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

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RATINGS: 1597   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digopossobon (115) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JUL 2, 2014
Malte doce no aroma, com discreto álcool. Caramelo. Creme consistente, denso e castanho. Líquido marrom escuro e opaco. Doçura média. Amargor baixo, mas bem colocado. Carbonatado na medida. Corpo médio. Textura cremosa. final longo. Cerveja bem alcóolica e forte. Gostosa para quem gosta de strong ales. Um das top!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (202) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Pours an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is dark red brown. Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, roasted malts, molasses, milk chocolate and mild coffee), light hops (orange), light yeasts (barnyard) and grape, raisin, plum, butterscotch, brown sugar, cola and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, then light acidic, sweet and bitter and finally light acidic and bitter. Body is medium to full with syrupybtexture and soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - JUN 27, 2014
Tumsnīgs, bieza puta- gaistoša. Saldena tumšā beļģa aromāts. Garša - tāda pati, pliekana. Aromāta char: vīnogu kātiņi

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Seraf. Dark brown with a pillowy head. Sweet fruity aroma. Sweet flavor of apples, citrus, and maltiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (622) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Appearance was reddish brown with creamy tannish diminishing 1/2 finger head , spotty lacing. Aromas are dates, fig, hints of cherry, strawberry and molasses, estery yeasts. Taste are fruits of cherry, plum, date and fig with port-like malts. Little alcohol warming at the end. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium body, then fruity average length slightly sulphur finish. A wonderful Dark Ale, try it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
Gazdag, összetett és karakteres, rendkívül kifinomult ízvilággal rendelkező főzet, melynek zamatai fantasztikus harmóniában olvadnak össze. Az ízjegyek kiemelésére éppen ezért nem is fordítottam túlzott figyelmet, igazi erényeként leginkább a merengésre késztető, gondolatainkat kisimító kiegyensúlyozottságát említeném.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingsBrew (34) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
330ml bottle, Tulip glass, Fruity aroma, Red-brown liquor, Bitter sweet with cherry taste, Medium body, Creamy with off white head, Medium carbonation, sweet with a herbal and that distinct Tremens taste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (996) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy ruby brown color with thin frothy tan-like head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, burnt sugar, dried fruits, yeast, spices and alcohol. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel, follows by fruity sourness and alcohol note with warming mouthfeel and medium bitter finish. Full body, oily texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. Delicious strong ale with appealing bottle design...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pdoorr (56) - - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours dark brown with a big, tan, creamy, persistent head. Aroma is yeasty and red fruit. Taste is sweet caramel and some citrusy. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet in the aftertaste with a little bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybion (55) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours deep, cloudy ruby with over a finger of soapy light tan head. Lacing is substantial and thick. Aroma of caramel malts, honey, citrus, apricot, orange, berries, and a small grassy note. Taste is more sour than anticipated, with the citrus and berry notes coming through in full force, backed up by honey and a grassy, herbal or vegetable finish. Finish is also quite dry. Carbonation is quite high and the body is a slightly watery medium, so the feel in the mouth could be better. Alcohol is noticeable in both taste and aroma. Not a spectacular brew but nice enough tasting; the biggest appeal of this to me is that utterly gorgeous bottle design, with it;s psychedelia artwork and ceramic glass look. This one is for the display shelf.


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