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

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RATINGS: 1686   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tom10101 (3093) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Gusher. Dark cola color with a small quickly vanishing off-white head and no lacing. Aroma is of liquorice, cola, light spiciness, caramel and dark fruits. Taste is dominated by liquorice and light spiciness, dark fruits, caramel and cola. Medium body. A tad watery. Fizzy carbonation. This bottle was probably not in good shape (gusher, fizzy carb), but it was really bad. Lack of balance. Too much liquorice. Bleh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JulienHuxley (3472) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared with Tom at hotel tasting. Brown pour with disappearing head. Aroma of licorice, coca cola, booze and toasted grain. Taste is sweet, boozy, very malty, quite rich and overwhelming. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1572) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a medium thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, syrup and spices. Sweet taste with some sourness and bitterness.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (972) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron. Sabor a malta, dulce, levadura, alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1788) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at Dunaparti Matroz Kocsma in Budapest. Pours dark reddish/black color, beige head. Aroma is spicy, sourish, red fruits, yeasty. Taste is medium sweet, lightly sourish, dark fruits, caramel, dark chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2359) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
@Basunen 14-10-18:lite parfymerad doft av kryddor och torkat frukt. Smaken är söt men torr. Typisk belgisk. Helt ok men ingen sensation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"the mix of spices and the raisiny sweetness hide the high alcohol content quite well and give this beer a hell of a mouthfeel. In the end I liked it, but i’m still waiting for the belgian that will WOW me."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3277) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet, on order (BU). Brown color, good foam. Aromas of malt, caramel, red berries and some fruitiness. Medium/full body & complexity. SOme sweetness, balances well. Very enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kvkx1 (43) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 14, 2014
Aroma is sweet, caramel. taste; caramel, spices, alcohol peak, sweet, refreshing, carbonated. Beautiful dark brown color. Awesome bottle of course.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (955) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own glass @ "Pinguin zem Bier-Huus": A very nice Beer house in Basel. A: First of all: Classic bottle art with the pink elephant and a nice purple aluminum foil on the neck. Cloudy brown color. One finger head S: Earthy Belgian yeasts, toffee and malt. Fruity and sweet smell. T: As suggested by the smell: Belgian yeasts, toffee and toasted malt with some notes of dark fruits. Sweet start. Also balanced (hoppy) bitterness. M: Balanced bitter-sweetness. Nice malt and hops mouthfeel. Good carbonation D: High. Despite the high ABV, you cannot feel too much the alcohol. Lovely Belgian beer. Recommended. [ BA Review @ 2/10/2010 ]


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