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

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RATINGS: 1896   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.


3.9
   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 (2269) - 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 (1182) - Århus, 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 (153) - 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 (786) - 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 (835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
Flaska från 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 (615) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
h0ppingmad (98) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2016
33 cl bottle. Pours a deep brown with foamy off-white head. Sweet aroma of malts, yeast, raspberry, and caramel. Malty taste with chocolates. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation, alcohol finish. Smooth for an 8.5% beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 9, 2016
3 Years Aged. The fruity dark fruits aroma is just amazing. Lots of cherries, berries, plums, spicy. High carbonated, medium bodied, a little bit sweet and dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown to opaque with a medium but fading off-white head and an aroma of sweet malts, overripe fruits, cloves, toffee, banana and brown sugar. The taste is medium to heavy sweet with some bitter complecities in the finsih. Pretty nice.


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