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

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RATINGS: 1710   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.


Brewmaster's rating

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 13, 2002
Dark brown with little head fairly sweet. Aroma abit week - Decent brew.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (169) - - JAN 25, 2015
caramel, nuts, roasty, brown, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, lively, bitter, long finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (667) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured from 330mL bottle [bb 08/2017]. Clear medium-dark brown with full beige head. Aroma predominantly Belgian yeasty with a bit of caramel and dark fruits. Taste doesn’t live up to the aroma. Lots of carbonation and yeast, not much else.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (913) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a fairly dark brown color, topped with a decent beige head. Nice caramel and chocolate aroma is somewhat ruined by mild yeasty notes. Starts with a malty and caramel sweetness, obvious alcohol notes in the body and decent bitterness in the finish. Better than Tremens, still not what I like.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pricey290483 (508) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
bottle from beer hawk not for me this one caramel and chocolate on the aroma dark red in colour with lizuorice on the taste very strong in alcohol you get the burn at the back of your throat i give it a go but its not for me

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (737) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Dark brown pour, big tan head. Nose is muted coco, medium-dark malt, and yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is quinine, bananas, and coco. Finish is dry and warm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (230) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
gets better as it warms up,,, caramel, bread, toast, resin, floral, herbs, dough, earthy, cheese, butterscotch, raisin, red, hazy, rocky head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (766) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Mikon luona 1/2015. Enjoyable, full malty body. Some spices and liqourice the aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1279) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
A dark reddish brown beer with a weak off white head. A light, dark caramel and ripe fruit aroma. Medium mouthfeel. A strong, alcohol led taste, with a strong, slightly butterscotch, caramel flavour, plus a bittersweet dark fruit flavour. The finish is sweetish and long. Tasted at the Delerium Cafe, Brussels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (156) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Aroma: Dried fruits, caramel, spices. Taste: sweet fruits, spices, belgian yeast, caramel and malts. Big head, poor lacing and high carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 13PLN (0,3 bottle)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (402) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, dusty, wineous. Taste is sweet and bitter, fruity and wineous. Medium oily body with average to lively carbonation.


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