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

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RATINGS: 1840   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
0.33L Strong raisin and bread aroma. Dark brown color with massive beige foam on top. Quite strong flavour. Wood, prune, alcohol, black tea. Soft brandy flavour on finish. Alcohol mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2015
This is another good Belgium ale. Pours a nice hazy golden with a head that last awhile lots of lacing good malty flavor, would recommend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kacyper (820) - Łęczna, POLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Butelka. Trochę wylata, piana spora szybko opada ale coś tam zostaje. Aromat lekki alkohol, Belgia, przyprawy, brzoskwinie, toffi. W smaku lekko szczypie od alkoholu.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (264) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle into wine glass. Dark toasted oak color. Thin but retained cream head. Slightly sour note to the nose, some vanilla and milk chocolate.n in the mouth, more malt with chocolate notes. In the middle some cinnamon or ginger, with an unusual suggestion of caramel that keeps me coming back. and finishes with a touch of bitter, almost grapefruit pith. Overall sort of hot chocolate flavor!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MohaBeer (135) - Lima, PERU - DEC 11, 2015
Ambar rojizo con transparencia, muy buena espuma y retención. Malta maltoso moderado, ésteres a chocolate moderado, licoroso, lúpulo especiado-floral moderado bajo. En boca malta maltoso moderado, tibieza alcohólica presente, lúpulo de amargor moderado, ésteres a chocolate bitter, frutos secos, lúpulo especiado-floral moderado. Final maltoso con amargor en balance sin astringencia, buena carbonatación, cuerpo medio.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 11, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 06/18 Pours hazy amber brown liquid, big frothy tan head, Aroma: caramel, raisin cake, candied apricots, plums, cherries, hops, brown sugar, malty, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter,light to medium sour, caramel, candied fruits, (plums, apricots, cherries), lemon peel, light warming alcohol, nice balanced, easy drinkable, Palate: medium body, average carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long bitter caramel aftertaste, Overall: very nice one, fruity, strong, easy drinkable, enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronTDubs (144) - - DEC 7, 2015
Redish brown color. Highly carbonated..was a gusher to be honest. Wonderful fruity aroma of raisins and other dried fruits, plums with a slight mineral tone. The taste was not as pleasing. Very hot and alcoholic. Fruity yeast character, good malty base, and some earthy, herbal hops. Was nice a beer, but not amazing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (125) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a hazy darkbrown colour with a big foamy beige head which lingers for a fair amount of time. Aroma of dark fruits, dried fruits, caramel, spices. Taste is nicely balanced with a slight dry finish. Notes of spices, caramel, nuts, liquorice, dried and dark fruits. Texture is oily with high carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1386) - Poznañ, POLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown in colour, big ugly white head - the beer is clearly overcarbed. Aroma of dark dried fruits, peach, pepper and anise. Also hint of mint present. In taste malty base, caramel and candy sugar with citrusy, peppery flavours (again very nice anise). In the back less pleasant metalic note. Alcohol present, not that disturbing though.low to medium bitterness in the finish. Depends on the bottle can be really great or just ok, but it is worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (217) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours mahogany with good off white head. Aroma: caramel and spices. Medium mouthful good carbonation. Taste: Spices and a bit of molasses. Bitterness to round off. alcohol noticeable.


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