2497) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2016
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, belgisk jäst, gräs, örter, peppar, citrus, grön banan. Fruktig, stor sötma och alkoholstyrka som slår igenom något, pepprig beska något sträv.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Slight hazy pale yellow with a white head, ok lacings. Aroma medium malty (caramel, bread) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, spicy and bitter. Medium+ body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Great balance of malt, hops, and the Belgian yeast. Full bodied, sweet character. Full flavour. Really tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lbianchi66 (268) - FRANCE - FEB 23, 2016
Robe blonde orangée avec une jolie mousse qui tient bien. Pas mal de dépôt. Arômes agrumes et céréales. Goût agrumes, caramel, miel, fruits jaunes. L’amertume reste en bouche. Une bière honnête.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (343) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2016
Goudblond met wandklevend fijn wit schuim. Geur: mild, fruitig, anders redelijk gesloten. Smaak: licht bitterig, wat sinaasappel. Romig mondgevoel. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Niet slecht maar weinig uitgesproken.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (890) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2016
Blonde paille, grosse carbo, collet moyen persistant, belle dentelle. Aromes pain, fruits, amande, herbeuse. Mousse onctueuse, un peu verte, bonne amertume avec une longueur indeniable. Ronde, l’alcool ressort un poil trop.


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