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

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RATINGS: 1633   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
Dark brown with reddish hints. Aroma of prune, raisin, alcohol, nutmeg. Sweet. Slight toffee notes. Hint of oranges. Finishes sweet, almost syrupy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pours cloudy brown with a large strong head. Aroma is sweet; prunes, licorice and a little alcohol. Flavor is sweet, too. Plums, a little roasted nut. Finish is balanced by a pleasant alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is a little thin with strong carbonation. A very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6480) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 21, 2004
Sweet thick aroma, alcohol noticeable. Thick full flavored Belgian ale, sweet roasted notes, creamy texture. Soft, smooth aftertaste. At finish alcohol is pleasantly warming.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Brown appearance with medium bubbly head. Faint aroma, initial flavor of plums and grapes but not too strong. Ended with a alcohol burn.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2004
Brown with big head. Liquorice and fruits in the aroma. Much liquorice in the flavour. The finish is slightly thin and alcoholic with some sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
Acidic liqourice aroma... Weak taste with liqourice to it... Brown with a big head... Alcoholic aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Very deep amber/near black in colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma was of plums, some yeast and must, bubble gum and alcohol. Flavour was citrusy, spicy(cloves), sugary sweetness, peppery and alcohol. Finish is smooth and quick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Nice chocolate colour with a frothy tan head. Mild chocolate and a bit of caramel with yeast on the nose before a slightly too strong alcohol taste hits you. Smooth lingering, slighty overly carbonated and mildly chocolate finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Fruity, sweet aroma. Dark bugundy in color. Sweet fruity taste with a light malt balance. Pretty average.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Nut brown color, large head. Not too strong flavoring of any sort, but still good overall.


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