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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2005
This brew starts off with a fruity aroma. It fills the glass with a muddy, opaque pour and a large bubbled, tan head that quickly collapsed. The first sip was sweet and left an effervescent mouth feel. Subsequent sips revealed complex, fruity flavors and something else that was pleasant but I couldn’t identify. This was followed by the hops which left a nice, but short lived aftertaste.It was medium bodied, not as heavy as the visual presentation would imply. It wasn’t bubbly but left me gassy. I’m beginning to like these strong Belgians, they don’t overwhelm me with fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
Ill need to have this fellow again as i was quite drunk when i had it, but notes say it was nice. Sweet spicey, carbonated, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2005
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours brown with a light tan head. nose is fruity, strawberrys, some candi sugar, some yeast. decent body, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (2019) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
Dark brown with a large then quickley slim beige head. Aroma is malty, yeasty and spicey. Taste is caramel and malts, vague dark fruits, with a lightly bitter finish. Ful bodied, quite carbonated on the tongue with well hid alcohol. Nice, drinkable, nearly top notch, but not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
Sweet spice aroma with fruit and malt. Cloudy brwon colour with good head and lacing. Full spice flavour with malt and fruit. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle Deep brown body. Lightly brown head, which diminishes totally. Nose of malts. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavour. Fully bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle from binny’s...Poured a rich brown with a quickly disappearing brown head. Aromas were yeasty and spice, with earthy undertones. Flavors were not as prevelant I would have hoped from a belgian strong ale. Although the carbonated, oily mouthfeel did give this brew some character. Overall, very smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Head goes immediately. Very dense dark brown color. You can’t see through it. The aroma is a caramel vanilla. Very Very smooth caramel taste. No bitterness very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Dark, murky brown color, unfortunately a quickly diminishing head. Malty aroma of raisins and quite acrid. Dark fruit flavor, raisins and plums with good hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
On tap poured clear dark garnet with a large tight amber head.Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and spices. Flavors of toffee, spices, and pepper.

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