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


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RATINGS: 1809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2015
Dark amber, beige head. Quite sweet, caramel and malt taste, yeasty finish. A good beer, but nothing from outer space

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Tap - huge foamy head, very dark Amber/brown color, big dark fruity yeasty esters, solid malt backbone, mildly spicy finish, not bad overall, but expected a little better to be honest ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Woody earthy and candy sugar aromas come from this hazy brown brew with coarse bubbles on top. Malty sweetness with a bit of wood and a slight metallic taste. It's not as full bodied as I woulda thought. It's smooth and earthy flavored with a bit of warming from the 8.5.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedSox2004 (1497) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Muddy brown/ruby red with a yellowish tan head that dissipated to a very soft film and left fine lace. Aromas of tart apple, caramel, bandaids, sugar, earth and Belgian yeast. Nicely balanced flavor profile starts out slightly tart with green apple and light pear, supported by rich caramel and chocolate, finishing with a dry yeastiness and herbal notes. Spices and alcohol are always in the background. Medium body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft and creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (195) - LATVIA - MAY 29, 2015
Dark, pretty non-transparent. Wide palette. Bitter taste with some sour nuances.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (187) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015
Très ronde et très agréable ! Du petit lait. On est entre la belge forte et le barley wine selon moi. Le nez est très sucré : mi fruité mi floral, légèrement boisé. La bouche est très ronde, des notes très caramelisées avec un arrière très net de réglisse. Une bonne introduction pour les néophytes à la bière qui change des lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sokuzs1 (321) - - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: fruity, alcohol, spicy, caramel Taste: medium sweet, alcohol, fruity, caramel Decent beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lidor1995 (28) - ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
Low aroma to none, with clear red - brown coloring with medium sweetness and light bitterness to break it. has a watery feel to it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (930) - CROATIA - MAY 24, 2015
Hazy brown color with reddish hue, big brownish head that quickly vanished. Aroma of wine, grape, malts, red fruits. Taste is the same. Slightly boozy feel. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. No me gusta.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickel (766) - - MAY 23, 2015
Nice looking dark amber beer. Aroma if spices, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is sour and spicy at the beginning, and chocolate and roasted malt afterwards

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