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style
RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed at first at Van Steenberge, now brewed at Koningshoeven - La Trappe brewery.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2002
More faintly hazy honey gold under a huge foaming off-white lasting head. Faint caramel, hops, some fruit and hardwood sawdust. Somewhat overly carbonated. Medium to large bitter spicey n yeasty body. Alcohol shows through fairly early in the piece and lingers into the sharp bitter middle and finish, with a sweetish aftertaste. Amusing at most, otherwise an average high ABV Belgian.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002
these little people got it happening with the beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Hops and spice in the nose with some sweet malt as well. Very nice. Pours with a hazy golden-orange color with a fluffy white head. Some spiciness in the flavor along with a full, sweetish maltiness. Some clove, some candy - bubblegum? Well balanced bitterness. Alcohol is well cloaked, but becomes apparent at the finish; and is definitely present mid-goblet. Good firm body and carbonation level. An exceptional beer in all regards.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Whoosh! This ones a major foamer! Nevertheless, a very nice strong ale, and the alcohol is fairly well-hidden. Strong pepper, clove and other spice notes permeate this beer. Much like a shot of Absolut Peppar I once did in college (served to me by Ralph Laurens snobby nephew, Brad, BTW, but thats another story). Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 13, 2002
A good tasting ale. That said, Light amber color with spicy, almost weiss bier aromas. Pepper, clove, corriander flavors. Drier alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 28, 2002
Very cloudy with a huge head. Good alcohol nose and definitely taste the peppery aspect that legion spoke of. Good but not great strong ale. Could use a more profound malt backbone.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2002
Strong alcoholic aroma. Honey and bubblegum in the malt flavors. Extreme alcoholic taste. Some sweatsock early that fades away but leaves a rather bad taste in my mouth. For me this is one to forget.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2002
Pretty standard strong ale. Yeasty, alcoholic nose. Straw colored body. Nice (read: not overpowering) amount of effervescence for the style. Has a big bubblegum and cloves yeast thing going on in the flavor, and leaves a nice dry palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2002
Cloudy straw color; Huge head with a ton of lace; Typical Bbelgian sweet nose- inviting. Spicy dry assaults you right away. Gets even spicier as the glass goeson. Almost pepper-like. Very good. Alcohol rises pleasently from the back of the throat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 [email protected], Sep 07, 3.7: Strong orange aroma with herbal hops. Hazy, dark yellow color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, orange, pretty bitter, herbal. Alcoholic and warming. Bottled, Nov 01, 4.0: Hop and citrus aroma. Beautiful foam and lots of it too. Orange/amber colored. Bit sweet, citrus and a light alcohol taste. Sparkling on the lips. Leaves a long lasting burning sensation.


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