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

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RATINGS: 1684   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.


MarcoDL's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2384) - - DEC 4, 2013
Full bodied beer with lots of flavours, has dark fruits, chocolate, raisin, liqorice and some spices. Very nice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (816) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Poured dark, reddish brown; huge tan head and tons of lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite fruity, some malts and some hints of alcohol. Taste is consistent, fruity (dark fruits), some malts, brown sugar and some yeast flavors. Very good beer, easy to drink and certainly quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruuurd (36) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Malty, strong and a really nice dark brown color. Fruity yet gentle. Something special!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (63) - BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from Carrefour, Evere, Brussels, Belgium. Dark brown red. Feels bitter and sour. Frankly not one of the best Be.gian Strong Ale (but Delirium Tremens still one of my favorite)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (106) - 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 (251) - 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 (1985) - 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 (481) - 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 (645) - - 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 (693) - 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 (122) - 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


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