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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle: Unfiltered 330ml
Amber colour. Compact head and lace. Fruity, caramel malt and spicy scent. First impressions are softly sweet with a caramel touch. This is followed by a spicy note of coriander combined with pepper. A light and bitter aftertaste.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
inbirraveritas (1285) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 2, 2012
0.33 l bottle from BSH, Bp. Cloudy copper pour with floating sediments and a fizzy, medium sized beige head on its top, which leaves a thin film behind. Fruity nose and aroma with caramel, yeast and alcohol underpainted by some spicy hops. It finishes a bit abrupt and liqueur liked with peppery alcohol and citrusses, which leaves a light tart aftertaste behind. Showed nothing really exciting, but overall o.k.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium gold, long lasting thick off-white head. Nose of belgian yeast, bit of golden raisin, tiny bit of metal, other light fruit. Taste of belgian yeast, light cardboard, golden raisin, light candi sugar. Dry finish, slight grain linger.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7351) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
330ml bottle, Cambrinus, Brugge, 15/02/12. Muddy copper-brown, slim cream head with petra dish clumps. Red berry, boiled sweet, frangipane, earthy sesame and mushroom notes. Wholemeal malts, yeast and berries. A little dull and muddy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
77ships (4552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft \ sampled \ Got this one from an American, beergeek tourist living in Turkey and whose name I cannot recall anymore \ He hated this so much that he tried to exchange this and when he couldn’t he just gave it back and asked for something else, I suggested him Struise Cuvée Delphine by a small Belgian brewery of whom he had never heard of before, I hope that, that one was somewhat better \ He tried to stop me when I wanted to try it but the beer ticker in me has always been stronger than common sense and he pleads didn’t stop me \ It was a slightly hazy orange with a thin white head \ Smells mostly sweet with decent amount of sweet yeast and some malt, I am also getting some caramel, so far from stellar but nowhere near as bad as I feared \ Taste started out with grains mixed in with malts, plenty of caramel before the candy sweetness kicks in which leads into an iron, sweet cornflakes finish as well as some sweet fruits, some definite sugar \ Body is medium and confidently carbonated \ Bottom line this is far from good but for a crappy macro this is good even (it is sold in line with the same intentions as Floris Kriek at the Delirium Hoppy Loft – it is hard to form any other opinion of this one but as a s crappy mainstream beer)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DutchDrebus (4423) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Hazy dark orange with lots of yeast. Smells candy sweet and (Dutch:) Roze kermis zoetstok. Tastes like a hefe weizen, too sweet. No carbo at all, medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle @ home, shared with DutchDrebus. Hazy dark orange, small off-white head. Lots of yeast particals in it. Smell malts and like an amber beer. Medium body and carbo.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
psilosophy (525) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAY 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée, mousse moyenne de tenue moyenne. Pas très engageant visuellement avec toutes ces particules en suspension. Coté arôme, un aspect légèrement caramélisé mais c’est vraiment très plat... Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2011
head: thin, white
colour: unclear apple juice
smell: sour/sweet malts, peares, sweet, barley, yeast
taste: sweet malty start , dry texture , yeasty , some irony taste, end is fruity and earthy , not bad but nothing special either ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie (1216) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2010
33 cL bottle. A subtle and fairly tastey ale, and it hides the alcohol content well. A hint of caramel. This is enjoyable, but doens’t leave a lasting memory. Well worth a try if you see it about.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (1700) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
330 ml bottle a amber colored beer with a tiny white head aroma malts caramel some fruits and spices taste malts fruits caramel and spices


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