Hopus - 8.5% abv
I hesitated to try this bottled Belgian simply because of the name. If you see the word 'Hop' in any form in the name of an American ale, you can be sure that it will be so full of hoppy bitterness that it makes you feel as if your face will implode.
Not this gem. The brewer, Brasserie Lefèbvre, is known for it's line of superior ales such as Abbaye De Floreffe Blanche and Barbar. I should have know that this would be in line with the other superior ales that they produce. The name Hopus was derived from the fact that they use 5 different hops in the brewing process. In fact, the ale is light, mildly sweet and full bodied.