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

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RATINGS: 1747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Poured, ironically enough, into my Delirium tulip. Pours a dark ruby with a plush head and laced sides. The smell is mocha, caramel, candied sugar, and dark fruits. The taste is deep withy ruddy dark fruit and chocolate. Good yeast balance masks the alcohol. the mouth has a slight tingle; good carbonation. All in all, very quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottle at Issac Newton’s. Pours Mahogany with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, belgian style spices, sweet malts, yeast, and fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, citrusy fruity, alcohol moderately present. Good body, damn good brew.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Can’t believe that I have not rated this one yet. Mohagany brew with only a fine ring of foam. Sweet malty aromas with a that famous belgian yeast strain that produce a lovely fruity spicey aroma. This tasted kind of off. Very carbonated and copper tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18587) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
Draught. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor with some spicy hints. Also some hints of yeast. Sweet malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1963) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Thick hazed mahogany showing potency in density and legs, with a very fast, seemingly-creamy head and gobs of trub at the bottom of the glass. Aroma held much more depth and enjoyment than the flavor of this beer, deeply malted over strong alcohol, fruity cherry and concord grape in a deadly sweet vortex of caramel. Fluffy sourness with alcohol, the flavor strikes as a Belgian Brown, wooden and moldy with a dry & dirty finish. Thinner than I’d like and not as sweet, either. I found more pleasure drinking in the aromas than the flavors.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buu (10) - USA - MAR 25, 2006
Body is brown, not unlike coffee. Upon first sniff, almost a candyshop nose. After moderate warming, aroma evolved to sexy, sweet dough. Fair carbonation. Sweet, with a hazelnut finish (hint of Cognac). Upon belch, mild Tastykake. Interesting, but not special.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Opaque mohagany/auburn color. Strong molasses, alcohol and yeast scents. I agree with alabamajohn that it’s like sweetened prune juice. I was expecting more for what I paid for a 4 pack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Cloudy brown. Sweet. Sweet. Tastes like sweetened pune juice. For the price and reputation, you would expect more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
12 oz bottle. Cloudy brown body with a large off-white head that dissipated slowly. Aroma of caramel, figs, and molasses with yeast. Initial flavor is slightly bitter with heavy alcohol notes and some caramel sweetness. I’ll let it warm a bit...still not my favorite, quite bitter. Decently rich palate with pretty strong carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2006
I chilled this beer and had one sip and came back 2 hours later.,after warming i was expecting more flavour but it was surprisingly smooth and dry.A chocolate candy cane.Alc/vol well hidden.


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