RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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3.7
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2007
Clear pale body with a white head and nice lace. The aroma is herbal, bread, banana and clove. The flavor is honey, bread and lots of herbal hops. Medium body wtih soft carbonation and a bitter end.

3.8
sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Cork flew right out of the bottle with a loud bang. Pours a clear golden with a slightly tanned head. Smells of pine needles and citrus. Tastes sweet with with flavors of marzipan, flowers and yeast. Quite bitter towards the end. Like a bitter trippel. Medium to full bodied. Very bitter finish that is also a bit floral. Nice initiative to make a hoppy Belgian ale, but it still needs some aroma hops and not just a high bitterness.

3.4
rocbyter (2124) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Malty aroma with hints of banana and pineapple. Cloudy golden color with a massive dense head. Good lacing. Taste has a slight hop bite. Like a lager with more than the average hops. Sweet finish.

3.5
jgb9348 (6266) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Light hazy golden straw coloured body with a thinnish white head. Aroma of alcohol, yeast, light hops, spice and some wheat which were very strong. Medium-bodied; Spicey, wheatie flavour with some light hops and a bunch of bittering flavours. Aftertaste shows more of the same with yeast and coriander seed noticeable along with a bit more hops. Overall, a good belgie, definitely worth trying if you can find this one. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, D.C. on 24-March-2007.

3.9
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2009 (Bottle) Pours yeast hazy orange amber. Pretty round floral/flowery aroma with hints of herbs and grass. Light caramelly maltiness. Fruity tones of apricots, bananas and some light tones of ripe pears. Hints of marzipan and yeast. Medium hoppy and light fruity flavour. Medium sweet, light bitter with a light to medium afterbitterness. A bit milky. Light alcoholy. Some spicy and peppery notes both in the aroma and flavour. Light dry. Medium body. 7/3/7/3/13. Second try: (Bottle) Pours deep golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is spicy and light earthy with notes of flowers, white pepper, grass, pine, citrus peels and light clove. Bit juicy with tropical hints. I like the spicy blend from the yeast and hops. Almond and bread-like malt. Maybe some cotton candy. Touch of vanilla cookies, fresh vegetables and sweaty cheese. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Juicy and malty, the only problem is the alcohol that blends badly with the noble afterbitterness. Herbal, spicy, grassy, fruity and almond-ish. The mouthfeel is round and creamy with medium to full carbonation. Spices and alcohol dryness lingers. Medium to full bodied.

2.7
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
yeah not bad for a belgian i mean you had to see it coming but overall a ok beer just not really enough hops for me kinda weird mix as well.

4.4
matty1976 (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
This is a great Belgium for Hopheads! It is the perfect combination of a Belgium Blonde and IPA.

3
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Tap at Maproom. This was a strange beer; a Belgian IPA it was labelled. That sounds about right. Just didnt work all that well for me. The increasted bitterness, althought not overly bitter by American standards, just didnt mesh that well with the typical Belgian strong ale profile.

3.2
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Draft. This brew had the typical belgian flavors (yeast, oranges, sweet malt), and the mild bittering hops were mixed in. To me, this tasted weird and not good.

3.5
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Get a lot of honey,light fruits and yeast in the aroma.Pours a hazy yellow with a huge long lasting white head.Get some honey and sweet malt in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a sweet light fruit finish.


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