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

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RATINGS: 1741   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (297) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
5+ years old. Has an old taste, that is hard to describe. The taste is partly sour with a sufficient heavy malt body with a chocolately aftertaste. The sourness fit surprisingly well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Best before February 2012. Let’s see how well this one aged. Brown-amber color with medium beige head. Dry fruits, chocolate, definitely old. Taste is juicy-sirupy, tart, heavy and with the typical vintage note. Thick texture, lots of carbonation. Complex, quite good. Very different than I have the normal one in my head. Aged quite fine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2159) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bomber into glass... dark brown pour with thick brown head.. roma is dead fruit and alcohol..taste is similar..good shit

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours dark ruby red with a thin off white head. Aroma of berries and a little chocolate malt. Sweet finish. A little metallic. Doesn’t quite work for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (775) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% - Redelijk biertje destijds gedronken - Niet verkeerd, maar heb naar mijn smaak veel lekkerder biertjes gedronken - Vandaar mijn niet al te hoge waardering uiteindelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (893) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft 0.15l at Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Thank you Frederic.Pour it dark amber color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of caramel, malt, alcohol. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (172) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Beautiful chestnut brown color. Persistent tan head. Malty and candy sweet aroma. Nice mouthfeel with carbonation cutting the thick palate nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1342) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Couleur sombre, reflets caramel, forte mousse. Nez herbe, levures, fruité raisin. Gout levures, caramel grillé, herbes, notes fruitée raisin et malt toasté. Corps moyen. Fin caramel et note grillée.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LBIguard (39) - - NOV 29, 2014
Very good beer with high carbonation and long finish Taste of raising and rock candy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (295) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Wow, this is complex and delicious, definitely a world class beer. 750 ml. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar, half price on sale. Nice pour of dark brown with a reddish hue, decent thick tan head that maintains with minimal lacing. Complex malt aromas of plum, chocolate, caramel, clove, roasted malt, bread, alcohol, and earth. Taste is well balanced, with a chocolatey, spicy flavor, slight bitter and sour. Has the complex malt backbone balanced by the spices and hops. Of course we have the fancy, foiled, ceramic-looking bottle with the psychedelic elephant, nice touch. Would repeat, highly recommended.


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