Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Enjoy this bottle conditioned blond triple living ale. Its pleasant hoppyness is masterly balanced with a soft round and joyous sweetness, enveloped in a radiating glow.

It will put a spell on you!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2008
hazed golden blonde color with a lasting foamy whitish head and lots of lacing. big yeasty aroma, golden raisins, spice and alcohol burn. the flavor is quite similar along with some cooked lemon skin and grassy dryness. dry, spicy yeasty finish. the palate is a bit sweet so some age would help? medium body with a foamy texture and soft mouth feel...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 The bottle says "Golden Ale", so I had something like Duvel in mind when I poured it. But its definately in the triple category. Orange, with a fluffy head. A lot of fruiy, yeasty smells and flavors, but maybe a bit too hot - it kinda turns into cough medicine. Certainly smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2008
750, I believe this is what this was, a bottle at Real Ale, the end of the bottle given to me by Dr. Bill. Pours gold with a bright white ring. Nose was sweet and awesome. Taste is sweet and nice, and overall decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2008
From a 750ml bottle. Pretty nice aroma of malt, spice and a bit of sweet fruit. Pours a nice golden color with an intense head that lasts and lasts with incredible lacing. Flavor isn’t quite as intense as I was hoping for, not bland but seems to be lacking a little something. Flavor is nice with touches of raisin and spicy fruit, just a bit of a bite at the finish. Overall a nice Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
bottle from La Bodega. Golden with a foamy white head. Sweet fruity aroma. Semi sweet taste, straw, and a mildly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a large fluffy white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of bubblegum, yeast spice, citrus, and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with tingly carbonation, mild bitterness, and well hidden alcohol. Finishes dry and lightly spicy. A very good Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Poured with an unusually large head, blonde in color. Good flavor with a strong fruit presence. My friend found it in the same New Leaf Market in Tallahasse as the first review.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2007
The aroma is hoppy, malty, fruity, and yeasty. The appearance is golden with a nice sized head that leaves some lacing. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. This is a good example of a Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2007
golden blond beer with strong alcohol taste. malts seem medium body and mild lingering hop presence. gives off a powerful flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Medium golden pour, slightly murky, with a soft, silky white head, excellent lacing. Aroma is slightly lemony with hints of butter. Flavor is slightly fruity with hints of nectarines, some sweet cake mix notes, a buttery back end. Unusual hodgepodge to say the least. Mouthfeel is the highlight of this one - luxuriant and creamy with just a hint of spritziness. Alcohol hidden well. Unusual find for an organic co-op where I stick out like a sore thumb and only shop here for the beer.

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