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RATINGS: 1157   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.


Feinschmecker's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Hay color with a prominent hop aroma that melds with a hint of yeast. Slightly syrupy on the palate, but kept in balance by its effervescence. Paired with its sweetness is the barrage of hops that somehow works. An excellent beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (379) - - MAY 22, 2015
Pours full golden colour with white creamy head, which slowly transforms itself. Aroma is fruity, with notes of lemon, little mango and avocado. Taste is similar fruity sweet with evident alcohol presence in bitter dry finish. It has also long lasting dry hoppy aftertaste. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (342) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2015
Yellow color, a bit hazy, with big white head. Smell is citrus and hoppy. Taste is fruity, lemonish, sweet from candi sugar but with a very nice bitterness coming soon later. Well bodied, alcohol well hidden, and easy to drink. I really liked it!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (774) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is opalescent yellow, head is small, white, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is fruity, metallic, flavor is fruity, biscuit, banana, herbs, spices. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light salty, light umami. Finish is medium sweet, light to medium hoppy bitter, acidic, heavy alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, lively carbonation. A bit heavy, a bit too sweet like most of the strong belgian ales, not bad though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (245) - - APR 27, 2015
Nice belgian style ale, hoppy flavour balanced with some alcohol-candy taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
09xx (7) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
For a 9.5%, that beer doesnít let us even feel the taste of alcohol (ironically). Itís also very sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1212) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
330ml bottle, pours hazy gold, yeasty aroma, banana, coriander, earthy, floral hop, spice. Light bodied, oily texture, lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (537) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a tulip glass Aroma- Has a big yeast smell, not that appealing. Appearance- A clear amber color with a small white head. Taste- Has a strong lemon flavor that is fairly sour. the next flavor is the hops and malt. Pretty unique and uncommon Palate- A medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall- A better than average beer but not for everyone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (509) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
Blond, golden, white head. Nose: grainy but the nose is mainly dominated by malts, Taste: malts too, citrus, typical Belgian yeast in the back. very nice enjoyable bitterness finish. This all taste very well balanced. Has something sweet, but bitter dry ending. Refreshing for sure

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pale golden body, medium head. Aroma has yeast and herbal/soapy hops. Somebody said "rubber glove" and I would have to agree. Sweet herbal-hoppy taste with unfolding alcohol bitterness. Finish has sweet yeast, thin sweet malts and alcohol bitterness. Messy like the two other beers Iíve had from this brewery. Hop it? Iíll say fuck it pass it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daanminator (246) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Mooie gouden kleur in het glas met een flinke schuimkop erop. Het bier is behoorlijk hoppig kwa smaak maar het wordt nooit vervelend. Gedronken van de tap.


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