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

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RATINGS: 1634   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.


jm1907's rating

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jm1907 (18) - P=Town, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
I keep buying it, drinking it, and remembering that I don’t like it. Too syrupy. Makes me want to stop drinking and go to sleep. Maybe that is where they get the name. If it wasn’t in a fancy botle with cool psychadelic art I don’t think it would even be considered on a "good" beer list.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber, nose is sugary caramel and toffee, taste is fizzy, sugary, sweet caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (338) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Donker roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht bitter en licht zoet, caramel, drop en anijs met licht rook ondertoon. Blijft gemiddeld lang hangen, erg goed bier.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (1137) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, yeast, sugar, red fruits, spices. Flavour is fruity and spicy, sugary sweetness. Body and mouthfeel are quite nice. A shame about the sweetness, but otherwise a nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slawek (143) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Brown, clear with big bubbled head. Intense aroma:Sweet and sour. caramel, bread, orange peels, spices. Taste: Medium sour, medium bitter. Flavor of compot, caramel, bit of bitter chocolate, some liquor, some coins. Carbonation is too high, the beer is not very drinkable. Too low body with high carbonation is not good for such strong beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (98) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 20, 2014
Buona ma non eccezionale birra, marrone scura con una bella schiuma, e dall’odore forte di malto e zucchero filato, e poca frutto sotto spirito. Eccessivamente dolce, il luppolo non rende giustizia e la lascia senz’anima.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
luisfelizola (31) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 19, 2014
Cor marrom avermelhada com espuma abundante bege. Aroma cítricos, caramelo. Bos acidez, média carbonatação. Na boca tostado, caramelo. Leve amargor, seca um pouco a boca. Boa drinkabilidade.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tommynh (33) - - SEP 15, 2014
Not bad, a dark that isn't heavy and seems a little sweet. A little high I think in ABV but I'd have to recheck. Almost a chocolate aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2997) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; dark chestnut brown pour with a creamy beige head, sweet demerera sugar aroma, taste has burnt toast, sweet caramel, some nuttiness, roast malts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (211) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with a large offwhite head. Aroma of malts, yeast, red fruits. Taste is bitter sweet, some sourness in there as well. Malts, yeast, dark fruits. Aftertaste is bitter, bit harsh even.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (312) - LATVIA - SEP 11, 2014
Dark brown almost black with small light yellow cap. Good sour / acid and bitter mix with caramel bitterness afterwards.


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