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


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RATINGS: 1861   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cancerhawk (22) - - DEC 29, 2012
Sweet tasting, nice aroma. Not as heavy as most belgian style beers. Very nice flavor, light but good hops and good maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdolfoCC (97) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - MAY 2, 2016
APARIENCIA: Color ámbar oscuro, con algunos destellos rojizos, con una corona de espuma bastante amplia, teñida de color marfil, de burbuja compacta, actividad de carbonatación presente. AROMA: Notas de maltas dulces, caramelo, algunas especies, se inhala el alcohol. SABOR: Notas de pan, frutos oscuros maduros, notas cítricas discretas que no empalagan, maltas tostadas, notas caramelo, algunas especies, amargor medio ligero en el retrogusto, amaderado, no astringente, se exhala discretamente el alcohol. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo medio ligero, mediana carbonatación. RESUMEN: Buena cerveza, nada extraordinario.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2990) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2016
33 cl bottle poured in to a Trappist glass. Dark amber colour with a reddish tinge. Creamy, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, chocolate, herbal hops, toasted notes and some alcohol dense accesents. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finishes slightly dry with caramel malts, and a herbal bitterness. Okay Belgian, but some herbal-metallic notes don’t do magic to the flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2201) - - APR 13, 2016
Draught at Delirium Cafe. Lots of toffee, plum, raisin cake, marmalade with a tropical edge, touch of spice, gentle sweet finish. This is pretty good stuff, quite flavorful and fruit-forward, maybe a tad too sweet and heavy for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
waltz (21) - - APR 10, 2016
Aparência marrom escura com espuma persistente e de boa formação. Aroma de caramelo com álcool notável. Sabor e retrogosto marcante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (339) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a hazy brown colour with a huge smooth off-white head. Aroma and taste is of dark fruits, caramel, herbs/spices, hints of yeast and alcohol. Light bitterness and alcohol to finish. Nice but not as good as the tremens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (766) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
330 mL bottle. Murky brown pour. Tall, dense, semi creamy, tan head that sticks around forever, not much lacing though. Aroma of dark fruit, some yeasty esters. Moderately sweet taste, more dark fruit, some heavy bread / caramel malt, some warming alcohol. Medium to heavy body with above average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 22, 2016
Стабиль& свежо, с сильным и плотным телом и умеренн& карбони&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vidmidia (246) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2016
Marrom escura, opaca. Espuma bege abundante e persistente. Aroma de ameixas e caramelo, levemente alcoólico. Sabor adocicado ligeiramente alcoólico, com notas de ameixa, caramelo, alcaçuz, um leve torrado e um pouco de adstringência. Retrogosto adocicado e alcoólico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3163) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
On tap at Delirium Cafe, march 15th 2015. Hazy amber body, medium head. Aroma of prunes, chocolate, light toast. Taste is herbal, medium sweetness, caramel and plum. Banana and herbs in finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (204) - , HONG KONG - MAR 17, 2016
A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of April 2016 poured into a Chimay goblet glass. It poured a cloudy dark brown colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly to a nice thin fluffy layer leaving some nice lacing. Aromas are strong dark fruits of raisin, plum, prunes, grape, dates and a hint of caramel. Taste is much like the aroma, there is strong sweet plum, raisin and prunes at the start; sweet candied sugar and caramel midway, before a light bitter finish with the alcohol coming through. Medium bodied and high carbonation. Overall, this was nice and fruity but could be even better if the alcohol was hidden more.

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