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


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RATINGS: 1809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5019) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Pours a chunky mahogany into a tulip. Conglomerate head with good retention and no lacing. Dried fruit aromas. Bubbly and thin. Dry with front to back fig and date. Lasting alcohol burn finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - AUG 16, 2006
I like Belgian beers, and this one did not disappoint. Not overly complex; a little fruity and somewhat syrupy. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
Dark brown ale with a thick moka head. Light moka chocolate and gin alcohol, with light orange peels. In mouth, rather nice lightly smoked peat finishm with a initial bitter chocolate, coriander and orange peels. A bit short in mouth and too much alcohol, unbalanced. Bottle at l’Autre Oeil, August 4, 2006.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2006
I had this on tap at the Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Seemed like the thing to do at the time. Turns out the name delirium really has nothing to do with this place. The beer was dark, malty, and smooth. not alcoholic. pretty alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4002) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
2005 Bottle Nose of malts, ripe fruits, and raisins; semi transparent cherry brown with a huge tan fead, that hung in there lacing the glass; flavor of sweet malts and fruit, with a little hop bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Pours a dark mahogany brown. Has a sweet aroma of malt and fruit. Nice palate kind of thick. Very sweet taste of malt and candied fruit. Was good but too sweet for my likings

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Unclean, murky brown with a small, beige head. Sweet aroma of overripe fruit. Rather full and solid body. Sweetish malty with accents of overripe fruit - plums and apricots - and a slightly perfumy edge. Rather raw bitterness in the finish. 080806

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2006
I am noy a big fan of Belgian style beers but the lady at the store recommended it. I have to say it was one of the only ones I have actually finished. Poured a cola color with a slight hint of red. Huge head that quikly died down but stayed around the entire beer. Aroma is sweet/candy and slight malt. I get mostly dark fruit flavors in the taste, then some slight seet/candy and then slight malt with just the smallest of roastyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3478) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle. Nice dark brown cloudy body topped with a lasting beige foamy head. Wonderful malty/hoppy aroma with strong plummy/vineous notes and some lighter yeasty hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Taste is complex and robust. It carries fruity, yeasty and subtle woody notes. Ends with a good and well balanced warming finish. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2274) - 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.

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