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RATINGS: 458   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2701) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2010 Vintage
Tasted in late 2011 from a capped 750mL bottle obtained in a trade. Pours clear light orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thick lace. The nose is sweet and fruity with some spicy hops and yeast and lightly bitter hops aroma. The flavor is the same spicy hops and yeast with some dried peach and apricot pitted fruit, and finishing with some nice spicy bitterness. The body is full and very sticky with light carbonation and a long lightly sweet dried fruit and pleasantly bitter finish.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1835) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2017
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 8/29/2011. Crystal clear gold body with a huge white head.The head never fully dissipates and the lace sticks to the glass. Smells like a hoppy tripel. All the great hop flavors of an IPA with the complex citric fruits of a tripel. Some honey and spice flavors behind that. Belgian yeast aromas abound, as well. Taste is a little bit of a letdown from the smell, but still good. Hoppy up front with some nice Belgian spice. Sweetness in the middle, which is a bit much. Finishes like bitter honey. Very heavy for such an effervescent smell. By the end of the bottle, its almost syrupy and a bit hard to drink. I expected more of a dry finish at such a high ABV, but its still sweet at the end. A little drier and less sweetness and this would be spot on.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
azzurro (177) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
You gotta love when you tumble on greatness. Strong taste with perfect balance, even for a strong beer. This is my 150th beer since I started discovering beer, what a good fit for this mark. My first from Charlevoix. Cant wait to try others.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JuanCC (91) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2017
Botella en 99 Cervezas. Vierte en dorado claro, brillante y perfectamente transparente. Buena carbonatacin con algunos hilos de burbujas subiendo a la superficie. Abundante espuma blanca, bastante cremosa aunque de burbuja media-grande. Buena persistencia y mejor adherencia. Un aspecto realmente impresionante. Intensidad media-alta en nariz. Notas frutales que podran ser de ciruela blanca y de pltano muy tnue. Suaves notas de Jazmn, as como un punto terroso y suavemente especiado, acompaado de algo de limn y hierba fresca. Tambin, muy de base, notas leosas y lupuladas. Buena complejidad en nariz, muy equilibrada. Lo que est absolutamente ausente es el alcohol, lo que resulta muy sorprendente en una cerveza de 10% ABV, chapeau! En boca, el sabor predominante es por supuesto el dulce, aunque el amargo no le va en absoluto a la zaga, lo que resulta sorprendente en una cerveza de la escuela belga (no tan sorprendente si tenemos en cuenta que est elaborada en Canad, con la lgica influencia de la escuela americana). Conforme evoluciona en boca el dulce va cediendo paso al amargo, presentando una persistencia notable. En cada trago se repite el proceso, un inicio dulce que es enseguida barrido por un amargor ligeramente picante y muy agradable (no agresivo). Tampoco en boca se deja notar su alta graduacin alcohlica. Es de cuerpo medio y textura como de vino espumoso y a la vez chispeante y picante. Una espuma muy fina se forma tambin en la lengua cada vez que damos un sorbo. Muy interesante. Una cerveza muy bien equilibrada y a la vez con carcter. Aspecto fantstico, deliciosa en nariz y evolucin en boca ms que interesante. Una cerveza que deberas probar si tienes ocasin. Sin duda.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cattaneopapa (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2017
750ml bottle from LCBO. 9.3% alc/vol. Pours a clear gold colour with one finger of lasting head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. I get tons of hoppy and fruity aromas on the nose. Notes of grapefruit, oranges, pine, and honey. Taste matches the aroma with some lemony taste. The finish is well-balanced and semi-dry from the hops. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. I think this beer is closer in style to Belgian IPA than the traditional Belgian Strong Ale. Excellent brew. This is a must-try, if youre into Belgian Strong Ales or IPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkopen (1149) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
750 ml bottle. Hazy golden colour, thick white head. Fruity aroma with sweetish malt, citrus and yeast notes, and a whiff of spices and grassy hops. The flavour is sweetish malty, with ripe fruits, citrus and banana notes, and an aromatic hoppy finish with a bit of warming alcohol. Warm spicy aftertaste. Delicious and well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portwood (268) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Yeasty, floral hops, spicy, citrus, green banana. Sharp carbonation, grainy mouth feel. Clove, pineapple, slight sourness, woody pine, dry. (bottled 12/16/15)

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (1142) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 18, 2017
Blonde dore, carbo moyenne, collet pais et persistant, superbe dentelle. Aromes axs sur les crales, pain, miel, mais le cote fleuri et fruite des houblons nest pas en reste mme si on est on est plus dans la subtilit que sur des IPAs. En bouche cest une fois de plus bien travaille et tout en finesse. Amertume longue et relativement seche en finale, Ronde, sur le malt en attaque, la finale est plus fruit sur une pointe dagrume.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (611) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2016
A big pillowy, sustained white head on a yellow straw body. A fresh and engaging nose features citrus and floral hops, sweet malt and grain. This beer is a study in fresh, well balanced tastes. Understated Belgian yeast with a banana accent, lemon, pineapple and green apples, floral hops, sweet bready malt and a touch of cloves all blend well into a refreshing profile. Solid effervescence, a medium body and a slick but not cloying mouth feel are assets.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madnorwegian (209) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2016
Very solid. Fresh and citrusy, bright yellow/straw color. Perfectly white fluffy head. Lots of tropical fruit aromas.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ILduce (278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 Bottle from LCBO: massive, creamy head that expands and lasts, and produces an excellent lace. Golden colour. The nose is grain, malt, ripe fruit, and hops with some clove, spice, and yeast. The taste is a conjured complexity of fermented pear and pineapple with a somewhat herbal character. Grains and malts make up a backbone that offers sweetness upfront and subtle bitterness in the finish. Slick mouthfeel, and a high alcohol profile that is well hidden. Robust yet pleasantly smooth and balanced. Enjoyed it with Thanksgiving fare. Exquisitely crafted ale that?s a must have for anyone?s personal reserve.


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