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

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RATINGS: 1670   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1308) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with a frothy light brown head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, plums, raisins and nice fruity esters. Taste is caramel, dark dried fruits, raisins and a light smooth fruitiness. Excellent Belgian dark strong.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gaultier (441) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Aroma: Malty, yeast, caramel. Taste: Caramel, sweet. Body is medium.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jorn69 (1088) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Malty and caramely with light yeasty notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and caramely.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cerberus88 (2) - - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
Disappointing, no character. Best thing about the beer is the bottle, which is why I bought it. Nothing to recommend, too many good beers out there to waste your time on this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (177) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Delirium glass. Pours a dark brown colour which turns to a garnet red in candle light with a generous bubbly head. Aroma is malty sweetness and the taste is more of the same. Toffee-like sweetness with berry notes and caramel. Not particularly complex and not as good as Delirium Tremens or Noel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (511) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Pour is dark with a nice head, aroma is fruity toffee. Taste is fruity, sourness, alcohol. Great stuff

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber, nose is sugary caramel and toffee, taste is fizzy, sugary, sweet caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (392) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Donker roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en licht zoet, caramel, drop en anijs met licht rook ondertoon. Blijft gemiddeld lang hangen, erg goed bier.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1261) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, yeast, sugar, red fruits, spices. Flavour is fruity and spicy, sugary sweetness. Body and mouthfeel are quite nice. A shame about the sweetness, but otherwise a nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slawek (179) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Brown, clear with big bubbled head. Intense aroma:Sweet and sour. caramel, bread, orange peels, spices. Taste: Medium sour, medium bitter. Flavor of compot, caramel, bit of bitter chocolate, some liquor, some coins. Carbonation is too high, the beer is not very drinkable. Too low body with high carbonation is not good for such strong beer.


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