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

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common

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RATINGS: 1561   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.


pedrodv89's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pedrodv89 (30) - wetteren, - JAN 17, 2013
De smaak volgt dezelfde evolutie als die van de "Tremens" : de zoete, fruitige aanzet (rozijnen) gaat over in een warm en vol midden, om pas in afdronk enige bitterheid te tonen (minder uitgesproken dan bij de Tremens)


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (144) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Pours dark brown, hazy, rocky head. Aroma: yeast, spices, orange, brown sugar, dark fruits. Taste: malt, chocolate, yeast, spices, dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (11) - CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a hazy brown with - seriously - the most ridiculous head *ever*. The bottle hadn’t been agitated and I removed the cap gently, and it still foamed out, and *kept* foaming out for at least 30 seconds. Time enough for me to first try to sip off the overflow, then bring it to the sink, then get a glass under it in a desperate attempt to capture some of what was spewing away. Had to have lost at least 50ml - consider yourself warned! Be ready to dump this into a *large* chalice when you open it. Or maybe a bucket. _Sigh._ Where was I? Oh, yeah - persistent tan head and moderate lacing. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, Belgian yeast (faint cloves) and some alcohol heat. Taste is sweetly malty, with cherry or raisin, finishing with some lingering hops. Mouth feel is surprisingly light, making this quite drinkable. It is sweet, though, and I’m not sure I’d want more than one at a go.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (299) - - APR 15, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Brown to ruby red colour, decent sized head. Smell and taste malts, malts, hint of spices, some yeast, brown sugar, dark fruits. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: caramel, toasted malts. Appearance: dark brown, big frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: dry sweet, alcohol, lift bitters coming up. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, maybe a bit too much alcohol in the palate. Bottle at Belgo Centraal, Covent Garden

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lulubernardo (7) - santa branca, - APR 11, 2014 does not count
Apesar do 8.5% graduação alcoólica, é muito saborosa! Não da pra perceber! Sabor marcante!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (143) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2014
Amber dark brown poured from a tap. Fruity aroma and taste of fruit with a metallic aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (84) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014
Pours very lively from the bottle. Dark brown with a pillowy head. Roasted beans, some coffee, a hint of red fruits in the distance. Towards the end some alcohol. Medium finish with caramel, moccha, coffee beans, alcohol. Less body than a Rochefort or St-Bernardus, but very enjoyable nontheless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (259) - Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sweet yeasty aroma. Boozy flavor and aroma. Not bad but not great either. I wish the alcohol didn’t dominate the flavor, but then again it is a Belgian strong ale..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
g_georgiou (143) - CYPRUS - APR 5, 2014
Dark amber body with a tan head. Malty roasted aroma. Dark fruit and some caramel. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Oily texture, average carbonation. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1469) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from Beer Temple, Brussels. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter / sour taste with toffee, nuts, syrup, coriander, licorice and ripe fruits. Bitter finish with toffee, ripe fruits and earthy notes. Very nice belgian strong ale.


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