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

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RATINGS: 1870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tometclo (206) - Paris, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
Mousse blanche, couleur brune foncée, arôme levures, épices, Au goűt c’est sucré, épicés présentes, l’alcool n’est pas ressenti, une pointe de raisins secs, jolie amertume douce. 33 Cl Vanuxeem

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (178) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2016
I expected more for some reason. Love the eye catching packaging...the cloudy pour is off putting to me as far as appearance goes. Something just a bit off with the taste...possibly unique to my taste buds but it doesn’t come together very well for me.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kubmal (149) - POLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Dark brown, with thick head. Aroma of fruits, yeast and coriander. Taste is lightly sweet with moderate bitterness, alcohol well hidden, very smooth and drinkable. This bottle was a gusher, but it didn’t seem to affect the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roznetakiekont (7) - Krakó, POLAND - MAR 2, 2016 does not count
wystapil gashing, jakby zle przechowywane, ciekawy aromat owocow, ladnie sie prezenuje...ale bez szalu

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2092) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle pour dark copper with amber hue and large ecru head. Nose light Belgian candy, molasses, light spice. Taste initially sweet malt, candy sugar, raisin, caramel. Light spice then more raisin and light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
0.33 bottle. Very dark brown color and a large, tanned head. Aroma is positively Belgian in a spicy, yeasty, very fruity manner. Taste is sweet, fruity, licorice brings in an unexpected level of bitterness. An almost full body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is obviously fruity and spicy, however, it is also dry, sour, and seems somewhat unbalanced. Overall, the beer could use a major overhaul and appears to be riding on the positive association that everyone has with its typically Belgian flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eastwood (145) - Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 28, 2016
Tomada de barril en el Kraken ( On Tap). Espuma cerrada, tostada, potente, alcohólica. Fácil de beber. Frutas rojas y aromática. Tomada con anterioridad en botella.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (705) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
L: -pours a hazy dark brown with ruby tinges and a big,foamy,beige head S: -plums,raisins,dates,spicy,strawberries, hip,strawberries,nutty,caramel,grassy,brown bread F: -high carbonation -medium body -alcohol noticeable O: More fruity and less sweet compared to most other Belgian Dark Ales. I liked it a lot

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (716) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
Flaska frĺn Belgoklubben. Mörkt rödbrun med beige skum. Mustig doft av karamell, choklad och kryddor. Söt och kraftfull smak

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Dark, murky black/brown/red with a billowing dirty cream head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, coriander and vanilla. Complex array of flavours of coffee, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, a touch of coriander and honey. Smooth palate but slightly hollow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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