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

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RATINGS: 1768   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.


CUJO's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle: snifter: THought this was quite nice... Pour was great, dry, tan head, about 2 fingers. Color of red berries, very light haze. Taste was complex, def some fruits... a berry mix I can’t detail. The booze is present but not kick in the face, unfortunately, and the carbonation was rather low. Overall very smooth and enjoyable


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (379) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Woody earthy and candy sugar aromas come from this hazy brown brew with coarse bubbles on top. Malty sweetness with a bit of wood and a slight metallic taste. It's not as full bodied as I woulda thought. It's smooth and earthy flavored with a bit of warming from the 8.5.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedSox2004 (1411) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Muddy brown/ruby red with a yellowish tan head that dissipated to a very soft film and left fine lace. Aromas of tart apple, caramel, bandaids, sugar, earth and Belgian yeast. Nicely balanced flavor profile starts out slightly tart with green apple and light pear, supported by rich caramel and chocolate, finishing with a dry yeastiness and herbal notes. Spices and alcohol are always in the background. Medium body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft and creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (63) - - MAY 29, 2015
Dark, pretty non-transparent. Wide palette. Bitter taste with some sour nuances.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (23) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2015
Très ronde et très agréable ! Du petit lait. On est entre la belge forte et le barley wine selon moi. Le nez est très sucré : mi fruité mi floral, légèrement boisé. La bouche est très ronde, des notes très caramelisées avec un arrière très net de réglisse. Une bonne introduction pour les néophytes à la bière qui change des lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sokuzs1 (184) - - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: fruity, alcohol, spicy, caramel Taste: medium sweet, alcohol, fruity, caramel Decent beer

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lidor1995 (20) - ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2015
Low aroma to none, with clear red - brown coloring with medium sweetness and light bitterness to break it. has a watery feel to it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (789) - CROATIA - MAY 24, 2015
Hazy brown color with reddish hue, big brownish head that quickly vanished. Aroma of wine, grape, malts, red fruits. Taste is the same. Slightly boozy feel. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. No me gusta.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickel (578) - - MAY 23, 2015
Nice looking dark amber beer. Aroma if spices, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is sour and spicy at the beginning, and chocolate and roasted malt afterwards

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
bottle. Mahogany brown with one finger head. Strong carbonation. There’s a sharp tart edge to this. Dark fruit with just a hint of sweetness. A little bit hot. This is a strange one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (209) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, alcohol and some strange unidentifiable sour component. The taste is full on bitter at first with a kind sweet undertone. Then, rather surprisingly the aftertaste turns dry, almost sour. It leaves you with the warmness of alcohol in your throat.


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