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

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RATINGS: 1714   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.


cblado's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (251) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy chestnut brown with a large tan head. Aroma is fruity, definitely a lot of yeast and some malt. Flavor is dominated by malt, with a nuttiness as well. Surprisingly little alcohol flavor. Finish is fruity, with some raisin tones as well. Not bad, not bad at all.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacv27 (22) - - JAN 31, 2015
A dark and smooth ale with hints of dark fruits. Some spices also thrown in. Very good sipping beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (179) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2015
Strong fruity aroma. Rich dried fruits in aroma. Dark burnt sugar color. Thick foamy foam. Strangely sweet again fruits in taste. Several layers of taste. Warming sensation afterwards. No booziness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adodo (83) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 31, 2015
floral, citrus, unusual but good aroma. brown, frothy head. Medium to heavily sour, medium sweetness. Nice and interesting beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 30, 2015
A bit dissapointed. Aroma and taste malty, but not complex. Pslate a bit spicy. Overall an ok ale, but not the best in class.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (169) - - JAN 25, 2015
caramel, nuts, roasty, brown, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, lively, bitter, long finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured from 330mL bottle [bb 08/2017]. Clear medium-dark brown with full beige head. Aroma predominantly Belgian yeasty with a bit of caramel and dark fruits. Taste doesn’t live up to the aroma. Lots of carbonation and yeast, not much else.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (924) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a fairly dark brown color, topped with a decent beige head. Nice caramel and chocolate aroma is somewhat ruined by mild yeasty notes. Starts with a malty and caramel sweetness, obvious alcohol notes in the body and decent bitterness in the finish. Better than Tremens, still not what I like.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pricey290483 (514) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
bottle from beer hawk not for me this one caramel and chocolate on the aroma dark red in colour with lizuorice on the taste very strong in alcohol you get the burn at the back of your throat i give it a go but its not for me

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (742) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Dark brown pour, big tan head. Nose is muted coco, medium-dark malt, and yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is quinine, bananas, and coco. Finish is dry and warm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (231) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
gets better as it warms up,,, caramel, bread, toast, resin, floral, herbs, dough, earthy, cheese, butterscotch, raisin, red, hazy, rocky head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, soft carbonation, long finish,


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