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

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RATINGS: 1672   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours brown with a light tan head. nose is fruity, strawberrys, some candi sugar, some yeast. decent body, sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1886) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
Dark brown with a large then quickley slim beige head. Aroma is malty, yeasty and spicey. Taste is caramel and malts, vague dark fruits, with a lightly bitter finish. Ful bodied, quite carbonated on the tongue with well hid alcohol. Nice, drinkable, nearly top notch, but not.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1447) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
Sweet spice aroma with fruit and malt. Cloudy brwon colour with good head and lacing. Full spice flavour with malt and fruit. Fizzy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1608) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle Deep brown body. Lightly brown head, which diminishes totally. Nose of malts. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Fully bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle from binny’s...Poured a rich brown with a quickly disappearing brown head. Aromas were yeasty and spice, with earthy undertones. Flavors were not as prevelant I would have hoped from a belgian strong ale. Although the carbonated, oily mouthfeel did give this brew some character. Overall, very smooth and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Head goes immediately. Very dense dark brown color. You can’t see through it. The aroma is a caramel vanilla. Very Very smooth caramel taste. No bitterness very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Dark, murky brown color, unfortunately a quickly diminishing head. Malty aroma of raisins and quite acrid. Dark fruit flavor, raisins and plums with good hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
On tap poured clear dark garnet with a large tight amber head.Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and spices. Flavors of toffee, spices, and pepper.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1040) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2005
A very nice smell of this dark beer but the taste was nt so good witch taste of alcohol.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Poured a dark brown body. Aroma of raisin/plum, alcohol, yeast. Flavor was far worse than the aroma for me. Weak.


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