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

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RATINGS: 1875   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1053) - 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 (257) - - 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 (205) - 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 (1584) - Poznań, 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 (238) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle from Hops in Tallinn. Pours a dark mahogany-amber with a huge creamy beige fluffy head. Strong lace; retention good. The aroma is a warming mix of caramel, cinnamon, nuts, sugared dark fruits, kind of faint wintery spices... The flavour seems at first much less as nuanced as the aroma - to the level of disappointingly so. I get caramel, nuts, and dark fruits soaked in booze. Wouldn’t say I get any chocolaty shades. Lightish on the palate, so... yeah, the alcohol shines through, warming the mouth almost to the level of heat. Carbonation pretty modest, but prickly, palate slightly sticky. Spicy sweet overall character. Was expecting much more, but it’s good nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (813) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2015
Una buona ale scura, profumata e traboccante di caramello, frutta cotta e malto tostato. Discretamente corposa e strutturata, un poco acidula e "pulita" sul finale ma -ahimè- pasticciata e parzialmente appiccicosa.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radclay (1) - Saint Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
very tasty, going through and trying each of the deliriums. not cheap but worth it, the good stuff!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teran (262) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 11, 2015
Ruby brown and lightly murky with yellowish tan top. Dark fruits, caramel chocolate, syrupy, tart apple and pear, Belgian yeast. Good carbonation, medium body.


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