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

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RATINGS: 1784   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3958) - - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 re-rate. dark brown under a small tan head. slightly sour dark fruit aroma. flavor of white grapes, raisin, plum. lightly sour. full bodied and very carbonated. 2/27/06 - dark ruby and a small white head. aroma of dark fruit. flavors of cherries, dates, raisins, marshmallows. similar to a dubbel. 6/2/7/3/14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Pours murkey brown with a slightly hoppy/floral nose. Full nectar. A ballanced dark ale that pours a medium head w/ medium hangtime. Just off dry w/ a slight leathery worstershire sauce/tart barnyard tropshire. Long finish with slight alcohol showing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Iím just not digging this one. It poured with a nice fluffy head, but the aroma is rather bland and plain, slightly sweet, slightly yeasty, slightly acidic, inoffensive. Flavorís the same way. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
spinnyone22 (4) - Payson, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2006 does not count
Yeast. Bitter aftertaste. Did not enjoy. Love the wrapper. Smelled better than the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2006
Bottle. Dark red colour with a big tan head. Light sweet dark fruits aroma and a sweet dark fruits, light metallictaste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zoso137 (52) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2006
this brew made me feel like i was on a pogo stick and i lost my tennis racket.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
Aroma:Dark fruit,caramel... Appearance:Drak brown,huge brownish head... Flavor:Dark fruit,caramel.... This beer llok like the trois pistole from unibroue....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong brownish head. The aroma is fermented, aniseed and fruity and the flavour is dry, fruity, slightly sour with a touch of sweetness. Overall a reasonable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This beer poursed a dark sienna color and left a small head that disappated quickly, the smell of this beer is dried fruit (plum,apricots, and raisin). As I tasted this beer the malty character came to the front, sweet with a small amount of bitterness that finished smooth with a fruit dose on the palate.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Has a decent, yeasty and fruity aroma to it. Has a nice dark brown body, with a tan head. The flavor is kind of disappointing. Pretty good body and carbonation. Overall, itís not as good as I was hoping it would be.


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