RateBeer
overall
93
89
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2210) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Opaque appearance but when held agaisnt a light turns a reddish color with sediment seen. Beer is a naked liquid that has no head. Small scent of yeast. Must be a really old and aged bottle because the carbonation level is flat but the flavor still maintains a light spicy yeast with caramel notes. Must be real good fresh. Now if only i could find a store that gets new shipments of this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2006
pours a maple syrup color with a thin off white head that doesn’t fade. The nose is carmel, toffe, and bready. The flavors are overall sweet raisins, brown sugar, carmel, dried fruits but balanced fairly well on the palate with spices and a smooth creaminess.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2006
33 bottle, poured in a Delirium Noel glass (don’t know wether this has the Coffee, caramel, prunes, raisins, alcohol aroma. Dark amber body, huge beige creamy head. The flavour of the head is spicy, with a creamy finish. A lot of sweets, spices, toffees, malt and caramel make up the palate, with a flavour which is quite bitter for a dark beer but with a sweet syrupy finish. However, it lacks some deeper complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3231) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before September 2006, purchased on May 6 2005; eye: flat brown with burgundy reflections, nice beige head that lasts, no effervescence, visible sediments; nose: caramel, yeast, alcohol, "vegetable juice", dark small berries; mouth: in that order, malt, caramel, dark small berries, bitterness, finale is somewhat syrup with a hini of pepper at the end, light acridity appears as it warms, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, full body, good carbonation; overall: good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, date de péremption : septembre 2006, date d’achat : 6 mai 2005; oeil : brune mate avec des reflets bourgogne, belle mousse beige qui persiste, pas d’effervescence, matières en suspension; nez : caramel, levure, alcool, « jus de légumes », petits fruits foncés; bouche : malt, caramel, petits fruits foncés, amertume, finale doucereuse avec une pointe de poivre à la toute fin, acreté apparaît lorsqu’elle se réchauffe, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, corsée, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : bonne

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Pours a nice dark brown color; tan head has some freckles. Loads of yeast chunks floating- this one is a little ominous looking. Sweet brown sugar aroma, with a little alcohol. Flavors are sweet roasted malts, very sugary. A bit of alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2006
Huge fruity aroma ...hints of pear, peach, apple as well as (very sweet) caramel/brown sugar. Nice foamy head, leaves behind a fine layer of bubbles on the surface. Very rich, heavy malt flavors balanced with the caramel-like sweetness. Slightly sticky or syrupy mouthfeel, and a hint of alcohol to the finish. Pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Finally tried this, nothing big. Caramel is nice, bit too sweet with alcohol and sugar, slight warming in the body, sticky mouthfeel. Could be much worse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3453) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Pour is a dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is super fruity and sugar. Flavor is dark fruits and brown sugar with a nice peat backbone. Very pleasing to all the sences and light on the wallet as well. Very tasty and available at more decnet beer stores puts this one over the top.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jedadiahcombs (41) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Dark amber pour, Highly carbonated white fizzy head. Consistency of champagne continuously bubbling. Not that impressed really. Some dried fruit notes, prunes, apricots maybe..

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2006
(Bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Pours dark red with a white head. Smells yeast and sweet. Alcohol. Oriental spices. Fruit candy. Flowery. Damp. Taste is sour and metal. Fruit. Alcohol. Unsweetened juice. Some malt.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 129 130 131  132  133 134 135 » 176


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50