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RATINGS: 1116   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (597) - Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2012
A nice balanced BSA, but I found it a bit thin, especially for 9.5%. Would’ve welcomed a tad more carbonation. Not bad.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbfigueira (4) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
Hop, spicey anf fruity.Nice head the mouthfeel is not very persistent but the beer is really refreshing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (182) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
.Golden beer white a white rich foam, small carbonation. Taste is very hoppy, spicy, fruity flavour. Good tasting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2014
Tap @ Koht, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy golden with off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is fresh fruits, apples, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fresh fruits, apples, citrus, grapefruit. Finish is dry fruity bitter with touch of alcohol. Overall: very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (751) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Slainte. Color dorado. Sabor a levadura, malta, citrico, amargo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (77) - 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 (143) - 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 (473) - 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 (2966) - 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 (1653) - 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 (3443) - 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."


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