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

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common

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RATINGS: 1753   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 (271) - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
alexcini (1) - BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2015 does not count
Possui leveza no paladar sem perder a força de uma ale. Retrogosto adocicado. Muito boa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (249) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2015
Lækker belgisk strong ale. God smag, med en touch af karamel og chokolade. Kan anbefales

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (522) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle@ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown with huge fluffy tan head. Aroma is sweet, gingerbread, malts. Taste is sweet and spicy a bit, malty, sligjht alcohol, bread dough, slightly roasted, nice watery taste, caramel candy. Medium body. Drinkable. I am not a fan of belgians.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wozap (250) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - APR 29, 2015
Ciemne rubinowe, piana beżowa obfita drobna. Aromaty estrowe, ciemnych owocow, rodzynek, przyprawowości, nuty karmelu. Wytrawne w smaku z długim finiszem.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (17) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Pours medium brown with a big light brown head that lingers. Nose is brown sugar, a touch of hops, caramel, and a little alcohol. The flavor opens up these same notes and adds a bit of yeast. Backside is dry. Not particularly exceptional as per the style but a very solid Belgian Strong and a great slow-drinking beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (38) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
Aunque no esta mala, no se acerca ni de lejos a la delirium tremens. Demasiado flojita.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
About 10 oz serving in a snifter (from notes). Appearance: Nearly clear dark red mahogany; thin tan head; good lacing. Smell: malt; dark fruits; a little yeasty Taste: Fruity and creamy; in combination, more so than any beer I can remember. A tad spicy. Chocolate? Slight sourness in finish, especially after warming. M - smooth and very creamy; Medium-body. Excellent complexity and dynamic variation in flavor from start to aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meireteixeira (83) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2015
Cor Amber, turva, espuma boa. Aroma de chocolate, caramelo e sutilmente alcoólico. Paladar adocicado, pão doce e chocolate. Retrogosto doce e agradabilíssimo. Totalmente excelente!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Dark red brown. Candy sugar, plums, toffee, giant sweetness and heavy mouthful. Sipper, but nice complex taste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puhveli (22) - - APR 11, 2015
Timanttinen löytö, maistuu hyvältä. Kiitos Juha-Matti. Turhaan pelkäsin etikettiä. Ei iskenyt juoppohulluus


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