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

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RATINGS: 1688   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2005
What an amazing beer. The bottle is white ceramic, which is very cool and the illustration is hilarious. Smells sweet and nutty and looks gorgeously dark without much head. Tastes amazing. Soooo complex. Tastes of chocolate, very sweet, and a little alcohol taste in there too. Get this if you get a chance, because it’s great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2005
I have had this bottle for almost a year before I drank it. I smelled Coca Cola. The taste was quite sour and enjoyable. I detected hardly any alcohol flavor. It was nicely carbonated and tart but not bitter. I detected little malt or hops. Quite good. I want more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from Fred’s market in Berkely CA. Pours very dark, almost a deep purple-brown colour, massive sustained head. Aroma is sweet, cotton candy, caramlized malt, some spice. Flavour is sweet and the alcohol presence is noticeable, but...warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2005
I almost got drunk with this one. I really deserve its name! Tan head on a dark redbrown body. The taste of alcohol is pretty obvious, but the flavor does go a long way to hide it. Woody and fruity notes; very good as an evening drink but not right before work, you’d be too drunk to be effective!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1270) - 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.


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