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RATINGS: 1090   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 (581) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5263) - 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 (5611) - 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 (301) - 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 (4022) - 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 (2413) - 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 (458) - 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 (145) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (119) - - JUN 12, 2014
370 ml bottle at Beermarkt in Montreal. Pours a light yellow with thick frothy white head Smells of bready yeast, bananas and hops. Tastes like a hoppy wheat beer with some bitterness on the tip of the tongue but with a lightly sweet swallow. Some floral notes throughout. Overall, very Belgian but one of the best I’ve had in that category.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (558) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO smells like a Belgian blonde:) Good hop flavour sweeter then a IPA or AIPA but still good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2014
33cl bottle. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: grains, alcohol, rather fruity. TASTE: grains, hoppy, rather dry, oké. But for 9,5% I expect something more...


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