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%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2016
F: pale tan, huge, good retention. C: dark red-brown, a little hazy. A: apricots, cherries, plums, caramel, raisin, hint of anise-coriander-spicy, mint, coffee, chocolate. T: caramel, coriander, anise, sweet, light grassy bitterness, roasted malt, hint of apricot fruity sourness, lemon peels, touch of chocolate, very interestingly balanced between sweet and a touch of fruity sour and hoppy bitterness, very easy drinkable, worth to try beer, 0,33l bottle from beer festival in February in Brugge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy amber body with a massive off-white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of red apple, yeast, brown bread, treacle and raisins. Flavour of tangy apple, peppery spice and earth. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Hides the ABV well. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordBrew (193) - Ziemnice, POLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Kolor ciemne rubiny, lekko zmętnione, piękna beżowa piana, zdobi szkło no i ta butelka - prezencja mistrzowska. Aromat - 100% Belgii w Belgii - zielone jabłuszko + landrynki + drożdże. Smak/odczucie w ustach - zdecydowanie przegazowane, wyskoczyło z butelki a do końca daty ponad dwa lata - coś tu jest nie tak. Smak słodki z bardzo subtelną alkoholową goryczką choć chmiel też czuć. Grzania w przełyk nie stwierdzono. Posmak długi, przyjemnie drożdżowy. Wiele się w tym piwie nie dzieje ale to co się dzieje jest na bardzo wysokim poziome. Bardzo solidne Belgian Strong Ale, zdecydowanie delikatniejsze niż Duvel czy temu podobne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdleedahl (169) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
Pours cloudy dark brown with high carbonation, which helps the head retain well. Medium-low body, and is quite bitter for the style. An overall good beer, but not fantastic for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Visual: Pours dirty mocha brown with a very large lasting ultra foamy head, 3mm layer of retention, half sticky lacing, lots of active streams. Nose: unfiltered red apple juice, thick sweet barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: incoming tangy-sour, fizzy-bubbly Mid-palate: more fizzy-tingly, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) woody red apple juice, soft tangy-barnyard sour, light cola/brown sugar roasted barley malt Finish: burpy, stealth hops, dark fruit/plum tangy with alcohol zing. Summary: Same fizzy-bubbly texture as the Noel and Tremens with the flavour being somewhere in between.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (806) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a huge, frothy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, overripe fruit, yeast, coriander and alcohol. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, caramel and roasted malts, yeast, spice, ending with a dry, bitter, slightly tart, warming alcohol finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Poured into a snifter. Cork states "2013" on it. 3.25 A: Opaque medium brown color. One and a half fingers of beige soda pop head that falls quickly and leaves just a few wisps of lacing. 3.75 S: Endless dark fruits - plum, fig, currant, apple. Brown sugar, earth, caramel. A hint of cocoa powder. 3.75 T: Yummy. Tobacco, raisin, brown sugar, earth. Fruits as mentioned above. Really mellow yet complex like good Belgian brews tend to be. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly spritzy. 3.75 D: Pretty good beer with some age on it. I think I prefer it fresh though. ★ 607 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 22, 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (348) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Not quite as good as I remember, being my first BSDA many years ago, but still pretty solid. Pours a beautiful dark brown with thick pillow of dense, lasting foam. Aroma is of dark fruit and spicy Belgian yeast, though somewhat obscured by aforementioned pillow. Flavors are nicely balance, and exceptionally smooth - raisin and candi sugar balanced nicely to a clean finish. No trace of alcohol, and even slightly thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (147) - Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter, pours dark brown with a beige rapidly diminishing head .. Heady Aroma of malt ,candy sugar, chocolate & dark fruit , the taste is well balanced dark fruity & malty with candy sugar,chocolate & bread , medium bodied , drinks well for its strength , dry fruit cakey long finish . Class !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotaldinho (148) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2016
Dark amber brown, cloudy. Huge foamy head. Spices and yeast, molasses, Carbonated, fizzy, medium. Very good beer.

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