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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
The first thing youll notice is the nose. Like its saison counterpart it is heavy on banana. However after it sits in the glass for a bit, the banana gives way to a brighter herbal scent. Think Thyme, basil, not sage oregano. It also is crisper than the Saison. Others have said it is sweet but again, compared to other Dupont varieties, I think it is much crisper and has a bite at the end. For pairing, the main thing I would say is stay away from acids, seriously. Even a light vinegar will likely conflict with that after bite. It will be great with greens and the strong banana will pick up citrus but only use the zest. Its rich but still has a blond lightness. Cream should be good but not butter. Fish will work and you could even do grilled red meat for something almost tropical. Again, just stay away from the acids. Be careful with onions (sweet and not raw) but chilies could pair nicely. Id be curios to see how it tastes with mushrooms although Im not recommending. You can go a lot of different directions for cheese. Id be careful with goat, but if it were the right type, I think this would be wonderful. Again, the banana nose, and the very bright carbonation would be wonderful with a fresh cheese but the "liquor" bite at the end, will conflict with goat cheese sour flavor if you are not careful. Stinky cheeses? Go for it. (although others might disagree) The only thing I would definitely shy away from are deep nutty cheeses. Many sheep cheese or gruyere might work but more than likely, you wont do the beer of the cheese a favor.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6287) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle, pours a hazy orange color with medium frothy head. Smell and flavor of misc spices, bread, orange and grape fruit, toast, and earth. Decent amount of carbonation. Some banana and clove as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Michael27 (1121) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn im Ministerstwo Browaru in Poznan getrunken. Hellgold mit alkoholischer Nase. Fr mich ein sehr guter Weizendoppelbock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupuLust (145) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2016
25.10.2016 - No.100 recommendation from bartlebiers girlfriend. Nice stable white head. Fruity strong ale aromas. Heavy body with taste of fruits like peach and blonde malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy golden, slightly orange with fluffy white head. Big yeast, citrus fruitiness and medium strong spices. Light metallic (mostly in the smell). Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body with sharp prickly average strong carbonation. Bit malty feel. Bittersweet yeasty finish. -- Turns out the metallic notes evaporate after a while. Becomes more sweet, floral and soft in the mouthfeel. Adjusting my rating accordingly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2919) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2016
Flaska frn Saveur Bier. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, lime, rter, grs, koriander, peppar med toner av aprikos och persika och aningar av krsbr. Torr, fin stma, beska med smak av citrusskal. Gott!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (4504) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2016
330ml bottle, sat outside a neighbourhood bar, on Rue Haute, Brussels. Its very warm, and a little humid, and this beer is really, really cold. Its already a winner. Peachy gold. Whipped egg white head. Nose has sweet yeast. Bready malts. Soft, grassy, hop. Taste is sweet and bready, first off, getting fairly punchy bitter. Soft, massaging mouthfeel. Medium body. Finishes a nice balance of yeasty sweet and grassy bitter. Super easy drinking at the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (105) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2016
Light orange colour, hazy. Big fluffy white head, good enough retention and lacing. Sweet nose with rich ripe fruit (orange, apricot, pear), sugar and a hint of earthiness/yeast. Taste brings the same notes plus maybe a hint of honey. Its on the sweet side as expected from the nose, but nicely balanced by a delicate herbal/grassy finish, though not too dry. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, dense carbonation, fruity aftertaste. Nice *(This was a year and half old so it may have lost a bit of hop punch).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madnorwegian (165) - FRANCE - SEP 7, 2016
Yummy Belgian strong ale. Dupont comes through again with a hoppy, full flavored ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (2139) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 4, 2016
BOTTLE at 100 Beri, Bucharest. Spicy and very citrusy, tangerine, witbier-like fruitiness, maybe too perfumey, a good deal of band aid. The taste is also fruity with quite a harsh hot phenolic spiciness. Kinda harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mandaritto (239) - LATVIA - AUG 20, 2016
Sweet, caramel aroma. Malty, caramel, some floral notes. Mild hopy and yeast, banana notes, caramel, well ballanced and decent brew.


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