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

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RATINGS: 1875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


johnnygm's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, - MAR 12, 2013
Dark brown color and creamy foam. Aroma sweet, with toffee and slightly citrous. On palate, full body with good amount of bitternes mixed with sweetness (toffee and caramel). Taste with some hints of dark fruits, lots of malt and a creamy sensation. The perception varies as the temperature changes, becoming sweeter and licquorish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fules (477) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2016
Hatalmas, hosszan tartó, kávébarna hab, vörösbe hajló sötétbarna, majdnem fekete szín. Illata igen összetett, komlós fűszeresség, összefonódva némi gyümölccsel, karamelles és pörkölt jegyekkel. Az íze hasonló, kortyérzete fűszeres, komlósan kesernyés indítással, karamelles - gyümölcsös csúccsal, pörkölt jellegű lecsengéssel. Utóíze összetetten kesernyés, komlós és pörkölt is egyben, ráadásul jó sokáig megmarad. Az alkohol végig ott van határozottan, de nem tolakodóan. Testes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1614) - USA - JUN 14, 2016
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Carrefour. Dark strong Belgian ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (798) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2016
DATE: June 2, 2016... OCCASION: ALL IN 2016--the Cavs begin their Finals battle with the Warriors....GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... APPEARANCE: dark burgundy/brown body that permits little light through... a fizzy yet stable half-finger head that holds steady... AROMA: fr grape, almost sweet like wine, with a citric appeal... licourice and chocolate ... PALATE: soft, vibrant and active at both the teeth and the throat... sinfully subtle, with little alcohol to take note of... a quiver of warmth late.... light to medium-bodied, with some grit... TASTE: an unexpected strength of chocolate early--quite a dessertif!--before the orange and spiciness of coriander... toasted malts add weight to the flavor... a cakelike quality finishes the experience... plum and pear round out the profile... OVERALL: as subtle a devil as one will find in this dark a body... a great gift sent north by Uncle Mark, and one I have passed too many times when beer shopping... given the price. a bit steep, but a strong ale that has multiple dimensions....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcinG (379) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Butelka 330. Ciemny mahoniowo -brazowy kolor. Piana bezowa lekko palona-srednia. Aromaty bardzo wywazone -nic nie rzuca sie na pierwszy plan. Delikatny karmel drozdze rodzynki i owoce. W smaku ciezkie owocowo drzdzowe. Slodkawe o slodowo-karmelowym zacieciu. Fajne dobrze zbalansowane piwo belgijskie na pierwszy dzien w nowym domu i przetarganiu tony rzeczy.

MarcinG

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geovanicalixto (33) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - MAY 27, 2016
Coloraçăo vinho com espuma bege. Aroma discreto. Corpo médio com alta carbonataçăo. Álcool pouco evidente com leve gosto de ameixa seca. Retrogosto adocicado

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
roldano (80) - - MAY 23, 2016
Espuma beige tirando a marrón claro muy permanente, color marrón oscuro muy opaco, aroma dulzón en nariz, sabor potente que pasa de matices dulces al principio tornandose en notas amargas que terminan en un regusto muy agradable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1932) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 Draft at delirium cafe. Clear mahogany. Frothy tan head. Bread. Cocoa. Nuts. Licorice. Bit of fruits and spice. Dry earthy mild bitter finish. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
moadrakenberg (4) - - MAY 14, 2016 does not count
En något medioker öl, men som har en god smak. Avslutningen är intressant och jag kan definitivt tänka mig att dricka den igen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2171) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
Aroma: Smelling of bread, apple, licorice and yeast.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A high white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, pear, anis and grass.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a soft texture. A medium body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Thinner than expected.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2016-05-12.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 12, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.


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