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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
I had this beer at Pub St-Alexandre in Quebec. The color is dark amber. The taste is sweet almost chocolat. It has a malty aroma. The alcohol % does alot for the taste of this beer..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zootfinster (220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006
This is a bright slightly fruity malty beer with some pleasant tastes of alcohol. Pours a chocolate brown with a big yellowish head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle.pours a dark amber, a little foggy, with a thick off white head. banana, malt and soap aroma. sweet chocolate, like a tootsie roll. fruity as well. great beer. A

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 12 oz. Bottle: Cloudy foggy brown color with a tan head. The aroma is banana bread and yeast. The taste is sweet malts, red wine and some sort of polish. As it warms up, there is also flavors of honey in the taste and finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 27, 2006
A sipping style that is most appropriate for consumption at Café Het Gol Bel. Dark chocolate brown with a thin fizzy head that shows surprisingly good retention. Big fruity malty nose – this beer’s intentions are very clear. Some alcohol sweetness wafts up. Wall of malt and alcohol sweetness, with licorice and aniseed, drives through the palate. Perhaps one of those rare instances where a beer drinks heavier that what the stated ABV suggests. Finishes long with meaty, cooked malt flavours. (e4.0 @ Café Het Gol Bel)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Aegrus (49) - USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottled, trappist glass Very little aroma of sweet dates and sugar cane. The flavor is fruity and estery with an unbalanced bitter hops finish. Dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Dark, thick, and hazy. Fruity taste with hints of prunes/raisins. Malty, smooth and palatable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Deep dark amber with a thousands of chunks floating around it. It looks like cheetah skin or a snow globe when shake it up. There are some enormous chunks I can see now. I am only taking a couple sips here. Smell of malt, caramel, some hops, almonds, fruit and alcohol. Taste of rotten fruit, hops, malt, gas and alcohol. Carbonation was there and a little bitter at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle: Poured a dark color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention. Aroma is quite sweet with some candi sugar and plenty of malt. Taste is also a well enough balanced mix of candi sugar, caramel and big malt with some limited yeast characteristics. Body is a bit too watery for the style but the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LLee (21) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Bottle, Aroma/Flavor, white grapes, like a good dry German white wine, Appearance, dark with a off white head, didn’t last long, Palate, sour and very carbonated, like a sparkling wine, but not as sweet. Have another bottle, may revise "rating" later...

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