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

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common

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RATINGS: 1590   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2005
What an amazing beer. The bottle is white ceramic, which is very cool and the illustration is hilarious. Smells sweet and nutty and looks gorgeously dark without much head. Tastes amazing. Soooo complex. Tastes of chocolate, very sweet, and a little alcohol taste in there too. Get this if you get a chance, because its great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2006
This is a very good beer, top 10 in my book. Earthy & hoppy smell, although a bit faint. Large but diminshing head. Flavor is woody carmel with hints of berries. Very complex flavor with prominant yeast and hops. But, the flavor is ripped away too quickly due to the apparent added carbonation (also screws up the head). Nonetheless...YUM!

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 (1491) - 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 (4211) - 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 (1420) - 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


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