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


on tap

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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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chris__hartley (325) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Ordered on tap from the Delirium cafe in Brussels. It pours opaque mahogany with ruby highlights; the head was beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: wet dirt, dust, and a slight charcoal scent. The taste is light bitter; there are notes of: toffee, blackberry, and pine. The palate is light bodied and has light carbonation; there is a medium astringency, and has a short finish. Overall, a weak beer riding on the coattails of its more successful sibling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle. Medium amber, murky, with orange highlights and a medium off white head. Sweet brown sugar, raisins, light banana, spicy finish. Quite estery and sweet, and a touch alcoholic. A bit disappointing actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (346) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Pours with a hugh head that settles down nicely smells slightly apply with anapple pie taste with brown sugar finish is almost rum and cicinnamon nice but a little sweet fr me almost a dessert beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (868) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : light brown, small white head. Aroma : caramel, dried fruits, citrus peel, red berries and herbs. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (319) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Potężna drobna piana, barwa ciemnej wiśni, opalizująca. Zapach z butelki przypomina półsłodkiego Dubbla z rodzynkami, suszonymi i kandyzowanymi owocami oraz belgijskimi przyprawami, ale ze sniftera dochodzą aromaty Krieka w postaci cierpkiej wiśni, porzeczki i jabłka. Jest też lekko tytoniowo-żelazista nuta (raczej od chmielu - w teście skórnym nie ma żelaza), przypominająca stęchły korek, niezbyt przyjemna w tym zestawieniu, która na szczęście, po lekkim ogrzaniu piwa, zanika. W smaku figowa słodycz, kwaskowa jeżyna, wyraźna melanoidynowa słodowość i wiśniówka. Goryczka nieduża, pestkowo-pieprzowa, alkohol "nienachalny", rozgrzewający przełyk. Faktura piwa szorstka, popiołowa i dość treściwa, nagazowanie średnie. Całkiem sympatyczna interpretacja Belgian Strong Dark Ale, swego rodzaju blend Dubbla z Kriekiem, ciekawy i wart spróbowania. Mi nieco przeszkadzała wada w aromacie, dopiero po kilku minutach od nalania piwo nadawało się do właściwej degustacji...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (261) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2015
Dark amber, beige head. Quite sweet, caramel and malt taste, yeasty finish. A good beer, but nothing from outer space

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1689) - Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Tap - huge foamy head, very dark Amber/brown color, big dark fruity yeasty esters, solid malt backbone, mildly spicy finish, not bad overall, but expected a little better to be honest ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (404) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Woody earthy and candy sugar aromas come from this hazy brown brew with coarse bubbles on top. Malty sweetness with a bit of wood and a slight metallic taste. It's not as full bodied as I woulda thought. It's smooth and earthy flavored with a bit of warming from the 8.5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedSox2004 (1443) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Muddy brown/ruby red with a yellowish tan head that dissipated to a very soft film and left fine lace. Aromas of tart apple, caramel, bandaids, sugar, earth and Belgian yeast. Nicely balanced flavor profile starts out slightly tart with green apple and light pear, supported by rich caramel and chocolate, finishing with a dry yeastiness and herbal notes. Spices and alcohol are always in the background. Medium body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft and creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - MAY 29, 2015
Dark, pretty non-transparent. Wide palette. Bitter taste with some sour nuances.

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