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

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RATINGS: 1896   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
This one poured a dark brown with no head. Much more carbonated than I remembered with a mild malt sweetness and some yest hints.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SJM620 (11) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2007
I enjoyed this beer a little more than the tremens. I don’t usually drink belgian beers, but with this beer as well as the tremens I might have to rethink this stance

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5656) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Not as good as the tremens. the palate is on the thin side, but there is significant malt sweetness, pears, and apple in the aroma. Flavor has some alcohol taste, and just a hint of yeast. Light brown color and a a large head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Deep brown with creamy, huge tan head. Fruity, yeasty aroma with some deeper barnyard notes. Big mix of flavors with caramel malts, candied sugar, dark fruits and light chocolate. Thick and creamy with a sweet aftertaste. Overall, smooth, fruity-yeasty and a little smoky. Really interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Wow talk about a head on a beer. The head towers out of the glass, I couldn’t even pour the whole bottle (33cl) with a medium pour. It has a great alchoholic nose with hints of honey and chocolate. The taste is a little dull compared to the nose with a little chocolate and malty sweetness attached, but little of the alchohol shows which makes it very drinkable. The color on this brew is quite impressive with a rich dark amber hue. The taste falls a little short as opposed to the nose, but a great brew nonetheless. This is a beer that I could drink more than one of and propably get into a little trouble with.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2007
Deep deep clear red with a large fluffy off-white head. Aroma is crammed full of malty,zesty, dried fruits with similar spicy malty taste...nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (4109) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
prefered over Tremens. nice dark color, beigeish head. nots of fruit, spice and yeast. more robust, and flavorful, very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2007
lightly hazy brown in appearance, with some ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. Aroma is heavily spicy and yeasty, apple/pear/ lemon zest, as well as caramel and dark malts. Taste is basically about the same. Very strange, tastes like delirium tremens with some dark malts added to it. Carbonation is very lively and prickly on the tongue, which seems to take focus off of the darker malts in this beer. Not sure what to make of this....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5496) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark brown color with a foamy and long-lasting head. Spicy and thick. Noticed dark cherry flavor and other fruits, as well as licorice taste. Ultimately I felt that the 9% wasn’t hidden well-enough and too strong in the taste. Enjoyable nonetheless. Extra credit for the groovy design.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Bottle: Light/medium brown color, slightly bubbly, off-white head is small, but thick and foamy. Nose is mostly yeast and fruits, some sweet malt. Creamier than expected, even though it was carbonated to a lively point. Fruity, yeast, wine, and some bitters in the tail. Alcohol was present, but not to intense.


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