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

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RATINGS: 1654   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - MAR 24, 2005
it has a slight fruity aroma. the flavor is sweet w/ a hint of orange. an ok belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
I poured this expecting it to be orange like the Noel. But poured a dark murkey cherry/brown. Hello ; in stock. ! nice raison baked into a forged malt cake with lots of spice. emmmm@! My only dissapointment is that it didnt taste like pink elephants.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2005
33 cl bottle. Rapdily decaying fizzy tan head tops a dark cherry body...lightly alcoholic, assertive cherry-vinous nose with a smidgeon of chocolate...tart woody cherry body with light sweetness throughout, pleasant restrained alcoholic warming, a bit of aged cobwebby yeasty character, but too much carbonation and too watery at the end for real satisfaction.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Very spicy, sweet, almost a bit cinamony. bottle was very cool. almost looked like it was a clay glazed bottle. I like the pink elephant too

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
I really liked the way this one looked in the glass. Aroma was quite nice, spicy and sweet. Unfortunately it lacked in the flavor department, overly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2005
Bottled. Fruity, malty aroma. Fruity taste, mainly bananas, malty and somewhat sweet. Notes of cloves and spiciness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
Dark cloudy brown beer with a big belgian creamy coloured head. Although very carbonated this beer gave me a sweet candish taste with spicy aromas and a note of fruits. the alcoholic taste was well balanced fot this belgian strong ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Pours a dark mahogeny color and at present is mostly clear with a magnificantly retained cream colored head. There is a lot going on with the aroma of this beer. Notes of candy sugar, lots of yeast, some fruit, and pepper. Flavor is initially lightly sweet with some yeast flavor. Finish is peppery with more yeast. This does not rank with the great Belgian strongs, it is however an enjoyable drinking experience.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Pours a dark cloudy brown color with a large head. Smell is sweet and coffee like with alcohol mixed in. Tastes like alcohol and coffee with some toffee and spice thrown in for good measure. Hops are disguised until the end where the they are again covered by a lingering alcohol taste. And this alcohol aftertaste is my only complaint about this ale. In my opinion, this is a quality beer that you just want to have once in a while because its too strong for everyday consumption not to mention to expensive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Brown colour with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of spices, yeast and dried fruit. Very carbonated. Malty aroma with notes of spices, fruit and alcohol.


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