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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

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3.8
martjoobolut (5122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Bottle (from saveur bier), 2014 vintage. Pours golden with whiteish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, honey, fruits, citrus, candy, perfumy. Flavor is sweet, bitter and slightly sour, fresh fruits, apples, sugar, malt. Carbonation is rather high. Finish is intense dry bitter with warming alcohol and sweetness. Overall: very nice.

3.8
Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is very cloudy yellow with a small white head. Flavor and aroma of pale malt, belgian yeast, sugar, and crackers. Finish is similar with a tad of booze.

5
huineman (730) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2016
75 cl bottle, served in snifter. Pours dim hazy golden with green tones. Head is white and doesn’t last too long. Nice lacing though. The nose is fantastic: intense aromas of ripe fruit (peach, apricot, mango, melon, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, lemon) accompanied by sweet scents of biscuit, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel... There’s also a sub-layer of other luscious odors: honey, brioche, herbs... Incredibly complex. What about the mouthfeel? Let’s see: creamy, very soft, silky and with a carbonation so soft I’d describe it as velvety. Round flavors, all of them present and well balanced, with a great bitter long finish that lasts for more than two minutes. An amazing ale, congratulations to the brewers.

4.1
Swaroga (2224) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 6, 2016
75cl bottle all for myself :) ...the beer looks good, well carbonated with a big head. Aroma is spicy, peppery with fruity esters like peach, abricot, some banana, apple ...perfect. It has also traces of acetaldehyde and phenolic aromas but in the perfect, loved by Belgian strong ale drinkers like me. With a first sip the carbonation is confirmed to be strong but the body is creamy. Flavors are strong and each sip is warming. Really good one.

4.6
ignorant (114) - madrid, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Pale yellow translucent white with a nice foamy head that leaves a good mark on the glass while dissipates. The smell is slightly sweet, with hints of biscuits, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, pine, hay and lemon zest. The palate spectacular balance between sweet and sour, with new notes of cookies, white bread, grapefruit, kumquats, pineapple, mango, dry soil, hay, lemon zest and hints of alcohol. Soft feeling while stout, slightly dry.

3.4
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Hazy yellow. Fruity, flowers, citrus, earthy spiciness. Dry, bitter hops.

4.2
langeveld12 (587) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Typical belgian strong ale but in its class one of the best I have ever tasted. Contains vanilla, banana and citrus and forest fruits. Perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness and between malts and hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol hardly noticeable. Very very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
KyotoLefty (10689) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Thanks to JulienHuxley for finding me to share. Bright, crisp hops in the nose, along with Belgian yeast, lemon, citrus, dough. Flavor is sweet orange and lemon, crisp malt, creackers. Lightly yeasty, with solid bitterness and great lemony fruit. A great New World Belgian Strong. Glad I finally got to try it. Why can’t more North American brewers do Belgian like this?

3.8
adster (829) - HUNGARY - JAN 2, 2016
Halovány aranysárga színe fölött tömött, pöffeszkedő, hófehér hab fejlődik sebesen, világos árnyalata némi meglepetéssel is szolgál, miután elméletileg "belgian strong ale"-ről van szó. Karakterisztikája alapján ugyanis inkább tűnik valami vadabb, élénkebb italnak, mivelhogy tripelesen csípős, gabonás, ámde IPA-szerűen komlóvezérelt jegyeket egyaránt megcsillant úgy illatában, mint ízében, mely utóbbi amellett, hogy vibráló és könnyed, telt és gazdag is egyben. Na nem az a kirobbanó, malátaszirupos jelleg, inkább a fűszeresebb, pezsgőbb hangulatú, szénsavval alaposan teletűzdelt típus, amiben a komló a szokásosnál erőteljesebben képviselteti magát, túlsúlyba azonban nem kerül, a főzet harmóniáját sem bontja meg. Ez utóbbi jellemvonás egyébként a legnagyobb erénye az italnak, letisztult ízvilág, egyszerű, de minden szempontból kielégítő a test. Almás, száraz pezsgős, kenyeres és élesztős jegyek egyaránt megcsillannak a testben, összességében változatos benyomások sorát hordozva. Ha helyénvaló is a ráragasztott kategória, annak a könnyedebb, ha úgy tetszik populárisabb verzióját szolgáltatja, ami miatt a magam részéről talán tartózkodnék az élmezőnyben elhelyezni az italt, amellett, hogy természetesen egy kiemelkedően jó főzetről van szó.

4.6
kapusil (1506) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 31, 2015
0.75l bottle thanks to Lore. Clear golden body, white head. Aroma of grapes, bread, champagne yeast, orange zest and grasses. Taste of bread, honey, orange zest, grassy hops and grape must. Truly awesome beer.


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