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

bottled
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RATINGS: 936   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidf93 (66) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 24, 2017
Not a great look, chunkies all over the place. Really nice though saison-like, balanced with some carbonation and body. Golden colour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (7126) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2017
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%. Hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Strong fruity and spicy aroma of Belgian ale yeast. Spicy and yeasty flavour, medium sweet, with notes of white kandij sugar and stewed fruits. Moderate hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (2290) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2017
Hazy golden with a thick, long-lasting head. Aroma is bread. Taste is lemon, spicy yeast, and a little bit of green olive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1157) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Tap at la capsule in lille France with commonmac, samuelito, willyp, and rosskyle. Light hazy gold with thick white head. Citrus and spice aroma, some yeast. Herby, citrus, yeast, banana. Medium body. Quite good, oiu.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaelic (173) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2017
Golden orange beer with white head. Fresh fruit like citrus, apple, a bit of candy in the background. Convenient bitters which matches the fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1392) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 10, 2017
the aroma: malty and fruity with shades of citrus, yeast, candy, apple and some herbs... the taste is fruity and malty with smooth hoppy bitterness and notes of sweet citrus, lollipop, apple and spicy grasses... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puren (934) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
PREZENTACJA: leciutko zamglone z pływającymi w toni farfoclami, bardzo obfita piana powoli opada do trwałego kożucha z kołnierzem, ładnie zdobi szkło;
AROMAT: delikatny, winny i funky - białe wino, brzoskwinia i skra, w tle stajnia, puste szkło pachnie kokosem;
ODCZUCIE: ciało średnie ku wysokiemu, wysoko nasycone, rosnące jeszcze w ustach ;
SMAK: wytrawny - pomarańcza, aromatyczne drewno, nuty korzenne, wytrawny cukier trzcinowy, średnia średnio długa karmelowo-drewniana goryczka, tajemniczy jakby cukrowy i kokosowy posmak;
OGLNIE: belgijskie piwa zawsze mnie zaskakują, od tych, od ktrych oczekuję najmniej, najwięcej dostaję; tutaj niebywale zaskoczyły mnie obecne w aromacie i smaku nuty kokosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2918) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2011 - Also 330 ml bottle in previous year - Pale golden colour. Malty, citrus-fruity (oranges), yeasty (floaties) and spicy (peppery). Sweet, rich and rather musty. Noticeable warming alcohol. Dry yeasty hoppy finish. (2011-08-29)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (10213) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - golden orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity and malty, yeasty, some icing sugar, light citric spices into the fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
funcut (595) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2017
Hvala mom prijatelju Goranu iz picerije Viva na novom pivu...dosta dobro jako pivo...mutno i izuzetno pitko ...okus je pun i ne osjeti se previse alkohol...osjeti se gorcina..


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