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

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RATINGS: 1875   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2006
The 11.2 ounce bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown beverage with a small but smooth creamy head that was mostly diminishing but that left good lacing on the glass. Pour carefully however, this is bottle conditioned. The aroma offers a hint of burnt caramel from almost a foot away. Upon closer examination, there are also notes of dates, raisins, prunes - dried dark fruits. There is also a hint of old leather in the background. The body is full and inviting with lively carbonation and a smooth, wet texture. The flavor starts off sweet but quickly shows a sharp tangy bite at the front of the tongue. The finish is medium-long with the tangy bite lasting throughout. There is also a nice warmth that builds in the chest through the finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
that pink elephant, a cool bottle gets me again!! medium thick head...grapes,slight sherry,choc,dust,choc cocoa nesquick,sweet slight spice.......some fruit and grape choc in muddled fruit taste....a good brew....su..su....sussudio

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2006
750ml bottle - Pours dark brown with a big, fluffy head. It smells of malts and yeast. The flavor is caramel malts, yeast, and a hint of dark fruit. It’s easy to drink for 9% with the ABV just showing up a little in the finish. It’s pretty good, but honestly I was hoping for more.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2006
I bought numerous beers and this was one of them. For the price and expectations, I was disappointed. This is better than a domestic but there are many better beers out there than to spend the money for this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Poured a dark brown brew with a light tan medium length/thickness head. The aroma smelled of alcohol and some citrusy hop. The flavor was composed primarily of alcohol and some fruit. Not as complex as I would have liked. The palate was nothing special and the finish tasted of alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Bottle from liqourama. Poured a beautiful cloudy brown color with a nice beige head. Smell of fruits and plums as mentioned below. First taste was not what I was expecting. It was too carbinated for my liking, I guess I was expecting more of a smoother. less carbinated taste, but it wasn’t too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Nice amber color with fruity smell, like plums or prunes. Head was nice but didn’t last. Taste was decent but really lacking on the finish, kind of metallic.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
amber brown colour, lotsa head nose of fruit, spices, some caremel.. the taste is well amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Small 12oz. Bottle - Pours a dark red with a small white head....... Smell is sweet fruits and yeast... Flavor is plums, spices and brown sugar...Palate is a very full body with a little too much carbonation... nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Pours a clear reddish dark amber with a big, lacy, fluffy tan head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, yeast. Full body with fine carbonation. The taste starts sweet with figs and nuts and moves on to a caramel sweet finish with some vanilla and just a dash of spice and herbal hops to clean things up.


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