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RATINGS: 1139   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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3.9
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from beergusto web shop. Unclear golden color with huge white head. Belgian yeast, malt, citrus hops in aroma. Malty, fruity taste with citrus hops. Long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal malts, grassy and floral hops, funk, pear, and faint mango. Flavor is dry malts forward, floral hop bitterness, light grapefruit, and booze; dry finish with alcohol spice. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1030) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
330 ml shared with Alex @ biermarket mtl A: light pear/peach, lemon, light oxidation app: hazy page white head t/p: med body with light but lasting bitterness. O: bof. not to expectation. Not hoppy enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (213) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle shared with Jo @ BierMarkt. Aroma: lemon, spices. app: hazy straw with minimal white head and some lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, light sweetness, light long bitter finish, average carbonation. Overall: an ok strong ale. Didn’t enjoy the aroma, mouthful is ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Comparing the bottle and draft back to back at Eulogy in January 2015. BOTTLE: Cloudy yellow gold pour with a large frothy foam head. Full and funky. Whole wheat bread. Lemon verbina. Unripe oranges. White peppercorns. DRAFT: (top of the keg) Less cloudy pour with a very large marshmallow white top. Less sour, funk and spice in the draft as well - though all elements still present. Sensing stronger honey and candy caramel notes in the draft. More citrus pith in the bottle. ABV is nicely hidden in both versions. Nicely unrefined. More of a big hoppy Brett Farmhouse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (234) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Blond pale color with white small head. Aroma has lots of citrus, hay and spices. Taste is malty with bitter and dry finish. Flavors of hops, lemon, yeast, spices and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Valdeir (15) - - DEC 25, 2014
Belgian ale muito característica do estilo cor levemente âmbar, espuma nada persistente, muito alcoólica e com um dulçor característico belga!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1292) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
Hazy golden straw, medium white head with pretty nice retention. Nose is malt, perfume, hops, bubblegum notes. Flavor is sweet and malty, slightly bready notes, fruity and spicy notes along with some hops in the finish. Finish has somewhat of a "hole" in it, the flavor simply drops off. Lingering hops and spice. Surprisingly drinkable for the ABV, hides the alcohol pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Markth (27) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Redelijk bescheiden IPA, niet bijzonder qua geur, wel lekker bitter @moortgat Arnhem ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (734) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 9,5% - Redelijk biertje destijds gedronken - Niet verkeerd, maar heb naar mijn smaak veel lekkerder biertjes gedronken - Vandaar mijn niet al te hoge waardering uiteindelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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