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

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common

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RATINGS: 1897   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2007
Dark and red with a small head. Promising big malty aroma. Dissappointing palate though, sweet raisins, and a little nutty.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rsistare (9) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2007 does not count
Strong alcohol on the nose paired with a semi-transparent amber colour. Overall, a little bitter in flavor but impressed none the less

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2984) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle from World Market. Bottle is 8.5%. Very dark brownis color on the pour. Decent sized head. Aroma is dry and dark. Spicy with quite a bit of bitterness. A hint of tartness. Dry bitterness seems to be dominant. Nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Black red color. Fat head lasts to the end. Fruity, spicy, dirty, nose. Vanilla spice flavored, kind of sour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Solid brew, just a little rough on the edges. Pours very murky, and a dark amber. VERY fizzy, even on the second pour. Very sweet, and fruity. Very drinkable for the fizzzy mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ridgeman (37) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2007
From a 22 oz. 2007. Great head, big creamy off white color and frothy. I was afraid it might come over the trappist glass, but it settled down nicely after a few minutes of waiting. Amber brownish hue. body was little thin but overall a nice texture and full of different flavors of fruityness. Would have it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
cheery type of a brew. candy fruit flavors that really are not that impressive, but not offensive. good mouthfeel. alcohol is strongish on the buds. like to feel a bit more body. a mild tweak could really push this beer up there. insufficient carbonation profile.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Not as impressed as I was by Delirium Tremens. Pours a slightly hazed copper with a thin small bubbled offwhite head. The nose lightly sweet with fruit and a definite bit of bubblegum. Alcohol is surprisingly forward. Some floral hops. I liked the body on this when it was cooler, but as it warmed, it was flat and lacking body. Latter pours from the bottle showed this was a bit fizzy at first, but went flat fast with warming and swirling. The bubblegum and alcohol comes out in the flavor quite a bit. A bit of raisin, but mostly a thin sweet and dry fruity alcohol kick. Some creaminess, floral hops, maybe peppery Saaz? A bit acidic, perhaps some apple cider? Creamy fruity finish, alcoholic funky aftertaste. Not a huge fan, I need some more sweet dark malt character, less alcohol, and perhaps a bit more body on this fizzy to flat enigma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Dark fruit and cookies, with a strong kick of alcohol in the taste and nose. Tasted side by side with their Tremens. The alcohol isn’t played as well here.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle from Quinns. Not a Huyghe fan full stop and this does nothing to change that. All alcohol and no finesse. Thin in the body for what it is. Nothing really stands out in the flavour or the nose other than nasty fruit and old brown sugar. Almost as low quality as their Americana fest of a bar.


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