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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Poured a dark brown brew with a light tan medium length/thickness head. The aroma smelled of alcohol and some citrusy hop. The flavor was composed primarily of alcohol and some fruit. Not as complex as I would have liked. The palate was nothing special and the finish tasted of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Bottle from liqourama. Poured a beautiful cloudy brown color with a nice beige head. Smell of fruits and plums as mentioned below. First taste was not what I was expecting. It was too carbinated for my liking, I guess I was expecting more of a smoother. less carbinated taste, but it wasn’t too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Nice amber color with fruity smell, like plums or prunes. Head was nice but didn’t last. Taste was decent but really lacking on the finish, kind of metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
amber brown colour, lotsa head nose of fruit, spices, some caremel.. the taste is well amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Small 12oz. Bottle - Pours a dark red with a small white head....... Smell is sweet fruits and yeast... Flavor is plums, spices and brown sugar...Palate is a very full body with a little too much carbonation... nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Pours a clear reddish dark amber with a big, lacy, fluffy tan head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, yeast. Full body with fine carbonation. The taste starts sweet with figs and nuts and moves on to a caramel sweet finish with some vanilla and just a dash of spice and herbal hops to clean things up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4735) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Pours dark amber / bronze with a thick fizzy tan head. The aroma has peppery spice, caramel malt, earthy yeast - somewhat crisp and clean. Medium body with an ample amount of sharp carbonation. Taste has earthy caramel, raisins and brown sugar. It is fairly musty. The finish brings some sharpness and more fruit (dark cherries and more raisins) and spice. After the finish the Belgium earthiness lingers in the mouth for quite a while. Nice Belgium strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Nice head with ok duration. Color is light brown. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruity too with some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Pours with a good white head, large bubbles. Aromas of dried fruits,bubble gum, and yeast. Flavor was much the same with a little metlic flavor in there. A little thin in body and lacking complexity. A good beer, almost seems like an attempt of the Westmalle Dubbel but did not hit the benchmark. I did enjoy the drinkablity of it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguyB (7) - st. augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2006 does not count
bottle-pours dark brown with a tan frothy head alot of head.....aroma is very sweet and malty...tast is sweet like honey, brown suger and thers almost like a metalic tast....all in all that tast is good but i think it would be better on tap and not in the bottle due to the metalic tast i got from it.

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