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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1895   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Pours dark brown with nice tan head. Smells of raisin, spice, and melon. Med body. Actually a little underwhelming as far as taste. Finishes of smooth toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle pours a dar4k amber witha huge sandy colored head. ots of dark malts and pitted fruits. raisons and dates but not so sweet. Flavor was carmel and that funky belgian yeast. Nice smooth palate and very lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Very dark amber/brown in color, full frothy head. Nose is sweet malts, raisins, dried fruit with hints of mocha and alcohol. Medium, almost full in body but smooth and creamy. Alcohol in the nose does not translate into alcohol on the tongue. No bite which really allows the flavors and aromas to dominate. A very good belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Remember this being raw and rather harsh. An "ugh" reaction upon swallow... not something I would search out again . . .

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jm1907 (18) - P=Town, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
I keep buying it, drinking it, and remembering that I donít like it. Too syrupy. Makes me want to stop drinking and go to sleep. Maybe that is where they get the name. If it wasnít in a fancy botle with cool psychadelic art I donít think it would even be considered on a "good" beer list.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
hmm...not brown / red as people say. Tap, cloudy, pale yellow. Skunky, dry banana, strong yeast aroma. Sour, sweet, ...not great. tastes like lots of stuff I donít like. black licorish....citricy, acidic. A little bubblegum. weird.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teebeer (24) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Pours a brown/red murky color with huge head. Aroma is malts and alcohol. Interesting taste. I taste alcohol, tobbacco and apricots- or some fruit along that line. Strong, but pleasant alcohol flavor. Kind of like eating, smoking, and drinking all at once. A very drinkable ale; not my favorite, but definatly worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2007
(bottle into a duvel tulip) Aroma of sweet malts, ethanol and apricots. Pours a cloudy mahogany with dirty white head. Fizzy with a shallow finish. Notes of ethanol and sugar cookies. Not too shabby.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Wow, malty smell, also can smell the alcohol. The taste is malty, you can taste the alcohol, itís like a party of flavor in my mouth, great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2007
Reddish, brown colour with a dense beige head. Spicy and fruity aroma with sweet malty notes. Malty, sweet flavor with spicy and fruity notes and an alcohol sweet finish. Too carbonated.


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