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

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RATINGS: 1559   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2004
Brown with big head. Liquorice and fruits in the aroma. Much liquorice in the flavour. The finish is slightly thin and alcoholic with some sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
Acidic liqourice aroma... Weak taste with liqourice to it... Brown with a big head... Alcoholic aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Very deep amber/near black in colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma was of plums, some yeast and must, bubble gum and alcohol. Flavour was citrusy, spicy(cloves), sugary sweetness, peppery and alcohol. Finish is smooth and quick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Nice chocolate colour with a frothy tan head. Mild chocolate and a bit of caramel with yeast on the nose before a slightly too strong alcohol taste hits you. Smooth lingering, slighty overly carbonated and mildly chocolate finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Fruity, sweet aroma. Dark bugundy in color. Sweet fruity taste with a light malt balance. Pretty average.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Nut brown color, large head. Not too strong flavoring of any sort, but still good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1849) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Poured nice, had a delicate head and a dark copper color. The taste was fruity and nutty at the same time with a definite nutty aftertaste... Filled me up fast though and made my stomach feel a little wierd afterward. Not the kinda feeling I want/expect from a good beer. Maybe I got a bad batch, but I won't leap to a bad judgement.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Pours an almost opaque coppery amber color with a thick beige head that just won't die. Rich, fruity aroma. Smooth and silky on the palate with a nice alcohol bite. Flavor is malty and fruity with a woodsy, smoky finish. Delicious beer. Very impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2004
(7 Jan 04, 9% ABV) Heavy malt aromas with notes of perfume, pepper, aniseed, alcohol and a moderate yeastiness. The body is reddy black with a fizzy light-brown head that disappears very quickly. The body starts off with a light bitterness that grows to join a moderate sweetness in the finish. It has a medium, lively, syrupy mouthfeel with a noticeable bite of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Sweet, tart fruity aroma with a dark nocturnal color. Sweet again, a little thin on the mouthfeel. Dry and malty leave the aftertaste. A tasty belgian but I've had better.


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