RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (2266) - - JAN 30, 2013
Blonde spéciale houblonnée, et comme dit le brasseur « rare quality brew ». On a placé la barre à 9,5 % abv. (on veut ou on ne veut pas....). Couleur blond doré foncé. Clarté nette . Bulles fines très vivantes partout. Mousse blanche épaisse bien crémeuse en haut. Arômes de pomme, poire, houblons très fins, avec une pointe de citron et de camomille. Texture soyeuse, quasi veloutée. 1ère bouche de houblons très fins et céréales. Arrière-bouche entière, fine, et de très grande longueur. 2ème bouche de houblons et malts fins, avec une pointe de banane verte. 3ème de grande fraîcheur, bouche pleine et malt en fond. Longueur très belle, constante avec des alternances entre les houblons. Levure adéquate, précise. Alcool très bien dosé, de haut niveau. Pour la finale, on clôture en finesse... Très grande bière parce qu’elle répond parfaitement au lourd cahier des charges qu’elle s’était donnée. 5. (son premier...)


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Jabic (713) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Ar: Honey, generic syrup, and sherry; a little sugar. Ap: Golden and clear but with chunky particulates; medium-small off-white head with low retention, leaving a thick ring and sudsy most-cover. T: Clean alcohol and sherry; medium sweetness; some toasty malt and dark honey; high bitterness, tons of dried-flower hoppiness; bitters from the alcohol; the finish is bitterness. P: Medium body with very high carbonation; medium-dry finish. O: The oxidation has done a bit of a number on this one; seems like it could be nice fresh.

3.9
msbernac (2873) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle
Aroma-fruits, floral
Appearance-amber, cloudy, minimal head,
Taste-medium sourness, medium bitterness, light sweetness,
Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, long finish,
Overall-very good

4
19Oracolo78 (230) - ITALY - OCT 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 Birra dal colore dorato. Schiuma bianca fine e persistente. Al palato corpo medio, buona carbonatazione, con note floreali, speziate e mielose. Nel finale equilibrata tra dolce e amaro. Una buona birra che si lascia bere nonostante la sua gradazione alcolica.

4.2
krtgrtncrw (10) - Münster, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2017
aroma : hoppyness endboss

taste: sparkling, al lot of hops, light bitterness, light citrus

All in all a hop bomb, still light and an awesome amount of aroma

3.7
Maits (584) - ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2017
Clear dark amber beer with nice big head. Aroma is enjoyable yeast, fruits and spicy. Taste is a little boozy, otherwise good light sweet and bitter. Full body. Overall nice warming strong beer.

3.7
Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2017
330ml bottle @ home. Clear copper pour (other than the suspended yeast flakes - oops) with a thin off white head that fades away to nothing. Bug boozy nose with yeast, malt, bourbon notes. Flavors are sweet malt, barrel, burnt sugar, caramel, decent hops presence though less than expected (old bottle). Long warming finish.

4.5
mkel07 (6429) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2017
200517. Bottle from Cellarbrations in Fitzroy. Pre- GABS beer – not that I needed it mind you, but glad that I had it. This is one of the best and strongest Belgian beers that I have had in a long time. Vibrant egg yolk colour with a soft beige head. Alcohol fumes come off the glass and assault the nose leaving you desperately wanting to take the first sip. Big and creamy in the mouth with a hit of alcohol that could easily knock you around. Treat this beer with the respect that it deserves.

3.1
GemmeDeReve (119) - FRANCE - JUL 11, 2017
Bière blonde trouble sans mousse, une odeur fruitée, très légère carbonation, au goût, un fort goût d’alcool, pas trop d’amertume, le goût d’alcool reste vraiment présent au palais, ça cache bcp les différentes saveurs.

3
Richardvv94 (109) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Gedronken met Peter’s verjaardag, ruikt en smaakt hoppig, teveel nabezinksel dus meer gist smaak, verder kruidig, bitter en grassmaak die niet heel aangenaam is

4.2
AndreaSputo (21) - San Vincenzo Valle roveto, ITALY - JUN 28, 2017
Non la solita belgian strong ale. Frutti bianchi, resinoso, lavanda. Poi discreto velluto, alcolico, ancora frutta bianca, malto, erba, lavanda, delicatissimo mielato. Palato notevole, finale dolce e lievemente acidulo e astringente.


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