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

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RATINGS: 1686   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Aroma of pear/apple/grape, some cinnamon. One of the smoothest belgians I have ever had, very drinkable. Well hidden ABV. Cheesey finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Well it wasn’t too shabby. It had the very nice spicey belgian aroma. The beer poored mostly head, had to let it sit for a minute. The nice fruit notes on the palate are very subtle, almost too subtle. I enjoy Belgians, to be a bit more bold, but this one is decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2002
overly foamy pour settled in to a rich though not very complex ale.Fruit, grapes,chocolate,hazy brown,I think this one is worth another try.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Black red color. Fat head lasts to the end. Fruity, spicy, dirty, nose. Vanilla spice flavored, kind of sour. The tremens is much better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2002
This ale rates with the best. Great dark color with a huge head that leaves lace clinging to the sides forever. The aroma is intoxicating and complex with earthy fruits, sweet, malt, and a hint of spice. The taste matches the aroma perfectly and maintains the same flavor throughout the bottle. A great beer that deserves a better rating than what it has.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2002
Prefere the dilerium tremens, but still a pretty good beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2002
This is the brewery responsible for Florisgaarden Chocolate Gardenbier, a brew that apparently only I can tolerate. In contrast, the Nocturnum has a fairly strong touch of alcohol and sweetness. Pretty good. Better than Tremens.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Not bad spicy and fruity flavor. I prefer the Tremens more than this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Yowza!? This one had a sticky residue on the inside of the bottle cap. Despite my fears, the beer came out great. Strong vanilla spice/fruity notes, almost like a holiday cake. That’s a good thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2004 Cloudy, dark beer, with a lasting head. Malt and sweet smell. Spicy and even a sweet, though well-balanced taste. Smooth palate.


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