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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Feinschmecker's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Hay color with a prominent hop aroma that melds with a hint of yeast. Slightly syrupy on the palate, but kept in balance by its effervescence. Paired with its sweetness is the barrage of hops that somehow works. An excellent beer.


4.5
mkel07 (5960) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2017
200517. Bottle from Cellarbrations in Fitzroy. Pre- GABS beer – not that I needed it mind you, but glad that I had it. This is one of the best and strongest Belgian beers that I have had in a long time. Vibrant egg yolk colour with a soft beige head. Alcohol fumes come off the glass and assault the nose leaving you desperately wanting to take the first sip. Big and creamy in the mouth with a hit of alcohol that could easily knock you around. Treat this beer with the respect that it deserves.

3.1
GemmeDeReve (116) - FRANCE - JUL 11, 2017
Bière blonde trouble sans mousse, une odeur fruitée, très légère carbonation, au goût, un fort goût d’alcool, pas trop d’amertume, le goût d’alcool reste vraiment présent au palais, ça cache bcp les différentes saveurs.

3
Richardvv94 (93) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Gedronken met Peter’s verjaardag, ruikt en smaakt hoppig, teveel nabezinksel dus meer gist smaak, verder kruidig, bitter en grassmaak die niet heel aangenaam is

4.2
AndreaSputo (11) - San Vincenzo Valle roveto, ITALY - JUN 28, 2017
Non la solita belgian strong ale. Frutti bianchi, resinoso, lavanda. Poi discreto velluto, alcolico, ancora frutta bianca, malto, erba, lavanda, delicatissimo mielato. Palato notevole, finale dolce e lievemente acidulo e astringente.

3.6
Echon (535) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2017
Amber. Discreet aroma with mild hops and yeasty spice. Powerful, sweetish taste, with light kandis sugar and phenolic spices. Quite bitter and warming finish. Medium body. Overall, a good pale strong ale. Rather powerful and bitter. The additional hops assert themselves in the finish, so this is not a belgian IPA in my opinion.

3.8
fkoolen (1212) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Bottle at home. Cloudy light golden colour, creamy white head. Belgian yeasty, lightly floral and citrus hoppy, grainy dry malts, clean, boozy. High carbonation, medium body. More like a nice saison than an hops/hoppy ale.

3.9
prawlie (1591) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle from Londis in Goring. Bug spicy and farmyard aroma, and clearly heavily hopped. Peppery, bitter, but countered by good malt body. Very tasty crisp beer, and enjoyable. I’d happily have one of these again.

3.4
rumore (522) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 27, 2017
From 33cl bottle. Pours slightly pale gold with white foam. Aroma is bready and citrus, probably a little spiced. Body is kinda dense. Taste is bitter, though with a clear underlying sweetness (honey). Finish is relatively long.

2.9
Cristobal37 (1142) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2017
Hazy honey gold with big white foam. Fresh floral and dry hop aroma. Honey, almond, booze flavors with minimal hops. Finish is honey and a tickle of hop. Forgettable belgian ale.

3.8
Rubin77 (2113) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 6, 2017
F: huge, almost white, extremely stable. C: golden, hazy. A: malt, lemon grass, lemon, yeast, floral. T: malt, floral, esters, banana, fruity, good balanced mild hoppy bitterness, hint of caramel, green pepper, yeast, almost to IPA style, very good and enjoyed beer, 0,33l bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck.


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