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RATINGS: 1093   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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3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Opaque orange-yellow, large two-finger small bubble head that lasts considerably. Nice nose: lots of spice in clove and pepper, some alcohol, slightly floral and lemon - prototypical tripel aroma taken to a nice high octave. Spicy yeast is most noticeable characteristic in the taste, with clove and some lemon and grassy, floral tones. End-palate is off-puttingly alcoholic to the point of fusel-like notes, also some spiciness from the alcohol...but all alcohol in the finish. Dry, spicy, grassy aftertaste. High carbonation but maintains very nice, thick mouthfeel.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (197) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Hazy golden amber pour, with a tall rocky white head, great lacing. Yeasty aroma, floral hops. Light cereal malts, fairly bitter, dry bitter finish. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (8) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
Mooi goudgeel bier met een mooie schuimkraag, bitter van smaak met een dosis alcohol. Smaak van hop en gist, waarbij de bittere hopsmaak lang in je mond blijft hangen. Ondanks het alcoholpercentage van 9,5% drinkt hij heerlijk weg doordat hij fris en sprankelend is.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (259) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Aroma is earthy and malty. Not very bitter or hoppy as far as IPAs go. Not too bad but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian yeast, citrus, fruity esters, pale malts, moderate sweetness, decent enough though I would probably not grab this again with so many options.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draft at Blue Monk. Buffalo NY. Golden orange pour. Sweet malts, orange marmalade on both aroma and flavor. Styrofoam and candu sweetness. Tastes aged past prime. Ok

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (310) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2014
Murky amber color with white medium-lasting head. Aroma is more like a Belgian Ale, spicy and fruity. Taste is hoppier than the aroma, but with some moderation. Spicy taste, with some peppers, esters and a slightly banana hints. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. The aftertaste is bitter, but it doesn’t last for a long time. Interesting, but I expected a much more hoppy beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4082) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle at the Brouwcafe. Scheveningen. Poured a clear straw colour with a long lasting frothy white head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is big dry yeast and unmistakably Belgian. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big, crisp, yeasty boozy alcohol light hop palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Rather Duvel like. Didn’t really get the hops at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2506) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Keg at six degrees north Aberdeen. Clear yellow straw coloured pour with a thin lasting white head. Aroma us subdued earthy, orange peel, grainy and some alcohol in the nose. Flavour is composed of grainy base malt, hot alcohol, headache inducing fussels, orange peel and Belgian yeast. Light on the tongue with spritzy carbonation and some solvent. Rough bitterness lingers on the tongue with some orange peel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (546) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 19, 2014
Couleur dorée, très légère mousse blanche. Nez de levures et malt style triple belge. Gout fruité et levures avec houblon et amertume en fin de bouche, voir note alcool. "drolement balancée", spéciale...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
330ml bottle from Beerstore at O’Connor. 9.5 alc./vol. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is mainky hoppy and spicy with a whiff of citrus. Taste matches the aroma. Taste: Alcohol is pronounced with notes of Belgian malt and has a strong finish. Lively carbonation.


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