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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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HAPKIN has a very good fresh, flowery, Saaz hop aroma, a very big creamy head, a soft malt character, and a spritzy, perfumy fruitness drying toward the finish.

Note: Initially from Brouwerij Louwaege, from 2001 to 2007 brewed in Jumet, afterwards in Alken.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2003
CLear, pale gold, with a big head. Aroma is spicy/yeasty, with some subtle hop hints. Flavor starts off sweet, candy-like, but moves towards some hops and yeast. Tail is alcoholic and yeasty. Palate is somewhat thin but good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2003
I got mine at the Oriental Wok with lunch. Poured just like the picture, gold color large head. Yeasty, floral aroma, with slight smell of saaz. Fruity sweet flavor, dry finish, excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1624) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2003
I agree with Chad for the most part on this beer. It holds the 8.5% very well, has a very pleasant taste to it. Not very complex, but very well balanced and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Bottle. Very light colored for the 8.5% ABV; generous head. Sweet, mildly malty taste that disguises a very nice and strong alcohol finish, with some hints of honey and more sweetness. Dry in the end. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
Bottled. Served just as it looks in the picture, at the Dovetail. Bright golden colour with a large bright white head. Dry with a slightly sweet flavour, sour dough in proportion. Dusty palate that leaves it slightly simple for such a looker.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 16, 2003
was very surprised by this one.... had a nice... well just look at the picture, but the head... the head was huge and marshmallowie looking, the flavor was nice and carbonated with spice and good bitterness to it, it was malty as well.. the alcohol was hidden rather well, nice crisp drink

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
A beautiful blond belgian ale with a light malt charcter, assertive bitterness and a pleasant dryness. Also has a light fruity nose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1170) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Looks just like the picture on this page. Appetizing, no? Head recedes but doesn't disappear. Bready, slightly sweet aroma. Full bodied, creamy in the mouth. Spicy, well balanced, finishes dry. Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2003
Bottle. A golden color with a big foamy white head. A strong spice and flowery aroma. A little dry, zesty, citrus, spicy and warm.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2003
Golden blond colour. Duvel-aroma, but yet a little honey-aroma. The flavour is slighty bitter, slightly malty, also sparkles of fruit-flavours.


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