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


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RATINGS: 1612   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Hazy brownish ruby color with a medium off-white head. The aroma was pretty faint (even as it got warmer,) but there were some caramel, alcohol, and cane sugar tones. The flavor was, at first, quite sweet with caramel, cane sugar, and alcohol. As the beer warmed the flavor became extremely acidic...harsh metallic character...almost stinging the tongue. The feel was overly carbonated for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Beautiful dark brown color with a ruby glow and an off white head. Mild sweet prune aroma. Initially, flavor was fairly mild with some sweet malt and dried fruit. As it warmed, it turned very sour lemon, lactose and metallic. I definitely liked the initial flavor better. Nice carbonation, small tingly bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Started out with a nice vanilla-ish aroma, and a creamy mouthfeel. This bled into some diactyl flavor and a slightly sour finish. A decent belgian, but certianly not one of the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Malty, fruity and warming. This Strong Belgian is pleasing without any of the wierder flavors some Belgians surprise you with. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Really good this one... Nice dark ruby/brown color that produced a small, quickly diminishing head. flavcor was malty with some nice dark fruit tones...Bit of a dry bitter finish...Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Good dark brown color,small head that faded quite quickly.The aroma was some what sweet and fruity with a mild hop presence,malt and a hint of alcohol to go with the spicy notes.Mlaty sweet taste with flavors of fruit and spice and hints of hops and alcohol.The finish is slightly bitter sweet with a bit of spice and malt.Not bad but then not great,but still worth a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Draft. Just an excellent beer. Nice fizzy head. Mellow citrus aroma. Sweet and malty, YUMMY!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7875) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2003
Very dark brown, but with a reddish shine; big brownish head. Fruity nose, chlorophyl chewing gum, dark malts but restrained. Sweet taste, but with a (Good Heavens!) curry flavour. Roasted malts in the background. Retronasal again fruity tastes (blueberry?). Full bodied, but palate is rather thinnish. Aftertaste comes back with the curry/coriander flavour. Again, not one of my favourites. The nose promesses more than the beer delivers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Pours garnet red-brown, with a light, creamy light tan head. Prunes and brown sugar in the aroma. Rich flavor reminds me of a doppelbock: strong prunes and toffee, with caramel and raisins. Alcohol is nicely subdued. Tangy aftertaste is somewhat distracting. I love the doppelbock flavor of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Very much like Chimay blue but with a less pronounced alcohol profile, wich I prefer. DN's got a lot of personality.

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