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

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RATINGS: 1654   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (834) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron. Sabor a malta, dulce, levadura, alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1508) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at Dunaparti Matroz Kocsma in Budapest. Pours dark reddish/black color, beige head. Aroma is spicy, sourish, red fruits, yeasty. Taste is medium sweet, lightly sourish, dark fruits, caramel, dark chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2249) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
@Basunen 14-10-18:lite parfymerad doft av kryddor och torkat frukt. Smaken är söt men torr. Typisk belgisk. Helt ok men ingen sensation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"the mix of spices and the raisiny sweetness hide the high alcohol content quite well and give this beer a hell of a mouthfeel. In the end I liked it, but i’m still waiting for the belgian that will WOW me."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3133) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet, on order (BU). Brown color, good foam. Aromas of malt, caramel, red berries and some fruitiness. Medium/full body & complexity. SOme sweetness, balances well. Very enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kvkx1 (33) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 14, 2014
Aroma is sweet, caramel. taste; caramel, spices, alcohol peak, sweet, refreshing, carbonated. Beautiful dark brown color. Awesome bottle of course.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in its own glass @ "Pinguin zem Bier-Huus": A very nice Beer house in Basel. A: First of all: Classic bottle art with the pink elephant and a nice purple aluminum foil on the neck. Cloudy brown color. One finger head S: Earthy Belgian yeasts, toffee and malt. Fruity and sweet smell. T: As suggested by the smell: Belgian yeasts, toffee and toasted malt with some notes of dark fruits. Sweet start. Also balanced (hoppy) bitterness. M: Balanced bitter-sweetness. Nice malt and hops mouthfeel. Good carbonation D: High. Despite the high ABV, you cannot feel too much the alcohol. Lovely Belgian beer. Recommended. [ BA Review @ 2/10/2010 ]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Nearly opaque garnet/choclate color with a nice head and excellent clarity. Mouth feel/carbonation was a bit prickly to start off with. I could immediatly smell the complexity of the malts; not overpowering, but intricate. The raisny flavor of the Belgian special malt was clearly identifiable. But the real fun in this beer came as it sat in my glass for half an hour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4300) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle from Bierzwerg. The beer pours out in a deep, cloudy brown-golden colour with steady low head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of belgian yeast and straw with some raisin hints. Taste of Belgian yeats, raisins, sugar, leaves, bread and grains. Grainy-yeasty-sweet finish. Drinkable, yet nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (4300) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2014
Wenn ich ehrlich bin, war dieses Piwo recht sueffig, getreidig und stark. Anklaenge von Rosinen und Brot waren sicher ein Teil des Gesamtbildes, wie auch ein paar Pflaumen eine Rolle gespielt haben koennten. Doch die Getreidigkeit, verbunden mit dem Riesenbumms an Alkohol lassen eine gewisse Eintoenigkeit durchklingen. Nee, Anspruch und Wirklichkeit passen hier nicht zusammen.


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