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

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RATINGS: 1668   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2005
A dark Belgian that will please an advanced beer drinker or strong ale home brewer. This dark beer pours a slight off-white head that diminishes to a foamy film that floats on the beer. Nose is dark and fruity. Taste is burnt, raisins, and malty. Caramel. This is quite the drink!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 The alcohol content is 8.5 %. Lot of dark fruits in the aroma. Medium body with very intense fruity and spicy, almost wine-like taste. Excellent!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1715) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2010
I really like the ceramic looking bottle. Awesome logo. Tastes great. All around exceptional beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4913) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2011
Bottled from Koruna pralines, Bratislava. Dark red color with nice beige head. Aroma, darkfruit, honey, wine like. Taste, cherries, raisins, some spices, nice dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. I love this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rik_beer (1) - - AUG 21, 2012 does not count
Een geweldig lekker biertje in een aparte fles. Een zeer smaakvol biertje met een diepe smaak. Veel soorten smaken van donker bruin tot aan ligt fruitig

4.5
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Filliped (29) - BRAZIL - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1832) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Very nice. Hints of caramel and plums. Some chocolate. Head fades after a few minutes. Had on roof of the Citadel hostel in Jerusalem. Nice

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbcbessa (28) - rio de janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 29, 2013
Caramel, chocolate, coffee, hay, toast, roasty, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, coffee

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCaptMatey (82) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Poured a dark caramel colour with a thick head that sadly subsided in under a few minutes. The aroma was sweet and inticesing with a smooth taste to follow. One of the best Belgians I have had the pleasure to taste. Strongly suggest drinking from a Belgian tulip or Brandy glass to focus on the head?s notes and mix the volatiles.


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