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Bière du Corsaire

Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Bottle conditioned.
Abv 9-9.4%
Cuvée Spéciale. Extra Strong Beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ForlornHope (417) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast and spice, also some fruit (apricot?) but there us also a slight unpleasant tang of alcohol there. Tastes sweet to start with a sharp, harsh bitterness. More spicy yeast with the malt. Dry finish but overall the end is spoilt by an overriding alcohol backdrop. I wouldn’t bother with this beer again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ulrikolsen (374) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 Bottle. Pours almost clear golden with tall white head. Aroma is hoppy with grassy and flowery citrus notes and only slightly malty. Taste is dry and hoppy with grass, flower, citrus and has light malt and banana in the end, and alcohol is well hidden behind hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KoNrRiI (1230) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016

0.33 bottle.
A clear, gold color with a small, white head of good retention. Aroma of pale malts, alcohol, grains, fruits, and fermentation. Taste is once again marked by pale malts, some fruits, and alcohol - generally delicate. A medium body, a slick texture, and an average carbonation. Finish is shortish, alcoholic, also smacks of fermentation. Overall the beer is bad, alcoholic, and devoid of any inherent qualities.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
hrabren (940) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 1, 2016
I remember sharing this one with Radoš, he was very happy because of the corsair on the picture. At Svijet piva (World of beer), Zagreb, a year ago. Clear yellow. Tiny to small white head. Faint aroma of sour grapes. Dry, like gemišt (wine with sparkling water). Soft carbonation, no body. More like some wine mixed with regular water. Very bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - FEB 12, 2016
Cerveza de espuma ligera, abundante y blanca, seca, bien carbonatada, con un notable aroma a fruta y levadura. En boca deja un sabor ligeramente afrutado y a maltas dulces y con una buena integración del alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2015
Alone at home. Clear blond colored beer with medium white head and lots of carbonation. Herby hopped floral. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet spicy bitter.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (1431) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2015
Blonde en cuvée spéciale, d’un niveau abv de 9,4 %. Couleur blond doré moyen brillant, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines partout, avec une fontaine centrale bien vive. Mousse banche à flocons moyens, puis nappage à 1 mm. Arômes de malt clair, bois blanc, pointe de cerises douces, pain blanc, pointe de bogues de noix. 1ère bouche soyeuse, entre amer et acide !!! Arrière-bouche plutôt longue, mais pas complexe, et amertume indéterminée. 2ème bouche peu convaincante, vague. Arrière-bouche avec quelques épices, mais pas du tout fines. 3ème avec un peu de girofle, mais peu harmonieuse. Arrière-bouche assez longue, avec des baies sûres. Longueur au goût très faible, qui descend pour devenir métallique, fade. Jambes lisses. Levure un peu fruitée, mais ligne très faible. Alcool fort, mais il suit l’ensemble sans même le regarder !! Alcool parfaitement inutile.... Finale nulle. CONCLUSION. Je sais maintenant pourquoi les oreilles du corsaire sont fumantes : il vient de se rendre compte qu’il va se trouver dans les basses cotes de chez Huyghe !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle scaduta ad agosto15 oro velata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso mieloso maltato un leggero terroso nota erbaceo alcol nascosto note fruttate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (2914) - ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2015
Hazy pale golden beer, big white head with filmy retention. Metallic and sweet nose, some sour apple and wet hay notes. Flavor is grainy sour notes with apple notes, booze with a metallic edge, vague candi sugars. Boozy and sour apple finish, more metal.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Malt, yeast, sweet, alcohol / Malta, levadura, dulce, alcohol.

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