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


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RATINGS: 1615   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-14-12- Poured from 750 ml bottle into delirium tremens snifter Appearance – Pours a beautiful deep dark garnet color. Upon pouring there is a large thicker bodied off tan head that fades over moderate time. Once faded the head leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Smell – The smell is big of dark fruit, a brown sugar, brown bread and a good dose of spice. The fruit aromas a wonderful mix of cherry, prune, and fig with the spice aroma biggest of coriander and cinnamon. Mixed with these aromas are a hearty presence of alcohol, giving it a more “warming” aroma. Taste – The taste begins heavy in dark fruit flavors (raisin and prune) with a roasted bread taste. The dark fruit is quite persistent, but the bready flavor seems to fade some as the taste goes on. Yeast and some spice then soon hit the tongue as well as some alcohol flavor. The alcohol flavor intensifies more and more as the taste advances getting rather potent at the end. While strong, it is somewhat smooth and complimenting to the fruit and spicy flavors and leaves a warming somewhat ‘spiced liqour” flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the above average side in thickness with a carbonation level that is very average. The thicker body is quite nice for the darker flavors with the carbonation level providing just the right amount of tingling sensation for the spicy flavors. These mixed with the boozy flavors wonderfully to warm the mouth through and through Overall – This is a wonderful brew with a boozy and dark fruit flavor without being overly sweet. A wonderful Belgian strong dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (354) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a small head. Dark fruits and yeast aromas. Sweet fruit flavour, lots of Belgian yeast, lots of carbonation. A decent Belgian strong ale, not fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 18, 2014
This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a dark brownish red color with a level white to slight off white colored half fingered head. There was some light lacing. The smell had some light caramel, mocha and chocolate backed up gently by some black liqorice and coriander. The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and softened them to a sweet spiciness I’ve yet to encounter in pretty much any beer. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body, so yes, it does come across to me as a sipper. The carbonation finishes slightly smooth and creamy. Overall, in my opinion, this was a wonderful Belgian Strong ale to be had again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 18, 2014
Quite intense maltiness, bit fruity, light yeasty, some spices, dried fruits. Moderate sweet with some bitterness, dont like sourness in this one, even thou its ultra light. Would like to taste some hops here. It gets better close to finish. Decent brew, but bit weird

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1023) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2014
This beer has an enormous tan head and is a dark, rich red color. The aroma is an indulgent blend of Belgian yeast, clove, caramel malts, fig, a hint of mocha, and a hint of booze; the taste is an intricate blend of a mild sourness, mild sweetness, and slight umami, and the palate has a lively carbonation and finish reminiscent of raisins that overpowers the medium body and slick texture. Overally, the beer is a very pleasant brew that hides its booze well and pleases easily.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (158) - MEXICO - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, 330ml. A copper reddish beer with a big foamy head that stays on after several minutes. Aroma is of caramel, roasted malt and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a strong finish and some carbonation and astrigency. Overall a good beer, but I think I like more Delirium Tremens.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (187) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2014
the aroma of caramel malt, dark fruits, brown sugar, vanilla and spices... the taste of plum, chocolate, coffee, dog-rose, fig and liquorice... sweet and a little bit bitter... some shades of port... dry sweet and bitter aftertaste... nice, very nice...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (175) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours beautifully rich dark brown with a mocha coloured head. Flavours of dark mature fruits and herbal elements. A prominent flavour which fades to a pleasant and not overpowering after taste

   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!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (216) - 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.

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